Calmont has been designing and manufacturing medical cables for over 50 years. We understand the challenges that are unique to the medical industry and work closely with our customers to provide quality products that exceed expectations. Calmont also manufactures medical tubing, cables with lumens and complex designs to your specifications.
Insulation and jacket materials must be able to withstand the sterilization process. It is important to understand what type of sterilization the wire or cable will undergo. Discuss the sterilization with your cable manufacture when designing a cable in order to choose the correct materials. Types of sterilization include:
- Wet/steam sterilization (Autoclave)
- Dry heat sterilization
- Ethylene oxide
- Sporicidal chemicals
- Glass Plasma
- Irradiation (Gamma rays)
Custom cables can be manufactured with medical-grade materials. Different grades are available for different types of use. Knowing the extent of patient contact is important. Calmont’s engineers can assist you with determining which medical grade materials are needed for your application.
The cable should bend, twist, and flex without impeding the user.
The cable should be able to withstand multiple bend cycles for applications with extended use.
Disposable and Reusable Cables
By definition, disposable cables are intended for one time or limited use. Minimizing cost, while performing its intended function is of primary importance. PVC and PE are the insulations most commonly used. Shields when needed are spiral or aluminized Mylar. Reusable medical cables are built to endure constant flexing and extended cycles of sterilization. Using Teflon®, TPE or silicone rubber with TPR or silicone jackets are commonly used for these types of applications.
Medical cables differ from other industries due to specialized requirements which include lumens, biocompatibility, and sterilization procedures. We take these factors into account when designing medical cables. Applications requiring custom wire and cable include:
- Handheld Instruments
- LVAD Implant
- Surgical Instruments
- EKG and EEG Electrodes
- Patient Monitoring Systems
- Ultrasonic Scanners
- Medical Implants
- X-ray Devices
- Medical Robotics
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Implant Devices
Contact us today to discuss your medical cable application and let us assist you in designing the right cable for you.