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Colder Products Company – Quick Disconnect Couplings and Fittings for Life Sciences Applications

Quick Disconnect Couplings and Fittings for Life Sciences Applications

Hybrid Technology Powers New Integrated Connectors

Colder Products Company introduces the Mini Hybrid Connector. The Mini Hybrid Connector integrates air lines and electronics into a compact, single connection point for remote tools on medical devices and equipment, reducing misconnections and enhancing patient therapy outcomes.

Based on Colder’s unique Hybrid Connector technology, the valved Mini Hybrid has a smaller form factor and is ideal for use in low-pressure applications where ease of use and ergonomics are important. This ground-breaking connector technology eliminates the need for multiple connections and allows clinicians or therapy patients to quickly and easily change or replace modular tools, umbilicals or hand pieces that require power, signal and gases.

"The introduction of our Hybrid Connector technology generated a great deal of interest among medical OEMs and end users. They quickly recognized the value in having a single easy-to-use connector and additional opportunities for a smaller version emerged," said Jaime Erickson, senior application engineer. "Air and electrical connections are the key interface for clinicians and can be critical for ensuring that a device performs safely and effectively."

The standard coupling set consists of a panel mount socket and a connector with a 4′ (approx. 1.2 meter) umbilical hose containing an air tube and multiple wires and two electrical contacts. Customizable options are available. The push-pull design of the Mini Hybrid Connector is ideal for lower pressure applications that require one integrated connection point for air and electronics such as dental tools, diagnostic equipment, surgical tools, analytical instrumentation and therapy devices.