The 33 to 63 litre 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.
The power requirements for the standard machines are listed in the Specifications table. Benchtop units require a standard single
phase power supply. N.B. A Neutral line and protective Earth are required for all electrically heated units.
Drainage requirements (Classic models only):
A condensate bottle or a similar heat resistant receptacle.