Product Manual - Universal Medical Inc

ASPIRE Laboratory Aspirator
USER MANUAL
Rev 0 11/12/13
THE ACCURIS ASPIRE LABORATORY ASPIRATOR is a portable instrument that operates on 115V~/60Hz or 230V~/50Hz power input. It is
designed for the aspiration of liquid samples and suitable for removal of tissue culture media and supernatant from laboratory plates, tubes and
vessels.
The ASPIRE is housed in a heat-resistant, and electrically insulated plastic casing, incorporates a vacuum regulator on the front panel, amd also
includes a polycarbonate autoclavable bottle and lid with overflow protection valve, silicone tubing, hydrophobic filter, and handheld vacuum pipette.
GENERAL WARNING
READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE USE
THE INSTRUMENT SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY PROPERLY TRAINED LABORATORY PERSONNEL
THE INSTRUMENT’S PUMP UNIT MUST NOT BE DISASSEMBLED. FOR A SERVICE ALWAYS CONTACT BENCHMARK SCIENTIFIC
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Check the condition of the unit before each use. The housing, collection bottle, and all components should be carefully inspected for visual
damage.
Check the main power cable and do not connect to power if damage is apparent;
Before connecting to power, check that the electric input data indicated on the data label and the type of plug used, correspond to that of the
electrical outlet and electrical supply
If the plug supplied with the appliance is incompatible with the power supply outlet, contact qualified staff for replacement of the plug with a
suitable type. The use of simple or multiple and / or extension adapters is not generally recommended.
Always follow general safety requirements for electrical appliances:
 Use original components and accessories provided by Benchmark Scientific to guarantee performance and safety;
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Do not operate the aspirator without the bacteriological filter in place between the collection bottle and vacuum;
 Never immerse the aspirator pump unit in water or other liquids;
 Install the aspirator on a stable and flat surface;
 Position the instrument in a way that the air vents on the back and sides are not obstructed;
 Don’t use in the presence of flammable gases;
 Don’t touch the device with wet hands and always prevent the appliance from coming into contact with liquids;
 Keep out of reach of children and unauthorized personnel;
 Always use care when removing the power cord from the instrument;
 Always use the instrument at a safe distance from heat sources;
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For repairs, contact Benchmark Scientific technical services at 908-769-5555 and always use original spare parts and accessories.
Failure to comply with the above can jeopardise the safety of the user of the device;
7. This laboratory instrument must be used exclusively for its intended applications as described in this manual.
8. Any different use could be dangerous; the manufacturer will not be responsible for damage due to improper use or connection to an electrical
system not complying with current regulations;
9. Internal electrical and mechanical parts are not designed to be repaired by customers or end-users. Do not open the pump unit, do not
mishandle the electric / mechanical parts. Always contact Benchmark Scientific for technical assistance
10. Using the device in environmental conditions different than those indicated in this manual may be dangerous to the user and may cause
damage to the instrument.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
VOLTAGE
POWER CONSUMPTION
FUSE
MAXIMUM SUCTION PRESSURE (without jar)
MAXIMUM SUCTION FLOW (without bottle / filter)
WEIGHT
DIMENSIONS
SICILICONE TUBE SIZE
ACCURANCY OF VACUUM INDICATOR
AMBIENT OPERATING CONDITIONS
STORAGE AND TRASPORT CONDITIONS
ACCURIS ASPIRE LABORATORY ASPIRATOR
115V,50/60Hz or 230V, 50/60Hz
105VA
F 1 x 4A 250V
-75kPa (-0.75 Bar)
Adjustable from -75kPa (-0.75bar) to -10kPa (-0.10 bar)
15 l/min
4.8 Lbs / 2.2 Kg
250mm x 190mm x 160 mm
Ø 6 x 10 mm
± 5%
Room temperature:
5 to 35°C
Room humidity percentage:
30 to 75% RH
Altitude:
0 to 2000m
Room temperature:
-40 to 70°C
Room humidity percentage:
10 to 100% RH
SYMBOLS
Class II isolation equipment
Warning, consult the instruction manual
Keep in a cool, dry place
Storage/transport temperature: -40 ÷ 70°C
Type B equipment
Fuse
DEHP Phthalates (Suction catheter)
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Hz
I
O
Alternate Current
Mains Frequency
ON
OFF
Please note technical specifications may change without notice.
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Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – Electromagnetic Emissions
The ACCURIS ASPIRE LABORATORY ASPIRATOR is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below.
The customers or the user of the ACCURIS ASPIRE LABORATORY ASPIRATOR should assure that it’s used in such an environment.
Emissions Test
Compliance
Electromagnetic environment - guidance
Power disturbance
Group 1
THE ACCURIS LABORATORY ASPIRATOR
CISPR11
RF emissions are very low and will not cause
interference in proximity to any
Electronic appliances.
Irradiated / Conducted emissions CISPR11
Class [B]
THE ACCURIS LABORATORY ASPIRATOR can
be used in all environments, including domestic
Harmonic emissions IEC/EN 61000-3-2
Class [A]
and those connected directly to the public mains
Voltage fluctuations / flicker emissions
Complies
distribution that supplies power to environments
IEC/EN 61000-3-3
used for domestic scopes.
Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – Electromagnetic Immunity
THE ACCURIS LABORATORY ASPIRATOR is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below.
Users of this product should assure that it’s used in such an environment.
Immunity Test
Compliance
Electromagnetic environments - guidance
Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
± 6kV on contact
Floors should be wood, concrete or ceramic
IEC/EN 61000-4-2
± 8kV in air
tile. If floors are covered with synthetic material,
the relative humidity should be at least 30%.
Electrical fast transient / burst
± 2kV power supply
Mains power quality should be that of a typical
IEC/EN 61000-4-4
commercial environment.
Surge
± 1kV differential mode
Mains power quality should be that of a typical
IEC/EN 61000-4-5
commercial environment.
Loss of voltage, brief voltage interruptions and
5%UT for 0.5 cycle
Mains power quality should be that of a
variations
40%UT for 05 cycle
typical commercial environment. I
IEC/EN 61000-4-11
70%UT for 25 cycle
<5%UT
for 5 sec
Magnetic field
3A/m
The power frequency magnetic field should be
IEC/EN 61000-4-8
measured in the intended installation location to
assure that it’s sufficiently low.
Conducted Immunity
3Vrms 150kHz to 80MHz
IEC/EN 61000-4-6
(for appliances that aren’t life - supporting)
Irradiated Conducted
3V/m 80MHz to 2.5 GHz
IEC/EN 61000-4-3
(for appliances that aren’t life - equipment)
Note UT is the value of the power supply voltage
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ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED
DESCRIPTION
COMPLETE COLLECTION BOTTLE 2000ml
TUBING SET (3 pieces)
HANDHELD VACUUM PIPETTE
2 ADAPTERS (PIPETTE TIP AND FINE POINT
METAL TUBE)
ANTIBACTERIAL FILTER
Antibacterial Filter: The filter is produced with (PTFE) hydrophobic material witch prevents fluids entering the pump unit and also offers protection
to prevent bacterial contamination of the pump unit. When the filter is wet, it’s not possible to use the unit therefore the filter should be changed
immediately.
In case of possible contamination or discoloration of the filter, change the filter immediately.
Do not use the instrument without the filter properly installed.
CLEANING OF ACCESSORIES
To clean the plastic housing of the device wear disposable protective gloves and clean with denatured alcohol or hypochlorite solutions.
Washing and / or cleaning the autoclavable collection bottle can be carried out as follows:
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Wear protective gloves and apron (glasses and face mask if necessary) to avoid contact with contaminating substances;
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Disconnect the bottle from the device
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Disconnect all tubes from the jar and the filter
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Empty and properly dispose of the contents in the collection bottle
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Separate all parts of the cover (overflow valve, o-ring);
Thoroughly rinse all parts in cold water then soak in warm water (temperature not to exceed 60°C). Wash thoroughly and if necessary use a nonabrasive brush to remove and deposits. Rinse in running warm water and dry all parts with a soft cloth (non-abrasive).
The collection bottle and lid can be autoclaved by placing the parts into an autoclave and running one sterilization stem cycle at 121°C
(1 bar relative pressure) making sure that the jar is positioned upside down.
Mechanical resistance of the jar is guaranteed up to 30 cycles of sterilization and cleaning at the indicated conditions (EN ISO 10079-1). Beyond
this limit the physical-mechanical characteristics of the plastic may decrease and replacement of the part is therefore recommended.
After sterilization and cooling at ambient temperature, make sure that the parts are not damaged.
Assemble the bottle as follows:
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Place the overflow valve into its seat in the cover (under VACUUM connector)
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Insert floating valve keeping the o-ring towards the opening of the cage
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Place the o-ring into its seat around the cover
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After completing assembling operations always make sue that cover seals correctly to avoid vacuum or liquid leakage.
The aspiration tubes can be sterilized in an autoclave using a sterilization cycle at 120°C.
DO NOT WASH, STERILIZE OR AUTOCLAVE THE ANTIBACTERIAL FILTER
MAINTENANCE
The ACCURIS ASPIRE LABORATORY ASPIRATOR does not require any routine maintenance or lubrication.
It is, however, necessary to inspect the unit before each use. Unpack the instrument and always check the plastic parts for any damage that may
have occurred during prior use. Connect cable to an appropriate electrical outlet with correct voltage and turn the power switch to on.
Close the aspiration outlet by blocking with a finger and with suction regulator set to maximum check that the vacuum gauge reaches at least -75
kPa (-0.75 bar) maximum. Rotate the knob from right to left and check the aspiration regulating control.
The vacuum indicator should go down to -25 kPa (-0.25 bar). Check that no loud noises are present.
A fuse (F 1x4A 250V) is located in the plug to protect the instrument. In the event of a fuse blowing, replace with another or the correct type.
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Fault type
1. The vacuum system doesn’t work
2. No aspiration
3. No aspiration
4. The Vacuum power on the sample
side is very low or absent
Cause
Solution
Cable is damaged
Replace the cable
External power source failure
Bottle Cap not screwed down properly
Silicone cap seal (o-ring) not seated
properly
a) Vacuum regulator set to minimum
b) Protection filter blocked or damaged
c) Connection tubes blocked, kinked or
disconnected
d) Shut-off valve blocked or damaged
e) Pump motor damaged
Check the external power source
Unscrewed the cap, and re-attach carefully
Unscrew the cap and insert the seal properly.
5. The float in the overflow valve
doesn’t close
6. The float in the overflow valve
doesn’t close
If the cap has been washed, ensure that
the float is not partially detached
The float it’s covered by dirty material
7. Low suction
Faults 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
Foam inside the bottle
None of the remedies has achieved the
desired results
a) Turn the vacuum regulator clockwise and check the value of the
vacuum on the gauge
b) Replace the filter
c) Replace or reconnect the tubes, check the bottle connections
d) Empty the bottle, or disconnect the tube from the bottle and
unblock the shut-off valve. The unit twill only work in the upright
position.
e) Refer to authorised service personnel
Insert the float into its proper position
Unscrewed the cap, wash the overflow valve in clean water, and
replace.
Fill the bottle to 1/3 capacity with water
Contact Benchmark Scientific for Service Assistance
If the overfill valve system fails, continued aspiration will cause liquid to contact the bacteriological filter and air flow will be blocked.
Should this back-up security also fail, there is a risk of liquid entering the vacuum pump system. Do not attempt to continue using the Aspirator in
the event of liquid entering the vacuum pump system. Contact Benchmark Scientific for Service Assistance.
Benchmark Scientific will provide upon request electric diagrams, components list, descriptions, setting instructions and any other
information to assist with quick repair.
IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGED PARTS OR ABNORMAL OPERATION, PLEASE CONTACT BENCHMARK TECHNICAL SERVICE. THE
MANUFACTURER CANNOT HONOR THE WARRANTEE IF THERE HAS BEEN AN UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPT AT REPAIRING THE
INTERNAL COMPONENTS.
INSTRUCTIONS
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Place the Aspire Aspirator on a flat, horizontal surface
Connect the end of the short silicon tube, with antibacterial filter, to the suction connector.
The other tube already connected to the filter has to be connected to the port on the bottle cap labelled “VACUUM”. This is the port with the
overflow prevention valve directly below. When the collection bottle is 90% full, the overflow prevention valve will be activated to block liquid
from traveling to the filter and pump system.
WARNING: Ensure that the filter is installed correctly and that the side marked “IN” is toward the collection bottle. If the filter is installed
incorrectly, liquid may come through the filter and cause damage to the pump system.
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Connect the long silicone tube to the “SAMPLE” port on the bottle lid.
Connect the other end of the long silicon tube to the hand held vacuum pipette.
Connect the power cord to the device then connect the power cord to an appropriate electrical outlet.
Optional: Put some water, disinfecting liquid (ie 10% bleach to water), and/or antifoam agent into the collection bottle prior to aspiration of
samples. It may be filled to 1/3 capacity with this liquid. Adding liquid prior to use will provide easier cleaning, may help prevent growth of
biological contaminants, and will also increase the speed to reach full vacuum level.
Push the green power switch on the front of the instrument to the on “I” position to start suction.
During operation the collection bottle must remain in a vertical position to prevent the overflow protection valve from cutting off suction. Should
this happen, switch off the device and disconnect the tube from the jar cover (from “VACUUM” outlet).
Once finished push switch on O position and unplug.
After usage it is recommended to remove the tubing and accessories and clean with water and mild detergent or autoclave.
WARNING: NEVER USE THE DEVICE WITHOUT THE COLLECTION JAR AND FILTER PROPERLY INSTALLED
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REQUIREMENTS FOR RETURNING AND REPAIRING
Accuris Brand Products carry a 24 month warranty from the date of purchase, covering manufacturing defects.
In the event of a service related issue, contact Benchmark Scientific’s Service Department at 908-769-5555.
Benchmark Scientific cannot be held liable for accidental or indirect damages should the device be modified, repaired without
authorization or should any of its component be damaged due to accident or misuse.
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