SciCan HYDRIM L110w Operator`s manual

SciCan HYDRIM L110w Operator`s manual
HYDRIM L110w G4 Operator’s Manual 95-113645 Rev. 1.0. Copyright 2013 SciCan Ltd. All rights reserved.
Operator’s Manual
Mode d’emploi
Manual del operador
Manuale d’uso
Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2. Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3. Disclaimers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
4. Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
5. Instructions for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5.1 Instrument Reprocessing
Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5.2 Cycle Description Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
5.3 Hints and tips for best cleaning results . 11
5.4 Recommended load configurations . . . 12
5.5 Baskets and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 14
5.6 Touchscreen Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
5.7 Set up menu overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5.8 - 5.22 Setup menu options . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5.23 Connecting to a network . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.24 Connecting to a wireless network . . . . . 22
5.25Activating the HYDRIM L110w G4 . . . . 23
5.26Interrupting / aborting a cycle . . . . . . . . 24
5.27Additional user
and setup menu functions . . . . . . . . . . . 25
5.28Opening the Door in
Case of Power Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
5.29Storing and Retrieving
Cycle Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
5.30Printer / Data Logger Setup . . . . . . . . . 29
6. Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 30
6.1 Replacing the HIP™
Cleaning Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2 Refilling the Water Softener
Salt Reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3 Cleaning the HYDRIM L110w G4 . . . . .
6.4 Filter and Wash Arm Maintenance . . . . .
6.5 Preparing the unit for shipping . . . . . . . .
6.6 Annual maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manufactured by:
SciCan Ltd.
1440 Don Mills Road,
Toronto ON M3B 3P9
Phone: (416) 445-1600
Fax: (416) 445-2727
Toll free: 1-800-667-7733
7. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
8. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
9. Serial Number Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
10. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
HYDRIM and STATIM are registered trademarks of SciCan Ltd. BRAVO,
HIP, and SysTM are a trademarks of SciCan Ltd. All other trademarks referred
to in this manual are the property of their respective owners.
For all service and repair inquiries:
In Canada 1-800-870-7777
United States: 1-800-572-1211
+49 (0)7561 98343 - 0
Germany: International: (416) 446-4500
Email: [email protected]
EU Representative
SciCan GmbH
Wangener Strasse 78
88299 Leutkirch GERMANY
Tel.: +49 (0)7561 98343 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)7561 98343 - 699
SciCan Inc.
701 Technology Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317 USA
Phone: +1 724 820 1600
Fax: +1 724 820 1479
Toll free: 1-800-572-1211
SciCan Medtech
Alpenstrasse 16
Phone: +41 (0) 41 727 7027
Fax: +41 (0) 41 727 7029
1. Introduction
Thank you for selecting the HYDRIM L110w G4 instrument washer. The HYDRIM
complements the STATIM® and BRAVO™ autoclaves by quickly and hygienically
preparing soiled instruments for sterilization. To ensure years of safe, trouble-free service,
carefully review this Operator’s Manual before operating the unit. The HYDRIM L110w G4
is suitable only for the applications listed in this manual. Using the HYDRIM for other
purposes may be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damage
caused by improper use.
Operational, maintenance and replacement instructions must be followed for the product
to perform as designed. All trademarks referred to in this manual are the property of their
respective owners. Contents of this manual are subject to change without notice to reflect
changes and improvements to the HYDRIM product.
The HYDRIM L110w G4 should only be installed and serviced by a qualified contractor
as it is an Installation Category 2 device. Before connecting the unit, the installer should
check that the voltage and frequency of the electrical supply correspond with the details
in the installation instructions. The unit must only be plugged into a grounded outlet.
Please note that this unit is completely isolated from the electrical supply only when it is
unplugged or the circuit breaker is turned OFF. This must be done before any repair work
is carried out.
The HYDRIM L110w G4 uses HIP™ Cleaning Solution exclusively. The unit will not
perform as described if other detergents / cleaning products are used. Other detergents /
cleaning products may damage the unit, the instruments, cause excessive foaming, and
void the warranty. Do not use solvents in this unit. Do not allow small children or
unauthorized personnel access to this unit or its controls.
2. Important Information
The following symbols appear in this book.
Caution, there is a potential hazard to the operator.
This situation may lead to a mechanical failure.
This is important information.
3. Disclaimers
Do not permit any person other than authorized personnel to supply parts for service or
maintenance for your HYDRIM. SciCan is not liable for incidental, special or consequential
damages caused by any maintenance or services performed on the HYDRIM by unauthorized
personnel, or for the use of equipment or parts manufactured by a third party, including lost profits,
any commercial loss, economic loss, or loss arising from personal injury.
Never remove any unit panels and never insert objects through holes or openings in the cabinetry.
Doing so may damage the unit and/or pose a hazard to the operator.
If the unit is used in a manner other than that specified, the protection provided by the equipment
may be impaired.
Cleaning solutions may irritate. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and mouth.
Never sit, stand or lean on the open door. The unit may tip forward causing injury.
Always turn the unit OFF before adding softener salt, adding solutions or performing routine
maintenance to the unit.
The owner shall not allow any personnel other than the trained and authorized personnel
to operate the unit.
SciCan recommends leaving the unit turned ON at all times, in particular over times when no staff
is in the office or when no water shut-off mechanism is installed. Leaving the unit turned ON will
activate the drain pump if water is leaking into the chamber as a result of any faulty circumstance.
For further information or questions about the HYDRIM L110w G4, contact your authorized dealer.
4. Installation Instructions
To open the wash chamber door, plug in the unit,
turn it on and press the unlock symbol.
Alternatively, remove the screw in the kickplate
and pull the ring. See section 5.28.
Tools and supplies required for installation:
208 – 240 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Rated load: 2.5 kW
Circuit breaker:
15 A
per phase
Height: 850 mm / 33.5”
600 mm / 23.75”
600 mm / 23.75”
Depth with
door open: 1200 mm / 47”
Installation should be undertaken by a
SciCan approved technician. The use of
an unapproved installer may invalidate
the warranty.
If the HYDRIM is installed in a Sterilization
Center, the manufacturer of the Sterilization
Center should allow a 10mm / 1/2” space
at the top, back and both sides of the HYDRIM.
This will facilitate installation, and service
access to the HYDRIM.
• Slot screwdriver
• Channel locks
80 kg / 176 lbs
Do not move the HYDRIM into place by
maneuvering the open wash chamber door.
This may cause to door to become misaligned
and leak.
During installation, all consumables should
have been added to the machine as appropriate.
It is important that this be done before starting
the machine.
Max. Running Noise: 78 dBA
For safety reasons, do not install
the HYDRIM without the top cover.
Utility Hook-ups
Hose /
Length / Max. Distance Water
Diameter Distance from Pressure valve
inlet / drain
Hot Inlet 1.9 m / 6 ft. 1.5 m / 5 ft. 1-10 bar / 3/4” 14.5-145 psi
Cold Inlet 1.9 m / 6 ft. 1.5 m / 5 ft. 1-10 bar / 3/4” 14.5-145 psi
R/O Inlet
1.9 m / 6 ft. 1.5 m / 5 ft.
3/4” Yes
1-10 bar / 14.5-145 psi
1.5 m / 5 ft.
1.8 m awg 14-3
Levelling the HYDRIM:
The unit is standing on three supports: rollers (wheels) at the
back and two legs at the front.
Rear of Unit
1.Remove the front kickplate. Push the HYDRIM
into place while lifting the strap at the front to allow the unit
to roll on the rollers.
2.Adjust the front legs as required until the
HYDRIM is level.
drain hose
3.The rear two legs are used only if the floor is uneven or
cannot provide support to the rollers.
4.Tuck the strap under the machine before
replacing the kickplate, so as not to interfere
with the exhaust air vents.
cold water
inlet hose
RO water
inlet hose
hot water
inlet hose
4. Installation Instructions
Connecting the water inlet hoses:
Connect the hot and cold water inlet hoses to the hot and cold water supply.
Drain requirements:
Connect the drain hose to the drain outlet. The drain hose can be attached to existing drain
lines using a 3.5 cm / 1.5” or larger standpipe / P-trap combination. If the hose is connected
directly to the drain line, fittings and adapters should not reduce water flow. The drain hose
should be attached to the main drain at a point no more than 1 metre /3 ft. above the base of
the HYDRIM. A floor drain is acceptable (check local codes).
Electrical requirements:
Connect the electrical cord to the power supply. The HYDRIM must have a dedicated circuit
equipped with a 15A fuse. The outlet must be grounded.
Additional Information:
The HYDRIM unit is heavy. Use a forklift or dolly and exercise caution when moving it.
The HYDRIM should be serviced on site.
The HYDRIM is equipped with an air gap / anti-suction device to prevent backflow of dirty
water into the water supply. No other air gap device is necessary.
If you need to extend the water inlet and drain hoses, ensure that you use commercial grade
plumbing hose.
The maximum length of the drain hose is 3.3 m / 13 ft.
Installing the water softener salt:
Unscrew the salt container lid and pour 1 litre / 1 quart of water into
the water softener. Add 1 kg / 2.2 lbs of water softening salt in the
same manner. Screw the salt container cap on tightly.
Handling and installing the HIP™ cleaning solution
The HIP™ cleaning solution is used in dilute form as a detergent for the cleaning
of surgical instruments in the HYDRIM range of washers and washer disinfectors. It is a
colourless and almost odourless liquid which is completely soluble in water.
The pH range of the concentrated solution is between 9.3 to 9.8 and the solution is
therefore alkaline. It is therefore advised that certain precautionary measures are observed
when handling and during the loading of the solution into the machine, and when removing
and disposing of the empty box.
4. Installation Instructions
Recommended precautionary measures with regard to safe handling of HIP™ cleaning solution.
• Always wear undamaged gloves made of natural or butyl rubber, nitrile, or neoprene
(Surgical gloves are ideal).
• Always wear eye protection.
• Protect exposed skin on arms.
• If solution is spilled on clothing, remove the item of clothing and wash affected skin
with plenty of water, in accordance with the Material Safety Data Sheet requirements.
• Use good industrial hygiene practices in handling this material. When handling,
do not eat or drink.
• After handling the product, remove and dispose of gloves and wash hands prior to
removing eye protection.
• Do not use the personal protective equipment you use for clinical activities to handle
HIP™ products.
• Always ensure that personal protective equipment, if contaminated with HIP™
cleaning solution, is cleaned, or disposed of as appropriate.
For comprehensive data on HIP™ cleaning solution, please visit to
view or download a PDF of the Material Safety Data Sheet.
To install the HIP™ cleaning solution box, follow these steps:
salt container
Installing Cleaning Solution:
Install HIP™ Cleaning Solution as follows:
Technician Installation Test:
Turn on the shut-off valves. Run a cycle, checking for leaks in
the plumbing connections.
4. Installation Instructions
Water quality
The quality of the water being used in the HYDRIM to clean the instruments is very critical
to achieving satisfactory cleaning results and to protecting the instruments and the internal
parts of the unit from deterioration.
Drinking water typically contains many dissolved solids. The amount of dissolved solids
greatly depends on the local natural geological conditions and they can cause stains, spots
and corrosion on instruments and on the internal parts of the HYDRIM. Among others, Iron,
Manganese, Chloride, and Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) are the dominant dissolved solids
that affect the cleaning results when using a washer.
Iron and Manganese can cause orange and brown or black stains on the instruments and
on the internal parts of the HYDRIM. Chloride is usually responsible for causing stains,
spotting, pitting and scaling. If the instruments or the inner parts of the HYDRIM L110w G4,
such as the chamber, show any of these spots or stains, a water test may be required to
determine the cause. The installation of a water treatment system may be required to
reduce the amount of dissolved solids in the water and to improve the cleaning
performance of the HYDRIM.
Calcium Carbonate is the principle cause of water hardness and leaves white spots or
scales. The HYDRIM is equipped with a built-in water softening system that must be
adjusted according to the local water hardness. Please see the next section of this manual
for recommended regeneration settings.
Before using the HYDRIM, SciCan recommends testing the water and recording
the results for water hardness, pH value, and water conductivity for future reference.
IMPORTANT: The HYDRIM's water softening system reduces the water hardness by
taking out Calcium Carbonate. If your water testing results show that your water hardness
is outside the unit's range of adjustment, or if other dissolved solids in the water cause
stains or deposits on the instruments or chamber, an external water treatment system may
be required.
4. Installation Instructions
Testing water quality
Water Hardness Conversion and salt regeneration levels
Very Soft
No Treatment Necessary
(values from 18-143)
The HYDRIM L110w G4 is equipped with
a built-in water softening system that must
be adjusted according to the local water
hardness. To read local water hardness,
proceed as follows:
1. The water test kit included with your
HYDRIM contains three water
hardness test strips in bags. Take a
water sample from the location where
the machine will be installed.
3. Compare the color of the strip with
the chart on the back of the bag
Determine the water hardness according
to the chart on the water test kit envelope.
4. Power the unit on and select the
Settings key from the main menu.
5. Go to the Setup Menu and select
“Set Regeneration”.
May Require External Treatment
(values from 150-535)
2. Open one of the bags, remove the
test strip and dip it into the water.
6. Using the up and down arrows, set the
water softener regeneration level
according to the water hardness table
in this section. If your water hardness
falls between two settings, select the
higher setting.
31. 3
External Treatment
(values >535)
7. Unscrew the water softener container
lid from the bottom right of the chamber
and pour at least 1.0 litres (0.26 gal) of water
≥30.3 ≥31.6
into the water softener container. Then fill the
salt container to the top (maximum 1 kg/
2.2 lbs.) with salt. Close by screwing the lid
tightly back into place and run a complete
cycle with no instruments. An improper seal can lead to corrosion.
(mg CaCO3 / Litre)
*Please note: The water test strip is only accurate up to 250 ppm. If the reading on the test strip exceeds
250 ppm and/or if the location in which the HYDRIM is installed has known water quality problems, having
a more detailed and accurate water test done by a test lab is strongly recommended.
5. Instructions for Use
5.1 Instrument Reprocessing Recommendations
The HYDRIM L110w G4 is designed to clean general dental and medical instruments.
Terminal sterilization MUST follow processing in the HYDRIM L110w G4.
Prior to placing instruments in the HYDRIM, consult the instrument manufacturer’s reprocessing
Examples of medical and dental instruments suitable for cleaning in the HYDRIM L110w G4
• Stainless steel scalers, spatulas and hemostats.
tainless steel retractors, needle holders, skin hooks, tissue forceps, scissors, curettes, and
other stainless steel instruments free of deep cavities.
For best results, instruments processed in the HYDRIM L110w G4 should
have the following properties:
• Heat resistance to a temperature of up to 70°C / 158°F
• Corrosion resistance in the presence of heat and alkalinity.
Burs, microkeratomes, phaco tubing, fiberoptics and electrical equipment should not be processed
in the HYDRIM.
Nickel-plated instruments, or instruments containing aluminum or colour anodized aluminum
as well as single use instruments are not suited for processing in the HYDRIM.
HIP™ (HYDRIM Cleaning Solution with Instrument Protection) has been carefully formulated to
provide outstanding material compatibility with a wide range of metals and coatings. However,
some manufacturers’ instruments or instrument coatings may not be compatible.
Please consult the instrument manufacturer for their recommended cleaning procedures.
In general, it is not recommended to process carbon steel and chrome plated instruments
in the HYDRIM.
All hinged instruments should be placed in open position in open baskets or in the hinged
instrument rack (SciCan part number 01-110409S) in P3 Heavy-Duty cycle.
When processing small or light objects in the HYDRIM use the basket with lid (SciCan part number
Only the outer surfaces of dental handpieces can be cleaned in the HYDRIM L110w G4 with
the handpiece holder (9 handpieces, PN 01-113113S or 21 Handpieces, PN 01-113112S).
Set-able materials, such as cements, amalgam, and composites need to be removed from the
instruments after use at chairside. The HYDRIM will not be able to clean them off the instruments.
5. Instructions for Use
5.2 Cycle Description Chart
P0 – Machine
Cleaning Cycle
No initial draining.
P1 – Rinse and
Hold Cycle*
Use to prevent soil from
drying on instruments
when they will not be
washed within one hour.
3 minutes
<30ºC (cold)
2 minutes
16 L
4.23 Gal
3 minutes
1 minute
16 L
4.23 Gal
5-15 minutes
1-20 minutes
1-10 minutes (default 10 minutes)
6.34 Gal
5-15 minutes
1 minute
8.45 Gal
P2 – Regular Cycle
(no disinfection) – Use for
moderately soiled loose
P3 – Heavy Duty
Use for heavily soiled
instruments and cassettes.
Total Time**
w/o Drying Consumption
(default 5 minutes)
3 minutes
(default 9 minutes)
(default 1 minute)
* This is not a wash cycle. Always run a wash cycle following the rinse & hold cycle.
** Cycle times depend on the temperature and pressure of incoming water.
*** Rinse times are adjustable up to 10 minutes by an authorized technician.
1-20 minutes
(default 10 minutes)
5. Instructions for Use
5.3 Hints and tips for best cleaning results
Remove all cement, composite material and amalgam from instruments at chairside prior to
processing in the Hydrim.
• Use only accessories, such as baskets, cassettes, trolleys and racks to hold instruments
that are designed for the HYDRIM L110w G4.
• Use accessories for their intended purpose only. For example, do not place hinged
instruments in cassettes. Use the hinged instrument rack instead.
• Disassemble instruments if possible.
• Do not overlap instruments. Each instrument must be kept separate.
• All instruments must be placed in the instrument washer in such a way as to allow good
rinsing of all surfaces. Any surface that is shielded from water and detergent cannot
be cleaned.
• Open hinged instruments widely when placed in baskets or hinged instrument rack
(PN 01-110409S). Closed hinged instruments cannot be cleaned.
• Place suction tubes in the rack for vertical instruments and ensure that water can flow
unrestricted in and out of the tubes. Do not place suction tubes horizontally in a basket
or in a cassette. For instruments containing lumens, such as dental handpieces, only the
external surfaces are cleaned.
• Place trays and other concave shaped items at an angle to ensure water can run off
surfaces easily.
• Do not overload the HYDRIM.
• Verify the Hydrim setup:
– Ensure that the washer spray arms are free of any blockage and can rotate freely.
– Ensure that the mesh filters in the chamber drain are free from debris.
• To achieve best cleaning results, instruments should be processed in the HYDRIM as
soon as possible. If immediate cleaning is not possible, it is recommended to process
the instruments using the P1 Rinse and Hold program immediately after use on
the patient.
• Visually inspect instruments for cleanliness and integrity (corrosion, material changes)
after cleaning and repair or replace instruments if necessary.
• If process enforced is activated, the operator must confirm that the instruments are
visually clean after a complete cycle is finished.
5. Instructions for Use
5.4 Recommended load configurations
The intended purpose of the L110w G4 washer is a clinical general instrument washer,
predominantly aimed at the general dental and medical markets. There will be many
combinations of instruments that can be processed in the L110w G4 unit depending on:
• Size of practice
• Types of procedures undertaken at any one time
• Specialization of practice
• Instrument management protocols
It is difficult to illustrate all the possible combinations av­­­ailable, so below we have given
examples of the most common typical basket loadings, the recommended loading
of general instruments, and the worst case loading, for which the unit has been type
tested and validated.
Handle all instruments with care to prevent personal injuries through punctures for
example. Follow local health and safety regulations for preventing accidents, bodily
harm and personal injuries.
Observe the instrument manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning and care.
When loading the unit, arrange loose instruments so that they do not touch one
another. Instruments with concave surfaces or cavities should be placed so that water
can drain freely.
Sample loading:
Example 1 – solid straight & hinged instruments
Example 2 – solid straight instruments
5. Instructions for Use
Example 3 – hinged instruments, solid instruments and open hollow instruments
For example:
Scalers, curettes,
dental elevators,
single part mirrors,
suction tubes etc.
For example:
Rongeurs, forceps,
scissors etc.
Example 4 – small & disassembled instruments
For example: Two piece mirrors, scalpel knife handles, etc.
Example 5 – instrument sets in cassettes – full load
For example: Bone files, pluggers, curettes, excavators, etc.
Example 6 – instrument sets in cassettes – half load
For example: Bone files, pluggers, curettes, excavators, etc.
Example 7 – instrument trays
5. Instructions for Use
5.5 Baskets and Accessories
The following are included with the HYDRIM:
Rack for five 8” x11”
cassettes, for upper
or lower trolley. Full size (1/1).
Basket with lid.
Quarter size (1/4).
Rack for five medium
size cassettes, for upper
or lower trolley. Half-size (1/2).
Hygiene basket for
loose instruments.
Quarter size (1/4).
The following are optional:
Rack for four 11” x 14”
cassettes, for upper
or lower trolley. Full size (1/1).
STATIM 5000 basket.
Hinged instrument rack.
Long Basket.
STATIM 2000 basket.
Full Size Basket.
5. Instructions for Use
5.6 Touchscreen overview
Unlock door
Network connectivity
(green when active)
USB status
(green when active)
Water softener,
detergent level,
and door status
5. Instructions for Use
5.7 Set up menu overview
Baud Rate
Set Drying Time
Set Wash Time
Set Regeneration
Cycle Count
Unit No.
LCD Contrast
Process Enforced
Network Setup
Screen Saver
Remote Screen
Temperature C/F
Set Button Beep
Instructions Delay
Beep Volume
Remote Access
Set Printer
Prepare for Shipping
5. Instructions for Use
5.8 Setting the language
The messages displayed by your HYDRIM can be presented in a number of different
languages. To change the current language, follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
and select.
3. From the Language screen, press
to scroll through the list of languages.
to save your selection and return
When you have found the desired language, press
to the Setup menu.
5.9 Setting the country
2. Scroll to
and select.
3. Using the keypad, type the name of the country and press
to select. Press
to save and return to the Setup menu.
5.10 Setting the time
2. Scroll to
Date / Time
and select TIME.
3. From the TIME screen, use the keypad to set the time. Press
to save and
to return to the Setup menu.
NOTE: If the HYDRIM is connected to a network, it is important to also enter the correct
Time Zone. Enter the Time submenu, select Time Zone and scroll and select your local
time zone.
4. To change your unit to display 12-hour time format (24-hour time format is the default
to scroll to TIME 12/24, select it and
setting), go to the Setup menu and use
to save and return to the Setup menu.
toggle to 12. Press
5. To activate daylight savings time (DST), go to the Setup menu and use
to scroll
to toggle DST ON or OFF and press the
to DST ON/OFF and select. Use
to save and return to the Setup menu. If connected to the network, the time will
automatically adjust to DST.
5. Instructions for Use
5.11 Setting the date
2. Scroll to
Date / Time
and select DATE.
3. From the DATE screen, use the keypad to set the date. Press
to save and
to return to the Setup menu.
4. To change the format in which the date appears, return to the Setup menu and use
to scroll to DATE FORMAT. Select it, and follow the prompts to have
to save and return to
the date displayed in the desired format. Press
the Setup menu.
5.12 Assigning unit identifier number
2. Scroll to
Unit No
and select.
3. Using the keypad, select a maximum of 3 digits to be used as the unit’s identifier
number. Press
to save and
to return to the Setup menu.
5.13 Adjusting the screensaver delay
To change the length of time before the screensaver is activated, follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
and select.
3. Use
to scroll through your time options. When you have found the amount of
to save and return to the Setup menu.
time you require, press it. Press
5.14 Adjusting the temperature display
2. Scroll to
Temperature C/F
and select.
3. Use
to choose between having information displayed in degrees Celsius or
to save and return to the Setup menu.
Fahrenheit. Press
5. Instructions for Use
5.15 Turning the button sound ON or OFF
The HYDRIM is preset to beep when a button is pressed. If you would like to turn the button
sound off, follow these steps:
NOTE: Turning OFF the button sound does NOT turn off other alarms and cycle notification
2. Scroll to
3. Use
and select.
to scroll through your ON or OFF options and select it by pressing it.
to save and move back to the Setup menu.
5.16 Adjusting the button beep volume
If you would like to adjust the beep volume, follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
Beep Volume
and select.
3. Use
to scroll through the volume settings. Select the one you want by
to save and move back to the Setup menu.
pressing it. Press
5.17 Adjusting the salt regeneration
Salt regeneration should be set according to the local water hardness. See section 4
Testing Water Quality for instructions on determining correct settings. To set salt
regeneration, follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
Set Regeneration
and select.
3. Use
to change the value. The default setting is 1. Press
to the Setup menu.
to save and return
5. Instructions for Use
5.18 Adjusting the screen contrast
The touchscreen is calibrated for the lighting condition of most sterilization centers. Should
you need to adjust the contrast for your office, follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
LCD Contrast
and select.
3. Use
to scroll through your contrast options. When you have found the contrast
to save and return to the Setup menu.
you require, press it. Press
5.19 Changing the touchscreen display themes
The touchscreen themes (i.e. icons and background colours) can be changed to one of the
preset options. To change themes follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
3. In the
and select.
Change Theme
screen, use
to scroll through your available options.
to select your
As you scroll, each theme will display on the touchscreen. Press
theme and return to the Setup menu.
5.20 Creating a User Name
Up to four unique User Names can be created. To assign a User Name follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
and select.
3. To assign a user name, select
User Name
a name (up to 12 characters) and press
and use the alphabetic keypad to enter
to save.
5. Instructions for Use
5.21 Creating a User PIN
From the User PIN screen, you can assign up to four PINs. To assign a PIN, follow these
2. Scroll to
and select.
3. To assign a user PIN, select
User PIN
a number (up to 4 digits) and select
and use the numeric keypad to enter
to save and
to move to the confirmation
5. If all of the information presented in the confirmation screen is correct, press OK
to be returned to the User PIN screen. To make a correction, select the User PIN you
want to change and repeat the process described above.
5.22 Setting up process enforced usage
When process enforced usage is activated, users are required to enter a PIN at the end of
a cycle. For process enforced usage to function, User IDs and PINs must first be assigned.
To set up User ID and PINs, refer to sections 5.19 and 5.20 on creating a user name and
PIN. To activate process enforced usage, follow these steps:
2. Scroll to
Process Enforced
and select.
3. Use
to toggle process enforced function ON or OFF. Press
to save your selection and return to the Setup menu.
NOTE: Any user can stop a cycle even
with process enforced usage ON.
However, the cycle data will record
that an unauthorized user has stopped
the cycle.
5. Instructions for Use
5.23 Connecting to a network
The HYDRIM L110w G4 has a 10/100Base-T Ethernet port located at the back of the unit.
To connect your HYDRIM to a network using a router, follow these steps:
1. Connect your network cable to the Ethernet port at the back of the unit. If your office
uses a router, the router should automatically assign the unit an IP address. A red X on the
network icon means the unit is not connected. A yellow check mark means the unit has
an IP address but is not connected to the Internet and cannot send emails. A green check
mark means the Internet connection is set up properly and the unit can send out emails.
NOTE: In some circumstances, where you do not have a router, for example when using
Windows Network Sharing, you may have to assign a dedicated or ‘static’ IP address.
To assign a static IP address, contact your local network administrator.
2. From the main screen, press the Network icon. The Network screen displays information
about your HYDRIM’s connectivity, including its IP address. 3. Type the IP address displayed on the touchscreen into the browser of any web enabled
device to access your unit’s web portal. When the Network icon is active (for example when
sending email) it will turn green.
NOTE: Use QR code if connecting to a mobile device.
NOTE: Connection time will vary depending on your network speed, and making an initial
connection can take longer.
In Canada and USA you can call our network support line at 1-800-635-5179 for additonal networking support.
5.24 Connecting to a wireless network
The HYDRIM can be configured for wireless use by connecting the Ethernet port to an
external wireless bridge / access point. SciCan currently recommends the use of the
D-Link® DAP-1522 Xtreme N® Duo Wireless Bridge. Contact your network administrator
to learn more about setting up a wireless bridge.
5. Instructions for Use
5.25 Activating the HYDRIM L110w G4
Prior to activating the washer, check that the water supply is on and follow these steps:
Open the chemical door and ensure that a box of HIP™ Cleaning Solution has
been installed.
the screen
to begin.
Turn the
unit on.
Press to unlock door.
Select the
desired cycle.
(Use a heavy duty
cycle for cassettes,
hinged instruments
or heavily soiled
Load instruments into
the baskets or cassettes,
place them in the machine
and close the door.
Press START.
5. Instructions for Use
87.The cycle will begin.
The cycle will start by draining the unit. The bar on the screen
indicates the progression of the cycle. The stage within the cycle
is shown beneath the bar (e.g. Filling, Rinsing). The estimated time
remaining (in minutes) is always displayed. Please note that the
time will increase or decrease depending on the projected cycle
98.The cycle is complete.
When the cycle is complete, the program name and “Cycle
Complete” is displayed, and the unit beeps three times. Press “OK”
to open the door. Use gloves to unload the instruments. After all
cycles, exercise caution as the instruments, trolley, baskets and
cassettes may be hot. Inspect the instruments for debris prior to
packaging / sterilizing.
5.26 Interrupting / aborting a cycle
The door of the HYDRIM is locked during the cycle. If the STOP
button is pressed, the cycle is aborted and cannot be re-started.
The message “Draining. Please wait” will appear. The unit will drain.
Then the message “Instruments not processed” will appear. Press
. Use gloves if handling the
OK. Open the door by pressing
instruments. Exercise caution as instruments, trolley, baskets and
cassettes may be hot. The cycle must be repeated to ensure that
instruments are properly processed.
Note: If the drying phase of the cycle is interrupted, the critical parts of the cycle are
complete and the message displaying the program name and “Cycle Complete. Drying
interrupted” will appear.
5. Instructions for Use
5.27 Additional user and setup menu functions
To access the user or setup menus, follow these steps:
Chamber cleaning
This cycle is used to periodically remove hardwater deposits from
the chamber walls and racks. Pour 1.0 litres (0.26 gal) of vinegar into
the chamber before starting the cycle. Touch “cleaning.” A cleaning
cycle, similar to a normal wash cycle, will run. Failure to clean
chamber can promote corrosion.
Set drying time
The drying times for P2 and P3 can be set independently. Touch
the cycle for which you want to set the drying time. Use the up and
down arrows to select the desired drying time. Touch “default” if you
wish to return to the factory default. Use the back arrow to return to
the previous screen.
Set wash time
The wash time for P2 and P3 can be set independently. P2 and P3
cycles can be adjusted from 5 to 15 minutes. Touch the cycle for
which you want to set the wash time. Use the up and down arrows
to select the desired wash time. Touch “default” if you wish to return
to the factory default. Use the back arrow to return to the previous
Cycle count
This allows the user to see how many cycles have been run on
the HYDRIM. Touch cycle count and the number of cycles
(completed and aborted) will be displayed. This cannot be reset.
Touch the back arrow to return to the previous menu.
Users can access a database of pictorial instructions on how to
perform routine maintenance such as installing the cleaning solution.
5. Instructions for Use
5.28 Opening the Door in Case of Power Failure
If there is a power failure, remove the kickplate of the HYDRIM. Remove the screw
with a screwdriver and lift the kickplate up and toward you. Locate the ring and pull
it to open the door. Exercise caution! There may be fluid remaining in the unit and
the instruments may be hot. Instruments that have not completed the cycle should
not be used and should be reprocessed. When replacing the kickplate, ensure that
the grounding wire is attached.
Grounding wire
5. Instructions for Use –
5.29 Storing and Retrieving Cycle Information
The HYDRIM L110w G4 has an internal Data Logger capable of storing all the data
on every cycle, whether successful or incomplete, for the lifetime of the unit. You can
access this information through the touchscreen, through the web portal or by using a
USB storage device.
Retrieving cycle information using the touchscreen
1. From the main menu, press the USB icon.
2. The unit will record up to the last five successful cycles and the last five incomplete
If you select a cycle from the list, it will display cycle information in a format similar
to how it would be printed.
3. Use the arrow keys to scroll through and read.
NOTE: Regardless of whether you have a USB storage device attached to the
unit or not, you can always see the last five successful cycles and the last five
incomplete cycles.
Use the HYDRIM L110w G4 web portal to access all the cycle information stored
on your Hydrim from your computer. To connect your HYDRIM see section 5.23
Connecting to a Network.
5. Instructions for Use –
Retrieving cycle information using the USB data back up
The USB storage device can be used to transfer cycle information stored in the unit to
a computer. Best practice suggests this should be done once a week. To transfer data
using the USB port, follow these steps:
1. Plug the USB storage device into the USB port.
2. The HYDRIM keeps track of what data has already been transferred to the USB
storage device and will automatically load only new data. Data stored in the internal
memory of the HYDRIM can be copied once only. Access to previously transferred
information can be made from the web portal.
3. When the activity light on your USB storage device stops blinking or the USB icon
on the LCD turns from a flashing green to a solid grey, remove the USB storage
device and transfer the information to your computer.
NOTE: If you select the USB storage device icon from the main menu, you will only be
able to view the last five complete cycles and the last five incomplete cycles. To view all
the cycles stored on the USB storage device, you must use your computer.
NOTE: If you lose your USB storage device and would like to transfer your unit’s cycle
history to a new device, follow these steps:
1. Plug the new USB storage device into the USB port.
2. Select the USB icon.
3. From the cycle information screen, select the USB icon again.
4. Select Copy and the unit will copy all cycle information to the USB storage device.
5. Instructions for Use –
5.30 Printer / Data Logger Setup
The HYDRIM L110w G4 has an RS-232 port at the back, and can be used with
an external printer or the SciCan Data Logger. The printers in the chart below
have been tested with the HYDRIM. To add or change a printer or SciCan Data
Logger, follow these steps:
Turn off the HYDRIM and the printer or Data Logger before connecting these
devices to the unit.
1.With the printer or Data
Logger connected, turn on
the HYDRIM and press the i
to move to the Menu screen.
2.In the Setup Menu, select
Printer Selection.
3.Select Serial Printer if
connecting a printer, or USB
Flash/MSD if connecting the
SciCan Data Logger. Press
the back arrow to return to
the Setup Menu.
4.In the Setup Menu, select
Baud rate.
5.Select the rate required
(refer to chart below for
recommended Baud rates).
Use the back arrow to return
to the Start screen.
Printer Model
Serial Port
Baud Rate
TM-U220D (C31C515603)
IDP-3110-40 RF 230B
Star Micro
Star Micro
Star Micro
SciCan Data Logger
Serial Port
Baud Rate
For Mass Storage Device
6.Ensure that the date and time have been set (see Setup Menu – Date / Time)
7.Now the HYDRIM will write its cycle information to the device chosen.
6. Care and Maintenance
6.1 Replacing the HIP™ Cleaning Solution
The HYDRIM L110w G4 uses a 3.8L / 1 gallon container of HIP™ Cleaning Solution
(Part number CS-HIPL). Use only the recommended cleaning solution and read the
MSDS before inserting into the unit.
HIP™ cleaning solution is used in dilute form as a detergent for the cleaning of surgical
instruments in the HYDRIM washer. It is a colourless and almost odourless liquid that is
completely soluble in water. Some precautions must be taken to safely handle this
chemical. For more information, see Chapter 4 Handling and Installing the HIP™
cleaning solution.
NOTE: To avoid spillage, replace the solution container only when the message appears
and be sure to wear gloves.
When a red X appears on the water softener/detergent icon. Press on the icon to
determine if the problem is with the water softener or cleaning solution level. If the
cleaning solution must be replaced, a red X will appear next to it.
To order additional HIP™ Cleaning Solution, contact your local dealer. When the message
“no detergent” appears on the screen, the cleaning solution container is empty and is in
need of changing. To avoid spillage, replace the solution container only when the message
appears and be sure to wear gloves.
NOTE: Each cleaning solution container will last approximately 30 cycles,
depending on which cycles are used.
To replace the cleaning solution container, follow these steps:
1. Turn the power switch OFF.
2. Open the cleaning solution door.
3. Disconnect the cleaning solution connector. Remove any dried chemical by
immersing the connector in a cup of water.
4. Remove the empty cleaning solution container and discard or recycle.
6. Care and Maintenance
5. Connect new container and insert into the cleaning solution compartment.
Follow the instructions printed on each cleaning solution container.
6. Close the door.
7. Turn the power switch ON
To prime the cleaning solution dosing pump, press the water softener/detergent icon
on the main screen. In the water softener/detergent screen, press the red X next to
“Detergent”. The unit will prime the dosing system and a green check mark will appear in
place of the red X when it is ready for use.
NOTE: The system can also be primed by simply starting a cycle and selecting “Detergent
Replaced”, when prompted.
6. Care and Maintenance
6.2 Refilling the Water Softening Salt Reservoir
When a red X appears on the detergent and water
softener level indicator, press on the icon to determine if the problem lies with the water softener or
cleaning solution level. If the water softener must be
refilled, follow these steps:
To fill the salt reservoir, follow these steps:
1. Unscrew the salt container lid.
2. F
ill the salt container to the top
(maximum 1 kg / 2.2 lbs.)
3. Screw the salt container lid on tightly.
4. Run a complete cycle, with no instruments.
salt container
6.3 Cleaning the HYDRIM L110w G4
To clean outer surfaces and the decal covering the touchscreen, use a soft cloth
moistened with soap and water or a surface disinfectant. Do not use harsh cleaning
6. Care and Maintenance
6.4 Filter and Wash Arm Maintenance
Filter Maintenance:
Inspect the filter in the bottom of the
chamber daily for debris and clean if
necessary. To clean, remove the filter,
rinse under a tap and replace. Ensure
that the filter is firmly locked into position
when replaced.
Wash arms
Wash Arm Maintenance:
If the wash arms are not turning
easily, remove them, rinse under a tap
and reassemble. To remove the upper
or middle arm, unscrew the collar
counterclockwise. To remove the lower
arm unscrew the collar clockwise.
6.5 Preparing the unit for shipping
If preparing the unit for transport or storage, waste water should be removed from the
sump. Waste water in the unit may contain biological contaminants. From the Setup menu,
select the Prepare for Shipping function.
Use a mechanical means or absorbent material to siphon the contents from the sump.
Wear disposable rubber gloves. Dispose of absorbent material according to biological
waste disposal regulations.
6. Care and Maintenance
6.6 Annual maintenance
If the message “Preventative Maintenance Required. Call for Service” appears, the annual
maintenance is required. To continue using the HYDRIM, press OK. Call for service as
soon as possible. The annual maintenance should be done after 365 days have elapsed
since the initial installation or since the last service call was performed.
Daily tests and checks
By the user
By a
By a
What Tests
door lock check
wash arm rotation check
door seal check
load carrier check
check and clean chamber filters
visual examination of each load for residual soil.
Annual maintenance schedule
as outlined in the service manual
Re-validation if required by local regulations.
To ensure that the ongoing efficacy of the machine is assured, SciCan recommends that
the following periodic testing protocols are observed.
• This document outlines the minimum requirements to ensure that the equipment
performs to specification. In some regions, local/national guidance documents may
require additional testing. Please contact your dealer or local medical authorities
for details.
• Installation, commissioning, annual servicing MUST be undertaken by SciCan
approved technicians. Failure to maintain this equipment may invalidate the results of
the following testing regime.
6. Care and Maintenance
Tests to be performed by the user:
Door lock check
This test is to ensure that the door cannot be opened while a cycle is running or a cycle
will not start with the door open. To check that these features are working correctly,
attempt to open the door using the handle immediately after a cycle has started. Caution
– DO NOT attempt this when the wash arms are rotating and/or the water is above
ambient temperature. The door should not open. When you attempt to start a cycle with
the door open, the cycle should not start. If the unit fails this test, stop using it immediately
and call your dealer for technical service.
Wash arm rotation check
Run a P1 cycle and check that wash arms are rotating. If wash arms are not rotating,
remove, visually check and clean as described in Section 6.4.
Door seal check
Visually check the door seal for debris or wear. If the seal is worn or damaged, call your
dealer for technical service.
Load carrier check
Visually check load carriers (trolleys) for wear and tear, damage and that the runners
move freely over their full range.
Chamber filter check
Remove, visually check and clean as described in section 6.4.
Load check
Visually inspect each load for residual soil. Washers are designed to ensure that the
surfaces of instruments are free from debris that may compromise the sterilization process.
A visual check of the instruments processed in each load should be undertaken prior to
sterilization to ensure that no residual debris is present on the instrument.
If debris is still apparent, the instrument should not be considered clean and should be
reprocessed through the HYDRIM again prior to sterilization.
Note: Some set-able materials such as cements, amalgam, and composites, if set on
the instrument will not be removed in a HYDRIM. If these materials are noticed on the
instrument then abrasive removal may be required.
7. Troubleshooting
Possible Causes and Solutions
Instruments are
not clean
• Do not overload cassettes or instrument baskets.
• Do not load too many cassettes into the HYDRIM.
• Use the Heavy Duty cycle for cassettes and hinged
• Check filters and wash arms for debris.
Touchscreen /
Unit does not come on
• Ensure that the power button is turned ON.
• Ensure that the plug is properly inserted into the wall
• Check if a fuse or circuit is blown – call service
for assistance.
The wash arms
do not rotate
• Remove the wash arms, clean and reinstall them.
The door cannot be
• The cycle is not complete.
• The cycle was aborted and the unit has not
completed draining yet.
Operating cycles appear
to be taking too long
to complete
he water is not hot enough. Check that the incoming
hot water temperature is in the recommended range.
• Check that the hot and cold hoses are not reversed.
“No detergent” message
comes on when there is still
chemical left in the container
• Check for a kink in chemical tubing.
Drying Performance is
• Increase the drying time (user menu).
NOTE: Fuses should NOT be replaced by the operator. Call an authorized service technician for assistance.
7. Troubleshooting
Error Messages
CF1 Water Heating
The water does not reach the
required temperature in the
specified time
Call for service.
CF2 Chamber
Filling Failure
The water does not fill the
chamber within the specified time.
Check that the water hoses
are not kinked. Open the
water shut-off valves.
CF3 Chamber
reading failure
Faulty sensor.
Call for service.
CF4 Draining
Water cannot drain
from the unit.
Check that the drain hose
is not kinked. Check that the
filter in the bottom of the
chamber is not obstructed.
CF9 Software or
PCB Failure
Cycle length is more than
3hr 30 min.
Call for service.
CF14 Water
Temperature too high
Water in prewash stage too hot.
Check water connections
at back of unit.
CF19 Pressure
Pressure sensor is stuck.
Call for service.
CF21 No detergent
CF28 No water
Flow switch did not detect detergent
during wash phase.
Not enough water during cycle.
Replace detergent box
if empty.
If the problem persists,
call for service.
Check water hoses are not
kinked. Open water shut-off
Check for leaks.
Call for service.
8. Specifications
Height, freestanding: 850 mm / 33.5”
Width: 600 mm / 23.75”
Depth: 600 mm / 23.75”
Depth with door open: 1200 mm / 47”
Weight: 80 kg / 176 lbs.
Maximum Running Noise: 78 dB(A)
Hot and cold water connections: 3/4”
Inlet water pressure: 1-10 bar
Incoming hot water temperature: 50-70°C / 122-158°F
Drain: 3/4”
Water softener: 1 kg / 2.2 lbs salt capacity
Filling System: 5.5L / 1.5 gallon safety maximum
Drying System: Heater 1 kW
Electrical Connection: 208-240 V 60 Hz 15 A
Equipment pollution degree: Pollution Degree 2
Equipment installation category: Installation category II
Maximum relative humidity: 8
0% for temp up to 31°C / 88°F
50% for temp up to 40°C / 104°F
Operating temperature range: +5°C to 40°C / 41-104°F
Max. altitude: 2000m / 6561.7 ft.
Mains supply: + / -10% of nominal
9. Serial Number Plate
When ordering supplies, spare parts or requesting service, please ensure that
the information contained on the serial number plate is available (Model number,
serial number etc.).
The serial number plate is located at the bottom left on the rear panel of
the HYDRIM L110w G4 unit. A small label is located on the left hand side of
the chemical door.
10. Warranty
Limited Warranty
For a period of one year, SciCan guarantees that the HYDRIM L110w G4,
when manufactured in new and unused condition, will not fail during normal
service due to defects in material and workmanship that are not due to apparent
abuse, misuse, or accident. In the event of failure due to such defects during
this period of time, the exclusive remedies shall be repair or replacement, at
SciCan’s option and without charge, of any defective part(s), provided SciCan
is notified in writing within thirty(30) days of the date of such a failure and further
provided that the defective part(s) are returned to SciCan prepaid.
This warranty shall be considered to be validated, if the product is accompanied
by the original purchase invoice from the authorized SciCan dealer, and
such invoice identifies the item by serial number and clearly states the date
of purchase. No other validation is acceptable. After one year, all SciCan’s
warranties and other duties with respect to the quality of the product shall
be conclusively presumed to have been satisfied, all liability therefore shall
terminate, and no action or breach for any such warranty or duty may thereafter
be commenced against SciCan.
Any express warranty not provided hereon and any implied warranty or
representation as to performance, and any remedy for breach of contract which,
but for this provision, might arise by implication, operation of law, custom of
trade or course of dealing, including any implied warranty of merchantability or of
fitness for particular purpose with respect to all and any products manufactured
by SciCan is excluded and disclaimed by SciCan.
To register your product warranty with SciCan, go to, click on
the appropriate country, and then click on the Register Your Warranty tab.
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