Electric Pen Drive Sets Sterilization Guide.
The Electric Pen Drive Set should be steam sterilized
in the Graphic Case (690.580, 690.586, 690.596, or
690.597) in accordance with the following guidelines:
– Ensure all accessories, attachments and cables are
disassembled from the Drive Unit.
– Position the components in the correct orientation in
the Graphic Case.
– Ensure the Graphic Case is used to sterilize the set at
Times represent exposure times only, and not total cycle
times. Do not accelerate the cooling process. A thermal overload circuit prevents operation of the Drive Unit when hot.
This safety feature requires the unit to have cooled sufficiently following sterilization before use. This also switches
the unit off if it begins to overheat during operation. The
unit becomes operational when it has cooled sufficiently.
Hot air, ethylene oxide, plasma and formaldehyde sterilization are not recommended.
*Synthes recommends a minimum dry time of 20 minutes for this device when
sterilized using the parameters recommended above. However, because dry time
can be influenced by various factors such as autoclave performance, sterilization
load, sterilization wrap/package materials, steam quality, varying cool-down time,
and environmental conditions, adequate drying of this device should be verified
by visual inspection.
These parameters are validated to sterilize only these devices. The autoclave
manufacturer’s operating instructions and recommended guidelines for maximum
sterilization load should be followed. The autoclave must be properly installed,
maintained, and calibrated. Only legally marketed, FDA cleared sterilization wrap/
pouches should be used by the end-user for packaging terminally sterilized devices.
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West Chester, PA 19380
Telephone: (610) 719-5000
To order: (800) 327-6887
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Graphic Cases, for Electric Pen Drive
Three Level Modular Graphic Case
Single Level Modular Graphic Case
Two Level Modular Graphic Case
Do not sterilize the consoles! Consoles will no longer function!
Do not sterilize the Foot Switch! Foot Switch will no longer
Disassemble the Hand Switch and Drive Unit before
Disassemble the Seal Nipple for Cable from the ends of the
cable before sterilization!
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Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6P9
Telephone: (905) 567-0440
To order: (800) 668-1119
Fax: (905) 567-3185
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