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Sourcing Cables For Sleep Studies

There are many types of cables used in polysomnography (sleep studies). Some will monitor sleep stages, some monitor sleep cycles and still others are used to identify disruptions in sleep patterns. These cables range from a typical EEG cable to a more complex snore sensor cable...continue

Contract Manufacturing Devices And Cables

Lots of customers have an idea but are unsure of how to turn it into a finished product. Often times these customers do not have the manufacturing facility or resources to bring their concept to market. Choosing the right facility to fit your needs can be a overwhelming task. From understanding regulatory requirements...continue

Coil Cords: Moving a Process In-house

In the past Plastics One used an outside source to handle coil cord requirements. While this met our needs at the time we needed to find a solution to handle growing demands from our customers. We decided to take this process and convert it into an internal capability. While ...continue

Cost Reduction of Expensive Medical Connectors

Off the shelf (OTS) connectors have two limiting qualities. First, these connectors typically cost significantly more than a one piece overmolded touchproof connector. The second is the same reason for their popularity; a generic design. We have found that some of our customers prefer to have more control of the cables that connect to their devices. A “one size fits all” approach does not always work for these types of...continue

Position on Conflict Minerals

Plastics One Incorporated recognizes and supports the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502 concerning Conflict Minerals. As a privately held company we are not required to report to the Security and Exchange Commission however we do accept our responsibility to support our customers and human rights....continue

Cable Terminology: Greek to Me

One of our challenges when working with potential customers is terminology. Its not as simple as to-mae-to and to-mah-to but more along the lines of touchproof and being the same concept as safety connector...continue

Converting a Medical Cable to RoHS Compliance

For a medical cable to conform to the RoHS standard all the components that are considered homogenous in nature, including solder and flux used in the process, must be Lead Free. Homogeneous in nature can include the sheath on the cable...continue

Building a Better In-Ear Monitor Cable

How do you improve upon a time tested, industry standard? For years the two pin connector has been the standard for in-ear-monitors. Although it has served the industry well, there is always room for improvement. How do you keep from bending the pins accidentally? How do you know for sure you don’t have them connected out of phase if the ink dots wear off?...continue

How to Care for In Ear Monitor Cables

Here’s the truth: In-Ear-Monitor cables get dirty due to constant handling. The cables are also susceptible to the “green plague” which is green corrosion on the wire of the cable due to prolonged exposure to perspiration. Not only do the cables get dirty, but ...continue

Modular Tooling Minimizing Development Time

One of the bigger investments in the development of a new cable design is the cost of new tooling. The cost of tooling is linked to the material and even more costly, the labor. Considerable costs in labor are required to design and fabricate the mold. There may also be multiple R&D iterations of the mold which can be just as challenging as the first design, if not more depending...continue