Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers

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Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers

Reliable cleaning solutions for your vivarium

Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers are a comprehensive cleaning system for animal care equipment to maintain a controlled and contamination-free vivarium environment.

Overview

Each vivarium has unique requirements and facility layout challenges. The Getinge Vivus Biomed washing system is based on compatible modular units that can be quickly integrated and installed to form a complete customized solution that meets your needs. Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers include cage and rack washers, cage and bottle washers, and tunnel washers that meet the preferences and cage reprocessing needs of your facility.

Meeting unique facility requirements

Each facility’s requirements and layout are unique. It can be a challenge to find equipment that efficiently suits your workflows and preserves optimal vivarium conditions. The modular design of the Getinge Vivus Biomed washer system works with your facility layout. Washers can be easily integrated into your existing or planned facility layout to optimize throughput and workflow, minimizing cost and disruption.

Premium cleaning performance

Clean animal care equipment is paramount in your efforts to prevent cross-contamination that could jeopardize your research results. Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers provide high water flow and pressure to ensure total coverage of the load for thorough cleaning. The placement and number of spray nozzles deliver continuous flow and pressure for effective cleaning.

A self-cleaning filter prevents debris from blocking spray nozzles that could restrict flow and pressure and reduce cleaning performance. Debris is prevented from being recirculated with the process water, maximizing equipment uptime and reducing the need for maintenance.

Robust design and construction

Equipment used in vivarium cage reprocessing must be reliable, with no unplanned downtime. A steady supply of reprocessed goods safeguards your research. The core elements of the Getinge Vivus biomed washers have robust construction, standardized components, and durable materials. This optimizes uptime and reliability, delivering the performance required for difficult operations within the vivarium.

Safety and ergonomics

Nothing is more important than the safety of your personnel. Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers include key safety features. These include emergency stop push buttons; color coded pull cable (cage & rack washer); visual and audible alarms; emergency safety labeling; and optional door interlocks on pass-through designs. Ergonomic enhancements include counterweight-balanced rising doors on the Cage and Bottle washer, and the ability to install the Cage and Rack washer in a shallow pit for comfortable entry and exit.

Maximized throughput

The flexible modular design of the Getinge Vivus Biomed Washers allow for a washing system optimally scaled for your capacity needs and throughput requirements. The cage and rack, cage and bottle, and tunnel washers are available in standard sizes, but can be customized to fit your facility’s needs.

Wash phase parameters and sequences can be adjusted according to washing requirements, optimizing the cycle time. An optional water saver system further reduces utility consumption and process time, increasing overall throughput.

Models

Getinge Vivus Tunnel Washers

Maximize efficiency with automatic hydro-spray washers. The Getinge Vivus Tunnel Washer delivers continuous, efficient, high-volume processing of metal or plastic cages and utensils in your vivarium. Units are floor-mounted and may be recessed through one or two walls or installed freestanding. It can operate as a stand-alone unit or in combination with an integrated bedding dump station and/or bedding dispenser.

Basic Data
 
Models
  VT 2450 VT3650 VT4850
 Belt width 24" (610 mm) 36" (914 mm) 48" (1219 mm)
Tunnel opening (WxH)  25" × 25" (635 × 635 mm) 37" × 25" (940 × 635 mm) 49" × 25" (1245 × 635 mm)
External dimensions (WxHxD) 41" × 83" × 26' (1041 × 2108 × 7925 mm) 53" × 83" × 26' (1346 × 2108 × 7925 mm) 64" × 83" × 26' (1626 × 2108 × 7925 mm)
Cage capacity
(Based on typical 4 FPM (0,02 m/s) belt speed)
 Standard mouse: 960/hr
Standard rat: 400/hr
  Standard mouse: 1600/hr
Standard rat: 576/hr
  Standard mouse: 2160/hr 
Standard rat: 720/hr
Shipping weight  4800 lb.  (2180 kg)  6000 lb.  (2720 kg)  8000 lb.  (3630 kg)
Controls and service access location  Right or left hand    Right or left hand    Right or left hand  
Section measurements  18" (457 mm) Load Section
30" (762 mm) Pre-Wash Section
78" (1981 mm) Wash Section
54" (1372 mm) Rinse Section
84" (2134 mm) Dryer Section
48" (1219 mm) Powered Run-out Unload Conveyor  
 18" (457 mm) Load Section
30" (762 mm) Pre-Wash Section
78" (1981 mm) Wash Section
54" (1372 mm) Rinse Section
84" (2134 mm) Dryer Section
48" (1219 mm) Powered Run-out Unload Conveyor  
 18" (457 mm) Load Section
30" (762 mm) Pre-Wash Section
78" (1981 mm) Wash Section
54" (1372 mm) Rinse Section
84" (2134 mm) Dryer Section
48" (1219 mm) Powered Run-out Unload Conveyor  
Cycle functions Loading, Pre-Wash, Detergent Wash, Rinse,
Drying in continuous process. 
Loading, Pre-Wash, Detergent Wash, Rinse,
Drying in continuous process. 
Loading, Pre-Wash, Detergent Wash, Rinse,
Drying in continuous process. 

Getinge Vivus Cage & Rack Washers

Get reliable, effective, and efficient high-throughput cleaning and drying with the standalone Getinge Vivus Cage and Rack Washer. The reliable automatic washer is intended for washing, clean rinsing, and drying of transport carts, cages, racked utensils, and bottles used in the vivarium.

Basic Data
 
Models
  VT 2850 VT 3350L VT 3590WL

Chamber dimensions (WxHxD)

46" × 85" × 92"
(1168 × 2159 × 2337 mm)

46" × 85" × 140"
(1168 × 2159 × 3556 mm)

72" × 85" × 140"
(1829 × 2159 × 3556 mm)

External dimensions (WxHxD) 85" × 96" × 99"
(2159 × 2438 × 2515 mm)
85" × 96" × 147"
(2159 × 2438 × 3734 mm)
110" × 96" × 147"
(2794 × 2438 × 3734 mm)
Door configuration Single or double door pass-through Single or double door pass-through Single or double door pass-through
 Cage capacity (per process) Standard mouse: 100
or
Standard rat: 48

Standard mouse: 160
or
Standard rat: 76

Standard mouse: 320
or
Standard rat: 152
Shipping weight   6000 lb.  (2722 kg)  7000 lb.  (3175 kg)  8000 lb.  (3629 kg)
Controls and service access location  Right or left hand   Right or left hand   Right or left hand

Installation and mounting 

 

 

 

Pit mounted (pit depth)

12" (305 mm) standard.  
10" (254 mm) minimum

12" (305 mm) standard.  
10" (254 mm) minimum

12" (305 mm) standard.  
10" (254 mm) minimum

Floor mounted

10" (254 mm) floor mounted machine base with ramp

10" (254 mm) floor mounted machine base with ramp

10" (254 mm) floor mounted machine base with ramp

Cycle functions Prewash, Detergent Wash, Acid Wash, Acid Soak, 
Neutralization, First Rinse,
Final Rinse/ Disinfection, 
Drying (optional) and Exhaust Phases
 Prewash, Detergent Wash, Acid Wash, Acid Soak, 
Neutralization, First Rinse, 
Final Rinse/ Disinfection, 
Drying (optional) and Exhaust Phases
Prewash, Detergent Wash, Acid Wash, Acid Soak, 
Neutralization, First Rinse, 
Final Rinse/ Disinfection, 
Drying (optional) and Exhaust Phases

Getinge Vivus Cage & Bottle Washers

Ensure reliable, effective cleaning in your research facility with the Getinge Vivus Cage and Bottle Washers.  This flexible, heavy duty, standalone cage and bottle washer is intended for washing and clean rinsing of cages, racked utensils, and bottles used in the vivarium.

Basic Data
 
Models
  VT 773 VT775
Chamber dimensions (WxHxD) 48" × 32" × 34" (1219 × 813 × 864 mm) 48" × 32" × 48" (1219 × 813 × 1219 mm)
External dimensions (WxHxD) 72" × 78" × 39" (1829 × 1981 × 991 mm) 72" × 78" × 53" (1829 × 1981 × 1346 mm)
Door configuration Single or double door pass-through  Single or double door pass-through
Cage capacity (per process) Standard mouse: 32
or
Standard rat: 12
Standard mouse: 48
or
Standard rat: 16
Shipping weight  2100 lb.  (952 kg)  2300 lb.  (1043 kg)
Controls and service access location  Right or left hand   Right or left hand
Wash levels  1-2 1-2
Cycle functions Prewash, Detergent Wash, Acid Wash, Acid Soak,
Neutralization, First Rinse, Final Rinse/Disinfection
 Prewash, Detergent Wash, Acid Wash, Acid Soak,
Neutralization, First Rinse, Final Rinse/Disinfection

Applications

Vivarium

Getinge solutions help vivariums maintain a controlled environment to protect both research and staff. Our systems provide washing and sterilization resources, as well as automated solutions for cage reprocessing and animal bedding handling.

Find out more about keeping a controlled vivarium environment

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