Tubing connections made much easier for home users
St. Paul, Minn. – June 14, 2016 – CPC (Colder Products Company), the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, introduces the DTLD Series couplings. Designed specifically to better manage dual fluid lines used in applications such as cold therapy devices, the DTLD Series is the first in the category to allow connection of two lines either simultaneously or individually via a single, easy-to-use, patent-pending thumb latch.
With many dual tube connectors, users must depress multiple latches to insert or disconnect tubing or contend with one tube inadvertently disconnecting when the other is inserted. The DTLD Series connectors solve these problems for device makers and end users.
In cold therapy, for example, the DTLD Series couplings connect the inflow and outflow tubes, between a liquid cooling unit and a pad or wrap that continuously circulates cold water over an injured area of the body. “Devices that are difficult to connect can frustrate users and lead to water leaking onto the patient, bedding or floor. If a device is too much of a hassle, it might not be used as prescribed,” says Jim Brown, business unit manager, medical and industrial markets. As more health care shifts to lower-cost care settings such as the home, the need for easier to use medical devices grows. “Patients and their families are assuming more care responsibilities during recovery from injuries or procedures. The DTLD Series simplifies use of orthopedic cold therapy devices, helping patients adhere to their therapy regimens.”
The DTLD Series’ obvious thumb latch allows quick connection of tubing either individually or simultaneously and requires minimal manual dexterity to operate. The connector maintains an open latch position so it is always ready to accept a mating connector. A shrouded latch mechanism protects against inadvertent activation. The audible click confirms a secure connection, ensuring leak-free performance. Made from durable ABS plastic, the connector is easy to wipe down and clean.
The DTLD Series is available for immediate delivery. Two styles—black with a gray latch or white with a blue latch—complement existing device designs. It accommodates 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch (6.4 mm to 9.5 mm) tubing diameters and also mates to the widely used PLC Series couplings for easy integration into existing applications.
The DTLD Series couplings are ideal for any devices that circulate cooling fluids or for other applications that have two connection points. For more information about the DTLD Series or any of the other 10,000+ innovative connection solutions CPC offers, visit cpcworldwide.com.
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CPC (Colder Products Company) is the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors for the life sciences, bioprocessing, industrial and chemical handling markets. CPC is an operating company within Dover Corporation. For a free catalog or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Phone: 651-645-0091. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web: cpcworldwide.com
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