Mühldorf am Inn. The IEC 60601-1 medical standard requires affected devices and their components with the maximum level of protection from electrical shock. In order to reduce risks from electrical shock to a minimum, manufacturers must integrate two means of protection in their products. For this purpose, they can either implement two separate measures or apply a single measure twice. Overall the specified protection level 2 MOPP (means of patient protection) or 2 MOOP (means of operator protection) must be obtained. In addition, manufacturers must introduce a management process in which they not only investigate all protection-relevant aspects, but also document the results in detail.
ODU shows with its recent white paper based on the example of the ODU plastic circular connector series how the supplier’s know-how can contribute to develop electrical equipment and systems according to the IEC 60601-1 standard. Read now here.
ODU is one of the world’s leading suppliers of connector systems, employing some 2,100 people around the world. Aside from its company headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn (Germany), the ODU Group also has production sites in Sibiu (Romania), Camarillo (USA), Shanghai (China) and Tijuana (Mexico). ODU covers all relevant areas of expertise and key technologies around design and development, machine tool and special machine construction, injection, stamping, turning, surface technology, assembly and cable assembly. The ODU group sells its products globally through an international distribution network including eight subsidiaries in Denmark, England, France, Italy, Sweden, the US, China and Japan, along with numerous worldwide sales partners. ODU connectors ensure the reliable transmission of power, signals, data and media in a variety of demanding applications – in future-oriented growth markets such as medical technology, military and security, eMobility and energy as well as in established sectors such as test and measurement, automotive and industrial electronics.