Ivoclar Vivadent’s New Programat Generation of Dental Furnaces Loaded With Smart Features

Second generation of company’s furnaces outfitted with the next level of modern, intuitive and smart furnace features and design.

Ivoclar Vivadent is launching the next generation of Programat ceramic and press furnaces with enhanced smart features. In addition to well-designed solutions that optimize proven features, such as the infrared technology (IRT), fully automated press function (FPF) and digital shade assistant (DSA), new software enhancements and smart features have been added to the Programat line of furnaces to make everyday work in the dental laboratory more efficient.

The new generation of Programat press and ceramic furnaces feature a modernized design and more comfort in the day-to-day work of dental labs than ever before. The high-tech design concept and color of the new Programat furnaces is designed to blend harmoniously into today’s modern laboratory surroundings. New features include a redesigned cooling tray, optimized to provide more space and better cooling of marginal areas.

A new membrane-sealed keypad and customary color touchscreen display ensure fast and easy operation of the furnace. The graphical user interface (GUI) has been adapted and enhanced to match the preferences of customers to ensure even greater ease-of-use in everyday applications. New symbols and clear icons enable straightforward and intuitive operation, facilitating the handling of the furnace and increasing the efficiency of the work process.

Designed to do more than press and fire, the second generation Programat series function as a smart dental assistant for dental technicians. Due to their loT connectivity (Internet of Things), the new Programat furnaces offer additional benefits. Users can register their device on the Ivoclar Vivadent customer portal and subscribe to a free “report” to receive monthly usage summary information on their furnace. This allows users to optimize such critical functions as uptime and operation of the furnace in the dental laboratory. In addition, the report provides information on potential sources of error and facilitates maintenance and repair operations, enhancing the process reliability of the furnace in the laboratory.