11/03/2011

Miele & Cie. KG

System for Robotic-assisted Instruments and Heat Recovery

50 years of trust in Miele medical technology – System4Med progressing successfully

System for robotic-assisted instruments and heat recovery

A new reprocessing system for robotic-assisted instruments and an innovative heat-recovery system for large-chamber decontamination units are at the centre of Miele Professional's presentation at this year's Medica in Hall 12, Stand E 17 in Düsseldorf. A further focus will be successful developments on the subject of System4Med: New software now offers the opportunity to make planning drawings in 3D. 'Experience – Confidence – Innovation' is the headline at this year's show which also marks 50 years of Miele medical technology.

From November 2011, Miele Professional will for the first time be offering a system aimed at the safe and cost-efficient reprocessing of the shafted instruments used in robotic-assisted surgery under the title 'Robotvario'. The challenge here lies in reliably cleaning the internal surfaces of instruments and has required the creation of a special-purpose loading carriage. This mobile unit is charged with a maximum of 6 shafted instruments and introduced into Miele's high-performance PG 8536 washer-disinfector for cleaning. Reprocessing also involves the use of a newly developed programme which lasts slightly longer than 1 hour and ensures safe thermal disinfection.

The innovative PerfectEco system on the latest generation of Miele large-chamber decontamination units (PG 8527 and PG 8528) further optimises cost efficiency. With this optional heat-recovery system, clients can expect to cut their energy and water costs by up to EUR 1200. This is achieved using a steam condenser which utilises the latent heat in the waste air from the drying cycle to pre-heat the machine's demineralised water intake for the next rinse cycle. This way, process heat is kept within the system and put to direct use. As this steam condenser dispenses with the need for additional cold water for cooling, water consumption is also reduced by up to 130 litres per cycle.

Miele's large-chamber decontamination units are an integral part of Miele Professional's System4Med which was recently further augmented with the market launch of large steam sterilisers. Customers deciding for System4Med can now also benefit from an additional Miele service: On request, 2D or 3D drawings can be compiled for refurbishment or new-build CSSD projects. The new software visualises the layout of the finished premises including machines and equipment, giving clients a very fast and detailed impression of their investment project.

To assist in process documentation and the management of sterile supplies in CSSD, Miele offers a comprehensive software solution as part of System4Med: The EuroSDS system provided by Miele's cooperation partner IBH Data Technology supports users in documenting instrument reprocessing results all the way through from cleaning, disinfection, instrument care and lubrication, to packaging and sterilisation, even covering theatres, wards and external clinics if required.