2015, October - Volume 10 No 5

2015, October - Volume 10 No 5
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October 2015
VOLUME 10 NO 5
The Leader in Replacement Parts for Healthcare Equipment Since 1972
The Giraffe® OmniBed®
Secrets of the Canopy Lift System
By Neil Blagman, RPI Product Development
During the process of developing
new parts to fit the GE/Ohmeda
Giraffe OmniBed, I began the process
by disassembling the device’s canopy
lift system and both the left and right
lift rails. This allowed me access to the
lift belt and the electrical harnesses
which ultimately lead to our production of the RPI Lift Belt Kit (RPI Part
#OMB030) and the Hood Harness
(RPI Part #OMH032).
When I reassembled the lift rails with
all new parts and then reinstalled
them on the canopy, I realized I had
a problem with the lift system.
The canopy lift system in the
OmniBed I was working with ran
very slowly in both the up and down
directions as if it were straining to lift
the canopy.
By Phil Goldstein, RPI Product Development
Upon additional investigation (and
another round of disassembly), I
thought I had tracked the dragging
issue to worn out buoyancy springs.
The buoyancy springs in the device
are used as a counter-balance to lessen
the load that the mechanical system
has to lift. The Giraffe OmniBed has
buoyancy springs in both the right rail
(2 springs, hubs and washers) and the
left rail (3 springs, hubs and washers).
Thus, the worn out buoyance springs
lead to the development and production of the RPI Buoyancy Spring Kit
(Right) (RPI Part #OMK057) and the
RPI Buoyancy Spring Kit (Left) (RPI
Part #OMK058).
Once reassembled with new buoyancy
springs, I realized that I had still not
Continued on the back page
RPI Launches a New Line of Parts
to fit Dental Vacuum Systems!
By Mark Micucci, RPI Product Development
In January and again in June of 2015,
RPI introduced new parts that fit Wet
Ring style dental vacuum systems.
Our first parts
released in
January were
for the wet
ring vacuum
system’s
water control
a s s e m bl i e s .
RPI’s focus is
to bring out a
complete line
of parts, and
Solenoid
all available
Valve Assembly
repair kits, so
(RPI Part #VPV005)
that you can
New Offerings for
Steris® System 1E®
save your customer money and save
yourself time in the field.
Just to recap, RPI came out with two
complete Water Control Assemblies to
fit the DentalEZ ® 1 and 2 horse power
vacuum systems. These parts were
made to be exchanged with the OEM
assemblies without any modifications,
true plug and play. Of course RPI
offers all the sub-components that
make up the Water Control
Assemblies. These parts include the
Solenoid Valve (RPI Part #VPV005),
Anti-Syphon Valve (RPI Part
#VPV007) and Strainer (RPI Part
#VPS003) and their associated repair
Continued on page 7
Included in the many parts that RPI
offers to fit the Steris System 1E Liquid
Chemical Sterilant Processing System
are the Inflatable Seal, Pinch Valves,
Check Valves, Sterilant Aspirator
Assembly, Gas Spring Assembly,
Thermal Cut Off Switch, and more.
Good news! We have expanded our line
of parts with the addition of the Sterile
Air Filter, as well as the Prefilter
Cartridge "B". And here's an RPI
Advantage! – the RPI "B" filter is a dual
membrane, dual porosity .6/.1 micron
absolute rated water filter. Plus, we
packaged both the "A" and "B" filters
together as a convenience for you.
Here's what we offer now:
RPI Filter Offerings
RPI Part #
Sterile Air Filter (A1503)
SSF011
Prefilter Cartridge “A” (A1501)
SSF013
Prefilter Cartridge “B” (A1562)
SSF052
Filter Package “A” & “B” (A1567) SSP057
In addition, we have added to our line of
Check Valves plus a Check Valve PM
Package. Please see the chart below:
RPI Check Valve Offerings
CK - 5, 6, & 7 (400774)
CK - 10 (400219)
CK - 2, 3 & 11 (400510)
PM Package (P764335-393)
RPI Part #
SSV055
SSV056
SSV003
SSP054
And don't forget the exclusive RPI Oring Kit (RPI Part #SSK050) that contains all of O-rings needed to service
the System 1E, plus the RPI O-ring
removal tools, O-ring lubricant, and a
sturdy storage case.
Please take a moment to visit the RPI
website – www.rpiparts.com – for a
complete listing of all our parts to fit the
System 1E.
THE RPI FAMILY
G
ood day, my name is Marciela
Villeda. Some people have a hard time
saying my name so they call me Mari.
I work in the UPS shipping department at RPI. I have had the pleasure of
working here since November 2014.
Ira Lapides
CEO & President
Replacement Parts Industries, Inc.
I would like to start my column by thanking everyone for your support following
the passing of my father this past June. It was truly heartwarming to see the expressions of appreciation for Dad from so many customers and industry leaders. He
truly had a role in shaping our industry in terms of making access to quality aftermarket parts a commonality of the business, and he impacted so many with his caring, advice, and enthusiasm for life.
In past articles over the years I have talked about many lessons to be learned from
Dad (and Mom!), especially in the values that he brought to life and business.
There is one additional lesson that I would like to address that Dad imparted in
such a positive way, and that is in regards to a business’ relationship with its customers.
One thing that distinguished Dad from so many other people was his genuine caring for the welfare, happiness, success, and experiences of others. So many of us
do care deeply about others, but Dad somehow took that to another level.
This is something that I believe is important to do in business as well. A business
can only truly be successful if its customers are successful, and if they are successful they will remain in business and keep coming back to you. So, one of the keys
is to try to understand the needs of your customers as best as possible, and fill
those needs as well as you can. To do this, you need to really get to know your customer, just like my father did in so many of his personal relationships.
It is a challenge for us at RPI to do this, having several thousand customers in the
U.S. and throughout the world, but we try to do this as best as we can. We do this
through attendance at trade shows, meetings, site visits, and phone calls. We pay
attention to where customers go on our website and how they get there, and what
parts they are seeking that we do not currently carry.
We also try to do this by hiring the best team possible in our customer service and
Product Development/Tech Support departments. These great people, who have
become long term employees (average tenure in Customer Service is 8.5 years, 16
years in Product Development) have developed great relationships with our customers.
So, we try to listen as best as possible, learn, and translate that if we can into products, services, and business processes that will help fulfill our customers’ needs.
It’s not always easy, and we cannot always do everything that we would like. After
all, our customers range from individuals working from their houses to some pretty
large companies with hundreds of technicians. But we genuinely try to do everything that we can to help our customers be successful.
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Coming to
work makes
it
easy
when you're
working
with family.
Our crew
might be
small but
we work as
one and we
Marciela Villeda
rely on each
Shipping & Warehouse
other. I am
one of four children. I have two brothers and a beautiful little sister. I was
born and raised in Van Nuys, CA but I
have also lived in Nevada and attended high school in Fresno, CA.
My favorite Disney movie is Lion
King. My favorite shows are Saved by
the Bell, Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit, Burn Notice, Modern Family, and
of course the best show ever Friends.
My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks. I
love all of his books.
I am the proud mother of two beautiful
children, my son Joseph 14 and my
daughter Natalie 8. My son is a freshman this year and it's exciting and hectic
watching him make the transition into
high school. I'm really proud of how
smart those kids are. MY KIDS ARE
MY PRIDE AND JOY, MY WORLD.
April is a very special month for me
since both my children were born in
April. Every year we plan a big trip
with all my family to celebrate. We are
very adventurous. We like hiking,
going to the lake, and most of all
going to the beach (to be honest, that's
my favorite place in the world). We
love nature and being outside, but we
also enjoy those calm moments when
we can just relax and put a movie on
and eat popcorn.
Replacement Parts Industries, Inc “The Alternate Source” • October 2015
Midmark® M11, M9 & M7
TECH Heater Mounting Hardware
TALK Kit (RPI Part #RCH119)
By Jim Wisniewski Manager, RPI Product Development
Our Heater Mounting Hardware Kit
(RPI Part #RCH119) has been upgraded again to make it even better to service the Heating Elements that fit the
Midmark M11, M9 and the M7.
Here's what we did. First, we custom
manufactured the 7/16-20 Brass Jam
Nut Hex to a slightly smaller size thus
avoiding interference between the
points of the hex making installation of
the RPI heaters easier for you. Plus we
added to the Kit two 7/16-28 Brass
Jam Nuts to fit the OEM Heaters. With
these two big changes, we made our
Kit universal for use with both the RPI
as well as the OEM heaters.
We also changed both the Flat Washers
and the Lock Washers in the Kit to
stainless steel to provide better protection against rust.
StatSpin® and
the Design Process
By Neil Blagman, RPI Product Development
T
he StatSpin centrifuge was developed
as a compact pre-programmed centrifuge for clinics and labs that do not
have the quantities of ordered tests necessary to support the larger centrifuges
available for sale. The original StatSpin
used a standardized format that was customized for various applications by
adding additional test protocols while
maintaining a uniform footprint.
Each version of the StatSpin has a
unique part number and model name
and either runs 1, 3, 5 or 6 individual
tests. The model name, model number
and serial number on any StatSpin can
be located on a label placed on the bottom of the centrifuge.
When we started the development
process for new parts to fit the StatSpin,
our goal was to target the service kits
be necessary to straighten/bend the
(2) heater element terminals from the
present 90˚ to approximately a 10˚
straighter position in order to place
the thermostat bracket and the
mounting hardware into position.
Once the heater element and the
thermostat bracket are in position
along with the spacer under the
heater (if present), place the new
stainless steel Flat Washers and
stainless steel Lock Washers onto the
Heater Mounting Hardware Kit heater Bushing.
And the last change we made was to
offer Fiber Gaskets separately in a package of six (RPI Part #RPG925). This way
you won't have to purchase the entire
Kit just for the Fiber Gaskets.
RPI Service Tip.
Here's a quick
service tip on
how to install a
Heating Element
using our new
upgraded hardware Kit.
(RPI Part #RCH119)
• Includes (2) of each part shown
Start with removing all dirt and
debris from the
chamber. Place
the Fiber Gaskets
on the heater
bushings. It may
Fiber Gasket
(RPI Part #RPG925)
Stainless Steel
Flat Washer
Stainless Steel
Lock Washer
7/16-20
Brass Jam Nut
(Use with RPI Heaters)
7/16-28
Brass Jam Nut
(Use with OEM Heaters)
Then hold the heating element
and spacer (if present) firmly in
position and tighten the Brass
Jam Nuts. (Note: Be sure to use
the 7/16-20 Brass Jam Nut for
the RPI heaters, and use the
7/16-28 for the OEM heaters.)
Caution: Do not overtighten the
Brass Jam Nuts. Torque must
not exceed 25 ft/lbs (34N•m).
Straighten/bend the (2) heater
element terminals back to their
original 90˚ position and connect
all wires. Test for leaks.
available for each individual model since
these kits contained more parts than
needed. We wanted to maximize our
customers’ ability to service the devices
without requiring more parts than needed at any given time.
However, the Top Cover Assembly (RPI
Part #BKK019) fits all of the models
listed with the Latch Kits, and this allows
our customers to replace only the defective parts – giving you the advantage of
not paying for more parts than needed.
We thought it would be more efficient
for our customers if we broke this large
service kit into two separate kits; a latch
kit for each individual model, and a common lid kit that fits all of the models for
which we were developing parts.
More good news, we offer the Lid Gasket,
Latch Solenoid, Safety Switch, Power
Harness and Power Supply which are
common to all of the models we support.
The Latch Kits we developed are specific to each model so that you don't get
more parts than you really need – making your job a lot easier. Take a look!
RPI Part #BKK022
Fits the single cycle CritSpin model M961-22
RPI Part #BKK023
Fits the 3 cycle Express 2 and Vet Express
RPI Part #BKK020
Fits both the Iris and the Idexx versions
of the 5 cycle VT model V901-22
RPI Part #BKK021
Fits the 6 cycle StatSpin MP model M901-22
Replacement Parts Industries, Inc “The Alternate Source” • October 2015
As an added bonus, many of the parts
and kits mentioned in this article include
our excellent installation instructions,
offering you step-by-step descriptions of
the disassembly, reassembly, and testing
procedures to assist you with the repairs.
You can also find all RPI Installation
Instructions on our website, www.rpiparts.com. Simply search for a part and,
if instructions are available, just click on
the Installation Instructions icon located
at the top of the parts page.
Making repairs possible with fewer
inventoried parts is one of the many RPI
ways of looking out for our customers.
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The following new parts are now in stock,
DENTAL EQUIPMENT
RPI Part #
CMF013
Description
Filter Element
GOG046
RPF936
RPO934
VPA084
VPC069
VPC070
VPC071
VPD085
VPD086
VPE064
VPE065
VPE067
VPE068
VPF066
VPG039
VPG040
VPG041
VPG042
VPG043
VPG044
VPG045
VPG046
VPG047
VPG048
VPG080
VPG081
VPG091
VPG093
VPG094
VPG095
VPK050
VPK052
VPK054
VPK062
VPK072
VPK073
VPK074
VPK075
Vacuum Gauge
Female Connector (1/4" Poly x 1/4" FPT) - 2/pkg
O-ring - 3/pkg
Sink Adaptor
Solids Collector (3/4")
Solids Collector (1")
Solids Collector (1-1/4")
Diaphragm
Diaphragm
Filter Element and Screen
Filter Element
Filter Element and Screen
Filter Element and Screen
Filter Assembly
Manifold Gasket
Manifold Gasket
Manifold Gasket
Manifold Gasket
Manifold Gasket
Vacuum Gauge (Liquid Filled)
Vacuum Gauge
Vacuum Gauge (Liquid Filled)
Vacuum Gauge
Vacuum Gauge (Liquid Filled)
Bowl Gasket - 3/pkg
Bowl Gasket - 3/pkg
Bowl Gasket
Manifold Gasket
Vacuum Gauge
Vacuum Gauge (Liquid Filled)
Check Valve Repair Kit (1/2" & 3/8")
Check Valve Repair Kit (3/4")
Check Valve Repair Kit (1")
Vacuum Relief Valve Repair Kit
Solids Collector Replacement Kit
Solids Collector Replacement Kit (Case of 12)
Solids Collector Replacement Kit
Solids Collector Replacement Kit (Case of 8)
VPK082
VPK087
VPK088
VPN092
VPS076
VPS077
VPS078
VPS079
VPS089
VPS090
VPV049
VPV051
VPV053
VPV055
VPV057
VPV058
VPV059
VPV060
Sink Drain Valve Assembly
Bowl Kit (Short)
Bowl Kit (Long)
Clean Out-Nipple
Screen (50 Mesh)
Screen (20 Mesh)
Screen (50 Mesh)
Screen (20 Mesh)
Screen (Short)
Screen (Long)
Check Valve (1/2")
Check Valve (3/4")
Check Valve (1")
Check Valve (3/8")
Check Valve (1/4" In-Line)
Check Valve (3/4")
Vacuum Relief Valve
Vacuum Relief Valve (1")
VPV063
VPV083
Vacuum Relief Valve (3/4")
Cuspidor Drain Valve (Vada Trap)
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More New Parts to fit Dental Vacuum Units!
Air
Techniques
Apollo/
Midmark®
20207400 &
202047500
DentalEZ ®/Custom
Air/RamVac
55616
Matrx/
Midmark®
Midmark®
62947800
62947800
62937301
62937301
77005147
77005155
Tech West
Vada Traps
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
55862
55612
PCC50705
PCV50706
PCV50708
64545040
64501940
77005155
VFA-40
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
55713
62935604
62935604
64568145
No OEM Part # Available
64568159
55617
61203200
61203200
62947800
62947800
MMS71167
64568137
MG-100
55616
55680
55680
014-0550-00
014-0550-00
55625
No OEM Part # Available
64568188
64568188
No OEM Part # Available
MRP70936
No OEM Part # Available
77007018
77005158
77007018
77005158
VPG-100
VPG-100
VFG-100
No OEM Part # Available
MMS71165
64568134
64568134
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
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No OEM Part # Available
77005167
77005177
77005180
77005181 &
77005178
77005167
77005177
77005180
77005181 &
77005178
No OEM Part # Available
55880
AVA60001
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
55094
AVA600012
64568122
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
VFB-100
No OEM Part # Available
45R062
No OEM Part # Available
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No OEM Part # Available
77005079
77005079
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
56105
PVV50656
PVV50657
PVV50658
64568191
64568193
64622311
770002003
770002003
56056
CVF-750
55865
PVV85980 &
PVV85981
VRV-100
4512266
Replacement Parts Industries, Inc “The Alternate Source” • October 2015
CENTRIFUGES
RPI Part #
BKA026
BKC032
BKG025
BKH035
BKK019
BKK020
BKK021
BKK022
BKK023
BKO037
BKP028
BKP029
BKP030
BKP031
BKP034
BKS027
RPB896
RPC895
RPF894
OEM Part #
X01-003495-001
No OEM Part # Available
X01-004635-001
X01-002529-001, X01-003493-001
X01-003494-001, X01-002528-00
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
No OEM Part # Available
X01-005532-001
X01-003943-001
X01-005171-001
X01-005203-001
X01-003944-001
X01-003553-001
X01-004076-001
X01-002542-001
X01-002532-001
X01-004288-001
Description
Safety Switch Assembly
Hinge Cover
Bulb Gasket
Power Harness
Top Cover Assembly
Latch Kit
Latch Kit
Latch Kit
Latch Kit
O-Ring (Rotor Holder) - 3/pkg
Membrane Panel
Membrane Panel
Membrane Panel
Membrane Panel
Power Supply (Switching)
Solenoid
Bumper / Foot - 4/pkg
Power Cord
Suction Feet - 4/pkg
INFANT INCUBATORS
RPI Part #
OMB056
OMC049
OMD051
OMF043
OMH044
OMK046
OMK050
OMK053
OMK054
OMK057
OMK058
OMK060
OMM047
OMP059
OMS045
OMS052
RPC902
RPH903
RPH933
RPL901
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A1562
P764335-393
Description
Sterile Air Filter
Prefilter Cartridge ("B" Filter)
PM Package (Check Valve)
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More New Parts to fit Giraffe ® Infant Incubators and OmniBed ®!
OEM Part #
6600-0215-850
6600-1176-400
6600-1238-500
6600-1433-500
6600-1440-500
6600-1738-500 (Fan Blade), 6600-1440-500 (Hub)
6600-1099-400 (Isolator), 6600-0712-403 (Flat Washer), 6600-0713-403 (Lock Washer),
6600-0707-407 (Screw)
6600-1149-500 (Side Wall Hinge), 6600-1436-500 (Wall Hinge Snap),
6600-1429-500 (Wall Hinge Post)
6600-1436-500 (Wall Hinge Snap), 6600-1429-500 (Wall Hinge Post)
6600-1708-500 (Delrin Washer), 6600-1464-500 (Upper Buoyancy Spring),
6600-1465-500 (Lower Buoyancy Spring), 6600-1317-500 (Spring Spool),
6600-1187-400 (Grommet), 6600-0714-401 (Lock Nut)
6600-1708-500 (Delrin Washer), 6600-1464-500 (Upper Buoyancy Spring),
6600-1465-500 (Lower Buoyancy Spring), 6600-1725-500 (Left Buoyancy Spring),
6600-1103-400 (Spacer), 6600-1151-400 (Screw), 6600-1317-500 (Spring Spool)
6600-1357-500 (Belt Adjuster, Bottom), 6600-1358-500 (Block Adjuster, Top),
6600-1151-400 (Screw), 6600-1187-400 (Grommet)
6600-1000-400
6600-1365-500
6600-1557-500
6600-1249-500
6600-1056-400
6600-0714-401
6600-1151-400
0616-0203-300 (10 oz. Tube)
SCOPE PROCESSING SYSTEMS
RPI Part #
SSF011
SSF052
SSP054
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New Parts to fit Beckman/Iris StatSpin® Series!
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Incubator
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LED PC Board
Gearbox Coupler
Porthole Door
Fan Blade
Fan Hub
Fan and Hub Kit
Lift Motor Isolator Kit
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OmniBed®
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Buoyancy Spring Kit (Right)
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Plate
Fan Seal
Porthole Seal
Arrow Clip - 6/pkg
Locknut (M3 - Nylok®) - 10/pkg
Screw (M3 x 10mm S/S Flat Hd. Allen) - 25/pkg
Lubriplate® (130AA)
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New Parts to fit Steris ® System 1E ® Sterile Processing Systems!
RPI Part #
SSP057
SSV055
SSV056
OEM Part #
A1567
400774
400219
Description
Filter Package ("A" & "B")
Check Valve (CK-5, 6, 7)
Check Valve (Anti-Syphon) (CK-10)
See our website www.rpiparts.com for more information regarding these parts and the models they fit!
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Sherry Lapides
Vice President, Customer Relations
Replacement Parts Industries, Inc.
In Memory of Al Lapides
"The Old Curmudgeon"
(1927 – 2015)
T
his is the column I never thought I would have to write.
Al passed away on June 14 of cancer. It still seems hard to
believe.
58 years
together.
We were married for 58 years and worked together for 43 of
them. We raised three children in this house.
Al and I had a good life together, but there were some rough
spots when the economy went bad. We had camping
vacations as a family and after our children grew up. Al
especially liked being in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. We were fishing partners for many years, loved
the natural wonders of this earth and shared many volunteer
jobs.
We loved working together at RPI, perhaps because his
office (the bigger one) was on one side of the building and
mine was on the other side. We understood each others’
strengths and weaknesses. We discussed the Company and
sometimes came up with our best ideas at the dinner table,
in the car, or while traveling. We both loved meeting customers around the world and putting names, voices and
faces together.
Always the
"kidder".
A moment of
pure relaxation.
We took great pride in the continued growth of RPI,
especially after Ira became president. We must have done
something right because so many of the folks here at RPI
have been here so many years. We are very grateful for that
support.
Proudly
passing the
baton.
Al was the dreamer, the strategist, the idealist and the
spokesman for RPI for a very long time. We were fortunate
to have been in the right place at the right time, with the
right idea. We were proud to be able to help the dental and
medical service industries grow in size and importance.
The healthcare industry has lost a man of great vision,
integrity, ethics and heart. We will miss his wisdom, his
smile and his love of life.
Just "horsing
around".
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New Line of Dental
Vacuum System Parts
(Continued from page 1)
kits along with 13 different Flow
Regulators and an array of Fittings.
Not only did RPI come out with the
individual Water Strainer Assemblies,
but we then added the Strainer Filter
Element Kits. This means you do not
have to remove the complete Strainer
Assembly from the Water Control
Assembly to change out the Filter
Elements. It’s the RPI Advantage!
What’s more, RPI released eight different Solenoid Valve Assemblies for
all of the makes and models of the
vacuum systems you service most
often. We also offer our “Added
Value” by providing each of the corresponding Solenoid Valve Repair Kits,
thus allowing you the option to repair
a Solenoid Valve or replace the complete assembly.
Many of our repair kits are only available from RPI and make repairs to
the sub-components economical by
allowing devices to be repaired in-line
and ultimately keeping you from having to remove sub-components from
the service line.
And for your convenience, RPI also
provides the brass connection hardware separately.
Just a few months ago, we released
parts for the manifold assemblies of
the Wet Ring style dental vacuum systems. These parts include Vacuum
Gauges, both in dry and liquid filled
versions. And here’s a service tip
about the difference between the dry
and liquid filled gauges. The damping
effect of the liquid filled gauges gives
a more stable needle motion, allowing
Vacuum Gauge
(Liquid Filled)
(RPI Part #VPG046)
a more precise reading. Plus, RPI
gauges come with mounting plates
and the special adapter fittings that
may be needed.
Also newly released,
are
the
Solids
Collector Assemblies
in 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4"
sizes (RPI Part #’s
VPC069, VPC070,
and VPC071). Solids
Solids
Collector Replacement
Collector
Kits are available in
single kits or cases (RPI Part #’s
VPK072, VPK073, VPK074 and
VPK075). These Kits are packaged in
a plastic conSolids Collector
tainer that can
Replacement Kits
be used to place
the used screens,
ready for disposal,
and
Bowl
include
a
red
Gasket
Warning Label
that can be used
Screen
to clearly identify the used Kits
from
your
inventory.
Clear
Bowl
There’s more!
RPI sells the
Screens
and
Bowl Gaskets as
separate items.
Plus, RPI Bowl
Screens come
with a plastic
cage that is
molded around
the screen for better durability. This
cage also helps to prevent pricking or
scratching your hands when replacing
the screens. As a bonus from RPI,
these cages are colored to allow you to
recognize at-a-glance what the mesh
size is - blue plastic cage is a 50 mesh
and the red plastic cage is a 20 mesh.
Another, RPI Advantage!
New Check Valves and Check Valve
Repair Kits are now available from
RPI. The Check Valves are re-buildable and we offer the kits to do so.
This allows you to repair your Check
Valve without removing it from the
piping run. To repair it, simply
unscrew the top of the valve, remove
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the old clapper or seal assembly and
drop in the new replacement part. It’s
just that easy with RPI Check Valve
Repair Kits.
Rebuildable Check Valves! Just unscrew
the top of the valve, remove the old clapper
or seal assembly and drop in
the new one.
Repair the
Check Valve
without having
to remove it!
New Vacuum Relief Valves along with
replacement Filter Elements and
Screens are now available. Two special parts are the Vacuum Relief Valve
(RPI Part #VPV059) that fits all Air
Techniques vacuum systems, and a
Vacuum Relief Valve Repair Kit (RPI
Part #VPK062) to
fit the DentalEZ
vacuum
relief
valve assembly.
RPI is proud to
offer Repair Kits
because
they
allow you to
make a choice of
whether to repair
vs. replace, thus
keeping
your
repair time down
and
lowering
your costs to
your customers.
Vacuum
Relief Valve
Repair Kit
(RPI Part #VPK062)
Last but not least, RPI offers you onestop-shopping for VADA Traps and
Sink Drain Valves. RPI’s new line of
parts allow you to hook a cuspidor or
sink to a central vacuum line system
when there is not a normal gravity
drain available. Now available are the
installation kits as well as replacement
Bowls, Screens, Bowl Gaskets and
replacement Diaphragms.
Please take a moment to look at the
centerfold of this newsletter for a
complete list of all the parts RPI
released back in June for the dental
vacuum systems. And of course, they
can also be found on our website.
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Especially for . . .
The Giraffe® OmniBed®
Canopy Lift System
(Continued from page 1)
found a 1.75 oz. tube that is the ideal
size for use by our customers. We now
offer it separately as RPI Part
#RPL901 and it is included in both of
our Buoyancy Spring Kits.
solved the dragging canopy problem.
After another round of disassembly (I
Thus we have the story of another sucfinally think I can do this in my sleep),
cessful round of product development
I noticed there was a lubricant applied
that could not have happened without
to several surfaces. In my research, I
the support of our amazing customers.
did find a reference to the lubricant
but no part number
Buoyancy Spring Kit (Right)
With all said and
or identification as (RPI Part #OMK057)
done, and all the
to what kind of
time it required of
grease to use. This
me to disassemble
is the point in the
and reassemble to
story where our
discover
many
amazing customers
solutions to repairbecame involved.
ing this device,
With our customer’s
I can assure you
help, I found the
RPL901
that when you
grease (known in
read the installathe marketplace as
tion instructions I
Lubriplate), then
Grommet
(2 pcs)
wrote that come
gave the springs
RPH903
with the belt kits
hubs a thorough
and the buoyance
greasing, and with
spring kits, you will find them to be
another round of reassembly, I finally
very helpful, and detailed. The instalsolved the dragging canopy lift rails
lation instructions, like all others,
problem.
come with the parts and are also available to be downloaded from the RPI
As a side note, I knew that if I needed
website.
this grease, many of our customers
had need for the same product.
For a complete list of all the new parts
However, the OEM only sells
RPI has for the Ohmeda Giraffe
Lubriplate in a 10 oz. tube and that
OmniBed and Incubator please see
really is more than is needed for most
the centerfold of this newsletter or our
applications, so I researched the availwebsite at www.rpiparts.com.
ability of a smaller sized tube, and I
From the Desk of the
President
(Continued from page 2)
This is important for you, whether you
run your own service business or are
an employee of one, to consider. How
can you help your customer to be successful? What are their needs that you
can fulfill that will help their business? Getting to really know your customer, whether it is the doctor or their
office manager, a department head or
nursing director, is critical. Try to
spend extra time with them to understand their points of success and determine how you can best contribute. For
if they are successful, you will be as
well.
Bringing that back full circle to Dad, I
think that’s how he approached life
and people. If he could help others to
have a successful life, whether that
meant a recommendation on a career
decision, vacation destination, or just
a good place to eat, it meant that he
had contributed to their happiness and
therefore had accomplished something important. For Dad, that came
naturally. Others of us have to work a
bit harder at it. But it is important to
try to do, whether in business or in our
own lives. That’s a good lesson for all
of us.
All rights reserved. No part of this newsletter may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any other means without permission in writing from the Publisher. Inquiries should be addressed to: RPI, Marketing Department, P.O. Box 5019,
Chatsworth, California 91313-5019. Additional copies of The Alternate Source® may be obtained by contacting RPI. Please feel free to Call: (800) 221-9723, Fax: (818) 882-7028, or E-Mail: [email protected] your request. Parts mentioned in this newsletter are manufactured by Replacement Parts Industries, Inc. to fit the equipment noted. All product names used in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. RPI © 2015.
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