New Sam Portable Emergency Suction Device from MGE
MGE, manufacturers of the popular SAM range of medical suction devices are pleased to announce the official launch of our new Portable Suction unit, the SAM e.p.s (Emergency Portable Suction). Following the successful showing of a prototype unit at Medica 2010, the SAM e.p.s sets a new benchmark in battery operated suction equipment. These lightweight units are ideal for use by emergency services and incorporate many new innovative features to aid the user during operation.
The SAM e.p.s can be run directly from Mains power or from a 12v\24v power supply. It is also fitted with on-board power utilising the latest battery technologies and power management to ensure that you get maximum running times when the unit is under battery power (2-10 hrs free flow). And with a state of the art internal charging circuit, recharging times are exceptionally quick restoring the unit to maximum charge in approximately 2.5 hours.
Utilising over 50 years of experience in pump technologies, the heart of the SAM e.p.s is our new specially designed portable vacuum pump combining high performance with low energy usage to give reliable service with fast vacuum build up and high flow rates. The pump itself requires minimum maintenance and is fully balanced to give smooth and quiet operation.
All components within the unit have been designed to keep the weight to a minimum to allow the unit to be easily carried to where it is needed. In addition, the unit’s centre of balance is such that when picked up by the soft grip handle, it sits comfortably in the hand without twisting.
The SAM e.p.s controls and display panels are fully illuminated for easy visibility, however as an additional aid in low light situations, the unit is also fitted with a small but bright LED light capable of lighting the whole unit clearly should it be necessary (e.g. to help when changing filters or pipework, to check the liquid level in the collection vessel)
Contamination and cross-infection control are vitally important areas especially in a unit that can be moved around locations both inside and outside and here the SAM e.p.s also excels.
As you would expect, the SAM e.p.s is fitted with overflow control and also hydrophobic anti bacterial filters as standard. In addition it is also coated in MGE’s new light activated anti-bacterial coating, BioCloak®, giving an extra level of protection 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Another new feature is the ability to rotate the collection vessel through 90 degrees using a robust ball joint system fitted on the bottle cradle. This not only allows for easy changing of bottles but also gives the facility for the SAM e.p.s to be laid flat in difficult uneven terrain making it less likely to fall over. And with its BioCloak® coating and IP34 compliant splashproof case, damp and dirty outdoor conditions are easily coped with.
Choice of Collection Containers
The SAM e.p.s is fitted with MGE’s SAM 1 autoclavable 1000cc collection bottle. However it is also very easy to change over to use with a variety of popular disposable collection systems (e.g. Serres, Vacsax, Abbott) depending upon the users preferences.
For additional information on this or to receive details on MGE’s SAM range of suction units, please contact our sales department on tel +44 (0)1206 842244 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.