Clinical chemistry equipment coiled cord

Engineers developing a new clinical blood analyzer were on the hunt for a competitive turnkey solution for their complex cable challenges. They needed a coiled cord with connectors, a photo sensor, and an intricate compound curve strain relief with overmolded printed circuit board. They knew not just anyone could develop this cord—they needed a partner they could depend upon for high-quality components and assembly. After auditing our Mexico plant, the engineers knew they’d found their supplier.

Working with their team, our engineers analyzed the cable design, spotted potential manufacturing problems, and offered viable design options. We solved the issue of retractile cord wear on the blood analyzer’s rotating shaft by anchoring the cord with a small “Christmas tree” off the shaft axis. The resulting cord allows for rotation without abrasion while meeting additional exacting specifications.

This medical hematology instrument cable features:

  • Molded, compound curve strain relief
  • Photo-interrupter sensor
  • Printed circuit board, .062" double sided
  • 4 conductor 30 Awg (25/44) high-flex NEWALOY 61 shielded retractile cord
  • MTE connector with formed strain relief