The use of electricity in medicine traces its roots as far back as the 18th century.
Since then, electrosurgical devices have been used around the world to improve and save lives.
As healthcare institutions push to improve patient outcomes and decrease the chance of hospital acquired infections (“HAI”), electrosurgical devices must be able to cut, coagulate, and cauterize quickly and effectively.
This challenge has propelled the need for complex interconnect solutions that can provide uninterrupted power throughout the surgical operation to the forefront of electrosurgical device development.
At ATL, we leverage our experience in bringing electrosurgical devices to market and our engineer-to-engineer approach to help you overcome this challenge and develop a custom interconnect solution that will enable your device to reach peak performance.
Electrosurgical Handpieces and Handheld Devices
Advances in electrosurgical handpiece technology have enabled healthcare providers to reduce operation time and mitigate infection risk.
The development of electrosurgical pencils, scalpels, forceps, needles, and other handheld devices have made electrosurgery a common practice—over 80% of surgical procedures involve devices that apply energy to tissue.
Though electrosurgical handpieces and handheld devices are common tools of the trade, the push to improve surgical outcomes has put pressure on medical device engineers to continually bring innovative products to market.
ATL’s expertise in developing and manufacturing electrosurgical handpieces allows us to help our customers create a custom interconnect solution that will enable their device to perform when needed, as specified.
Robotic Surgical Devices
Robotic surgery has become the new frontier of healthcare technology.
Used in both invasive and minimally invasive applications, robotic surgery devices enable healthcare providers to operate with more precision, flexibility, and control.
Making robotic surgery devices operate correctly is critical—a disruption in power or delay in data transmission between the device and the computerized capital equipment can be dangerous.
At the heart of every robotic device is an interconnect system responsible for keeping the robot and its related components functioning properly.
We utilize our expertise in electromechanics, biomechanics, and interconnect technology to help our customers develop robotic surgery devices that improve patient outcomes.
Wire Harness Fabrication for Electrosurgical Equipment
For an electrosurgical device to function properly, the capital equipment that powers the device and facilitates data transmission must meet the requirements of the device itself.
The wire harnesses within the equipment must be manufactured and assembled according to exact requirements for the capital equipment to support the functionality of the device.
This is best accomplished when the receptacle and connector interconnect are taken into consideration early on in the capital equipment development process.
At ATL, we leverage our experience in wire harness fabrication to develop and produce custom wire harness assemblies that meet the demands of the electrosurgical capital equipment market.
Support Throughout The Product Lifecycle
Electrosurgical devices can be used for years after they reach the market.
Finding a partner with electrosurgical expertise who can provide technical support throughout the lifespan of your product is a difficult task.
At ATL, we utilize an engineer-to-engineer approach to ensure that you work directly with our hands-on engineering team from the day the product is designed to the day the product is retired for version 2.0.
Coupled with our global manufacturing and engineering capabilities, we’re built to be a partner you can count on to maximize your uptime and mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions.
To learn more about how ATL can partner with you to bring your electrosurgical device to market, contact us today.