Cable specialist SAB Bröckskes has put a broad range of new cable materials on the market for medical devices. In addition to the basic type with high-abrasion and tear strength, the bio compatible material series SABmed S contains an ultra-flexible and smooth cable, a cable with UL approval, as well as a non-blooming type.

There are highest demands on connection cables for medical devices especially for electrotherapy / surgery and dental technology if the cables are used between generator and applicator and are subsequently in contact with the patient.

Special characteristics of the cable range

Besides the flexibility and a perfect cleaning (by wiper disinfection or by autoclaving) characteristics as for example bio compatibility, reliability due to a long service life, low weight, and a non-sticking cable surface are often required. Moreover, for special applications the approval according to American standards is of greatest importance.

Herewith, the torsion shall be avoided if the cable is coiled up by hand.

The special cable manufacturer SAB Bröckskes from Viersen has succeeded to fulfil all requirements existing on the market that are presented with the SABmed S material range.

All types are bio compatible according to EN ISO 10993-5 and offer best characteristics with regard to notch resistance. Nearly every cable type in or at medical devices can be manufactured with this material compound. Also single cores, interfaces for bus systems (as for example CAT5 up to CAT7, RS232, USB, etc.), power cables or cables for handheld equipment can be offered.

With the SABmed S material compound, SAB has got also the possibility to design and manufacture connection cables for temperature sensors.

Another advantage offered by the manufacturer is to adapt the cable colour individually to the colour of the medical device. Thus cables with a homogenised optic can be manufactured – different colours of device and cable are consequently a thing of the past.

At present you can choose from four material profiles:

SABmed S Classic: The typical basic material with high notch and tear propagation strength, and high-flexibility has proved itself in and at medical devices.

SABmed S Ultraflexible: as the name implies the special characteristic of this material is the comfortable smoothness that offers highest mobility to the user.

SABmed S UL: for the first time, SAB succeeded to produce a compound of the SABIX R med material range with UL approval. This provides the opportunity to use UL approved cables for medical devices in the complete low volt range.

SABmed S Platin: ‘non-blooming’ implies that decomposition products do not appear on the cable sheath. This is already reduced to the minimum for all SABIX R med materials but for this special compound, however, the blooming effect is completely avoided.

New productions are already possible for small quantities, especially interesting for small and pilot productions.

Special solutions for special applications

The production possibilities of SAB range from basic types and standard dimensions to special cables according to the individual requirements of our customers.

New productions are already possible for small quantities – especially interesting for small and pilot productions.