Searching for Steris Filters

Filters for AER (automated endoscopic reprocessor) machines along with many other parts and consumables they use are ongoing PM or maintenance replacement items. So, it makes sense that there would be a healthy OEM compatible replacement filter market with products that meet or exceed the manufacturers own strict quality guidelines. Well, there is but they can be a little hard to find if you're using a search engine. If you search for "Steris Filters" on Google you'll find that there are 308,000 results (at least today) and almost nothing on the 1st page of results other than Steris' own shopp...

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Why Compatible Filters Continue to Evolve

We've covered quite a bit of ground in our blog about AER filters and I don't expect us to be finished any time soon as MedService Repair has actively engaged and has a remarkable reputation for selling extremely high-quality OEM compatible filters for automatic endoscope reprocessors at some of the lowest prices over the years. There are many logical business reasons for the continued research and development of new and more efficient technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of OEM water filters and their compatible counterparts. They are used in so many genres of business and every...

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Compatible OEM Replacement Water Filters

When it comes to medical device reprocessing, endoscopy procedure products, infection control and prevention, Cantel covers almost all the bases. They have a longstanding stellar reputation for quality manufacturing and support of the products they sell. Medivators, based in Minneapolis, MN is now Cantel according to their web site. The logo on the website is now Cantel even though you visit Medivators.com to see the website. They design develop and manufacture a great deal of medical products related to endoscopy and infection prevention including replacement Medivators water filters for thei...

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Water Filters

Water filtration and purification is critical in most if not all areas of medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and just plain hydration. This purification of water is extremely important when it comes to AER water filters as a patient's health and life is at stake. While tap water provided in the modern world typically is relatively safe for drinking, there are so many variables with regards to its processing that it's impossible to use without extreme water filtration for automatic endoscopic reprocessors. Any risk of microbial contaminants (viruses & bacteria) stemming...

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DSD-201 AER Safety

 The DSD-201 automated endoscope reprocessor is a dual scope reprocessor. Two endoscopes can be reprocessed simultaneously or asynchronously. Its design incorporates many different performance and safety features that should be considered when you're in the market for an AER. Medivators focused on 4 main areas during their development of the DSD-201. Safety, Versatility, Speed and Cost Efficiency. In this article we'll talk a little about safety and how that equates to the highest quality of patient care. If the endoscope is used and cleaned as prescribed in the Medivators operation manua...

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DSD-201 Water Filter Replacement?

Ever wondered how to replace a water filter in the DSD-201? Well let's go over some of the basics so you have an idea of what it will take. However, please refer to your Medivators' manual for the latest specific installation instructions. First, you'll need a filter wrench. These wrenches are typically supplied with the DSD-201. If you don't already have one, depending on the exact water filter you're replacing consider purchasing our low-profile filter wrench here on the MedService Repair web site. There's two parts required for this AER maintenance task. You'll need the water filter itself ...

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Manufacturing Water Filters for AER Machines

So our last article covered some of the basics about compatible water filters for AERs, but what we didn't go over is how many there are a and how the manufacturing process has evolved making most OEM compatible water filters on par with the manufacturer's original products. The water filter market is huge. Its global market size for water filtration in general is estimated to be at 9.92 billion in 2019 and 11.48 billion USD in 2020. It's forecasted to be as high as 24.11 billion by 2025. That's a 15.9% growth rate from 2019 to 2025. With these types of numbers involved the manufacturing playe...

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Compatible Water Filters

Many medical practices across the country have made the large investment into an AER (Automatic Endoscopic Reprocessor) to further protect their patients from infections and run their offices at high efficiencies. But what you'll find out rather quickly is that there are some maintenance items necessary to keep your AER running like a champ. One of these maintenance items at the top of the list is the water filter they require, also known as AER Filters. The original manufacturers of these amazing AER machines would love it if you'd just buy all of your maintenance supplies like the water filt...

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AER Installation - Part 2

So part two of our series about the installation of an AER will continue with some specific site specific recommendations and requirements that are very important to consider prior to installation. These recommendations may even be important to consider during the selection process and purchase of your AER. Different AER machines have different requirements so this article is not meant to be an exact installation guide for your specific AER. It's merely meant to give you some things to consider and investigate for yourself with the manufacturer of the AER unit you are interested in or have pur...

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Searching for AER Filters

If you're looking for a replacement AER filter for your automatic endoscopic reprocessor you more than like will use a search engine to do so. More than 85% of all customers find web sites with a search engine. But when you unsuspectedly type "AER Filter" into the search engine you problems start with the results displayed. When using a search engine for the phrase "AER Filter" the first page of results (" The TOP 10") are typically anything but AER Filters (Automatic Endoscopic Reprocessor Filters). Instead you more than likely will find products and services related to "AIR Filters" at least...

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Choosing an AER | Part 6- AER Filters

Each of our "Choosing an AER" articles are going over a number of important topics to consider when buying an AER. Our sixth edition today will focus on the filters that are required to properly maintain and run these technological marvels. Odds are that AER filters are not at the forefront of anyone's mind when shopping for an Automatic Endoscopic Reprocessor. It would be like asking about the oil filter cost and availability if you're shopping for a car. It just doesn't typically happen! But why this might matter becomes clear when you realize there are a number of filters on these machines ...

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AER Filter Manufacturers

There are numerous manufacturers of automated endoscope reprocessing machines so as you can imagine there are even more manufacturers of AER filters to provide the necessary consumables that these machines require as doctor's offices across the globe adopt the use of these marvelous infection fighting machines. Some of the most popular AER manufacturers (in no particular order) are Cantel, previously named Medivators, Johnson & Johnson / ASP, Olympus, Custom Ultrasonics and Steris. There are however many other AER manufacturers across the globe and probably more coming as this segment...

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When to Replace an AER Filter

AER Filters are used in automatic endoscope reprocessing equipment. To properly reprocess and clean the endoscope these filters must be free flowing and the best practice to ensure that they operate at the highest efficiency is to follow the manufacturers recommended maintenance schedules for replacement of these filters. Failure to perform required maintenance may result in injury or death to the operator or patient so it's extremely important that you refer to your Medivators / Cantel user manual and follow their specific recommendations as the information below is extremely generalized. AER...

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Cost of Replacement AER Filters

Automatic endoscope reprocessing equipment can be expensive to maintain but short cuts are just not acceptable and can lead to a safety concerns for patients, staff and the businesses who use them. The detergents, cleaning tools and AER filters needed to keep your AER in optimum operating order can obviously be bought from the original manufacturers of these units. But sometimes those parts and products come at a premium price compared to other resources for such products. The cost of AER Filters, detergents, disinfectants and other related supplies have to be considered when ca...

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