The Z-Tip Difference… It Changes Everything
Traditional methods of putting protective tips on medical brushes are flawed. That’s why we created the Z-Tip — a revolutionary new protective brush tip for endoscope cleaning brushes and cytology brushes that is superior to any brush available anywhere.
- Z-Tip v. Insert Molded Tips
- Z-Tip v. Light Cured Acrylic Tips
- Z-Tip v. Hand Crimped Tips
- Z-Tip v. Fan Tipped Brushes
Z-Tip v. Insert Molded Tips
- Detachment: The tip can fall off the twisted wire brush, causing scratching, poking and scarring.
- Protrusion: The core wire might protrude through the plastic surface which can cause scratching, poking and scarring.
- Orientation: The tip orientation can be inconsistent.
- Expense: The manufacturing process is expensive, requiring costly molds and prolonged development time.
The Z-Tip fixes these flaws, because:
- The Z-tip cannot become separated from the brush, because the tip is formed from the wire itself.
- The brush and tip is one metallurgic unit.
- It is impossible for the wire to protrude through the tip, because the wire is melted and reformed into the tip.
- Our fully automated inline manufacturing process ensures that the tip is of the same size and orientation every time.
- The Z-Tip is manufactured inline with the twisted wire brush in an automated process which keeps the cost down.
- It has a smooth, mirror-like surface.
- Because the brush and tip are one unit, the Z-Tip twisted wire brush is stronger. The bristles will not dislodge under force.
- Since the core wire and Z-Tip are the same material, there are no biocompatibility issues.
- The Z-Tip reduces internal inspection time and costs due to its quality and consistency.
- Because it cannot scar, the Z-Tip enhances endoscope sterility by not allowing grooves that trap contaminants.
Z-Tip v. Light Cured Acrylic Tips
- Protrusion: The core wire can protrude through the acrylic surface which may cause scratching, poking and scarring.
- Rough surface: The surface texture might be rough.
- Inconsistency: Tip dimensions can be inconsistent.
- Petroleum-based: The manufacturing process involves hazardous fumes, extended curing times and is petroleum-based.
The Z-Tip corrects these defects, because:
- The Z-Tip surface is smoother, stronger and safer than the acrylic surface.
- The Z-Tip is formed by actually melting the end of the twisted wire and reforming it into the tip which makes core wire protrusion impossible.
- With our automated inline manufacturing process, dimensions are the same every time.
- No petroleum is used in making the Z-Tip other than powering the equipment.
Z-Tip v. Hand Crimped Tips
- Detachment: The tip can fall off the twisted wire brush and cause scratching, poking and scarring.
- Orientation: Due to the manual process, the placement of the tip on the twisted wire brush may be inconsistent.
- Expense: This is a manual and expensive manufacturing process.
The Z-Tip offers these answers:
- It is impossible for the Z-Tip to become separated from the brush, because the brush and tip are one metallurgic unit.
- It is not possible for the core wire to protrude through the tip.
- Z-Tip twisted wire brushes are lower cost, because they are manufactured in an efficient, fully automated process.
Z-Tip v. Fan Tipped Brushes
- Inadequate Protection: The fanned bristles are simply not adequate protection from scratching, poking and scarring.
- Wire Exposure: The core wire can easily become exposed.
- Limitations: Fan tips cannot be made in all diameters commonly needed for medical twisted wire brush applications.
The Z-Tip solves these problems, because:
- The Z-Tip is manufactured using high energy fusion welding technologies to melt the end of the twisted wire brush into a consistent, smooth and inseparable protective tip.
- The mirror-like surface will not scratch or scar.
- The Z-Tip is available for all commonly used twisted wire medical brush applications.