Xtender Automatic X-Ray Film Processor (VELOPEX)
Reliability, Quality and Speed
Processes all sizes of film from intra-oral size, to panoramic and cephalometric (full skull size). High quality, archivable radiographs are delivered dry in five minutes. Endodontic films may be viewed wet (archival) after only two minutes 30 seconds. Has high capacity external reservoirs for processor chemistry and recirculation pump for automatic chemical recycling with extended chemical life. Includes unit self-filling from developer and fixer reservoirs.
Easy-to-use daylight loader (optional) eliminates the need for a darkroom. Films are processed automatically on insertion of the film. Unique film transport system ensures consistently excellent results.Electronic management system shows machine status and help codes. Compact dimensions, simple installation and minimal servicing.
quality radiographs, fast
The Xtender processor saves time and reduces patient recalls. Dry-to-dry radiographs of high quality are available in just five minutes, supporting the dentist's diagnosis while the patient is still in the operatory. A preview facility allows endodontic films to be viewed wet within 150 seconds (archival).
film transport system
The key to the processor’s performance and efficiency is the unique Velopex film transport system, which holds each x-ray film stationary and gently protected between two continuous permeable belts. This well-proven system virtually eliminates the risk of film loss and ensures uniform exposure of the film to the chemicals for consistently excellent results.
The Velopex Xtender is very easy to use. Switch on, and the processing chemicals are brought to working temperature automatically. Post the films through the entry slot in any order irrespective of size and the machine’s auto-sensor immediately initiates the processing cycle, developing them dry-to-dry automatically.
An electronic management system provides at-a-glance information on machine status. An indicator panel shows when the unit is warming up, when it has reached operating temperature, and how long before a posted film will appear. Audible signals advise that a film is safely within the transport system and that the next film can be inserted. Self-diagnostics warn of any fault in the machine’s operation, displaying the relevant error codes to assist rectification.
After the final film has been processed, the Xtender goes into stand-by, which is indicated by 3 horizontal dashes straight across the display. Stand-by allows the Xtender to automatically maintain the correct chemical temperature for immediate further use, thus saving electrical power and water.
Deep chemical tanks provide for a long film transport path, ensuring generous contact with the processing solutions. The slim shape of the tanks keeps the surface area small, reducing the effects of chemical oxidation and evaporation.
A convenient, rigid daylight loader can be supplied when required. This eliminates the need for a darkroom with its associated risk of film fogging, and relieves staff from working with chemicals in a dark, confined space. The loader may be fitted later if the unit is to be upgraded from darkroom-only use.
all film sizes
The Xtender develops all sizes of x-ray film from intra-oral (22 x 33mm) to panoral and full skull format (240 x 300mm). The entry slot incorporates a built-in guide for organising small sized films.
The integral tanks are supplemented by auxiliary sealed reservoirs, creating a high capacity system with ample developer and fixer for heavy usage in the busiest office.
and easily installed
The compact, smartly-styled Xtender can be supplied with an optional robust stand, which also provides convenient housing for the auxiliary tanks and recirculation pump. Installation is simple, requiring only a power socket. The unit can either be plumbed in using a cold water supply and water outlet – or alternatively with a closed-loop water reservoir independent of plumbing (a useful option where plumbing on site presents a problem).
A specially designed triple pump connects the auxiliary reservoirs with the processor, automatically topping up the processing chemicals, recirculating the developer and fixer and gradually recycling the entire volume of chemistry. Continuous recirculation of the solutions within a sealed system extends their service life and helps maintain effective processing performance. The pump can additionally be used to recirculate a sealed wash-water supply, avoiding the need for connection to mains water.
Charging the machine is simplified by self-filling from reservoirs. The recirculation system may also be used to simplify the cleaning of tanks at the time of chemical change.
1. Endodontic film in as fast as 60 seconds
(on fast cycle) On standard cycle film will be available in 120
seconds. Film will be required to be washed and dried after viewing.
2. Speed Control - Fast cycle -150 seconds (Extra-Oral film) Standard cycle - 300 seconds (Intra-Oral film)
3. Multi-function LED display - Alerts the operator when the film is ready for collection. Temperature condition, choice of cycle speed are also displayed as are a comprehensive sequence of error codes - if any faults occur.
4. Touch Panel initiation switch
5. Electronic Film Sensing System - Brings machine out of stand-by on film entry
6. Replenishment/ Recirculation - Aso used for filling unit with chemicals.
DIMENSIONS: Width: 20”
depth: 18.5” (- daylight loader)
29” (+ daylight loader)
Full tanks: 53.9 lb
One US Gallon for developer and fixer
.75 US Gallons for water tank
VOLTAGE: 100-120V, 200-240V (50/60Hz)
WARM-UP TIME: 10 minutes approx.
FILM FEED SPEED: 18.5”per min
MAX FILM WIDTH: 10.2”
5 mins approx.
Wet: 2.5 mins approx.
IEC61010-1:2001 (2nd edition)
EN 61010-1:2001 (2nd edition)
UL 61010-1 July 12, 2004 deviations