1.  Run a regular cycle
2.  Once the timer gets to zero, the sterilizer will begin to buzz.
3.  It would still stay in sterilization position until you either turn the bottom knob to ‘VENT’, or to ‘OFF’ position.
4.  If you turn the knob to ‘VENT’ position, the sterilizer will suck out all the liquids you have in the bottles.
5.  If you turn the knob quickly pass the ‘VENT’ position, and onto the off position, the sterilizer will be completely off, and will ‘SLOW vent’ (which might take up to 45 minutes, but the liquids will stay in tact in the bottles.

fyi – Pelton Crane is no longer manufacturing the Magnaclave.  Too bad.  It was a great work horse of a sterilizer.  However, we can get you a refurbished one for a better price than you can get any 15″ dia x 30″ deep sterilizer.

Call me to find out the price.
Thank you,
Shlomo

P.S. click over there —> Pelton Crane Magnaclave (to see further details about the Pelton Crane Magnaclave)

An interesting article was posted in the Chattanoogan web site about the truth about ‘Pedicure‘.  The only common I have to make in regards to the paragraph of autoclaving implements, is that the implements needs to be put into an Ultrasonic Cleaners, then put into a bag (Bags), and then put into the autoclave.  Also, monitoring the autoclave is important.  We recommend.  How elese would you know if the autoclave is working or not?

Call me if you have any further questions.
Thanks,

Shlomo
1-800-762-1586
ext 215

 

p.s. this is the paragraph in the article I was referring to:

Is it clean?

Sanitation is, first and foremost, the most important thing to look for in your salon. Do you see tools being used that have obviously been used on someone else? Do you see the pedicure chairs being washed, rinsed and cleaned with a product that will kill viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens between each client? Do you see thick filings and clippings from other clients lying on tables, floors or pedicure chairs? Please do not have services here. If your salon is touting  “sterile” implements which have been autoclaved, that does not necessarily mean the salon is clean. Autoclaving instruments really does nothing in a non-sterile field. Some salons throw instruments right into the autoclave without even cleaning them first with soap and water, and the autoclave is improperly maintained. If you see nail dust covering floors and/or work surfaces, you are being exposed to anything the prior clients might be carrying. Find yourself a clean and well maintained salon, with or without an autoclave, as long as the instruments used are being correctly sanitized or they are being disposed of after each client. And don’t be afraid to ask.  A true professional is proud of their sanitation methods and is happy to show you the lengths to which they go to protect you.

A dentist license recently temporarily was suspended because he allegedly did no disinfect surgical instruments in his office.  Also, no evidence that the office was sending out for spore testing which is against CDC recommendation of weekly testing the autoclave.

The easiest and least expensive way to spore test, is to to this …Click To Purchase, you get the result at the end of the cycle.  No need to mail it out, immediate feedback.

Go to this url address to see more of the suspended dentist.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/06/suspended_dentist_examined_but.html

Thank you,
Shlomo Savyon
516-283-5535

 

 

A Canadian hospital  was not able to sterilize their instruments due to rust-colored stains found surrounding the surgical tools they were using. It was detected that the steam which was generated by two huge boilers (which they heat hospital and provide heat for the sterilizers) were the cause.

A few factors could have caused staining:

1) The autoclave’s steam trap, which collects excess steam, failed, which sent moisture into the sterilizer.
2) Ironically, laundry detergent is a culprit. The surgical tools are wrapped in clean linen; if the detergent hasn’t been 100-per-cent rinsed, it can cause a teatype stain when subjected to the temperatures and pressure in the autoclave.
3) The boiler’s chemicals, designed to prevent corrosion, can carry over into the steam and cause staining.

More on this issue could be found here:

http://www.leadergost.com/health/Science+steaming/9703278/story.html

I’m really thrilled to announce that Alfa Medical (Sterilizers.com) as of November 26th 2013, became the North America service center for the the following Pelton Crane products: Sentry, OCM, OCR, Magnaclave, Validators, and all the way to the Delta Q 8 and Delta Q 10 lines.  The markets which were approved for are all the none dental (ie Medical, Veterinarian, Laboratory, manufacturing facilities and again, all none dental).

Thank you,
Shlomo
1-800-762-1586
ext 215

 

 

A door of an autoclave recently (October 31st 2013) blew off the hinges, and killed a woman who wasn’t too far from the autoclave. This accident didn’t happen in a dental, medical, veterinary setting, but it could easily happen.  Please make sure you maintain your autoclave regularly. I will post later all of the sterilizer manufacturers recommendations as to how often the sterilizer each one of their sterilizer needs to be checked.

Click here Autoclave blew off the hinges to view the report in WBS-TV Atlanta Ch 2

Thank you,
Shlomo

We recently became Heidoph USA approved wholesale vendor.  Please call Shlomo Savyon directly  1-800-762-1586 ext 215 for help.

Here is the link of the Tuttnauer Heidolph Vertical Laboratory sterilizer web site.

Thank you,

Shlomo
1-800-762-1586
Ext 215

I have been reading some very interesting articles in Pharmaceutical Technology regarding new sterilizers.

They all deal with a similar subject of sterilization methods and validation.

While in most cases the traditional methods of steam or dry heat sterilization work well, there are circumstances where these or even EO sterilization fails to meet the requirements.

Materials may be degraded or they are too sensitive to be exposed to moisture.

With this thought in mind there seems to be a few new methods on the horizon for solving the current issues.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide
  • Nitrogen dioxide gas
  • Chlorine dioxide gas
  • Carbon dioxide

All four are explained in detail in the article i have attached for reference.

What is important is that we continue to search for new methods to sterilize safely and effectively and have a method to prove the process.

*Reference Source: Emerging Sterilization and Disinfection Technologies Offer Alternative Solutions

The resiliency of Acinetobacter bacteria has been known since it was first studied in 1973 after being brought back from Vietnam by soldiers.  At that time, the spread of this infectious agent could easily be controlled with common antibiotics. Today the pathogen can be found in the soil and in water sources across the U.S. Unfortunately, it has also acquired multidrug resistance.  This germ generally attacks people who are vulnerable because of traumatic injury or a compromised immune system. (more…)

Germgard’s new room temperature gas sterilization system has been independently tested and the results recently released.  An article in Bio-Medicine on August 5, 2009 states that Germgard’s six minute sterilization process really only takes three minutes!  That’s twice as fast as the company originally claimed earlier in the year.  The tests revealed that 3 minutes was enough to kill 100 percent of Geobacillus Stearothermophilus spores in the test media, the standard for testing surgical instrument sterilizers. (more…)

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