Friday, March 6, 2009

DentalEZ announces NuTorque handpiece system

As technology continues to permeate further and further into the "everyday" aspects of dentistry, we are seeing even the lowly handpiece elevated to the point of microchip control. Here are the details of the NuTorque system that was announced at the Chicago MidWinter Show last week. This continues my attempt to keep you all informed of some of the new cutting edge products from the show that was held last week.

Malvern, PA (March 6, 2009) — DentalEZ® Group, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, recently unveiled the latest in its growing line of StarDental® products at this year’s Chicago Midwinter Meeting, the NuTorque™ programmable electric handpiece system.

Recently granted approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the NuTorque™ Programmable Electric Handpiece is StarDental’s most intuitive electric handpiece system.

The NuTorque system is a highly intuitive electric handpiece. Dental professionals will experience maximum control with minimum effort using NuTorque’s unique easy-to-use touch screen display. The system’s touch screen capabilities make every procedure more efficient and productive.

Benefits of the NuTorque system include:

• Auto-reverse, auto-reverse forward, and auto-reverse stop
• Torque control ranges from 0.1-3.0 Ncm with capabilities of 384 Ncm
• 27 (+2) possible reduction ratios
• Fully customizable presets
• Flat screen easily wipes clean for better asepsis and a sharp display
• Brushless motor is extremely compact and fully autoclavable

The NuTorque system provides maximum flexibility for a wide variety of individual solutions. The customizable touch screen display includes numerous useful options, such as three general procedure memory presets for common practices such as cavity preparation, caries removal, and polishing; a speed/RPM display; an FO light; an on/off water spray; and an attachment
gear ratio indicator.

Moreover, the main display also provides a detailed and customizable Set-up Mode and ENDO Mode, which includes five endo memory presets that can be individually designed and tailored to fit various endodontic procedures.

The NuTorque is also equipped with a brushless motor that is extremely compact and lighter than existing electric motors currently on the market. Measuring in at a mere 4 inches and weighing less than 99 grams, the balanced, lightweight micro-motor of the NuTorque enables the dental professional to maneuver comfortably and effectively throughout the oral region.
With the NuTorque system, dental professionals are provided the freedom to perform various individual procedures while delivering consistent speed and powerful torque on both high and low speed settings. The 50 dBa whisper-quiet, vibration-free motor system is also easily adaptable to existing standard delivery units. Moreover, NuTorque’s micromotor is fully autoclavable.

In addition, NuTorque attachments feature lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant titanium housings that provide a firm, tactile grip. The light weight grants the handpiece exceptional balance and helps reduce hand and wrist fatigue.

A number of attachment features include:

• Push-button autochuck for easy bur placement/removal
• Quick, simple connections with 360-degree rotation
• A wide speed range of up to 200,000 rpm
• Ergonomic grips relieve user fatigue
• Universal E-type coupling
• All attachments are fully autoclavable

The slender angulation of NuTorque attachments permits excellent intraoral access and superior sight lines.

StarDental’s NuTorque system has a three-year warranty on the control box unit, a one-year warranty on the motor, tubing, and attachments, and a one-year warranty on the transformer.

For more information on the NuTorque electric handpiece system and a full listing of attachments, please call 866-DTE-INFO, or log on to www.dentalez.com.

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