Consolidated Advantage Series™ Controller Conversion and Upgrade Kits
Steam sterilizers featuring the Consolidated Push Button (PB) or the Consolidated Mark V (MC) control systems can now be upgraded to brand new, state-of-the-art, Advantage Series™ controllers without replacing your entire autoclave. These conversions are a cost-effective way to extend the life of your sterilizer and enhance sterilizer performance at the same time.
|Old Controller||New Advantage Series™ Controller|
|Push Button (PB-Series)||Advantage PB|
|Mark V (MC-Series)||Advantage PRO|
Features and Benefits
The Advantage PB™ and Advantage PRO™ sterilizer control systems feature widely-supported Allen Bradley® Programmable Logic Controllers and touch screens. These controllers use proven industry standard components to provide dependable performance, solid reliability and international parts availability.
- Advantage Series™ controllers are based on the time-tested Allen-Bradley® PLC platform configured specifically for Consolidated
- All have intuitive Rockwell touch screens and real-time operating system
- All are UL/CSA listed
For more information on Consolidated’s Advantage Series Controllers, please click here.
- New control system
- Input/output relays (if applicable)
- Temperature probe(s)
- Pressure transducer (if applicable)
- All necessary cables and plumbing fittings required to successfully convert an old control system to a new one.
The new control system is housed in a vertical side-mounted enclosure. Input/output relays are installed into a preexisting location on the sterilizer. These relays have visual indicators to assist service personnel in diagnosing sterilizer anomalies.
PB to ADV-PB™ Controller Conversions
The ADV-PB™ controller is the Consolidated entry-level control system offering the same simplicity and reliability as the legacy PB controller. It utilizes industry-standard cycles: gravity and liquid (post-vacuum drying optional).
All cycles include an initial conditioning or purge phase for air-removal. The ADV-PB™ controller includes an Allen Bradley® Micrologix PLC as well as a PanelView 3″ monochrome touch screen.
Additional operator input comes from Run and Abort push buttons located below the touch screen. An impact printer displays cycle information, time, and chamber temperature. Although cycle parameters can be easily changed through touch screen data entry, the controller automatically stores the last Gravity and Liquids cycles, making it easy to run repeat cycles without re-entering parameters.
The conversion kit includes a side-mounted controller that replaces the top-mounted chart recorder and digital timer currently used. Also included is a new temperature sensor as well as input/output wiring required to connect the existing F devices (e.g. solenoid valves) to the new controller.
- Optional WaterEco® system (available upon request)
- Allen-Bradley® touchscreen controller
- Manual power ON/OFF switch
- Manual abort cycle button
- Manual start button
- Impact printer
Mark V to ADV-PRO™ Controller Conversions
The ADV-PRO™ is designed for fast-paced, high-volume facilities that require multiple cycles and password protection. The ADV-PRO™ controller includes an Allen Bradley® Micrologix PLC as well as a PanelView 6″ (15.24 cm) color active matrix TFT touchscreen with resolution: 320 × 240 pixels, 18-bit color graphics. A thermal printer with take up spool displays cycle information, time, chamber temperature, and chamber pressure. An impact printer is available upon request. The ADV-PRO™ controller comes with up to 22 programmable sterilization cycles for
- Bowie-Dick (Daily Air Removal Test)*
- Vacuum Leak Test*
- Low Temperature (Isothermal)*
- F0 cycle*
* Only applicable if equipped on original sterilizer.
The controller conversion kit includes a new control enclosure that mounts to the side of the sterilizer where the previous Mark V enclosure was located. The existing Opto22 I/O board can be reused so that wiring to inputs and outputs such as solenoid valves remains intact.