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01 Dec 2004 | Australasian Dental Practice

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Cattani blows into Griffith

Cattani Australia has won the contract to deliver the suction requirements for the new dental training facility being built at Griffith University in Queensland.

"One of the reasons Cattani is the market leader in Australia and New Zealand is that we can custom-build solutions tailored to specific requirements," said Mr Andrew Clark, general manager at Cattani Australia. "At Griffith, we have developed a solution using multiple Turbo Jet modular suction units linked with a sophisticated control system to ensure the requirements of all users of the system are continually met."

Mr Clark said that the system for Griffith University includes three Tandem Turbo Medio systems (two supplied now and another at a later date when more dental chairs are installed) to serve approximately 40 surgeries. All systems were supplied with amalgam retention systems.

The main system includes an interactive control panel fitted with a touchscreen. With this, the user can access system status and various other areas of the program. With an secure access pass code, a greater level of information about the system can be accessed, through which the user can obtain a system log that provides all relevant system history.

"Use of multiple units has several advantages as running costs can be reduced when compared to running a single large unit when only a few operators are working," Mr Clark said. "Furthermore, a problem with a single unit has little impact on total running capacity and in practice, is hardly noticed as another bank of motors is activated. Using more motors also means less fluctuations in performance as when the total number of operators changes, motors are activated and deactivated accordingly.

"The way we have designed the system, if any one system fails, the other system is automatically activated to guard against complete suction failure."

Mr Clark said that the flexibility and adaptability of the Turbo Jet modular suction systems allow Cattani Australia to design and produce systems for every dental application from small private practices, to hospitals and universities such as Griffith.

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