Eco-friendly benchtop autoclaves

Astell has been leading the way in energy efficient small capacity sterilisers for over a decade.

As many organisations, including food science laboratories, place increasing importance on reducing their carbon footprint and utility costs, Astell Scientific provides one solution in its range of small capacity, front loading autoclaves.

Astell’s Benchtop range isavailable in three chamber capacities: 33 litres, 43 litres and 63 litres, and as Classic and ‘Autofill’ versions. Autofill was introduced in the early 2000’s and remains a popular feature as it offers both convenience and reduced water consumption.

Autofill Benchtop autoclaves require no plumbing whatsoever – simply plug the unit in to a singlephase power supply and fill the integral water reservoir. Once filled, this provides water for up to 15 cycles and also acts as a collection vessel for condensate and the water that is automatically returned from the chamber at the end of every cycle. The pressure vessel design ensures the minimum of water is needed for each cycle, which not only means very low power consumption, but also very quick heating and cooling, reducing cycle times by up to 50% over similar models. This, along with the Autofill water recirculation system, ensures Astell Benchtop autoclaves are amongst the lowest power and water consuming sterilisers on the market.

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