SONOTEC launches new pro flow-bubble sensor

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SONOTEC has launched the second era of the SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional flow-bubble sensor at MD&M West.

By enhancing the applied multi-level security idea and enhancing the measurement channel design, the second era of the SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional goals to set a brand new commonplace available on the market within the subject of non-invasive ultrasonic sensors for medical functions.

The SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional V2.0 for medical functions measures the move price of liquids, reminiscent of blood and reliably detects air bubbles in commonplace medical tubing. Notably developed for the use in extracorporeal life assist methods (ECLS), the intention of the re-design was to reinforce the protection idea of the hybrid clamp-on sensor whereas additional enhancing its reliability and accuracy. The superior security idea covers functions in surgical procedure rooms, intensive care items in addition to the cellular emergency care whatever the affected person’s state of consciousness.

Melanie Schmidt, enterprise unit director at SONOTEC GmbH, stated: “Due to its excessive stability and reliability, the compact SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional V2.0 has already been applied in a number of medical units being one of many key components in therapies, the place the center or lungs of a affected person are severely broken and ample organ operate can’t be achieved with none assist. Notably over the past two years of the pandemic we had been in a position to contribute to the struggle towards the pandemic with our sensors being applied in quite a few medical assist units utilized in case of acute lung failure attributable to COVID-19.”

SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional V2.0 meets the excessive requirements of the IEC 60601-1 third version for medical units making certain highest affected person security and life assist. The structure applied cyclical self-test routines and a extremely safe software program assure interruption-free operation of the hybrid sensor in ECMO machines, blood pumps, and organ transport methods.

To ensure protected operation in functions with direct contact to the human coronary heart or bloodstream, the SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional V2.0 achieves electrical resistance of as much as 1000 V via robust isolation. In doing so, the sensor meets probably the most stringent cardiac floating (CF) classification of the worldwide IEC 60601-1 medical commonplace. Therefore, the sensor design protects the affected person and the operator from electrical shocks attributable to leakage present.

The excessive stage of electromagnetic stability and the usage of lowest acoustic vitality specified for diagnostic units underline the subtle security idea of SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional V2.0. Moreover, the ultrasonic flow-bubble sensor ensures system sterility and avoids any stress for blood cells due to its clamp-on design.

For the brand new sensor era SONOTEC barely modified the geometry of the measurement channel. In doing so, operators can profit from a extra exact bubble detection and a big enchancment of the accuracy after tubing re-insertions. SONOFLOW CO.56 Professional V2.0 provides a confirmed move measurement accuracy of as much as 2%. Relying on tubing diameter and course of situations, the hybrid sensor reliably detects life-threatening air bubbles.

The ultrasonic sensor will be clamped on the tubing or mounted onto medical units. SONOTEC provides completely different sensor sizes for normal medical tubing units.

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