Blood Pressure Fittings and Blood Pressure Connectors
Value Plastics 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).
Value Plastics 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 Value Plastics’ 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 withstands bulk sterilization processes and holds up under demanding application conditions.
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
Click here for a full list of Value Plastics’ blood pressure fittings.