The Processor is an automated, microcomputer controlled device which maintains the process parameters necessary to ensure standardized and effective sterile processing. The entire STERIS PROCESS takes place within the environmentally sealed chamber of the Processor. Processing temperatures do not exceed the safe temperature limits that most manufacturers recommend to ensure protection of heat sensitive devices. Upon completion of each cycle, a comprehensive printout is produced to document the process and load information.
Various processing trays and containers permit the Processor to accommodate a wide variety of devices and procedure specific sets. The specialized trays and containers are designed to enable the operator to fix devices in the appropriate position for sterile processing, ensure a continuous exchange of sterilant and rinse on exposed surfaces of the devices (including internal structures and lumens), and protect certain types of devices from environmental contamination during transportation to sterile field following sterile processing.