We know Electrosurgery
Based on our experience, we understand the unique challenges of this technology. We know where issues lurk, and our team has a track record of releasing great products!
Over their careers, our team has been part of designing 11 electrosurgery systems for various therapies ranging from vascular closure and nerve ablation to general surgery. This experience includes single-electrode, multi-electrode, monopolar and bipolar applications, ablation/cut/coag/gas plasma coagulation, and therapies involving dynamic fluid delivery and cooling.
We have deep experience with IEC:60601-2-2, drastically reducing your risks of a last-minute surprise
Our team has worked with the IEC:60601-2-2 standard for over 15 years, navigating systems through agency approval. Our track record means we save projects from getting mired in schedule-eating safety agency trouble, or from uncovering last-minute technical surprises that catch less-experienced teams off guard.
Electrosurgery specifics where Engenious Design can help:
- Contact quality monitors
- Neuromuscular stimulation
- Unique MOPP requirements
- Dielectric strength
- HF leakage
- Accessory insulation
- Crest factor
- Operation duty cycle
- Controls and Instrumentation Accuracy
- Monotonicity of outputs
- Protection against hazardous outputs
- Max power in single fault
- Max power during simultaneous activations
- Short circuit protections
Engenious electrosurgery capabilities
Our unstoppable team can tackle specific issues, freeing your team for other strategic work
Monopolar & BipolarOur team has fielded systems that are monopolar, bipolar, and systems that switch between modes
Systems EngineeringRFG-specific requirements, architecture, risk management, and expert technical coordination of highly-integrated engineering teams
Multiple outputsMultiple active outputs increase complexity of measurement and control, but we have solved these issues before.
Ablation, Cut, Coag, Gas PlasmaWe navigate amplifier and control systems requirements of all these modes – and we appreciate the differences
Control systemsExperienced RFG feedback control systems engineers. Temperature, power, voltage and combination controlled. Gas plasma and fluid delivery too
Safety isolationType CF devices for defibrillator-proof direct cardiac application, and the unique isolation requirements for RF surgery equipment
MeasurementInstrumenting voltage, current, phase, temperature and return electrodes on isolated patient connected ESU outputs
Cooled tipsFluid-cooling of electrosurgery tips and applicators, pump-controlled
Experience is important, especially in RF electrosurgery where complex issues will surprise the uninitiated
Let's Talk Electrosurgery
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