Nicomatic in high-tech electromedical equipments

NICOMATIC specializes in the development and manufacture of interconnect solutions and metal dome switching technology for all types of man/machine interfaces.

NICOMATIC connectors are produced using materials that meet the highest test standards in the industry and are constructed using military-grade materials (MIL-DTL-83513: microminiature connectors & MIL-DTL-55302F: connectors (plugs and receptacles) for printed circuit subassembly) — such as special PPS Polyphenylene sulphide fibreglass filled thermoplastic and various other— to guarantee that the medical industry's quality and reliability demands are met.

Insulators are moulded using a fibreglass-filled thermoplastic that exceeds most temperature and chemical requirements in the Medical FFC industry, that has no humidity absorption, shows high radiation resistance and is oxygen free. Specific application testing and certification for performance is all that remains to ensure that the final design meets medical application requirements.

Generally, NICOMATIC products can be found in:

- Miniaturized medical systems
- Electric surgical tables
- Health care insurance payment terminals
- Diagnosis equipment
- Patient portable devices (ultra-light mobile equipment & hand held)
- Hospital electronic equipment & laboratory (eg. IRM, endoscopy, electrocardiography)
- Communication systems
- Touchscreens & Display Technology (interface modules & remote control)

The challenges manufacturers and designers face in the rapidly evolving landscape of the electromedical devices are numerous. As devices get smaller, tighter and more compact there tend to be increasing issues about safety too. System designers are looking for connector companies that can deliver the best interconnection system moving into new miniaturized, highly dense, portable systems but also into medical instrumentation that needs more functions in smaller space and higher security level.

Most of our connector solutions reply to the electronic miniaturization problematic and also to high level requirements for interconnect systems that withstand the most demanding use conditions. Here are a few examples. Generally speaking, NICOMATIC connectors – whether flexible or rigid - can save design time and minimize costs in medical applications.

The Microflex™ harness solution ensures a high mechanical link & electrical continuity between CMM micro-connectors and flat cable CRIMPFLEX® technology. Some of the advantages are a lower weight (gain up to -30% compared to bulky cables), smaller space-factor (2mm pitch), flat & thin solution vs. discrete wire, & high reliability in vibration.

The NICOMATIC CMM housing material is durable, and able to withstand temperatures of up to 260°C.

NICOMATIC has also developed FFC Jumper cable constructions with PPC chalk housings for special medical use.

At the same time components for MMI applications such as SWITCH’AIR™ metal domes, dome arrays, or SMT domes are applicable to a growing number of medical devices comprising a man/machine interface.

These components, all manufactured by Nicomatic, are thin, resistant reliable and long lasting over time.

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