Article | January 9, 2018

Glass-Sealed Connectors Help Increase The Longevity And Reliability Of Medical Devices

Source: SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

By Jochen Herzberg, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

Implementation of high-quality connectors using the right materials is crucial. Inferior components can weaken the protection of the device’s electronics. Glass-to-metal sealing technology, already used in other harsh-environment applications such as aviation, aerospace, and automotive safety, has emerged as an ideal solution in the development and manufacture of medical connectors. Glass-to-metal sealed connectors offer a resilient and dependable option that remains reliably gas-tight for over 3,500 autoclaving cycles, subsequently helping extend the lifespan of medical devices.