Medtronic Covidien Valleylab Force Triad

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Medtronic Covidien Valleylab Force Triad Features

The Covidien Force Triad energy platform is a full-featured electrosurgical system that provides electrosurgical cutting and coagulation, bipolar functionality, and vessel sealing in a single generator. This Electrosurgical Unit is intended for open and laparoscopic procedures and includes; TissueFect, ValleyLab, and LigaSure fusion technologies. It features a user-friendly interface with three touchscreens that allow the user to control the system’s functions.

  • TissueFect sensing technology to precisely manage energy delivery.
  • Enhanced LigaSure tissue fusion technology that fuses vessels up to 7mm, lymphatics, pulmonary vasculature, and tissue bundles.
  • alleyLab mode that provides a unique combination of monopolar hemostasis and dissection.
  • Automatic instrument recognition.
  • Compatible with conventional electrosurgical instruments and all current and new LigaSure instruments.

Medtronic ForceTriad Specifications


  • Output Configuration: Isolation output.
  • Cooling: Natural convection and fan.
  • Display: Three LCD touchscreens.
  • Connector ports: LED-illuminated Smart connector readers
    • ForceTriad energy platform cart (FT900) Universal.
    • Mounting cart (UC8009), and/or the UC8010 Over-shelf.
    • Operating room boom systems.
    • Any Stable, flat surface such as a table or cart top.

Equipment Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 25.5 cm (10 in.)
  • Width: 45.8 cm (18 in.)
  • Depth: 50.8 cm (20 in.)
  • Weight: 13.6 kg (30 lb)

Activation Tone

  • The audio levels stated below are for activation tones (cut, Valleylab, coag, bipolar, and LigaSure Modes) and alarm tones (REM and system alarms) at a distance of one meter.

Volume and Frequency

  • Volume (adjustable): 45 to 65 dBA
  • Frequency Cut: -660 Hz
    • Valleylab: 800 Hz.
    • Coag: 940 Hz.
    • Bipolar: 940 Hz.
    • LigaSure: 440 Hz.
  • Duration: Continuous while the system is activated.

Alarm Tone

  • Volume (adjustable): >65 dBA.
  • Frequency: -REM: 660 Hz.
    • Regrassp: Two tones: High= 985 Hz, Low = 780 Hz.
    • Seal Complete: 985 Hz.
    • Error/System Alert: Beep tone = 1400 Hz.
    • Duration:
      • REM: Two 1/2 second tones separated by 1/2 second for each REM event
      • Reactivate/Regrassp: Four 175 msec tones-high, low, high– low separated by 1/2 second.
      • Check Instrument: Six 175 msec tones – high, low, high low, high, low -Seal Complete: Two 175 msec tones separated by 175 msec for each Seal Complete event.
      • Error/System Alert: Two 1/2 second tones separated by 1/2 second for each Error/ System Alert event.

REM Contact Quality Monitor

  • Interrogation frequency: 80 kHz ± 10 kHz
  • Interrogation current: < 100μA
  • Interrogation voltage: < 12V RMS

Acceptable Resistance Range

  • REM resistance measurements are ± 10% during RF activation and ± 5% when RF output is not activated.
  • REM patient return electrode: 5 to 135 ohms or up to a 40% increase in the initial measured contact resistance (whichever is less).
  • If the measured resistance is outside the acceptable range(s) noted above, a REM fault condition occurs.

REM Alarm Activation

  • REM patient return electrode: When the measured resistance exceeds the standard range of safe resistance (below 5 ohms or above 135 ohms) or when the initially measured contact resistance increases by 40% (whichever is less), the REM alarm indicator enlarges and flashes red and yellow, a tone sounds twice, and RF output is disabled. The indicator remains illuminated red and yellow until you correct the condition causing the alarm. Then, the indicator illuminates green, and RF output is enabled.


  • The ForceTriad energy platform is equipped with an auto bipolar feature that allows for the automatic activation of bipolar energy.
  • Note: The auto bipolar electrode function requires the use of the Valleylab E0018 bipolar Instrument cord.
  • Autobipolar Specifications:
    • Interrogation frequency: 80 kHz ± 10 kHz.
    • Interrogation current: < 100 μA.
    • Activation impedance: 20 Ω to 500.
    • Deactivation impedance: User selectable: 1,500 Ω 1,800 Ω or 2,200 Ω.
    • Measurement accuracy: ± 14% of Full-Scale activation impedance while keying active above 10 watts.
    • + 50%, -14% of full-scale activation impedance while keying active at 10 watts or below.
    • ± 5% of Full-Scale activation impedance while keying inactive.
    • Keying delay: User selectable in 500 msec increments from 0 sec to 2.5 sec

Duty Cycle

  • Under maximum power settings and rated load conditions, the ForceTriad energy platform is capable of operating a duty cycle of 25% defined as 10 seconds active and 30 seconds inactive, in any mode for 4 hours.
  • Caution
    • Use of duty cycles greater than 25% (10 seconds active followed by 30 seconds inactive) will increase the risk that heat build-up under a return electrode may be high enough to injure the patient. Do not continuously activate for longer than one minute.

Low Frequency (50/60 Hz) Leakage Current

  • Enclosure source current, ground open <300 μA.
  • Source current, patient leads, all outputs
    • Normal polarity, intact ground: < 10 μA.
    • Normal polarity, ground open: < 50 μA.
    • Reverse polarity, ground open: < 50 μA.
    • Mains voltage on applied part: < 50 μA.
  • Sink current at high line, all inputs<50 μA

Input Power

100-120 Volt

  • Maximum VA at nominal line voltage:
    • Idle: 52 VA
    • Bipolar: 450 VA
    • Cut: 924 VA
    • Coag: 530 VA
  • Input Mains Voltage, Full Registration Range:
    • 90-132 Vac
  • Input Mains Voltage, Operating Range:
    • 85-132 Vac

220-240 Volt

  • Maximum VA at nominal line voltage:
    • Idle: 52 VA
    • Bipolar: 450 VA
    • Cut: 924 VA
    • Coag: 530 VA
  • Input Mains Voltage, Full Registration Range:
    • 208-264 Vac
  • Input Mains Voltage, Operating Range:
    • 170-264 Vac

100-120 Volt

  • Mains Current (Maximum):
    • Idle: 0.4 A
    • Bipolar: 2.0 A
    • Cut: 7.0 A
    • Coag: 4.0 VA
    • LigaSure: 5.0 VA
  • Mains Line Frequency Range (Nominal):
    • 50 Hz to 60 Hz
  • Fuses (2): 5mm x 20 mm A8, 250 V:
    • Fast Blow
  • Power cord: 3-prong hospital grade:
    • Connector

220-240 Volt

  • Mains Current (Maximum):
    • Idle: 0.2 A
    • Bipolar: 1.0 A
    • Cut: 3.5 A
    • Coag: 2.0 VA
    • LigaSure: 2.5 VA
  • Mains Line Frequency Range (Nominal):
    • 50 Hz to 60 Hz
  • Fuses (2): 5mm x 20mm A8, 250 V:
    • Fast Blow
  • Power cord: 3-prong hospital grade:
    • Connector

Refurbished Force Triad Electrosurgical Units

Soma Tech Intl offers refurbished Covidien Valleylab Force Triad electrosurgical units up to 50% below OEM prices with the same service and warranty as new ones. The refurbished ForceTriads are both technically and cosmetically refurbished back to their original engineering manufacturer specifications. The Medtronic ESUs get technically refurbished by fully trained, skilled, and certified in-house biomedical engineers. Every part of these electrosurgical units is tested to make sure they are working properly and the necessary parts are replaced. Once everything is working the way it should, the Valleylab gets calibrated and dialed into the same specifications it had when it originally left the manufacturer. Once the ESU is working like new, it undergoes a special cosmetic restoration process where the unit is cleaned and minor scrapes and dents are repaired. This entire technical and cosmetic restoration process not only ensures the product functions like new but also looks new. If you or your medical facility are interested in purchasing a Covidien Valleylab be sure to contact our dedicated sales team at [email protected] or call 1-800-GET-SOMA.

Soma Tech Intl is also always actively looking to purchase Covidien Valleylab Force Traits. If you or your facility have a used or pre-owned Covidien Valleylab Generator you are trying to sell, contact Soma Tech Intl! We have an experienced purchasing department that will help you through the entire process from start to finish. Selling your used medical equipment to Soma Tech Intl cuts out the middle man and ensures that you will get top dollar for your equipment. Soma also gives the option for trade-in credit that you can use toward your next equipment purchase. Soma Tech Intl not only buys pre-owned ESUs but also a wide variety of medical equipment. If your facility is looking to regain floor space or extend your budget further for this year contact Soma Tech Intl to sell your used medical equipment today!


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