Medical Cable Assemblies: Custom & Standard Solutions

Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable engineers custom cable assemblies to group and organize multiple cables into a single unit. This helps to streamline the installation, replacement, and maintenance of cables in various environments, including those in the medical industry.

The medical industry requires cable assemblies that are manufactured to meet high standards for quality, hygiene, safety, and durability. Using overmolding, insert molding, manual assembly, and custom in-house tooling, Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable can deliver superior cable assemblies that adhere to the strict requirements of medical applications.

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Key Considerations for Medical Cable Assemblies

Cables used in medical devices and equipment must withstand consistent flexing and wear. The wire must also withstand the repetitive sanitization processes that are required to maintain compliance with hygiene standards in a medical environment. Some other critical considerations for medical cable assemblies include:

  • Biocompatibility: Wire and cables must be non-toxic and not harmful to tissue, reducing patient risk.
  • Sterilization: Wires and cables must be able to withstand repeated sterilization with chemicals like ethylene oxide, as well as high temperatures from autoclaves to minimize infection risk and ensure sterility.
  • Durability and Flexibility: Wires and cables must withstand consistent flexing, movement, and wear from harsh environments.
  • Electrical Performance: Medical wiring and cable should be optimized to effectively transmit signals with minimal noise and interference.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Wiring and cables in the medical industry must comply with necessary regulations and standards, such as IEC 60601.
  • Customizability: Medical cable assemblies can be customized to meet the unique requirements of different medical devices and applications.

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The Benefits of Custom Cable Assemblies

Custom cable assemblies offer several advantages over standard cable assemblies, including:

  • Accuracy: We manufacture our custom cable assemblies to our clients’ specifications, ensuring an exact fit and higher performance than standard cable assemblies.
  • Materials: With custom cable assemblies, clients can choose the materials used for insulation, shielding, and jacketing based on a given environment.
  • Flexibility: Almost every feature of custom cable assemblies can be configured to the client’s unique application to ensure streamlined operations.
  • Performance: All custom cable assemblies are designed to fit a specific application or environment, guaranteeing they perform as needed.
  • Quality control: Our custom medical cable assemblies undergo stringent testing to ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations and application requirements.
  • Cost and time savings: Forcing a standard assembly to meet the needs of your application can be time-consuming and expensive. These issues can be eliminated by choosing a custom solution.

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Are Overmolded Cable Assemblies Right for Your Medical Application?

The Advantages of Molded Cable Assemblies
The Advantages of Molded Cable Assemblies
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Overmolded cable assemblies are well-suited for harsh environments and demanding operating conditions. They are created by placing an assembled cable and connector inside a mold and injecting melted plastic into the mold cavity. The result is a single, seamless piece that protects the cables from environmental contaminants, wear, and other potentially damaging elements.

Because overmolding enhances the durability and protection of cables, it is a great choice for medical applications. Overmolded cable assemblies offer greater resistance to repeated sterilization processes, abrasion, and overall strain common in medical environments. At Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable, our overmolded cable assemblies are produced using custom in-house tooling, insert molding, or manual assembly, and are designed to provide optimal protection in demanding environments.

Common Medical Applications of Cable Assemblies

Medical cable assemblies are essential for power transmission in medical imaging tools, monitoring devices, and diagnostic systems. Other common applications of medical cable assemblies include:

  • Biological analysis devices
  • Defibrillators
  • Dental equipment
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) heart monitors
  • Endoscopic devices
  • External medical implant systems
  • Pulse oximetry devices for blood oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Ultrasound probing devices
  • X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems

Medical Cable Assemblies

Contact Our Experts for All Your Medical Cable Needs

The medical industry depends on custom cable assemblies to create durable, compliant, hygienic, and high-performance devices and systems. Compared to standard cable assemblies, custom cable assemblies provide an accurate fit and improved performance in high-stakes medical applications.

Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable is a leader in cable and wire solutions, with over 100 years of experience serving various industries. We maintain an ISO 9001:2015 certification to deliver high-quality solutions. Contact us or request a quote to speak with a specialist about our cable assembly solutions for the medical industry.

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