Dunlee's liquid metal bearing CT replacement tube for Revolution™ Evo and Optima™ 660 scanners receives FDA clearance
Tubes feature CoolGlide™ technology
The new Dunlee DA200P40+LMB CT replacement tube has received FDA clearance, and deliveries will begin by end of 2020 in the USA and Europe. Featuring CoolGlide™ technology, the CT tube is an alternative to the OEM liquid metal bearing (LMB) replacement CT tube for GE Revolution™ Evo and Optima™ 660 CT scanners.
Extraordinary tube lifetime
LMB CT tubes are prized for their long life, made possible because the liquid metal bearing doesn’t create friction, so there is less wear. The DA200P40+LMB tube also features a quieter sound pattern* for smooth operation and a pleasant patient experience. "Liquid metal bearing technology has been a proprietary technology of the major medical equipment manufacturers for many years. With this new product release, we are offering a unique, cost-effective solution, based on the latest technology," says Jan Laheij, Commercial Lead Imaging Components. "Imaging departments are under tremendous pressure to keep healthcare accessible and to reduce operating costs, and by providing long-lasting, high-quality alternative X-ray tubes we are supporting them in this journey." The LMB DA200P40+LMB tube with Dunlee CoolGlide™ technology is specifically designed for use as a replacement tube on the GE Revolution™ Evo and Optima™ 660 CT scanners. Each tube is built according the highest quality and regulatory standards, and extensive testing confirms that it equals OEM tube performance.
Made in the USA
CoolGlide™ liquid metal bearing technology was developed and is manufactured in Germany. Final tube manufacturing and assembly takes place in Illinois, USA. "This allows us to be close to a main market and its customers, in order to secure fast deliveries and services," Laheij explains.
Global distribution planned
In addition to FDA clearance for the US market, the LMB DA200P40+LMB tube with Dunlee CoolGlide™ technology will receive MDR certification soon, which allows distribution in Europe. Dunlee plans to finalize registration for Canada and the Middle East region by first half of 2021, followed by a product launch in China planned in the second half of 2021 that will include release for the Optima™ 670 and Optima™ 680.
* When compared to tubes with standard ball bearing.
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