A new, technologically advanced Programat furnace [VIDEO]

October 3, 2013
Issue 10

Ivoclar Vivadent has announced a new Programat furnace, the P510, representing a re-engineering of the Programat furnace.

Ivoclar Vivadent has announced a new Programat furnace, the P510, representing a re-engineering of the Programat furnace.

The Programat P510 (and its sibling, the P310 furnace) unit is equipped with state-of-the-art furnace features and QTK2 muffle technology. Both new furnaces distribute the temperature in the firing chamber more evenly than the preceding models due to technological enhancements and a SiC bottom reflector.

The key feature of the Programat P510 furnace is its infrared camera. It measures the temperature at the surface of the object in the firing chamber and automatically controls the pre-drying and closing parameters. The infrared technology offers multiple reported benefits: it heightens the quality of the firing results and increases process reliability. Furthermore, Ivoclar Vivadent notes that the Programat P510 works 25 percent more efficiently than conventional furnaces and is therefore more economical.

The Programat P510 is operated by means of a 7-inch color touchscreen and a membrane-sealed keypad. Apart from a wide range of Ivoclar Vivadent programs, which are tailored to IPS e.max, IPS d.SIGN, IPS InLine and the IPS Empress systems, an additional 500 individual programs are supplied. Software updates can be downloaded via a wireless network (WLAN), if available, or with a USB flash drive.

The Optical Status Display (OSD) uses different colors to inform the operator about the actual status of the firing process (heating, cooling, etc.). The progress indicator on the side of the screen shows the remaining process time, therefore, the firing status can be seen even at a large distance. Finally, the automatic double-range temperature calibration (ATK2) feature allows the temperature to be checked in two different ranges to ensure high firing precision.

Both the Programat P510 and Programat P310 are equipped with double-valve vacuum technology. This feature reduces the noise level of the pump during operation. The vacuum pump evacuates moisture from the vacuum hose and the firing chamber. Furthermore, both furnaces have LAN and USB ports. If a problem occurs, the laboratory can load the furnace data on a USB flash drive and obtain a remote diagnosis by e-mail.

For more information, visit ivoclarvivadent.us or call 800-533-6825