Hitachi Metals Ltd. in Cooperation with Hitachi Cable America Inc., Releases New 70 OHM Micro-Coax

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Hitachi Metals Ltd. in partnership with Hitachi Cable America Inc. has launched a new cable product designed for medical devices such as ultrasound diagnostic equipment and endoscopes.

Hitachi Metals Group Ltd., a Japan division of Hitachi Ltd., has recently released a newly developed 48 AWG coaxial cable for medical applications. Hitachi Metals supplies a wide range of innovative high-performance materials for a broad range of markets. The new MCX product is currently being offered as part of the Hitachi Cable America Medical Components line of products. The highly unique design uses five fluorocarbon polymer monofilaments as a wrapped insulation layer surrounding the central stranded 7/56 AWG wires. The design is then spiral shielded and secured with an extremely thin polyester tape spiral wrap. This new design, as opposed to the foam fluorocarbon polymer extruded directly over the wire, provides increased insulation coverage and a greater ability to control the end product diameter when working such a fine gauge wire. The final resulting diameter is .008 inches (0.21 mm), which is smaller than a 250 um optical fiber.

The company's new product will make medical devices such as ultrasound diagnostic equipment and endoscopes more user-friendly and capable of producing higher-definition diagnostic images. It will also continue to introduce new wire and cable products for medical applications that advance state-of-the-art medical technology even further. Already a 50 AWG design is currently under development. For more information, please contact Hitachi Cable America.

About Hitachi’s Medical Components in America:
To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at http://www.hca.hitachi-cable.com. For information about HTP-MEDS including the HI-TECH MACHINE & FABRICATION product line, visit http://www.htpmeds.com & http://www.machinefabrication.com. Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and HTP-MEDS LLC. are units of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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