Force FX Features
The Medtronic Covidien Valleylab Force FX is a high-power digital electrosurgical unit. The Force FX features computer-controlled instant response technology that ensures a consistent clinical effect through all tissue types. This instant response technology recognizes changes in tissue 200 times per second and adjusts voltage and currently accordingly to maintain the proper power. The Valleylab Force FX enables the use of handset or footswitch controls to activate the generator. It provides surgeons with the advantage of accurately delivering the selected power setting, even through resistant tissues.
Instant Response technology that ensures the power delivered remains virtually constant, regardless of the tissue type.
Three internal microcontrollers that reduce system reaction time and increase the system’s processing speed.
Spray coagulation voltage of no more than 9000 volts for broad, but superficial coagulation with limited capacitive coupling.
Compatible with the exclusive Computer Motion Hermes Voice Command System.
Medtronic Covidien Force FX Specifications
Height: 4.38” (11.1 cm)
Width: 14” (35.6 cm)
Depth: 17” (43.9 cm)
Weight: < 18 lbs. (< 8.1 kg) Power PER: 98 Input Power Requirements: Operating range is 85 to 132 AC volts. Maximum current is 7 amperes in Cut and 4 amperes in Coag.High-Frequency Leakage Bipolar: Less than 60 mArms Monopolar: Less than 150 mArms Output WaveformsBipolar Precise: 470 kHz sinusoid Standard: 470 kHz sinusoid Macro: 470 kHz sinusoid Monopolar Cut Low: 390 kHz sinusoid. Similar to the Pure Cut mode except the maximum voltage is limited to a lower value. Pure: 390 kHz sinusoid Blend: 390 kHz bursts of a sinusoid, recurring at 27 kHz intervals. 50% duty cycle envelope.Monopolar Coag Desiccate: 240 kHz sinusoid repeated at 39 kHz. 8% duty cycle. Fulgurate: 390 kHz damped sinusoidal bursts with a repetition frequency of 30 or 57 kHz into 500 ohms Spray: 390 kHz damped sinusoidal bursts with a randomized repetition centered at 28 kHz. Frequencies include 21kHz < f < 35 kHz. The output is further modulated by a random 250 Hz envelope with a variable duty cycle. Output power changes by less than 15% or 5 watts, whichever is greater, as the line voltage varies from 104-132 volts and 208-264 volts (at rated load)Operating Parameters Ambient Temperature Range: 10° to 40° C (50° to 104° F) Relative Humidity: 30 % to 75%, noncondensing Atmospheric pressure: 700 to 1060 millibars Warm-up time: If transported or stored at temperatures outside the operating temperature range, allow one hour for the generator to reach room temperature before use.Transport and Storage Ambient Temperature range: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158°F) Relative humidity: 25% to 85% noncondensing Atmospheric Pressure: 500 to 1060 minibars REM Contact Quality Monitoring System Measurement Frequency: 80 kHz ± 10 kHz Measurement Current: Less than 10 μA Acceptable Resistance Ranges: REM pad — 5-135 ohms; Non-REM pad — less than 20 ohms Acceptance range is 5-135 ohms after REM PolyHesive II return electrode is applied. Adaptive REM: REM trip is baseline impedance plus 40%. For example, if the baseline impedance is 30 ohms, the upper-level trip is approximately 42 ohms. If the pad-patient impedance falls below the baseline impedance, a new baseline is established.
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