10264 – The Original Dodge Embalming Machine (EM524 240v)
- Inject at low pressures, if that’s your preference, or use high pressures to overcome blockages.
- Built in rate of flow metre.
- Choose between pulsation or continuous flow.
- Completely stainless steel cabinet. Dodge quality components and construction along with a comprehensive Dodge Warranty.
- Pump is industrial duty with magnetic drive.
- Quick release injection tubing. Easy to detach, drain, coil and store in the fluid reservoir or use the hose clip on the front of the machine.
- Auto-mix cycle mixes your solution without even requiring the hose to be attached.
- Recessed carrying handles allow the machine to be moved more easily.
- Hose complete with adapter and stopcock to accommodate threaded or luer-lock arterial tubes.
- Easy access to in-line filter.
- Convenient hose holder cleats on the side of the machine.
- Tank Level Gauge
- Pressure Gauge
- Selector Switch-Off, Mix, Pulse and Direct
- Pressure Adjustment
- Flow Adjustment
- Red Indicator Light
- Injection Tube Quick Disconnect
- Rubber Feet
- Tank Cover
Using the machine is simple and we would recommend taking a few moments to become familiar with its operating features. The Original Dodge Embalming machine is designed to control pressure and ﬂow simultaneously as well as offering both direct and pulsating injection. The machine features two gauges to show the level of ﬂuid in the tank as well as the rate of ﬂow. There are also two dials located on the front of the machine to control the rate of ﬂow and the pressure.
Start by unpacking the machine and placing it in a convenient location in your embalming room. For ease of operation, we suggest either a countertop near to an electrical and water supply or a mobile trolley. Once the machine is in the correct location connect the electricity supply and tuck any excess cable out of the way behind the machine. The machine features a mix cycle, which will mix your selected ﬂuid without needing the injection hose to be attached. This can be very useful if you wish to prepare your chosen ﬂuid before attaching the injection hose. The machine can be ﬁtted with a clip which holds the hose, which can be ﬁtted to the front of the machine, or two cleats on the right hand side, which the injection hose can be coiled round when not in use.
Prior to ﬁrst use, we recommend trying the machine with some plain water, to become used to its working action. Remove the lid of the ﬂuid reservoir and add two or three litres of cold tap water. Turn the dial on the left hand side of the machine to ‘mix’. If you look inside the tank you will see that the machine circulates the ﬂuid in the tank to mix all chemicals together. At this time please ensure that the injection hose is attached. Starting with the pressure control dial, turn it gently as far to the left as possible, to ensure that the pressure is at the lowest setting.
With the pressure control at its lowest setting, now turn the ﬂow control dial as far to the right as possible. The ﬂow will now be at its lowest setting. You can now set the rate of ﬂow and pressure independently of one and other to your desired setting. We suggest setting the pressure ﬁrst, as this increases the rate of ﬂow. Once the desired pressure has been set, open the ﬂow valve and watch as the pressure decreases. You can then turn the pressure up or down and adjust the ﬂow as you wish. Because of the design of this machine you can embalm with any combination of pressure or ﬂow. For bodies dead for a short period of time, a moderate rate of pressure and ﬂow will produce exceptional results. For bodies dead for longer periods or those that are circulation resistant higher rates of pressure and lower rates of ﬂow will produce distribution and penetration of arterial ﬂuids previously thought impossible.
Another useful addition to the features of this machine is the pulsation setting. This allows ﬂuid to be delivered into the circulatory system a ‘’spurt’’ at a time. This ’’spurt’’ is similar to the manner in which blood is pumped around the body by the heart. The pulsing mechanism allows for deeper and better diffusion of arterial ﬂuid around the body and assisting in clearing cases where discolouration is evident as well as helping to ensure more thorough preservation on long term or shipping cases.
Throughout the embalming procedure, the pressure and ﬂow of the injected arterial solution can be adjusted and the injection can be switched between direct or pulsation. The operator really is in control of the entire procedure internally and externally.
When injection has been completed, the machine should be washed out with fresh water, to prevent the arterial chemicals damaging the internal components. Once you have completed the injection, any ﬂuid remaining in the tank should be drained away before fresh water is added for rinsing purposes. Once the hose has been rinsed clean, it can be used to rinse the ﬂuid reservoir. When doing this, remember to turn the pressure and ﬂow down to prevent excessive splashes. If any residues remain after rinsing, Dis-Spray and Webril towel or disposable paper will effectively remove it. The outside of the machine can also be cleaned in this way.
When ﬁlling the machine, avoid excess splashing of chemicals or diluted solutions. Should excessive foaming become a problem, a couple of sprays of Dis-Spray to the foam will reduce it without any adverse effect to the ﬂuid.