FAQ

QUESTION:
What is the max. infusion flow rate of your pumps?

ANSWER:
SEP-10S: 0.1 - 400 ml/h;
SP-14S PCA basal rate: 0.1 - 100 ml/h;
SEP line pumps: 0.1 - 1500 ml/h;
Aitecs 2015: 0.1 - 1200 ml/h;
Aitecs 2016: 0.01 – 2200 ml/h


 QUESTION:
Have your pumps CE mark?

ANSWER:
Most of our syringe pumps (except SEP-10S) have CE 0408, approved by TÜV Austria. Models SEP-10S PLUS and SP-12S PRO have also FDA approval.


 QUESTION:
What syringes are your pumps compatible with?

ANSWER:
Aitecs syringe pumps are compatible with the syringes of the most popular manufacturers in the world (Monoject, BD, Terumo, Nipro, B.Braun, JMS and others). If some brands are not desirable on the list, you can easily exclude them from the menu by using a special code. New brands can be added to the list on additional request.


 QUESTION:
Do your pumps have an adjustable occlusion pressure level?

ANSWER:
YES. There are 3 occlusion levels in SEP line pumps: 40kPa (300mmHg), 80kPa (600mmHg), 120kPa (900mmHg). For SP-12S Pro pump you can also select other occlusion levels: 30, 60, 90 kPa.
Aitecs 2015 has 5 occlusion pressure levels: L1 (app. 50 mmHg), L2 (app. 250 mmHg), L3 (app. 450 mmHg), L4 (app. 650 mmHg), L5 (app. 850 mmHg).

Aitecs 2016 has 10 occlusion pressure levels: L1 (app. 50 mmHg), L3 (app. 250 mmHg), L5 (app. 450 mmHg), L7 (app. 650 mmHg), L10 (app. 950 mmHg)


QUESTION:
Do your pumps have an internal battery? If yes, what type?


ANSWER:
All our pumps are equipped with NiMH battery. Pumps can work at least 10 h at 5 ml/h infusion rate when the battery is fully charged.


 QUESTION:
What is infusion flow accuracy of Aitecs pumps?

ANSWER:
Volumetric accuracy with approved syringes is ±2% or ±0,1 ml/h (the greater of these values).


QUESTION:
What kinds of alarms assist user operations?


ANSWER:
No mains, Low battery, Very low battery, Occlusion, Syringe empty, X min to syringe empty/end of infusion, X ml to syringe empty/end of infusion, End of infusion, KOR (KVO), Internal malfunction.


QUESTION:
Do you have a clamp for pole mounting?

ANSWER:
Yes, all pumps as a standard feature have clamp for vertical IV pole. Aitecs 2015 and 2016 are also equipped with clamp for mounting on rectangular bars (e.g. Draeger bar).


QUESTION:
Is it possible to use Aitecs pumps in ambulances?

ANSWER:
YES. SEP-10S Plus, SP-12S Pro and SEP-21S Plus have been certified to the requirements of the standard EN 1789:1999+A1:2003 for road ambulances. Aitecs syringe pumps have 12V DC (0,7A) option.


QUESTION:
Do your pumps have an external device connection interface?

ANSWER:
Yes, SEP line pumps can be provided with an RS232 communication port, Aitecs 2015 – RS232, IrDA, Aitecs 2016 – USB, IrDA.


QUESTION:
Is the drug name displayed during infusion?

ANSWER:
YES, and in addition, the drug list can be easily adapted by the customer himself via numeric keypad by entering new drug names or editing the existing.


QUESTION:
Do your devices have KOR (KVO) function? What is the advantage?

ANSWER:
During interruptions of drug delivery process, clots can appear on the tip of the catheter and block it. To avoid such troubles and keep catheter open for further infusions, our pumps have a KVO mode. The purpose of the function KVO (Keep Vein Open) is to continue infusion of very small amount of drug after the end of infusion in order to avoid formation of clots.


QUESTION:
What is the essence of the anti-bolus and the anti-siphon effects? How do your pumps cope with them?

ANSWER:
Our pumps have programmed anti-bolus and anti-siphon features. The essence of them is:
Anti-bolus system.
Sometimes during infusion an increase of pressure in administration set can occur. It may happen because of the flexion of a patient’s arm or any kind of blockage on the administration set. The pump continues to drive the solution and increases pressure in the syringe and the administration set. If the cause of blockage is removed suddenly, an extra amount of the drug will be infused to patient causing the potential of over infusion. To avoid such cases the pump has an anti-bolus function which reduces the pressure in the syringe and the extension set in case of occlusion and at the same time diminishes the volume of unwanted Bolus injected to the patient after removal of the occlusion cause.
Anti-siphon system.
In most pumps (various manufacturers) there is a gap between the syringe finger grips and the syringe fixation plate of the syringe pump. Depending on the size of this gap and the volume of the syringe in use, this "internal motion" can correspond to a volume of approximately 1-3ml. It will occur when the device is lifted with respect to the patient (e.g. during transportation). It is the so-called "siphon effect". The "anti-siphon" system prevents the appearance of an unexpected rapid bolus - "siphon effect" - in case of lifting the syringe pump. It is particularly important in neonatology or pediatrics because they use very small doses and/or volumes.


QUESTION:
What is the difference between SEP-10S and SEP-10S Plus?

ANSWER:
SEP-10S Plus has expanded infusion rate range to 1500 ml/h, it is CE marked and has an RS 232 option.


QUESTION:
What advantages has SP-12S Pro compared to SEP-12S Plus?

ANSWER:
SP-12S Pro has profile mode feature or event log option for registration and storage of infusion history.


QUESTION:
What are the essential upgrades in Aitecs 2015, comparing to SEP type of pumps?

ANSWER:
The major differences are as follows:
- Infugard ® drug error prevention software
- Stackability
- Graphical LCD display
- manually operated drive mechanism
- Quick removal from IV pole
- Minimum occlusion pressure level 50 mmHg
- infusion rates from 0.10 – 9.99 in 0.01 ml/h steps
and some others.


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