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Compu-Cutter III, Styrofoam Block Cutter, 120 VAC

Compu-Cutter III, Styrofoam Block Cutter, 120 VAC
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Compu-Cutter® III, Styrofoam Block Cutter, 120 VAC.


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Compu-Cutter® III, Styrofoam Block Cutter, 120 VAC.

Radiotherapy departments can now take advantage of the cost savings and versatility of a compact tabletop Compu-cutter® system.  The Compu-cutter® III is less than half the size of its predecessor without sacrificing quality and accuracy.  It is available as a complete package or as a single unit which can plug and play with your existing configuration.  Huestis software is compatible with any Windows® based O/S, allowing for easy image manipulation, correction and cutting.

Precision Accuracy
• Computerized, four-axis cutter ensures accuracy of ±1 mm.
• Built-in checks minimize operator error and time consuming re-cuts.
• Allows review of outline on monitor.
• Drawing package feature allows for easy image manipulation and correction.
• Cut path simulation prior to actual block cut.
• All functions and set ups are completely computer controlled.
• Radiograph printout verifies tracing.
• Template printout facilitates mounting shielding block on tray.

Treatment Planning Interfaces
• Digitized block outlines can be easily transferred from treatment planning.
• Eliminates redundant input of block outlines from radiographs.
• Imported outlines may be cut immediately or stored for later use.

Radiograph Digitizing (optional)
• Radiograph is aligned on crosshairs and traced with a digitizing mouse.
• Windows® based program digitizes and stores data and patient files for easy reference or modifications.
• Easy input of patient/block information.
• Pre-set operational function keys.
• User may select any cut path to connect multiple block outlines.

Quick Modifications
Ability to “flip” image for fast AP/PA or L/R lateral blocks, or change any parameter without re-digitizing.

Hot Wire Cutting
• Image can be moved to any position on the block to allow for the conservation of styrofoam use.
• Fast .45 in/sec (1 cm/sec) cut speed.
• Cutter is safely enclosed in cutting bay.
• Adjustable temperature for variations in foam densities.
• Safety interlock for open door position.
• Custom defaults: S.F.D., S.A.D., S.T.D.
• Distance changes can be factored in after digitizing or TPS import.
• Determines smallest block required for shape or combination of shapes.
• System can accommodate from 8"x8" to 12"x12" size blocks.

Versatile Configurations
• Our full system for the Compu·Cutter® III includes the cutter, computer, custom software, printer, digitizer and an optional label printer.

Easy Installation
Footprint is smaller than our Styro-former®.
  15.75” W x 30” D x 30” H  (40 cm x 76.2 cm x 76.2 cm )
  approximately 60 lbs (27.27 kg).
Electrical requirements:
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 10A (Optional 220 VAC, 50 Hz, 5A)

Modular Design
Designed for versatility, our stand-alone cutting bay is supplied as a fully integrated system.

Extremely Accurate
The fully articulating and gimbaled cutting mechanism is accurate ±1 mm at the block tray level for precise, divergent cuts.

Compu-cutter® III Digital Versatility
Operators can easily transfer digitized block outlines from treatment planning systems or may trace radiographs with a digitizing mouse.  The outline is visible on the monitor and can be sent to the printer for examination of the printout, or to the hot wire cutter for block cutting. Operator may select any cut path to connect multiple block outlines.

Ensured Accuracy
Multiple verification checks include a paper printout to verify the tracing and a second paper template to mount the shielding block on a lexan tray.

User friendly
Characteristics include Windows® compatibility allowing for easy image manipulation, correction and cutting.

Versatile Configurations
Modular design includes standalone cutting bay, computer, monitor, printer and digitizer.

Compu-Cutter® III, Block Cutting System Includes:

• Automatic 4 axis computer driven hot wire cutter including beam divergence.

• Data collection can be obtained directly from radiograph via digitizer.

• Import of patient information provided through interface with the most common Treatment Planning Systems.

• Free standing, back-lit digitizer.

• Printer (for verification purposes).

• Computer System with a Pentium processor, network card and flat panel monitor.

• Windows XP Operating System and Huestis Custom Software with drawing package feature that allows for easy manipulation and correction of images.

• System includes electron beam capability.

• 1 Carton (52pcs), 8” X 8” X 3" foam blocks.

• System may be vented to atmosphere.  Fan is included.

• Electrical requirement: 120 VAC / 220 VAC.

• Product is CE marked.

• CBC DICOM, DICOM-RT interface.