Innovative EWD reduces risk of errors
iM Med has announced the next evolution within Steelco’s broad endoscope washer disinfector range, the Steelco EW1 S Maxi, which combines compliance with ease of use, resulting in an optimum process for endoscope decontamination.
With a rapid cycle time, the Steelco EW1 S Maxi is a single scope per chamber EWD with innovative automated endoscope connection technology.
Prioritising the operator’s ease of use, the EW1 S Maxi has been designed with an ergonomic chamber loading height, hands-free automatic door opening and a large decontamination chamber, with the basket designed to compliantly decontaminate the largest of endoscopes. An integrated RFID system enables both endoscope and operator automatic identification, further streamlining the loading process, while eliminating the risk of error.
The patented Steelco One Connection System (OCS) only requires the connection of the endoscope at the start of the process, at the manual cleaning stage. The OCS remains connected to the endoscope throughout the decontamination journey of manual cleaning, EWD reprocessing and loading into the drying cabinet, so the operator does not have to repeat this process, eliminating the risk of human factor errors and reducing scope handling.
The EW1 S Maxi design has further evolved the OCS system with the development to automatically connect the OCS into the chamber without operator intervention. On closure of the door and first staging of the process, the OCS positioned into the connection cradle on the basket, the EW1 S Maxi automatically connects the OCS into the connection point for commencement of the cycle. The evolution of the existing innovative OCS design, further reduces operator time and intervention, streamlining the loading process for a lean and error free process. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73zAywoIiSs
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