Suction Machines and Aspirators

Suction machines or aspirators are tracheostomy-care devices used for removing obstructions from a person’s airway. The machine uses suction to pull out mucus, saliva, blood, secretions or other fluids clearing the airway for easy breathing. These machines are designed either for stationary use at home or the portable variety for a patient on the move. We have a diverse range of portable and non-portable aspirators which can be used in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s office and ambulances or at home. Our range of aspirators is designed to carry out a wide range of suction procedures. They come from leading manufacturers like Precision Medical, Allied Healthcare, DeVilbiss, Drive Medical, Graham-Field and Medline.


Our selection of suction machines or aspirators stands out for their powerful suction force, reliability and high performance. Portable suction machines are small enough to be fit into a travel bag and can easily be transported anywhere.

Suction machines today are lightweight, portable and technologically sophisticated. The most clogged airway can be cleared up quickly through strong, powerful machines returning the patient to the state of comfort. Some of these aspirators have adjustable vacuum pressure needed especially when working with children or the elderly.

What are suction machines/aspirators used for?

Suction machines used in the homes are usually for helping with respiratory problems. When a patient or an elderly person is not able to clear the lungs and airway of mucus or serum, then an aspirator can be used to suck out the fluids.

Tracheostomy care also involves use of suction machines for removal of secretions from the trachea, nasopharynx and oropharynx thereby maintaining hygiene of the trachea. Suction machines may also be used in cases when someone has a moist cough and is not able to clear secretions from the throat effectively.

Components of a suction machine typically include suction pump, connection and patient tubings, disposable canister with lid, rechargeable battery, power cord and bacteria filter.

The bacteria filter prevents back flow from the canister and airborne contaminants from entering and damaging the pump. A yankauer is used to aspirate secretions from either a surgical site or a body orifice. Its tip is slightly crooked so as to prevent smooth passage into the throat without fragile tissue being damaged.


Suction machines from top manufacturer DeVilbiss are very popular for their powerful and quiet suction units. The Vacu Aide unit allows for a free flow of 27 liters per minute and weighs only 6.6 lbs. It features a float shutoff on the canister to protect against overflow and can be used while still in its carrying case. The DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide 7305 Series Homecare Suction Unit is ideal for home use owing to its compact design. The unit without a battery uses a rechargeable battery with 60 minutes run time and automatically recharges when connected to a power supply.

The EasyVac Aspirator from Precision Medical has a dual protection system and extra strength premium suction feet to allow for secure suction. The suction feet holds the machine securely to the floor and prevents sliding during operation.


The Vacutec 800 EV2 Aspirator from Graham-Field has easy-to-read gauge and easy-to-turn flow regulator knob with an automatic shut-off feature. For someone looking for high vacuum range can check out Schuco S330 Aspirator from Allied Healthcare. It meets various suction needs with up to 560mmHg vacuum range. The flow range with this machine is higher than ever - over 40lpm. It has vibration-free gauge for easy reading and vacuum control.

Choosing a suction machine is easy if you have identified the type you need, which brand and what is the price range you are comfortable with. Our selection meets all these requirements.

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