Still made, serviced, and embraced by Air Techniques, processes every dental film size, automatic chemistry + temperature.
Film is lots of work; film, chemistry water, and heat are all required. Routine maintenance can be gruling.
If you’re still using film for oral imaging, your options are growing increasingly limited– the A/T 2000 should be what you pick.
If you’re still using film and need a processor to develop images– the A/T 2000XR is one of the last remaining systems that still comes with service and support. In-fact, Air Techniques still makes the unit and there’s good reason too. More dentists than you think are still using film, and the most provided reason was simply because “Film remains the best choice for our diagnostic-imaging needs.” And thus the A/T 2000 is probably the best fit for that sample size of dentists. Despite the need for chemistry, and water, and internal heat, and film, and cleaning, and a warm-up period (tired yet?) the A/T 2000 does some good things that keep the minority from jumping ship to digital. Such as, the fact that it develops any dental film size (Panoramic, Cephalometric, TMJ, Occlusal and all Intraorals), automatically replenishes chemistry and temperature, and claims to use less electricity and water than those of decades past. That being said, film is still film and there will be monthly and quarterly maintenance and a 30 minute warm up cycle- every morning when you get to the office.