Imaging systems are an integral part within the medical, diagnostics and surgical treatments. A brilliant and crystal clear image representation is crucial for targeted and successful therapy. Due to the demand for ever faster transmission systems and interference-free imaging devices, the designers of camera systems are facing a great challenge selecting the right cable.
They often have to deal with the following questions
- Does the existing conductor cross section fit the required cable length and can the transmission standard be archived?
- Can image noise interference be minimized or even be excluded?
- Is the cable still flexible enough that the handling of a manual guided camera will not be affected?
The consideration of the geometric dimension of the camera body and the connection technology in the device is another factor which has to be thought of in the development. Due to admission requirements by UL authorities, in addition to the special wall thickness for the cable insulation, the fire properties for the material move into the focus. Such material-specific parameters influence both flexibility as well as the transfer character.
New developments and production of small series production
“We ask ourselves those questions and through our modular cable construction and many years of experience we are developing the right solution. If we find ourselves pushing boundaries, which we cannot shift despite plausible theories, we roll up our sleeves, produce a sample and test it on the finished product” –so Marc Gerlatzek, product manager for medical technology at SAB Bröckskes says. “As those samples are produced at our plant, the possibility for field use is given “
Ready for serial production "medical-grade" USB 3.0 cable
To be ready for the picture imaging of tomorrow a "medical-grade" USB 3.0 cable has already been developed and is ready for series production. Through the fine balance between highly flexible design features, low weight and safe data transmission, this innovation is highly suitable for a manual positioning of the intraoral camera systems without imposing unnecessary cable weight onto the device.