Blood Pressure Fittings and Blood Pressure Connectors
Nordson MEDICAL offers a complete line of acetal and nylon fittings and connectors for use with non-invasive blood pressure
(NIBP) monitoring equipment. Blood pressure cuff connectors and monitor cable adapters for the bayonet (push to connect) and Dinamap® (threaded) standards are available to fit tube sizes between 3/32" (2.4 mm) and 1/4" (6.4 mm).
Compliant to the ISO 80369-5 Standard
With the publication of the new ISO 80369-5 limb cuff inflation standard for blood pressure cuffs, many organizations will move away from the use of ISO 594 luers and other parts which can misconnect and move towards this new worldwide standard – bayonet-style connectors. The tight dimensional specifications for the compliant connectors will drastically reduce the probability of a misconnection.
Nordson MEDICAL has modified designs for parts to be 100% compliant with the blood pressure male connectors that fit singly or in pairs on blood pressure cuffs. These industry-standard male connectors work well with bayonet-style female connectors, both compliant and non-compliant. The Nordson MEDICAL single-barb designs offer an excellent secure connection with better tensile pull results and hydrostatic burst testing results than traditional multi-barb designs, and the toughness of the DuPont Zytel nylon is well proven.
All BPM Series Fittings
BPM Series Datasheet
ISO 80369 Press Release
Features & Benefits
ISO 80369-5 compliant
Male connectors fit singly or in pairs on blood pressure cuffs
Male connectors work well with both compliant and non-compliant bayonet-style female connectors on the market
Single barb design for a secure connection
• DuPont Zytel nylon
• 1/8" (3.2 mm), 5/32" (4.0 mm), 3/16" (4.8 mm) ID tubing
• 200 Series or 500 Series profiles to accommodate a wide range of tube sizes and types
Works with BPM Series Bayonet Connectors
BPF Series quick connects feature an ergonomic design for simple one-handed operation. Easy to connect and disconnect to existing tubing, many locations are replacing their metal bayonet connectors with these light weight connectors.
All BPF Series Fittings
Features & Benefits
Female quick connect fittings
Work well with both compliant and non-compliant
male connectors on the market
• Black ABS Housing
• 3/32" (2.4 mm), 1/8" (3.2 mm), 5/32" (4.0 mm), 3/16" (4.8 mm) ID tubing
• 200 Series
Nordson MEDICAL introduces the BPL Series of tubing connectors, a new alternative to luer fittings.
The luer is a standard tubing connector prevalent in medical devices largely due to its ease of use and affordable nature. Unfortunately, however, the common use of this standard design has resulted in the risk of tubing misconnections within healthcare environments. Alternatives to these fittings have therefore begun to increase in popularity.
The BPL Series of connectors incorporates a quarter-turn design that is commonly used in blood pressure applications – particularly in blood pressure cuffs. Features such as Nordson MEDICAL's patented 10-point grip coupled with the BPL’s winged male fitting provide for top-of-the-line ergonomics, and the snap-on connection presents the end user with confidence that a secure fit has been made. These attributes can be crucial in healthcare environments due to hindrances such as dark rooms, baggy rubber gloves, and the potential for situations that don’t allow time for fumbling.
Another unique characteristic of the BPL Series is the true tube stop on the rotating half of the two connectors. This allows tubing to be fully assembled onto the barb without its edge pushing against the body of the connector. It is this contact that hampers the rotation of the barb, causing the tubing to kink and twist. The connectors also include an o-ring that assures a tight seal, and barb sizes of 1/8” (3.2mm) and 5/32” (4.0mm). The medical grade ABS material of this tubing fitting withstands bulk sterilization processes and holds up under demanding application conditions.
All BPL Series Fittings
BPL Series Datasheet
BPL Series Press Release
Features & Benefits
Ergonomic wing-grip design
• Easier to connect and disconnect than market similars
• 360° of tubing rotation
Quarter-turn design with haptic closure feedback
• Positive reinforcement of secure connection
Sizes to fit 1/8” (3.2 mm) and 5/32” (4.0 mm) ID tubing
• Fits almost all cuffs
• 5/32” hose barb perfectly fits most common cuff tube size
200 Series single barbs
• Ease of assembly
• Enhanced resistance to tube pulloff
Medical grade ABS material (fluid path)
• Withstands bulk sterilization processes
• Holds up under demanding application conditions
Acetal (Wing-grip shroud)
• Added strength
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