APC 2 Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) Generator

Description

APC is an electrosurgical technique for the management of bleeding and the devitalization of tissue abnormalities. During the procedure electrosurgical current is transferred to the tissue via ionized argon gas. The procedure has few complications and is safe: creating effective hemostasis and a homogenous surface coagulation with a limited penetration depth. Since transmission of the electrosu...

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Technical Specifications

- Type of gas Argon 4.8 (99.998%) and higher degree of purity
- Initial pressure 5 +/- 2 bar 72.5 +/- 29 psi
- Max. final pressure 2 +/- 0.4 bar 29 +/- 5.8 psi
- Adjustable gas flow 0.1 – 8 l/min depending on the respective instrument attached; adjustable in steps of 0.1 l
- Flushing flow Depends on the instrument (corresponds to the target flow of the attached instrument)
- Flushing duration 3 sec
- Dimensions: Width x Height x Depth 410 x 80 x 370 mm
- Weight 4.8 kg
- Classification in accordance with EU Directive 93/42/EWG II b

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APC 2 Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) Generator

APC is an electrosurgical technique for the management of bleeding and the devitalization of tissue abnormalities. During the procedure electrosurgical current is transferred to the tissue via ionized argon gas. The procedure has few complications and is safe: creating effective hemostasis and a homogenous surface coagulation with a limited penetration depth. Since transmission of the electrosurgical current is by a non-contact technique, (the instruments do not come into direct contact with tissue), the instruments almost never stick to the tissue. The current can be applied axially, laterally or radially, depending on the indication. The equipment consists of an APC unit, an electrosurgical generator and APC instruments. In the ERBE VIO System the APC 2 and the VIO generator are optimally coordinated. Operation of the instruments and their interaction is carried out via the central display of the VIO master module. A wide range of applicators and probes are available for APC procedures in endoscopy. We have developed this range of instruments to meet the needs of different applications and anatomical sites in close cooperation with specialists these different medical fields – all over the world. Advantages of APC at a Glance: - Non-contact procedure, no sticking of the instrument tip to the tissue - Effective, even surface coagulation, for uniform hemostasis and devitalization - Better dosage of penetration depth leads to safer application - Limited perforation of risk - Minimal carbonization and smoke plume formation,minimal pollution through unpleasant odors - Safe procedure with few complications Most common Gastroenterology indications: - Superficial and small vascular hemorrhages - Tumor reductions - Tumor bleeding - Devitalization and coagulation of the right colon - Stent ingrowth/overgrowth - Radiation proctitis - GAVE syndrome Advantages of the ERBE APC 2: - Greatly increased range of options for argon plasma coagulation - Optimized adjustment of the thermal effect with new modes and parameter settings - Very good ignition properties even at very low output settings - Homogenous surface coagulation - Improved control of APC leads to more safety - Easy operation with Plug & Play - Argon-supported cutting with the full range of possibilities provided by the new VIO System