The current trend in Suction pumps is "semi wet", with amalgam separation built in as the norm, to comply with (mercury) waste disposal environmental regulations affecting dental surgeries.
The older style pumps still in use in many clinics do not have this amalgam separation option, which is available from various manufacturers and can be retrofitted. Of course not all surgeries need amalgam separation, for instance hygienist or orthodontist clinics.
Manufacturers recommend that these semi wet pumps are fitted within approx. 5 Metres of the chairside, with a gradual fall in the waste pipe, from the pump to the external drain, so that the pumps do not "sit" in constant water..
To comply with the regulations, spitoon valves are now also required to combine spitoon & suction waste, down 1 pipe, all of which then must go to the pump with amalgam / mercury separation. These must be fitted within your existing spitoon or floor box.
DURR suction pumps & spitoon valves prices as follows :
Pumps below subject to availability, & exclude delivery or installation
PRICE : VSA* 300 : £ 1,095 + VAT (PREOWNED FULLY SERVICED )
PRICE : VSA* 300 S : £ 1,745 + VAT (NEW)
OTHER LARGER MODELS eg VSA 600 or 900 series : prices on application
SPITOON VALVES (DURR) FOR AMALGAM SEPARATION : £ 695 + VAT~ installed in our workshop
* A = Amalgam separation
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Price: £ 1095.00 + VAT excludes Delivery & Installation