The Steelco EW1 is an endoscope reprocessor. The unit can be used as either a free-standing or table top device. The base of the unit provides storage for cleaning chemicals and disinfectants. Among the several features of this unit are a thermal self-disinfecting washer and basket capability, an integrated monitoring system that continuously checks flow and pressure, an integrated endoscope channel monitoring system, and a leak test that automatically stops the cleaning cycle in the event of an anomaly. An optional bar code reader can be used for both operator and instrument recognition and documentation. Process documentation is done by means of an external printer or through the unit?s USB interface. The control panel has a soft touch feature along with the LCD color display.