MIS instrument preparation with ultrasound
A new feature of the SONOMIC is that each instrument can be disinfected, cleaned and tested separately via its own adapter by repeated suction rinsing from the distal end. With the identical adapters, rinsable MIS instruments with diameters of 3 to 10 mm can be connected without having to change seals. The addition of ultrasound during the suction rinsing processes and during external disinfection sustainably enhances the disinfection and cleaning effect. The unit is operated via a touch screen that provides information about the current work step and the overall result. The user receives clear instructions that guide him through the individual work steps in the operating programme.
A check integrated in the operating programme controls the continuity of each individual instrument; instruments that are not continuous are reliably identified. For quick draining of used bath fluid and for complete emptying, the SONOMIC has an inclined tank bottom and a welded-in G ¾ outlet with ball valve.
Individual instrument testing instead of overall testing
If different MIS instruments are rinsed at the same time, the rinsing result for individual instruments cannot be controlled. In the SONOMIC, this problem is solved with the innovative channel selector (patent EP 19 20 797). It activates only one instrument at a time for rinsing and thus enables individual flow control. The minimum flow rate is 2 ml/s at 0.8 bar negative pressure, otherwise the instrument is identified as "not continuous" and displayed on the touch screen. This process monitoring with determination, allocation and clear display of the successful rinsability of each individual instrument provides more safety during reprocessing.