Vortex Macerator Range

Vortex+ Macerator

The industry leading Vortex macerator disposal unit is now available with touch-less technology.

The new Vortex+ macerator is activated via a foot sensor to open and close the machine, eliminating the need for any hand movement or contact. This reduces the risk of cross-infection when disposing of fibre-moulded bedpans, urinals and other products containing human waste.

The new technology can be ‘auto-start’ enabled, which means that when the lid closes, the machine starts automatically without the need to press a start button. As well as eliminating hand contact, the 'auto-start' upgrade also prevents multiple waste containers 'stacking up' in the machine. This overcomes the potential problem of overloading the machine and ensures the effective flow of the disintegrated waste particles through the drains.

“The original Vortex macerator is widely considered to be the market-leading machine, but the new Vortex+ macerator machine offers some important improvements”, said Emma Sheldon, Vernacare’s Group Marketing Director. “The hands free operation and ‘auto-start’ features have both been created with input from our customers. The automatic start upgrade is particularly useful in older installations – helping to keep the drains clear by reducing the pulp-to-water ratio”.

The new Vortex+ macerator retains the original closed-drum system of the existing Vortex model. With its sealed, water-filled hopper and unique twin-blade design, the machine ensures that waste products are broken down into a fine slurry.

The new model retains other original Vortex features, including an integrated automatic anti-bacterial deodoriser which cleans and disinfects inside the machine at the end of each cycle. A self-diagnosing display panel, together with manual emptying override, also makes machine maintenance easier.

The Vortex+ macerator is highly energy efficient because it operates using a cold water process. In addition, its powerful 1kW three-phase motor enables a rapid cycle time of just two minutes for up to four pulp waste containers. Soundproofing has been incorporated into the new system design to allow use during the night.

The Vortex+ macerator is manufactured to ISO EN 9001:2008 standards and tested to ensure compliance with CE and BS requirements. It is also independently tested for compliance to PAS 029, including stringent five-stage testing to ensure 100% effective breakdown of disposable products for effective discharge via the drains.

Vernacare is the only company worldwide to manufacture a complete single-use human waste disposal system and has been the global market leader for more than 50 years. Its system helps to reduce the risk of cross infection and improve environmental performance, while saving nursing time and generating cost savings.

The Vortex+ macerator is available through EBOS Healthcare, exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor of Vernacare.

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See the Vortex+ macerator in action on video below:

Vortex Macerator


Exclusive to EBOS Healthcare, the Vernacare disposable system has led the way in modern hygienic and cost effective human waste management for more than four decades. Designed to help the nurse and patient from the risk of infection, the comprehensive range of pulp receptacles are manufactured in the UK and carry the B.S.I. Kitemark to guarantee effective liquid retention and maceration.

  • Hands free opening preventing the risk of cross contamination in the sluice room, and reducing ward staff time.
  • Automatic anti-bacterial cleaning process The anti bacterial deodoriser works against bacteria in the hopper, while the light fragrance improves the maceration experience offering reassurance and piece of mind for the user.

The lid seal has been proven to effectively contain aerosols, eliminating risk of micro-organisms being released into the air. The Vortex has a moulded surface
casing designed to enable efficient cleaning. It will also withstand disinfectants and detergents.

Avoids Drain Blockage
The combination of the sealed, water filled hopper and its unique, innovative twin blade design provides complete maceration to a fine watery slurry which will flow freely through drains.

Energy Efficient
The motor and intermittently operated pump ensure economic use of power; requiring only cold water the Vortex quickly and hygienically disposes of 4 pulp products every two minutes.

The powerful 1kw three phase motor for single / three phase locations and square section frame provide inner strength and durability to withstand transportation providing an average life of 10 years. The Vortex macerator is manufactured to ISO EN 9001:2000 standards and is tested to ensure compliance with CE and BS requirements.