Q&A with Katie Koloj from BC Group International, Inc. concerning their newest Analyzer, the SA-2500
In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog, I want to share my latest Q&A I had with Katie Koloj from BC Group International, Inc. concerning their newest analyzer, the SA-2500.
Wed Nov 11 2015
In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog, I want to share my latest Q&A I had with Katie Koloj from BC Group International, Inc. concerning their newest analyzer, the SA-2500. The SA-2500 is BRAND NEW and this is the first time they have unveiled their product to the public so I cannot thank the BC Group team enough for giving me this honor. BC Group is a leader in manufacturing, servicing and selling biomedical testing equipment. Their equipment is designed to thoroughly test medical equipment and maximize your investments. See below for the Q&A.
Katie Koloj of BC Group International
Q: What kind of new products is BC Group currently working on?
A: Actually, we just released our new safety analyzer, the SA-2500.
Q: What differentiates the SA-2500 from your other Safety Analyzers?
A: What really makes the SA-2500 stand out from our other safety analyzers is automated testing. All of our previous models are controlled manually. With that SA-2500’s included software, users are able to design their own autosequences on a PC or laptop. The software it comes with even allows users to create their own database so they can save all their testing information in an accessible location.
Q: So it offers automated testing! Are there any other new features?
A: Yes! With microprocessor-based technology, the SA-2500 is able to separate and measure the AC and DC signals. It’s important to mention that we’re producing an analyzer that can separate these measurements because analyzers that can measure AC and DC separately have an advantage. Some test limits are different for AC or DC currents so separate measurements are required.
The SA-2500 also has the ability to measure the quality of insulation of a product’s power wiring. This feature ensures that the insulation of internal wiring is intact and ensures a safe resistance between the power wiring and any exposed metal parts.
Q: You said earlier that the SA-2500 allows users to design their own autosequences on a PC or laptop. So you can use the SA-2500 remotely from a PC or laptop?
A: Correct. The SA-2500 can be controlled remotely from a PC or laptop. The Remote Control Software included with the SA-2500 allows the user to generate automated test sequences, providing for repeatable and consistent test procedures that can be shared or sent to technicians as needed. Users are also able to produce reports and print results from a computer.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about the SA-2500?
A: It’s important to note that the SA-2500 includes all the usual features of a standard safety analyzer, including line voltage measurement, earth/ground lead resistance/leakage current, point-to-point testing, enclosure/chassis leakage current, external resistance and external leakage current. All measurements are true RMS readings.
Q: Do you have any other news from BC Group?
A: Yes! In preparation for the new IAC Standards and Guidelines for Adult Echocardiography, we’ve created a tutorial explaining how to run an Ultrasound Leakage Test using our ULT-2000 Series of ultrasound leakage testers. IAC’s Section 2.2.3B states that:
Effective December 31, 2015, the structural and electrical integrity of the transducer must be checked between each use, using an ultrasound leakage tester. “Passed” or “Failed” must be documented in the routine TEE probe cleaning/maintenance log along with action taken if “Failed.”
This new standard is going to drastically effect the way hospitals approach ultrasound testing. We hope our video will help make this transition as easy as possible. You can view it on the ULT-2000 Series product pages.
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