The use of pressurised medical grade dry air during drying and storage inside EDC provides highly efficient endoscope drying. With optimised settings, users can save up to 50% of dry air consumption during storage. No heating is needed.
The Olympus Endoscope Drying Cabinet (EDC) is a drying and storage cabinet dedicated for use on flexible medical endoscopes. The use of the EDC allows immediate reuse of endoscopes, even after extended storage periods. A disinfection prior to reuse will be not required.Add to
The EDC is embedded into the Olympus CDS System Approach. This will allow full traceability of each individual endoscope during daily workflow.
Depending on the model, EDCs build in interfaces allow the transfer of relevant drying/storage parameters to either a printer or to external databases (i.e.: ENDOALPHA).
The EDC is compatible with Olympus and other flexible endoscope brands. Dedicated adapters support effective air flush to all endoscope internal channels.
Tests conducted by institutes like BIOTECH GERMANDE or the Dutch TNO have successfully proven the drying efficacy of the EDC.
The EDC offers effective drying and safe storage of flexible endoscopes and therefore utmost safety at all times, even after extended storage periods. The use of compressed dry air offers efficient drying on all cavities inside the endoscope and the outside. Full traceability and documentation during daily workflow is provided by the incorporation of RFID technology.
Different EDC models
The EDC is available in different models, in order to ideally fulfill your workflow requirements, Model B: basic version for up to 7 endoscopes; Model D: in addition offers full documentation; Model E: for up to 14 small lumen endoscopes.
Is based on RFID technology. The RFID are fully compatible with all other Olympus endoscope traceability applications. All endoscope and user relevant data can be traced and transfered into the Olympus CDS workflow traceability and the ENDOALPHA Documentation (EndoBase).
Access to endoscopes can be limited only to authorised staff, ensuring that endoscopes stay safe and uncontaminated inside the cabinet.
As the EDC uses compressed medical grade dry air for drying of the endoscopes, no heating or other air treatments are required. The environment around the EDC will therefore not be spoiled with heat or noise.
All relevant monitoring equipment is located inside a drawer next to the cabinet. This allows easy access for service and maintenance activities.
Low power consumption
The EDC only requires low amount of electrical power as there is no need for power extensive air heating.
|Height||2,130–2,179 mm (adjustable feet)|
|Depth of chamber||370 mm|
|Volume of cabinet||0.6 m³|
|Number of endoscope positions||Model B+D = 7|
Model E = 14
|Drying time (default setting)||120 minutes|
|Storage time (default setting)||168 hours|
|Medical device||Class 1|
|Electrical connections||Power supply||230 V|
|Connections||L1, N, PE|
|Max. current||0.9 A|
|Max. power consumption||149 W|
|Air supply||Compressed air||Pressurised medical-grade dry air (dust and oil free)|
|Connection||Preferably ½" outer thread (hose Ø 8 mm)|
|Dew point||– 43°C|
|Max. consumption||Model B + D = 100 l/min 7 scopes|
Model E = 120 l/min 14 scopes
No interval air supply during drying
|Air feed into chamber|
|Internal ventilator||30 m³/h|
|HEPA filter||0,3 μ/99,97 DOP|
|Resistance HEPA filter||200 Pa|
|Filter class||min. 7|