Spring Probes improve reliability of Ultrasound interconnect
One of the emerging leaders in Ultrasound diagnostic equipment approached Smiths Interconnect as they were witnessing field failures due to bent contacts during mating causing the expensive ultrasound systems to be line down in the hospitals. The systems were then sent back to the customer for repair which was a very expensive, inconvenient and costly affair to the end user. The connector that was used to mate the complex transducers to the Ultrasound system “cart” had cheap bifurcated contacts. With the excellent technical support provided by the Smiths’ team, the customer’s concerns were put to ease and the solution provided peace of mind to all the stakeholders.