Article courtesy of A-dec and Dental Product Shopper
Quieter than human conversation, A-dec’s innovative air compressor and dry dental vacuum provide a space-saving solution to noisy, crowded mechanical rooms
Noise can be distracting. It can disrupt conversations and disturb office workflows. Particularly in dental offices, noise can even provoke anxiety in certain patients, such as the very young or elderly. So, it’s a welcome change to have a mechanical room whose noise is barely audible.
Starting at a mere 59 dBA, the A-dec oil-free air compressors are even quieter than normal conversation, which is 60 dBA. Designed to be stacked on top of the compressor, the A-dec dry vacuum boasts the smallest footprint in the industry. Together, these two essential pieces of equipment form a quiet, sleek, and space-efficient mechanical room. Just ask Emily Svetanoff, DMD, who owns Restoration Dental Studio in Valparaiso, IN.
“Compared to other mechanical rooms I’ve had, I can honestly say I don’t even know when our machines are on because they are so quiet,” Dr. Svetanoff said. “It’s great for both our patients and my staff because it has created a better overall environment, one that’s not disrupted by loud machinery.”
“This equipment is truly the workhorse of our practice and we could not be happier.”
—Emily Svetanoff, DMD
Compact & Modular
Dr. Svetanoff had been looking for technologically advanced Mechanical Room equipment that would allow her to maximize production space but she found most options to be too large and bulky. Her search ended when she discovered A-dec’s SC5 Oil-Free Dental Air Compressor and the DV5 Dry Vacuum.
“The way the equipment is designed allowed me to save a lot of room and the compact and modular design helped tremendously. I was able to put the equipment in a smaller room and utilize the unused space for something else,” Dr. Svetanoff explained.
“The design of the equipment is sleek and well thought out, the stackability is excellent, and the technology was exactly what I was looking for.”
A-dec’s oil-free dental air compressors feature an upgradeable and expandable design that allows practices to increase the size and capacity of their compressor as needed. Considerably smaller and quieter than similar air compressors, A-dec oil-free air compressors include a built-in sound cover, as well as dual-chambered, advanced absorbent media sheets and a filtration system that helps eliminate dust and moisture in dental lines.
The A-dec system uses innovative technology to sense the number of active users which automatically adjusts to meet air demand. This ability to manage the load evenly across motors extends the life of the compressor. With a separate wall-mounted full-control touch screen, the compressor provides real-time feedback on system performance, while optional remote factory monitoring offers additional peace of mind. The best-in-class system components exceed dental-recommended guidelines, resulting in long-lasting reliability.
High Quality, Low Maintenance
A-dec dry dental vacuums use Variable Speed technology which means they consume less power than wet vacuums, a feature that allows the system to pay for itself over the life of the machine. Additionally, this Variable Speed technology enables the vacuums to sense the number of active users and deliver suction and air flow exactly where needed. In addition, the vacuums use Regenerative Side Channel Blower technology for an effective combination of suction and airflow, ensuring high volumes of air are moved efficiently. A powerful dual-impeller system ensures a quick, powerful suction response when engaged. Designed to conveniently stack on the compressor, and compatible with any amalgam separator, the vacuum’s direct-drive motor lasts up to 20,000 operating hours without maintenance.
“The maintenance and operation of the system have been great, and so far, we’ve had no issues,” Dr. Svetanoff said. “This equipment is truly the workhorse of our practice and we could not be happier.”
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