July 28, 2008
Eaton Selected By TomoTherapy To Protect Advanced Radiation Therapy Systems With Powerware 9390 Power Conditioner
RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that TomoTherapy Incorporated, a leader in advanced radiation therapy systems for the treatment of a wide variety of cancers, has selected the Powerware® 9390 as the preferred solution to supply clean, continuous and regulated power to TomoTherapy Hi-Art® treatment systems.
TomoTherapy’s Hi-Art treatment systems integrate optimized planning, image-guidance and a unique helical delivery to provide high-precision radiation therapy. The treatment system combines integrated CT imaging with radiation therapy to deliver sophisticated, highly conformal radiation treatments, while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
As powerful as TomoTherapy’s Hi-Art treatment systems are, the units rely on highly sensitive equipment that is susceptible to power quality issues such as surges, sags and load fluctuations. Daily power disturbances not only pose threats to state-of-the-art equipment but also to traditional health care systems and equipment including medical imaging equipment, clinical labs, and Information Technology (IT) systems. Protecting these investments is a pressing concern for hospital management and health care practitioners.
“As TomoTherapy Inc. grows and expands into new geographical areas, we encounter widely varying levels of power quality. Protecting the performance of our advanced Hi-Art treatment systems is essential,” said Del Coufal, vice president of marketing, TomoTherapy. “With the Powerware 9390 power conditioner, utility power problems are resolved, which enhances system reliability and enables clinicians to focus on providing the best radiation therapy.”
Unlike other commercially available technologies, the Powerware 9390 power conditioner completely isolates output power from all input power anomalies and delivers 100 percent conditioned output power. Even when presented the most severe power problems, power output remains stable.
“If equipment goes down, productivity losses mount and ultimately patients may be affected at the point of care. Proactive planning can prevent the potentially devastating consequences of power disturbances, while improving patient care, diagnostic quality, equipment health, productivity and revenue,” said Jim Zulch, vice president of sales - Global Accounts, Eaton’s Electrical Group. “We are pleased that TomoTherapy selected Eaton after conducting a thorough review of products on the market.”
The Powerware 9390 reduces installation time and costs due to the unit’s small footprint. The system also offers a full warranty including startup services, remote monitoring and on-site preventive maintenance as well as optional service plans.
For additional information on Powerware 9390 power conditioners, visit www.powerware.com/tomotherapy.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, MGE Office Protection Systems™, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.