Super Air Wipe Keeps Sensor Clean

A manufacturer of medical endoscopes places the small diameter, long endoscopes into a steaming process to sterilize the parts. The steam is detected by a sensor to confirm presence of steam. The sensor, which is mounted on the end of a robot arm which is holding the endoscope, becomes coated with steam. This prevents the sensor from working properly. This customer has installed an EXAIR Model 2400 1/2" (13mm) Super Air Wipe on to the steam enclosure frame which allows the robot to place the endoscope through the Super Air Wipe. They operate the Super Air Wipe at a low pressure so it does not disrupt the steaming process and the Super Air Wipe keeps the steam from reaching the sensor. This has stopped misreads and failures of the sensor.

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