Getinge USA Sales, LLC has launched the S-8668T Washer Disinfector, designed to increase the efficiency of reprocessing throughput by decreasing processing time and reducing overall utility consumption.

With the turbo multitasking technology available for the S-8668T model, processing time can be cut by up to 25% and thereby reduce overall utility consumption, Getinge said in a press release.

The 86-series now includes three models (S-8666, S-8668, and S-8668T) and all have been developed to increase efficiency within the Central Sterile Supply Departments (CSSDs). With the S-8668T version the CSSD can process more instruments in less time thanks to the turbo- multitasking functionality. The turbo processing reduces the non-productive time needed for filling and draining of process water, and cuts process time by up to 25%. Most impressive is that it has been achieved with the same footprint as the current 86-series model.

Furthermore, it is 160mm or 13% smaller than the previous 88-Turbo. The S-8668 and S-8668T models also provide the possibility to process EndoWrist Instruments (instruments used for laparoscopic procedures) with Getinge’s da Vinci Solution.

Additional features for the full 86-series includes an integrated solution, using the same modern and intuitive user-interfaced called Centric. The series also uses an automatic loading and unloading system called Getinge Air Glide System, which reads the information stored in a barcode on the wash cart, and automatically starts the correct wash program.

“Healthcare organizations today are focused on efficient and safe operation in an ever-changing environment. At Getinge, we consult with our customers to ensure that we provide solutions that promote efficiency across all our product offerings,” said Joseph Knight, Senior Sales Director, Surgical Workflows at Getinge US. “The new S-8668T Washer-Disinfector provides more efficient throughput by not only saving time and resources, but also providing safe ergonomic advantages such as the automatic distribution of detergents thus reducing the need to lift heavy containers while avoiding spillage.”