Modern surgical techniques increasingly require complex instruments. Whilst many of these can be disassembled prior to reprocessing, they not only contain lumens but also joins and other components which research has shown are hard to clean. As a leading innovator, Steelco has developed the newly patented “Power Pulse Cleaning” technology to improve the cleaning of MIS instruments that are challenging to reprocess, thereby reducing risk and eliminating any required manual pre-cleaning.
How does it work?
Traditionally increasing water pressure has been used to increase the water flow rate through hollow lumen instruments. However, due to the physical properties of lumens, the speed of water flow is mostly increased in the middle of the lumen, whilst the soil to be removed is located on lumen walls. Extensive research was undertaken to find the best way to overcome this challenge, with the result being the development of the exclusively available Power Pulse Cleaning technology from Steelco. This involves the pulsing of air pressure bursts during the water flow. This generates a strong front wave that increases higher flow rates along lumen walls and improves mechanical cleaning action on lumen walls, joints, and junctions.
Dedicated Loading Option
Our offer of washer-disinfectors completes with a range of essential racks which allow specific configurations for microsurgery sets, including a dedicated module for Power Pulse technology. A mesh trays with 11 connections featuring an automatic docking to pulse circuit. The module is compatible with automatic loading and unloading (transport conveyors).