From sterile supply containers to trolleys: Bulky items reprocessed automatically
The fully automatic washing and disinfecting of bulky goods such as sterile supply containers, trolleys, theatre tables and bed-frames is safer, faster and more cost-effective than manual reprocessing. Consequently, Miele is now offering hospitals four new large-chamber washer-disinfectors for bulky loads and is thereby consistently expanding its range of products for use in CSSD units. Thanks to their innovative features, these machines are highly economical in operation. Miele's highly qualified in-house service operation with its broad portfolio of services is a guarantee for machine uptime.
Alongside chemo-thermal disinfection, a standard feature on all large-chamber units, the PG 8822 and PG 8830 also feature the option of thermal disinfection. These models are fitted with a special heat exchanger which provides a fast and reliable source of hot water for thermal disinfection and save valuable time. All models are sparing in their use of water, detergent and disinfectant and able to process up to 8 loads per hour, depending on the configuration.
Hot water at a temperature of above 90°C can be used for several cycles in succession: an innovative circulation system pumps wash liquor back into a tank where it is stored for use in the following cycle. This achieves high throughput, short cycle times and very economic operation. A special nozzle system thoroughly cleans both interior and exterior load surfaces.
High-quality and dependable technology for fast reprocessing
High-quality and reliable Miele technology guarantees fast and residue-free reprocessing: The fully welded stainless-steel chamber, for instance, provides an excellent leak-proof seal combined with durability and smooth surfaces which prevent the accumulation of soil. Run-off from loads is induced by inclining transport trolleys, tables and bed-frames by raising one of the two U-shaped tracks on which they enter the chamber. Excellent drying results are achieved with a hot-air recirculation system.
Pneumatic sliding doors made from tempered glass allow full view of loads as they are being reprocessed. A colour touch screen presents programme sequences and process parameters in plain text. The same intuitive display is used to launch programmes and can be customised to suit clients' particular needs.
The new Miele machines feature data interfaces, allowing them to hook up to external documentation systems. In addition to the automatic monitoring of process parameters, these installations can also be equipped with a redundant documentation system - independent of the machine's own controls.
A wide range of transport trolleys for a broad variety of loads is also available, for instance for reprocessing up to 320 theatre shoes or 68 sterile supply containers in a single cycle. To ensure uptime within the CSSD sterile supply process, Miele's in-house service operation offers a wide range of services.
Photo: Bulky items such as containers, bed-frames or theatre tables are reprocessed safely and reliably in Miele's new washer-disinfectors - at a rate of up to 8 loads per hour. Machine operation is highly intuitive - thanks to the colour touch screen.
Company profile: Miele is world leader in the production of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floorcare products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washer-extractors and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The company, founded in 1899, has 8 production plants in Germany and one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. 2008/09 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 2.77 bn with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele has its own wholly owned sales subsidiaries or operates through distributors in 100 countries. The Miele company, now in the fourth generation of family ownership, employs a workforce of over 16,000 with two-thirds in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh, Westphalia.