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The 33 to 63 liter front loading 'Benchtop' autoclaves are available in two versions. Both require no plumbing, and operate from a standard single phase power supply. 'Classic' and 'Ecofill' models are available.
Astell benchtop 'Ecofill' units are one of the most energy efficient autoclaves available. The pressure vessel design ensures the absolute minimum amount of water is used during a sterilization cycle, which not only means comparably low power consumption, but also very quick heating and cooling.
A benchtop autoclave has a variety of uses, being suitable for sterilizing laboratory glassware, plastic receptacles and containers, petri dishes, un-wrapped instruments, media, and occasional discard loads.
In addition to laboratory use, it is not uncommon for benchtop autoclaves to be employed in other areas. In fact Astell regularly supplies its compact sterilizers for use in scientific research, process manufacturing, veterinary and medical healthcare industries to name but a few.
Ecofill benchtop autoclave:
The 'Ecofill' version has an integral reservoir and an in-built water re-circulation system. Once the reservoir is 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 each cycle, minimising water usage.
Classic benchtop autoclave:
The 'Classic' version requires manual water-fill and during the cycle condensate leaves the vessel via a silicone tube that can be connected to a heat-resistant bottle.
Model: UMB220 - Ecofill (33 liters)
Model: UMB420 - Classic Fill (33 liters)
Model: UMB230 - Ecofill (43 liters)
Model: UMB430 - Classic Fill (43 liters)
Model: UMB240 - Ecofill (63 liters)
Model: UMB440 - Classic Fill (63 liters)