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The right size and power air compressor for me?

Working out the right size and power of your compressor comes down to litres of air consumed per minute. Products like, Air or spray guns, Industrial equipment will have an average rate of consumption shown in (LPM …) In the case of dental use a simple rule of thumb is how many air consuming products […]

What does air compressor duty cycle mean?

The duty cycle (work cycle) of a compressor is that it will pump up to a specific pressure (eg. 8 bar or 120 psi) and then turn off. When the pressure in the tank falls below a set threshold (eg. 6 bar or 87 psi) it will turn on again and pump back up to […]

What MDS autoclave is right for me?

MDS Medical have a great selection of autoclaves for Dental, Veterinary, Podiatry, Chiropody, Cosmetic, Tattoo and Body piercing. The easiest way to find out what is right for you is to ask how often you need to run the unit and how heavy the total load will be. For example if you have 1-2kg of […]

Dental CBCT SP & RC Meaning?

SP = Scanning Pano : Normal Scanning type, Longer Scan time (12.9sec) = Vatech PaX-i RC = Rapid Ceph : Advanced Technology, Scanning time is only 1.9sec = Vatech PaX-i Plus, Smart Plus, Green 16/18 and Green X

Dental X-ray Imaging Types

There are a few different options when it comes to dental x-ray imaging, listed below are the types available from the Vatech product range. CT (Computerised Tomography):  A CT scan creates a series of x-ray images that are then pieced together to form a series of slices that can be viewed as a 3D (three […]

What is a dryer on an air compressor?

Compressors from Bambi Air come with two options, with and without a drying column. As air travels though the hot moving parts of the compressor pistons making its way to the air receiver tank the hot air creates condensation on the walls of the cooler reservoir tank over time building up water that then passes […]

Autoclave steriliser types (N,B and S)

Bench type autoclaves have three classifications N, B and S type. N Type: Older style of sterilisation is achieved by boiling water in the chamber between 121°C/134°C and is good for sterilisation of non-wrapped solid instruments. B Type: Current best practice of sterilisation is achieved by boiling water or steam injecting into the chamber between […]

Why a Durr Spittoon Valve?

In order to comply with waste water regulations a spittoon valve is used to eject any and all fluid going down a dental chair spittoon bowl into the suction piping, to be amalgam separated within a dental suction pump. The Durr spittoon valve is the most efficient and reliable system for use in any dental […]

Beginners guide to dental instruments

You’ll find most people despise the dentist whether they have good teeth or not. While many dental procedures aren’t painful, many people have developed a fear of visiting the dentist (often known as “odontophobia”) and would rather put up with dental infections, pain or even broken/unsightly teeth in order to avoid a visit to the […]