ERGOgrip - KaVo quality, performance, and ergonomics
The art of dental technology is complex
Despite the intricate nature of the work itself, the long periods of maximum concentration typical of complex laboratory tasks often require a lot of stamina. The angle one's wrist needs to be set at in order to work with conventional laboratory drives or handpieces can place dental technicians under significant strain.
Developed and designed in accordance with anatomical needs, KaVo’s new K-ERGOgrip laboratory drive is a perfect and logical solution to this problem, as well as weighing even less. The new KaVo K-ERGOgrip is also significantly more compact, at just 140 mm in length.
Potential performance statistics are one thing
Putting this potential to best use is something else entirely. The ability of the KaVo K-ERGOgrip to offer even more is in evidence in its daily application. You've simply got to hand it to the concept of this innovative laboratory drive.
Continuous power at its very best
The groundbreaking grip ergonomics of KaVo’s K-ERGOgrip facilitate prolonged fatigue free working. The drive unit’s resilient mechanics have also been designed with optimum performance in mind. Vibration-free and with apparent ease, the collectorless DC motor makes its hight orque power available in a speed range from 1,000 to 50,000 rpm.
Precision and relaxation = K-ERGOgrip
The KaVo “relax bonus”: elongated angle for optimum ergonomics at work
The significantly reduced bend of the wrist supports a much more relaxed grip, optimising working conditions and enabling technicians to concentrate fully on the task at hand. Now, even tedious and complex tasks requiring maximum precision can be mastered “at the flick of a wrist”.
K-ERGOgrip - recipient of the IF Award
The K-ERGOgrip handpiece is a recipient of the IF Award.
The award was based mainly on the ergonomics that was the main focus in the development of this handpiece.
"The resulting shape of the grip ensures fatigue-free working. Its design length is much reduced as compared to other commercial handpieces which affords a better distribution of the weight in the user's hand. In order to be able to adapt the handpiece to different anatomical situations (large/small hands), the device is provided with a second gripping sleeve that is easy to exchange."
Source: ISBN-10: 3-7643-7471-3, page 648
Performance is everything. K-ERGOgrip is even more.
Ease and convenience
Sophisticated handpiece geometry
No wrist bending angle and a working posture that is gentle to the joints
Exchangeable grip sleeve
Adaptation to individual preference
Short overall length and lightweight
Optimum distribution of weight
Feels pleasant during you work
Time-proven softgrip inlets
For fatigue-free work and pleasant haptics
50,000 rpm in counterclockwise rotation as well
Well-suited for left-handers
High torque of 7Ncm
For more power
Up to 50,000 rpm in clockwise rotation
For all common materials
New chuck system
Optimum force transmission due to a 40 % higher retention force
Brush- and sensorless motor
Reduced service periods and reduced maintenance cost
Extremely high concentricity
Low transfer of vibrations
Ball bearing with patented, dirt-repellent sealing system
For maximum stability
Removal of the chuck for cleaning without tools
For rapid and easy ball bearing change
Stronger chuck grip
For maximum reliability
Robust and patented one-shaft system
For long service life and less vibration
Select between table, knee or foot control
The functions of the KaVo K-ERGOgrip can be controlled either directly on the central table‑top unit or via a connected knee or foot control.
- 4 Preselectable programmes (material-dependent)
- settable torque
- Four-colour display (program-dependent)
Individual users can create performance profiles to meet their specific requirements by presetting and saving torque and speed values in four programs. The maximum values for speed and torque can be set separately and independently of these programs.
Select and store quickly and easily
4 storable programmes:
Save within 4 seconds and thus a 4-second speed control function.
4-colour display for easy distinction.
Quick access to the preset speeds and torque for repeated work by simply pressing the speed control.
KaVo K-ERGOgrip performance data
|Speed||1,000 - 50,000 rpm in clockwise operation
No limit in anti-clockwise operation
|max. 7 Ncm|
|Power||max. 160 Watt|
|Chuck system||Retention force min. 100 N
Chuck exchange without tools
|Temperature increase when operating||Extra low + 5°K|
|Dimensions||L = 140 mm short
D = 28 - 38 mm oval for peeling handle
D = 11 mm stylus position
|Weight||Dental handpiece 202 g
cable 107 g
|Ease and convenience||2K Softgrip shank
Two different, exchangeable ergonomic handles
Optimum hand-arm angle
|Easy to service||Low number of component parts
One-shaft system (only 2 screw connections for exchanging both ball bearings)
|Control||Can be connected to K-Control TLC control units with knee, foot and table versions (and old K-Control knee, foot, table)|
|Actuation of accessory devices||with K-Control TLC via 12-V relay|