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Instrument Channel Dryer

Studies indicate that there is a strong link between moisture and microbe colonization in endoscope and instrument channels. Endoscope drying and surgical instrument channel drying is crucial to patient safety and infection prevention. The Airtime Channel Dryer aids in drying endoscope channels and also surgical instrument channels. It can used as an alternative to, or along with a drying cabinet. The unit allows scope channels to be dried quickly, reducing the risk that the endoscope will be stored, or put into immediate use, with wet channels.

For more information about endoscope reprocessing: AAMI ST91 / SGNA / AORN / CDC

Two channel dryer models are available, Variable Flow Rate Unit (VFR100) and External Air Supply Unit (ATEAS01).

Introducing the Airtime Variable Flow Rate Unit (VFR100)

The Airtime Variable Flow Rate Unit (VFR100) automatically adjusts airflow, maximizing the amount of air fed into endoscope channels, without the risk of overpressurizing the instrument.

By continuously monitoring instrument channel pressure, VFR100 will increase or decrease airflow based on the instrument manufacturer’s PSI rating.

This process not only protects valuable instruments, it also minimizes endoscope and instrument drying times. Drying cycles are automatically and immediately shut off in the event of a clogged or collapsed instrument or endoscope channel.

VFR100 Features:

  • Two independent pumps per unit.
  • Independent timers for each pump.
  • Air filtered to the level of Instrument Air (.01µm)
  • Adapter and tubing sets for Olympus, Fuji, and Pentax endoscopes.
  • Adapter and tubing sets for small diameter scopes, savary dilators, and robotic arms.
  • Various workstation options; Counterstand, IV Pole, Customized Wall Rail Systems
  • Built with Quiet Motor Technology.

Airtime External Air Supply (ATEAS01)

The Airtime ATEAS01 is a pumpless channel dryer that utilizes the facility's wall supplied Instrument Air. Air flow and channel pressure are continuously monitored throughout the drying cycle, preventing overpressure in delicate instrument or endoscope channels. Instrument PSI sensor settings and drying cycle times are managed with two independent touch screens.

The extreme dryness of Instrument Air (-40 F) helps reduce overall instrument and endoscope drying times. The two air filters at the base of the ATEAS01 unit provide added .01 micron filtration prior to the air entering the instrument. This ensures that any particles that may have been trapped in the facilities airlines will not reach the instrument. 

Variable Flow Rate Dryer (VFR100) shown here on Counter Stand.

Independent timers for each pump.

External Air Supply Dryer (ATEAS01) shown on Wall Rail.

Adapters & Tubing

Airtime tubing and adapter sets provide maximum flow rate and reduced drying times for a variety of instrument and endoscope types. To reduce the risk of cross-contamination between instruments, tubing sets are changed monthly, and adapter sets are changed after each use.

Compatible with Olympus, Pentax, Fuji, Storz, ACMI, and Intuitive Surgical. Ask your Cygnus Rep for detailed adapter and tubing information.

Installation Options

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SKU DESCRIPTION SIZE UNITS/CASE
Airtime Controllers
VFR100 Airtime™ Endoscope and Instrument Channel Dryer Variable Flow Rate Unit. Includes a power supply and filters. 6" W x 10" H 3.25" D 1
ATEAS01 Airtime™ Endoscope and Instrument Channel Dryer External Air Supply. Includes a power supply and filters. 6" W x 10" H 3.25" D 1
APS06 Power Supply for Airtime Unit N/A 1
Adapter Sets
ASO3 Adapter Set for Olympus flexible endoscopes, includes 1 Suction Tube Adapter, 1 Suction Port Cap, 1 Air/Water Adapter, 1 Biopsy Port Cap, & 1 Auxiliary Water Jet Port Adapter. For use with Olympus flexible endoscopes. 120 sets
ASP2 Pentax Adapter Set for Pentax flexible endoscopes, includes 1 Suction Tube Adapter, 1 Suction Port Cap, 1 Air/Water Adapter, 1 Biopsy Port Cap, & 1 Auxiliary Water Jet Port Adapter. For use with Pentax flexible endoscopes. 120 sets
ASF2 Adapter Set for Fuji flexible endoscopes, includes 1 Suction Tube Adapter, 1 Suction Port Cap, 1 Air/Water Port Adapter, 1 Biopsy Port Cap, & 1 Auxiliary Water Jet Port Adapter. For use with Fuji flexible endoscopes. 120 sets
ASOB1 Adapter Set for Olympus bronchoscopes, includes 1 Suction Port Adapter & 1 Biopsy Port Adapter. For use with Olympus bronchoscopes. 100 sets
LL01-01 Luer Lock Adapter and Luer Lock Cap (individually packaged pairs), 1 adapter/cap pair per bag, 100 bags per case. 100 pairs total. For use with small diameter instruments. 100 pairs
LL01-25 Luer Lock Adapter with Luer Lock Cap (bulk packaged pairs, 25 adapter/cap pairs per bag, 4 bags per case. 100 pairs total. For use with small diameter instruments. 100 pairs
LL02-01 Luer Lock Adapter and Suction Tube Adapter (individually packaged pairs), 1 luer lock/suction tube pair per bag, 100 bags per case. 100 pairs total. For use with small diameter instruments. 100 pairs
LL02-25 Luer Lock Adapter and Suction Tube Adapter (bulk packaged pairs), 25 luer lock/suction tube pairs per bag, 4 bags per case. 100 pairs total. For use with small diameter instruments. 100 pairs
ST14G Needle nose, small diameter channel adapter. Commonly used with Savary Dilators and other small diameter instruments. For use with small diameter instruments. 250 adapters
Tubing Sets
DF100X Airtime™ Directional Flow Tubing Set Universal with appropriate adapters. 20
HDF200X Airtime™ Horizontal Drying, Directional Flow Tubing Set. Used for drying coiled scopes. For use with Olympus Adapter Set ASO3, Pentax Adapter Set ASP2, & Fuji Adapter Set ASF2.  20
SDT01 Airtime™ Small Diameter Scope Tubing Set, single-line. Two tubing sets per unit. N/A 5
SDT02 Airtime™ Small Diameter Scope Tubing Set, dual-line. Two tubing sets with Y connector per unit. N/A 5
SDT03 Airtime™ Small Diameter Scope Tubing Set, dual-line. Two tubing sets with straight-line adapter fitting. N/A 5
Filters
FLT-Y30 Airtime™ HEPA Filter Assembly Set,
.010 µm right angle connector
N/A 2
FLT-Y40ST Airtime™ HEPA Filter Assembly Set,
.010 µm straight line connector
N/A 2
IV Pole Installation
IV500 Airtime™ IV Pole Set includes: 1 cradle bar, 2 height reduction bars, 1 mounting bracket and 1 IV pole. N/A 1
Counter Stand Installation
CS9179 Airtime™ Counter Stand with
Universal Mounting Bracket
9" W x 17" H x 9" D 1
Wall installation
WRC100 Airtime™ 12" Wall Rail Mounting System, use to mount 1 Airtime Control Unit. Includes a 12" rail with 2 white end caps, 2 wall mounting anchors, and 1 universal wall rail bracket. 12" Rail 1
WRC200 Airtime™ 24" Wall Rail Mounting System, use to mount 2 Airtime Control Units. Includes a 24" rail with 2 white end caps, 2 wall mounting anchors, and 2 universal wall rail brackets. 24" Rail 1
WRC300 Airtime™ 36" Wall Rail Mounting System, use to mount Airtime Control Units or flexible endoscopes. Includes a 36" rail with 2 white end caps, 3 wall mounting anchors, and 8 universal wall rail brackets and scope cradles. 36" Rail 1
WRC500 Airtime™ Complete Wall Rail Mounting System – Proper installation requires wall space that is 3' 6” wide by 80” high. The system will hold two scopes and one Airtime Control Unit. It includes four – 3 foot rails with white end caps, 12 wall mounting anchors, 9 universal wall rail brackets and 8 positioning bars. The positioning bars are used for holding the scope and for height reduction. 36" Rails 1

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