ODU’s new technology: Silicone-overmolded system solutions

16 October 2019

Applications in medical technology meet high requirements and are often exposed to significant mechanical and chemical influences. ODU developed silicone-overmolded system solutions to meet these requirements. The high-quality technology offers a flexible complete system consisting of connector, cables with matching assembly and overmolding as well as optional labelling.

The resistant system solution can withstand up to 500 autoclave cycles. In addition, wipe disinfection, chemical resistance and biocompatibility are ensured.

The new silicone cable assemblies are subject to medical technology testing according to ISO 10993-5. The surface with unique haptics offers prevention of the stick-slip effect and reduced stickiness. The complete system including overmolding is easy to clean and extraordinary hygienic. Bend protection is ensured due to the special shape and a smoothly transitioning overmolding.

The innovative technology is available for various ODU standard product series and customized solutions. Therefore approved processes with liquid or solid silicone are globally available. The flexible design and excellent surface properties ensure safe and reliable connections for medical applications.

Benefits of the new silicone coated system solution:

ODU Silicone-overmolded system solutions
  • New surface with unique feel – no stick-slip effect
  • Up to 500 autoclave cycles
  • Bend protection thanks to special shape of the overmolding
  • Approved LSR and HTV processes globally available
  • Maximum alternating bending strength
  • Tested for medical technology use
  • Individual laser labeling possible
  • Various standard inserts available
  • Optimal mechanical properties
  • Customized contact configuration
  • Halogen- and latex-free