An early stage medical product development company was developing a non-invasive product which uses externally applied low temperatures to cause fat cells to die and be absorbed into the body. For the cable connection between the head that delivers the patient therapy and their device, they needed a custom connector which combined power, signal, and fluid connections with a simple to actuate locking device.
The Smiths Interconnect modular L series was a great place to start, since it offers standard power and signal modules which can be used in the combinations they needed, and combined with industry standard fluid connectors to supply the cold fluid needed for the therapy in a custom connector assembly. Additionally, the standard L series ½ turn jackscrew module provided the simple locking and unlocking mechanism. The modular nature of the L series makes it a perfect choice for small volumes needed for a new therapeutic technology, and the assembly can be integrated into a custom connector for future high volume requirements.