Fluke Biomedical, Everett, Wash, has introduced a new electrosurgical analyzer that tests all critical electrosurgical unit functions, including precision power, current, frequency, crest factor, and load resistance. The QA-ES III can help verify the performance of electrosurgical units and ensure they are operating as specified.
The new INCU II incubator/radiant warmer analyzer from Fluke Biomedical is designed to easily test and verify the performance and safety of infant incubators, transport incubators, and radiant warmers. The analyzer, which became available worldwide in January 2016, supports IEC standards to accurately assess the environmental parameters of infant incubators and radiant warmers.
Rigel Medical has extended its range of test instrumentation for biomedical equipment with the introduction of the Rigel VenTest 800 ventilator tester. The gas flow analyzer works for both benchtop and field service testing of all commonly available ventilators to verify that the ongoing accuracy and reliability of the equipment remains within the required performance standards.
Rigel Medical announced its upgraded Rigel 62353 Plus safety tester for the in-service and post-repair safety testing of electronic medical devices to meet the standards required by IEC 62353. The upgrades are in line with changes in test requirements from manufacturers of 24V DC and 48V DC operated medical equipment, such as operating tables and portable lighting installations. Four separate insulation test voltages are now provided at 50V DC, 100 V DC, 250V DC and 500 V DC to give the tester more flexibility in meeting routine safety testing needs.
BC Group, a company that manufactures, services, and sells biomedical testing equipment, has announced that its DA-2006-VL variable load box, an external load bank for the BC Biomedical line of defibrillator analyzers, has received FDA 510(k) clearance.
BC Biomedical, part of BC Group International, has announced the launch of the ConMed PM kit, a complete set of accessories needed to safely perform preventative maintenance procedures for the ConMed system 2450 and system 5000 electrosurgical unit generators.
Rigel Medical has released its Uni-Sim Lite, a compact and versatile simulator capable of verifying the performance and accuracy of patient vital signs monitors. The new handheld, battery-powered unit was designed to carry out the most common simulations and checks, performing NIBP, SpO2, ECG waveforms, temperature, respiration, and invasive blood pressure tests simultaneously.
Rigel Medical has introduced the SafeTest 50, a new handheld safety analyzer for routine electrical testing of basic medical and laboratory equipment. Suited to high-volume testing, the device has a simple color-coded user interface, push-button operation, and rapid test selection.
The Rigel 288 Plus safety analyzer from Rigel Medical, Tampa, Fla, operates on AA batteries and can be used to complete testing for insulation, earth/ground bond, and touch or point-to-point leakage current. Its small footprint also makes it easier for field engineers to transport from from site to site.
Pronk Technologies has debuted a new device designed to improve accuracy while testing infusion pumps. The patent-pending HydroBalance maintains a consistent head height in infusion pumps, ensuring constant fluid pressure and eliminating a common source of error during the pump testing process.
Acertara Acoustic Laboratories has introduced two new ultrasound leakage testing products: AmpSafe, an electrical leakage analyzer for ultrasound transducers, and Accept, a probe adapter used with AmpSafe and other electrical leakage analyzers that interfaces with multiple styles of transducer connectors.
The RaySafe X2 Survey sensor from Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company, captures low dose-rate measurements in both an x-ray machine’s primary beam and scattered radiation.
Acertara Acoustic Laboratories has announced that its ultrasound probe testing device, the Active-Z, has received the CE Mark, allowing it to be sold within the European Union.
A team from NIST has created a PET-MR phantom for use in the calibration of PET-MR scanners' clinical performance, allowing for the development of a national standard for calibrating these machines.
Rigel Medical, a manufacturer of medical device and equipment testers, announced on December 11 that it has produced a new online video to showcase its 288 electrical safety analyzer.
Acertara Acoustic Laboratories has announced that it was awarded a US patent for its Aureon ultrasound probe testing device. This is the 16th patent Acertara has been awarded related to diagnostic ultrasound system and probe testing devices.
Radcal Corporation, Monrovia, Calif, has announced the first WiFi device for the company’s Accu-Gold line of diagnostic x-ray meters.
When combined with the company's hand-held UNISIM simulator, the PULS-R universal SpO2 simulation finger from Rigel Medical provides an all-in-one vital signs solution.
The IEEE has released a new standard aimed at helping manufacturers and healthcare providers evaluate wearable, cuffless devices for measuring blood pressure.
Because infusion devices have been involved in a number of safety incidents in recent years, they must be regularly tested and evaluated to ensure that they are functioning to the manufacturer’s specification and within clinical and environmental expectations.