Circular chamber autoclaves with sliding door offers potential cost and space savings
21 Feb 2018
Astell Scientific is introducing a range of circular chamber sterilisers fitted with sliding doors to complement its comprehensive range of square section models.
The new range offers all the features of Astell’s popular front loading ‘Swiftlock’ machines but removes the hinged door - improving access and reducing required floor space.
Available in five chamber sizes, from 120 litres up to 344 litres in capacity, the sliding door circular autoclaves are fitted with ‘heaters in chamber’ as standard – making them suitable for sterilising common laboratory items such as media/fluids, general waste, empty glassware and unwrapped instruments. Optional extras including vacuum, heated jacket and integral steam generator enable sterilisation of more complex loads such as hazardous waste, fabrics and porous items. Machines can be customised the meet specific requirements, with custom chamber sizes available upon request.
A choice of manual or automatic sliding door operation is available at no additional cost – however, automatic actuation requires an external air supply or Astell’s integral air compressor option.
Benefits of a circular chamber sliding door autoclave range include:
Circular section pressure vessels can be more cost efficient to produce than their square chamber equivalents in small to mid-range capacities.
Sliding door sterilisers require less operating space than a front opening design using a hinged door, making loading and unloading much simpler.
There is no manual locking mechanism to operate, as it is electronically controlled via the standard fitment colour touchscreen controller.
Automatic door actuation closes the door at the push of a button.
The autoclave is totally self-contained, requiring only simple connections to local services.
Astell Spokesperson Dave Thomas said: “With this update to the sliding door circular chamber range, Astell provides the most comprehensive selection of autoclaves and options on the market. And our decades of experience ensure we can recommend the best performing solution.”