Instruments necessary for a surgical procedure are often placed in an instrumenttray. These vary from small basic trays to large Da Vinci instrument sets. Every surgical procedure requires different instruments and therefore has its own type of instrumenttray. The CSSD / SPD (Central Sterile Services Department / Sterile Processing Department) ensures the instruments are cleaned, disinfected, checked, assembled, wrapped and sterilized after each procedure. After completing this process the instruments are ready for the next patient.
Steelco & R-SOLUTION Medical: a brand new partnership for the distribution and the service support of R-APPIT, the packaging robot for automatizing the sterile packaging process in
Steelco will be the exclusive distributor of R-APPIT (in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands), the innovative technology by the Dutch start-up R-SOLUTION. R-APPIT packs and labels instrument trays for sterilization; automation eliminates the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error or contamination while maintaining packaging integrity.
With the distribution of R-APPIT, Steelco adds one more piece to its path of redefinition and technological innovation in instrument reprocessing for enhanced efficiency, sustainability, and safety.
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Mariska van der Vliet and Niels Welling from R-SOLUTION Medical were looking for a new way to improve patient care by designing an innovative packaging robot. They believed it was time to take the CSSD / SPD to a higher level by guaranteeing the quality and reproducibility of packaging and also making logistics more lean.
R-SOLUTION Medical came up with "the R-appIT", a fully automated packaging robot. The R-appIT packaging robot is not only wrapping the instrumenttrays according to the correct packing method, the R-appIT also provides a piece of logistics, tapes the wrapped instrumenttrays and provides them with the correct label.
A new era is coming. An era where the importance of the CSSD / SPD and their extremely critical procedures will be placed in the spotlight. Where up to now wrapping is human work, after 2021 the wrapping of instrumenttrays can be fully automated.