Complete platelet systems incorporate one of our heavy duty platelet agitators inside a platelet incubator. They are supplied complete with no ‘extras’ to worry about. Platelet bags are stored on wire shelves
Although the agitator can be individually switched off, in practice it should be left on as it stops automatically when the incubator door is opened and starts again when the door is closed. If the platelet agitator fails to start or stops during use an audible alarm sounds to alert the user.
As platelets are living cells and need to be kept in suspension agitation is gently maintained at around 70 cpm in conjunction with free gaseous exchange with the outside atmosphere as recommended by the WHO Blood Cold Chain requirements.