kabramov at BITE.DB.UTH.TMC.EDU
Thu Apr 3 16:26:12 PST 1997
I don't have any suggestions other than I am concerned about the replies.
We are in the process of purchasing three of these DentX 9000 units. I am
interested in the replies.
At 05:06 PM 4/3/97 -0500, you wrote:
>As part of our clinic renovation, we have recently installed 3 new Dentx 9000
>automatic processors. In the past 5 months since installation, we have had
>the all the rollers in each machine replaced after breaking down, we have
>replaced the replenisher pumps, and a number of other repairs. In addition,
>we have consistently noticed a thin (1-2 mm) radiolucent band extending
>across the leading edge of the film on ~ 60-75% of the size 1 &2's we
>processed in these machines. I should mention that we never observed this
>with our previous 20 yr. old AT-2000. I may be mistaken but I seem to recall
>a discussion a while back on this list about these lines. I should
>additionally mention we are using Kodak Exktaspeed Plus (I can't recall the
>batch number) So I have 2 questions:
>(1) Has anyone else with relatively new Dentx 9000 processors experienced the
>frequent mechanical failures that we seem to have suffered?: I am at the
>point of returning them.
>(2) If I was correct about a previous discussion on these radiolucent bands,
>was there any impression as to the cause?
>I would greatly appreciate any suggestions, advice, recommendations. Thank
>you in advance!!
>Kristine Mosier, D.M.D., Ph.D.
>Director, Div. of OMF Radiology
>UMDNJ - New Jersey Dental School
>110 Bergen St.
>Newark, NJ 07103
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