Introducing the Steelco EW1 S Maxi with rapid cycle time and unique automated OCS endoscope connection technology
iM Med is delighted to present the next evolution within Steelco’s broad endoscope washer disinfector range, the Steelco EW1 S Maxi. Founded on the existing single scope per chamber EWD, the EW1S, the EW1 S Maxi has been developed in conjunction with leading decontamination specialists, as an evolved EWD 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 stainless steel and glass constructed single scope per chamber EWD with a unique automated endoscope connection technology, which further enhances the existing benefits of the Steelco patented One Connection System across the entire EWD range.
Ergonomic design features
Prioritising the operators ease of use, Steelco continuously strives for excellence in the development of their decontamination range. The EW1 S Maxi is no exception, having 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 whilst eliminating the risk of error.
The EW1 S Maxi Automated One Connection System
The Steelco One Connection System (OCS) is a patented innovative technology for endoscope connection, reducing the risk of error by only connecting 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 error, reducing scope handling and a reduction in overall risk.
The EW1 S Maxi design has further evolved the unique 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.
Maximising Space with a Compact footprint
The EW1 S Maxi benefits from a compact footprint. The EWD can be configured without a service gap (as all maintenance is accessed from the front) enabling a bank of machines, maximising the use of available decontamination departmental space.
The EW1 S Maxi features:
The Steelco Endoscopy Range – Your Department Your Way
Unique to Steelco is the breadth of the range of endoscopy equipment, offering a real choice of EWDs with the options of single-scope or multi-scope chambers, available as single or double pass-through door versions.
Steelco appreciates that one size does not fit all. By design, the variety within the EWD range enables true choice when developing a decontamination facility.
EW1 S and Maxi version: One scope capacity, with a rapid cycle. This can be configured as two stacked, asynchronous chambers, on a single footprint.
EW2 2S / EW2 3S: High productivity EWDs for the most challenging work peaks. Simultaneous reprocessing of 1/2/3 flexible endoscopes per chamber. Single or double door pass-through options Short cycle times with maximum security utilising the OCS, One-time Connection System.
Steelco Endoscope Drying Cabinets: Following processing in an EWD, endoscopes are ready for use or can be stored in an EN 16642 compliant drying cabinet, maintaining their microbial status. The drying cabinets range is EN 16442 compliant, with single or double door pass-through options, horizontal or vertical storage and an 8 or 16 endoscope capacity.
iM Med and Steelco at the forefront of providing choice
iM Med passionately believes healthcare providers should be free to choose a decontamination solution to meet their unique needs, and that choice should extend through the life of their chosen equipment. When choosing Steelco as their decontamination equipment provider, customers retain choice with a range of compliant chemistries and the ability to choose a compliant service provider to meet the life long requirements of their compliance, quality and budgetary needs.
iM Med: The Decontamination Specialists
The iM Med portfolio has four cornerstones across decontamination products and services and is ISO 13485:2016 certified, delivering a complete compliant decontamination strategy for all healthcare providers:
The Team at iM Med is on hand to discuss and explore all your departmental requirements to provide you with a decontamination strategy of choice. The launch of the Steelco EW1 S Maxi further enhances that choice, facilitating a decontamination department to meet all your future demands.
iM Med: T. 01223 440 475 W. iM-Med.com