cutting or welding models available
no laser maintenance
configurable and cost-effective
multiple laser options available
MULTI-AXIS LASER SYSTEM
FIBER LASER | PROCESSING HEAD | PRECISION MOTION SYSTEM
ALL ENGINEERED & MANUFACTURED BY IPG PHOTONICS
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easily accommodate mating connec-
tors. Patients with limited manual
dexterity appreciate one-handed
operation and an audible click con-
firms a secure connection for leak-free
performance. These performance
attributes impact patient compliance
with prescribed therapy.
Of course, simplicity and functionality are important for busy health care
professionals, too. Connectors incorporated into hospital-based hyper/
hypothermia temperature management
blankets enable it to be quickly and
easily disconnected from its circulating
The release of the coupling instantly stops flow— with no need to turn
off the unit or otherwise clamp tubing.
Users do not have to remember a
complicated multi-step process, drain
hoses, wipe up spills, or contend with
water leaks or spray.
Connector versatility has also proven important in medical lasers. Users
of these systems vary from dermatologists and surgeons in hospitals to aesthetic technicians in salons and day
spas. Connectors must be intuitive,
easy to operate and highly functional
across these circumstances. Cooling
loops circulate cool fluid through the
laser hand pieces, which otherwise
become warm and uncomfortable for
operators and patients. Good couplings ensure leak-free performance.
Connectors also ease the process of
swapping out the hand pieces, umbilicals and other tools that are attached
to a main console and changed for
Figure 2: New error-resistant dual-tube connectors, such as CPC’s DTLD series, allow two lines to be connected independently
and disconnected simultaneously with the press of a single latch, thus preventing inadvertent disconnection.