Douglas Electrical Components Announces Line of High-Voltage Feedthroughs for Medical Imaging Applications


Provides reliable penetration of dielectric-filled and vacuum enclosures

RANDOLPH, N.J. - Specifically designed to meet the power and control requirements for high-voltage imaging technology used in medical applications, Douglas Electrical Components hermetic seals and connectors provide reliable, highly engineered solutions for passing signals into and out of sealed X-ray tube enclosures.

Powering an X-ray tube requires relatively large amounts of electricity to pass through a dielectric fluid, which prevents heat damage by providing both insulation and cooling. To deliver power to the tube without risk of fluid leakage, Douglas Electrical Components has developed a broad range of cost-effective, ultra-high integrity hermetic seals and feedthroughs custom-engineered to meet the unique requirements of medical imaging equipment, including installation geometry, high-voltage, high-power and fluid-sealing needs. These components are designed to provide optimal tube operation and longevity while minimizing installation time and complexity.

Specifying and designing these connectors requires familiarity with a range of solutions and feedthrough technology. These solutions may include the following components:

o BNC connector backpotting

o Custom wire harness solutions

o Direct hermetic sealing of ribbon cable

o Plastic connector hermetic backpotting

o Three conductor radial o-ring and snap ring feedthru

o Sealing of lead wires thru the wall of x-ray heads

For more information about Douglas Electric and its solutions for medical imaging equipment, visit www.douglaselectrical.com.

For sales and marketing information, contact Cindi Telep, director of customer relations, DECo, by phone at (973) 627 8230, or by e-mail at ctelep@douglaselectrical.com.

For media information, contact Bruce Olive, public relations, Koroberi, Inc. (www.koroberi.com) by phone at (919) 945 0567, or by e-mail at bruce@koroberi.com.

About Douglas Electrical Components

Founded in 1945, Douglas Electrical Components, Inc. (DECo) is a third generation, family-owned company that pioneered the development and practical application of epoxy technology to electrical wire feedthroughs. DECo offers proven solutions and works with customers to develop high quality products for their conductor sealing needs.

DECo is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of UL- approved electrical and fiber optic feedthroughs, hermetically sealed connectors and cables, explosion proof wire assemblies and turnkey subassemblies for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Major markets served include automotive, magnetic bearing, power generation and distribution, semiconductor processing, space simulation, military, alternative energy, air conditioning and refrigeration, X-ray, explosion- proof, oil and gas exploration, and glovebox.

SOURCE Douglas Electrical Components, Inc.

Web Site: www.douglaselectrical.com

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