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SAM 18 Paediatric Children's Suction

Technical Specifications

SAM 18

Paediatric Suction Unit

Complies with;    MDD 93/42/EEC
                             BS EN ISO 10079-1
                             BS EN 60601-1
                             BS EN 60601-1-2

SAM 18 - Paediatric Suction

Datasheet Information

The SAM 18 aspirator is a top quality surgical suction unit designed for low flow, low vacuum applications. The SAM 18 has been specifically designed for use in intensive care to provide chest or lung drainage, in recovery rooms where unconscious patients lose their gag-reflex and in burns and paediatric wards where continuous low flow/low vacuum is required. It has a strong reputation for reliability and ease of operation and is among the most widely used units in the medical world today.

At the heart of the unit is our MQ8 oil free diaphragm vacuum pump that requires minimal maintenance and helps prevent cross contamination. The MQ8 is lightweight giving quiet operation and fitted with long life sealed bearings and thermal protection.


As standard, the SAM 18 is fitted with MGE's autoclaveable SAM 2 collection jar fitted with a float valve system, providing automatic shut-off to avoid over-flow. Other safety features include an internal hydrophobic filter to minimise the risk of contamination as well as providing a further level of protection to the pump.

The SAM 18 can be fitted with a choice of disposable collection systems including Serres, Abbott, VacSax and Pennine. Other disposable collection systems can also be offered on request.

The unit has a disposable bacterial filter mounted externally on top to provide a barrier for the patient and this can also be upgraded to our external hydrophobic filter if further protection is required. It is also possible to add an extra Collection Jar on the side of the unit with change-over valve if extra fluid retention space is needed (SAM 19 would be the model number for this version).

MGE are happy to work with Medical Institutions with specialist requirements for suction equipment. These requirements can be as simple as producing tailor made stands for equipment right up to the development of specific medical units. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your requirements and see how we can assist in providing you with a solution.

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