In the medical field, there always needs to be a 100 percent success rate when it comes to the functioning of equipment. There is no room for accidents or failure. Medical devices and equipment must always work well and accurately at all times, which is why RF cable assemblies are imperative. Situations such as power outages, delays in startups, and other problems with equipment can put a patient’s health at risk. When it comes to medical cable assemblies, they must be done with care and focus.
It is vital that medical cables are durable to meet the need of medical professionals that utilize them. Cables should be able to withstand tugging and being stepped on. In emergencies when cables are yanked, they need to be able to perform their job correctly so medical professionals can perform their jobs. Even in calmer rooms and medical situations, it is still essential to have durability. When cables are durable, they last longer and assist in powering essential equipment that can save lives.
While it is not common to throw away cables after one use, they do need to be reusable. Cables that are reusable can tolerate sanitation liquid, and survive chemicals.
A conductor, insulator, and a jacket are what make up the three main components of medical device cables. A conductor is a material, such as gold, copper, or aluminum that transports signals to a device. These materials should tolerate different operating temperatures and be resistant to damage. The Insulator is another important component that stops electricity within cables from reaching a patient or healthcare professional. Lastly, the jacket’s function is to cover the insulator and conductor. It is intended to protect the inner layers of ribbon cable assemblies when sanitization occurs. Common jacket materials are thermoplastic elastomer, thermoplastic polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, and silicone.
A cable needs to achieve accurate and unimpaired transmission of power. Signal integrity is referred to as this function. These medical cables with high signal integrity are more likely to succeed and less likely to malfunction. In the medical field, cables will likely get pulled and run over. Before being put to use, these cables should be tested to ensure they pass durability. Under the harshest conditions, cables should still be standing. When it comes to life or death, a patient depends on cables to function well. Therefore, the design and assembly process must be thoroughly planned out and followed through.
When in need of custom coaxial cable assemblies, contact Star Engineering. Coaxial assemblies include high data transfer capacity, lower error rates, and more. Cable assemblies are flexible, durable, and successful in usage. For more information, contact Star Engineering today.