Overview:

The Valleylab™ Energy Portfolio Stands for Confidence 

With nearly 50 years of trusted, quality energy-based devices the Valleylab™ energy portfolio has the most comprehensive suite of electrosurgical tools, advanced vessel sealing devices with LigaSure™ technology and generator equipment that powers it all.([FOOTNOTE=Based on ES and Advanced Energy product catalogs compared to Ethicon’s current catalog.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Continuing our history of innovation, the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform is the next generation of energy spanning across all specialties that utilize energy-based devices inclusive of GYN, Colorectal, Bariatric, General, Urologic and ENT.

Valleylab™ FT10 Energy Platform Features

Product Animation:
Valleylab™ FT10 Energy Platform
Valleylab™ FT10 Energy Platform

The Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform offers superior bipolar performance compared to the ForceTriad™ energy platform.7

TissueFect™ tissue sensing technology is a Smart technology, using an "adaptive" sealing algorithm, which allows  the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform to adjust  the energy delivery automatically based on the impedance of tissue sensed.8

The Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform cut mode has less lateral thermal spread than the ForceTriad™ energy platform.9

The majority of nurses (100%), when surveyed, would be confident in using the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform in their next procedure.7

Features:

The Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform not only drives our full portfolio of energy-based devices, it makes them better than ever.([FOOTNOTE=Based on Covidien product validation report: "Product Validation of Valleylab™ FT10 Surgeon & Nurse Evaluation in Simulated Use" January - February, 2015; RE00005401],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on Covidien product verification report: "Ex vivo Monopolar Thermal Effect Evaluation on the Valleylab™ FT10 " January - February, 2015; R0064439 Rev A],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Improving the performance of all of our devices with faster sealing and cutting times — for example, LigaSure™ vessel sealing is up to 50% faster2 — the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform delivers precise amounts of energy where and when it is needed most.

The Valleylab™ energy portfolio’s best-in-class advanced energy and electrosurgery devices are all powered by Smart generators that manage energy delivery with precision-enabling algorithms. The technology progress created with the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform improves all surgical applications for the entire portfolio.

Next-Generation Changes

When used with the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform:

  • LigaSure™ technology is improved with:
    • up to 50% faster sealing times2
    • lower jaw temperatures([FOOTNOTE=Based on Covidien memo: "LigaSure Data Sources for VLFT10 White Papers." September 2015 RE00025819 Rev A],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Electrosurgical performance is more precise:
    • Auto bipolar has a faster activation time4
    • Monopolar performance is improved3

Specifications

Specifications:
Feature Valleylab™ FT10 Energy Platform ForceTriad™ Energy Platform
TissueFect™ Reads tissue: 434,000 times per second([FOOTNOTE=Based on the Valleylab™ FT10 Service Manual: part number 1079477, REV 01/2015],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Reads tissue; 3,333 times per second([FOOTNOTE=Based on the ForceTriad™ Service Manual: part number 1004175, REV 09/2006],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Software Upgradeable Ethernet connection (has WiFi capabilities that are not yet enabled) Serial port connection
Bipolar Cable Compensation Reads cable length and width for consistent electrosurgical output Not available
Touch Screen Single, simplified touch screen Three touch screens for each mode
New ES Settings Soft coag Existing electrosurgical settings
Dimensions • Weight (kg): 10.1
• Width (cm): 36.8
• Height (cm): 17.8
• Depth (cm): 46.2
• Weight (kg): 13.6
• Width (cm): 45.7
• Height (cm): 25.4
• Depth (cm): 50.8
Performance • Lower max jaw temperature([FOOTNOTE=Based on Covidien verification report as compared to the ForceTriad™ energy platform: "LigaSure Thermal Profile Valleylab FT10" R0064462 Rev B],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
• Faster sealing times (1-4 seconds vs. 3-6 seconds with ForceTriad™)4
• Automatic power settings require minimal setup and minimize need for further handling during surgery
• Simple, intuitive controls and information displays2
 
• Performance that sets the standard in the market
 

 

Technology:

TissueFect™ Tissue Sensing Technology

TissueFect™ tissue sensing technology has improved on the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform with closed-loop control at 434,000 data points per second, which is over a 100X more than the ForceTriad™ energy platform.This creates a more consistent tissue effect.

Enhanced closed-loop Cut and Coagulation Monopolar modes enable the Valleylab™ FT10 to control power precisely while dissecting through various tissues types.5

The Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform, has optimized vessel sealing performance with LigaSure™ devices. High-speed, closed-loop control continuously monitors the electrical properties of the tissue and utilizes an advance vessel sealing algorithm to apply a proportionate amount of energy based on composition and size of the vessels being sealed. This reduces the need for manual bar settings on the Valleylab™ FT10 generator, making LigaSure™ devices truly a “plug and play” technology.([FOOTNOTE=Based on the Valleylab™ FT10 Users guide: part number 1073652, REV 12/2014],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])