Glostavent® Helix

This award-winning anaesthesia machine is the very first designed to function when power or oxygen fail in your Operating Theatre. The machine produces its own oxygen and medical air, and also has backup power, making it perfect for low resource environments. Used in more than 70 different countries, the Glostavent® Helix has a built-in mechanical ventilator and numerous life-saving emergency backup systems. Manufactured with care in our own factory in the UK, combing more than two decades of research and development, this product is CE certified, making it one of a kind.

Key features

  • Supplied with integral 10 LPM oxygen concentrator
  • Oxygen analyser that measures and displays % inspired oxygen concentration, last up to 300 hours on battery backup
  • Suitable for adults and paediatrics 
  • Battery backup for ventilator with external oxygen source for more than 300 hours
  • Delivers safe inhalational anaesthesia, with or without electricity or compressed gases
  • Full functionality with UPS for up to 30 minutes
  • Integral pressure or volume controlled Helix ventilator
  • Ventilator backup for over 12 hours
  • Fitted with alternative connections for oxygen cylinders and wall pipeline
  • Low running costs – the Glostavent® Helix produces its own oxygen from room air. No need for expensive cylinders of gas.
  • Designed and engineered and manufactured in the UK, robust and built to last
  • CE certified by an internationally recognised notified body

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Specifications Glostavent® Helix

  • Low resistance
  • Suitable for drawover and continuous flow
  • Anaesthetic agent
Isoflurane/Halothane or Sevoflurane
  • Capacity
  • Agent percentage
0 - 5% (0-8% for Sevoflurane)
Ventilator functionAdult/paediatric
  • Mode of operation
Time cycled, volume limited, pressure generator
  • Ventilator type
  • Drive gas
Driven by oxygen from the concentrator with cylinder back-up
  • Tidal volume
  • Inspiratory/expiratory ratio
  • Alarms
High and low with LED indicators
  • Operating temperature range
  • Battery backup life
>300 hours
  • Respiratory rate
6 to 40 breaths/min
  • Battery recharge
90% within 3 hours
  • Inspiratory pressure range
8-50cm water
  • Weaning/Pressure support
Triggered 1-5cm H2O
  • Drive pressure/volume
>20psi: 1/6 minute volume
Manual ventilationSelf-inflating bag
Oxygen analyser
  • Calibration
Atmospheric oxygen concentration of 20.95%, (room air)
  • Measuring range
0 - 100% oxygen concentration
  • Response time
90% in <10 sec, depending on temperature
  • Battery backup
300 hours
Integral Oxygen Concentrator
  • Maximum litres of oxygen per minute at 95%
10 l/pm
  • Maximum litres of air
10 l/pm
  • Notification/warning system
Audible failure alarm, low oxygen light
  • Hours meter
  • Power requirement
Alternative oxygen supply option
  • 4 bar regulator with connection for oxygen cylinder
  • 3 metre whip hose for pipeline oxygen
Emergency backup if power fails
  • Full functionality with UPS for 30 mins including oxygen concentrator
  • Compressor for ventilator backup, air only, more than 12 hours
  • Battery backup for ventilator with external oxygen source
Yes - >300 hours
  • Type
2 KVA double on-line
  • Circuit breaker
  • Operating input range
110-330 VAC 45/65Hz
  • Power backup (mins)
Oxygen FlushYes
Scavenger for exhaled gasYes
Additional standard items
  • Adult, paediatric and neonatal circuits
Yes, autoclavable
  • Autoclavable drugs tray
  • Workstation
Anodised aluminium with 4 antistatic castors and brakes
PEEP0-20 cm H20
Patient MonitoringOptional
Power supply230 VAC 50Hz
Machine dimensions and weight54 x 66 x 145cm 102kg
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