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Horizontal floor-standing autoclaves Systec H-Series

The Systec H-Series floor-standing autoclaves of the performance category HX can be used for all laboratory applications, even for sophisticated sterilization processes and are available in 16 different sizes with 65 to 1580 liters chamber volume. All additional optional accessories can be fitted to obtain validatable processes. In spite of the high loading capacity, these autoclaves are compact and have a comparatively low weight.

AVAILABLE WITH TWO CHAMBER DIAMETER: 740 MM and 1000 MM

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Systec HX

For all laboratory applications even for sophisticated state-of-the-art sterilization processes. With all possibilities to add additional options for process optimization to enable validatable sterilization to be carried out.

Dimensions and performance

Chamber dimensions
Ø x depth (mm)

Chamber volume
in liters total / nominal

Techn. Drawings

Systec HX-65

400 x 500

70 / 65

Systec HX-65

Systec HX-90

400 x 700

95 / 90

Systec HX-90

Systec HX-100

500 x 500

113 / 100

Systec HX-100

Systec HX-150

500 x 750

162 / 150

Systec HX-150

Systec HX-200

500 x 1000

211 / 200

Systec HX-200

Systec HX-210

740 x 500

280 / 210

Systec HX-210

Systec HX-320

740 x 750

385 / 320

Systec HX-320

Systec HX-430

740 x 1000

495 / 430

Systec HX-430

Systec HX-540

740 x 1250

602 / 540

Systec HX-540

Systec HX-650

740 x 1500

710 / 650

Systec HX-650

Systec HX-580

1000 x 750

746 / 580

Systec HX-580

Systec HX-780

1000 x 1000

942 / 780

Systec HX-780

Systec HX-980

1000 x 1250

1138 / 980

Systec HX-980

Systec HX-1180

1000 x 1500

1335 / 1180

Systec HX-1180

Systec HX-1380

1000 x 1750

1531 / 1380

Systec HX-1380

Systec HX-1580

1000 x 2000

1727 / 1580

Systec HX-1580

Electrical connections for:
Systec HX-65 to HX-200: 380 – 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 16 A.
Systec HX-210 to HX-650: 380 – 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 32 A.
Systec HX-580 to HX-1580: 380 – 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 32 A.
Different voltage available on request.

Standard Features

Systec HX

Integrated, separate steam generator

 

 

Housing, support frame and pressure vessel made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel

 

 

Temperature and pressure range 140 °C, 4 bar

 

 

Touch-Screen control

 

 

Number of sterilization programs

Up to 100

 

 

Code-secured access rights for changing parameters and further safety-relevant intervention

 

 

Internal memory for storing up to 500 sterilization cycles

 

 

Timer for starting programs

 

 

Autofill: automatic demineralized water feed for steam generation

 

 

Flexible PT-100 temperature sensor

 

 

Additional temperature sensor in condense exhaust

 

 

Temperature holding function for liquids after program finish

 

 

Special program for Durham tubes

 

 

Calculation of F0 value

 

 

Special program for waste sterilization with pulsed heat-up for more efficient air exhaust

 

 

Water-cooled steam exhaust, thermostatically controlled

 

 

Programmable automatic door-opening on completion of program

 

 

RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces for external data transmission (network-compatible)

 

 

Available options

 

Extension of temperature and pressure ranges to 150 °C / 5 bar (from chamber volume 65 liters to 650 liters)

 

 

Options for process optimization

 

 

 

Rapid cooling for efficient and safe cooling of liquids

 

 

Vacuum system for validatable sterilization of solids and waste materials in disposal bags

 

 

Superdry for drying solids (only in combination with optional vacuum system)

 

 

Exhaust filtration (including condensate inactivation) for safe sterilization of hazardous biological substances

 

 

Options for documentation

 

Integrated printer for batch documentation

 

 

Systec ADS documentation software package for comprehensive documentation

 

 

Documentation SD: data storage on SD card for up to 10,000 sterilization cycles and transmission of data to a PC

 

 

Systec ADS CFR documentation software package w. conformity to FDA 21 CFR Part 11

 

 

AuditTrail: unalterable and traceable documentation acc. to FDA 21 CFR Part 11

 

 

= Serie = Optional

Systec autoclaves are delivered ready for subsequent installation of all options.
Further options and special programs as well as baskets and inserts, transport and loading systems on request.
For further information on the options and accessories please click on "Options".

Technology
  • Design
    Chamber Volume
    Diameter: 740 mm
    Diameter: 1000 mm

    State-of-the-art engineering
    Systec autoclaves are state-of-the-art, both in their mechanical and electrical components; ensuring a new quality of laboratory sterilization processes. The enhanced components enable the lab to meet appropriate requirements for today and the future.

    Available with two chamber diameter
    Available with two chamber diameter: 740 mm and 1000 mm. 1000 mm diameter chamber provides the usable chamber dimension of a 6 x 6 square chamber autoclave.

    All-round quality
    The pressure vessel is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel 1.4571 (V4A) AISI 316 Ti and is thus easy to clean. An approved safety valve for excess pressure is included. The autoclave support framework and housing are also made of stainless steel. The highly efficient, high-quality Hanno-Tect insulation material releases no particles; Systec autoclaves can thus be used under clean-room conditions.

    Dual sensors as standard

    Temperature and pressure are controlled via an electronic pressure sensor, as well as a flexible temperature sensor in the chamber or in a reference vessel (with liquids). Systec HX autoclaves also have an additional temperature sensor in the floor drain.


    Systec autoclaves are fitted with the following connections at the rear:

    HX
    Demineralized water inlet for steam generation
    Compressed air
    Cooling water
    Common outlet
    RS-232 / RS-485 interfaces
    Flexible power cord with CEE-plug
    = Standard = Optional

    All according to standards and regulations
    Equipped for the future! Systec H-Series autoclaves are the first to be designed for higher temperatures and pressures. The pressure vessel is designed for operations at 150 °C and 5 bar. Optional temperature and pressure range extension accessories adapt all control and safety components to the higher temperature and pressure. This option can be retrofitted. Available for Systec H-Series autoclaves 65 to 650 liter.

     

  • Steam generation
    Steam generator

    Steam generation by steam generator
    A separate steam generator is incorporated in the housing.

    This has numerous advantages:

    • No heating elements and no reservoir for dirty water in the chamber
    • In conjunction with the stand-by pre-heating function, only 10 min. heating time to 121 °C with an empty chamber is required
    • Improved air removal by suppressing the air to the bottom with its natural gravitation
    • Accuracy better than ± 0.3 K with empty chamber
    • Quicker cooling as neither the hot water in the chamber nor the separate steam generator need to be cooled
    • After cooling, steam is immediately available for the next sterilization run

    Condensation of steam instead of removal
    Exhaust steam is condensed automatically via a PT-100-regulated cooling system. This prevents odors and protects waste water piping that may be made of plastic.

  • Operation
    Touch-Screen

    Operation by Touch-Screen technology
    Operation is easy and rapid via a large (5.7 inch), highly visible touch screen interface. This innovation offers additional options and increased flexibility when working with the autoclave. For example, process data can be displayed numerically or graphically. 7 programs are pre-defined but can be expanded (up to 100) as required by the user.

    To initiate a new program, the user is guided through the process by menu dialog. Every new program is automatically allocated a permanent, unalterable name and can also be given an individual designation by the user. All process parameters can be individually altered.

    Pre-defined programs
    1 Solids
    2 Waste bags
    3 Liquid waste
    4 Liquids
    5 Cleaning
    6 Vacuum test*
    7 Bowie-Dick test*

    These can be expanded to 100 sterilization programs.
    * Only in combination with a vacuum device.

  • Safety
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    Door locked

    Novel automatic door-opening system Easy but safe – on closing, the door is automatically locked by a circumferential ring system. A special lip seal made of heat-resistant silicone provides reliable tightness; the more the steam pressure increases, the tighter the seal becomes – without the need for additional compressed air or other media! The door-locking system is temperature-dependent according to pressure vessel regulation DIN EN (IEC) 61010-2-040.

    The door remains locked as long as there is excess pressure in the chamber. The door and other parts of the pressure vessel and housing are made of stainless steel. The attractively designed front cover, which also incorporates the control panel, display and parts of the control processing system, is made of heat-resistant, insulating plastic. There is no risk of the operator coming into contact with hot components.

     

     

     


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    Door open

    Automatic door-opening
    The autoclave door functions automatically – either by pressing a button or automatically at the end of a program. A simple system but most useful in practice. Residual steam is exhausted automatically without intermission. Residual heat is used to dry the items being sterilized during the final short phase in the autoclave. Automatic door-opening is restricted to an angle of approx. 15°; this avoids possible contamination from the outside. This is especially useful when sterilized items have to remain in the autoclave for cooling and drying. Subsequently, for removing the sterilized items, the door can be completely opened manually.

     

  • Standards and regulations

    Systec autoclaves comply with the following standards and regulations:

    Pressure vessel:

    • 2014/68/EU Pressure Equipment Directive
    • ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1
    • China Stamp

    Other guidelines:

    • 2014 / 35 / EU Low Voltage Directive
    • 2014 /30 / EU on Electromagnetic Compatibility
    • 2006 / 42 / EC Machinery Directive

    All autoclaves are CE marked.
    We will be happy to provide a complete list of standards and summary of regulations on request.

Application
  • Sterilization load and sterilization process Sterilization load and sterilization process

    Select the right process for every sterilization application
    As already described, several options are available that are necessary to obtain correct and validatable results and rapid cooling times, especially in the case of liquids. The options available depend on the items to be sterilized. It is therefore important to think carefully about your requirements so that the autoclave can be optimally configured for the necessary tasks. A validatable sterilization process of biological efficiency can only be obtained if the correct instrument configuration is used.

    The table below provides help in establishing the desired configuration; however, we recommend obtaining additional advice from our experts.

    Ventilation Cooling Drying Other
    Gravitation
    Simple
    pre-vacuum
    Pulsed excess
    pressure
    Fractionated
    pre-vacuum
    Conventional
    cooling with
    slow pressure
    release
    Rapid cooling
    system with
    support
    pressure
    Surface drying
    without
    vacuum
    Drying with
    subsequent
    vacuum
    + Superdry
    Exhaust air
    filtration
    Liquids + ? ? + ?
    Unpacked non hollow items
    + + + + ? +
    Porous materials

    (filters, fabrics)
    ? ? + +
    Hollow items (pipette tips,
    empty glassware, tubes
    and hoses)
    + +
    Contaminated waste in
    destruction bags
    ? + +

    + Recommended procedure         ? Possibly acceptable         – Not possible

  • Sterilization of liquids Sterilization of liquids
    Heating up

    Heating upThe actual sterilization time of e.g. 15 minutes at 121 °C is only a fraction of the total time involved for an autoclave procedure. Especially in the case of sterilizing liquids, the heating up and cooling down phases are considerably longer.

    The conventional procedure
    In previously used conventional systems, even if the intended sterilization temperature has been reached within the autoclave, the liquids to be sterilized are often only at about 60-90°C; the temperature equilibrium time between chamber and liquids normally takes much longer.

    Up to 50 % shorter heat-up times as standard
    Due to the combined temperature and pressure regulation, the chamber pressure is increased during the heat-up phase. The result: more rapid temperature equilibrium in the liquids and a shorter heat-up time.


    Conventional cooling vs. Rapid cooling

    Cooling
    The cooling process for liquids is also very slow; this is because, without active rapid cooling, the heat can only be reduced to below 100 °C by dissipating the heat via the chamber insulation by radiation (see diagram: conventional cooling).
    New system- and process technology now make it possible to substantially reduce the overall time required for the sterilization process. This means that several hours of time can be saved! It also means that the media is not exposed to heat unnecessarily long time (see diagram: rapid cooling).

    Systec offers many functions for its autoclaves guaranteeing safe liquid sterilization processes at higher productivity. Many of these functions are standard or available as options depending on the model range selected.

    Systec supplies autoclaves guaranteeing precise sterilization processes, safe handling and increased productivity. Numerous cooling functions are available for liquid sterilization. Various optional rapid cooling systems enable the cooling times for liquids to be significantly reduced. This conserves culture media and makes for efficient utilization of the autoclave.

    In addition to conventional cooling by regulated steam exhaust down to 100 °C and subsequent very slow self-cooling down to 80 °C, optional cooling systems for rapid cooling are available.

    • Cooling with ambient air ventilation
    • Mantle cooling with cooling water
    • Mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure
    • Radial ventilator for air circulation and accelerated heat removal from the chamber
    • Ultracooler
    • Spray cooling with recirculated and recooled sterile water and support pressure

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    Mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure

    Mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure
    Permanently under control
    During the entire sterilization process a flexible PT-100 temperature sensor monitors the temperature in a reference vessel. It is thus guaranteed that the sterilization period begins only once the sterilization temperature has been attained in the liquid to be sterilized.

    The cooling temperature is also constantly monitored. In accordance with relevant standards to prevent delayed boiling, the lid can only be opened once the temperature of the liquid has been reduced to at least 80 °C.

    The use of support pressure in the form of sterile-filtered compressed air during the cooling phase reliably prevents the culture medium from boiling.

    Advantages:

    • No loss of liquid due to boiling of the culture media
    • Improved productivity from reduced cycle times and the full utilization of the filling volume in each bottle
    • Prevention of delayed and over-boiling
    • Prevention of the risk of bottles bursting during or after sterilization
    • Prevention of re-contamination by the use of hermetically sealed bottles during sterilization
    • Reduction of cooling time by up to 60 %

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    Radial Ventilator

    Radial Ventilator
    In conjunction with optional mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure, the radial ventilator ensures accelerated removal of heat from the sterilization items to the cooled chamber mantle. The radial ventilator is located in the lid of the chamber (no reduction of chamber depth!) and is driven by a magnetic motor fitted outside under the cover.

    The radial ventilator is placed in the door of the sterilization chamber so that the usable space in the autoclave is not reduced!

    • Ventilation performance 250 m3/h
    • Reduction of cooling time by up to 70 %

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    Ultracooler

    Ultracooler
    In conjunction with optional mantle cooling with cooling water, support pressure and radial ventilator, it is possible to significantly reduce the recooling time and the entire sterilization process by integrating of the additional ultracooler heat exchanger.
    The Ultracooler is also placed in the door of the sterilization chamber near the radial ventilator so that the usable space in the autoclave is not reduced. This way, the entire interior space can be used for full loading!

    • Reduction of cooling time by up to 90 %
    • Depending on the load, cooling times between 15 and 60 minutes can be achieved
  • Sterilization of solids Sterilization of solids
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    Vacuum system

    Vacuum system
    Typical solids are pipette tips (in boxes), empty glassware and porous materials such as filters or fabrics. For this type of sterilization, it is important to remove all air from the products to be sterilized to ensure precise, reproducible and validatable sterilization.

    The vacuum device effectively removes the air from solids, tubing, porous materials, and fabrics, allowing the steam to penetrate completely. The process includes a fractionated pre-vacuum phase in combination with the standard steam generator. This is the only way to achieve validatable sterilization of porous materials, solids or fabrics.


    Superdry – for drying solids

    Superdry – for drying solids
    This optional accessory increases the drying efficiency for solids and porous materials such as filters and fabrics. Heat energy from the standard steam generator is transferred to the heating coils around the body of the sterilization chamber and is used for drying. Deep-vacuum drying using the optional vacuum device in conjuction with Superdry avoids the necessity for subsequent drying in a separate drying cabinet.

  • Sterilization of waste in disposal bags Sterilization of waste in disposal bags
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    Vacuum system

    Vacuum system
    For the of sterilization of waste bags it is important to remove all air from the products to be sterilized to ensure precise, reproducible and validatable sterilization.

    The vacuum device effectively removes the air from disposal bags, allowing the steam to penetrate completely. The process includes a fractionated pre-vacuum phase in combination with the standard steam generator. This is the only way to achieve validatable sterilization of waste in bags.

     

  • Sterilization of hazardous biological substances Sterilization of hazardous biological substances
    Exhaust air filtration

    Permanently monitored – exhaust air filtration with condensate inactivation
    For the sterilization of hazardous biological substances, Systec autoclaves can be fitted with an optional air exhaust filtration system. The autoclavable sterile filter, consisting of a filter cartridge with PTFE membrane of pore size 0.2 μm, is installed in a presure-proof housing and can be quickly changed at any time.

    The filter is also automatically sterilized inline during the sterilization process, monitored by the PT-100 temperature sensor.
    The condensate is retained inside the pressure vessel during the heating and sterilization phases and thus also sterilized. Through air exhaust filtration and condensate inactivation, it is ensured that no microorganisms can escape before end of the sterilization phase. This ensures that all gases and liquids representing a hazard if they were to be released into the atmosphere are filtered and sterilized in-line.

     

Options
  • Additional options

    Temperature and pressure range extension
    From 65 till 650 liters chamber volume
    Systec HX-Series are the first to be equipped for higher temperatures and pressures. The pressure vessel is designed for operations at 150 °C and 5 bar. Optional temperature and pressure range extension accessories adapt all control and safety components to the higher temperature and pressure. This option can be retrofitted.

  • Options for documentation
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    Printer

    Printer
    Optional integrated printer for documentation of program type, batch number, date / time, temperature / pressure progress and sterilization phase.


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    Systec ADS Software

    Systec ADS documentation software package 
    Via RS-232 and RS-485 interface for direct connection to a PC or for connecting to an Ethernet network via converters. Special software for Windows for documentation of all process flow data such as pressure, temperature, time, and sterilization phase including relevant diagrams. The Systec ADS documentation software processes documented data both graphically and numerically.


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    SD card

    SD card for batch documentation* 
    Extensive documentation on up to 10,000 sterilization cycles* via an (optional) integrated card slot and a 1024 MB SD memory card (included). All the recorded data is available, via the SD memory card, for processing with the Systec ADS documentation software package.

    * only in conjunction with optional Systec ADS software.


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    FDA 21 CFR part 11

    Systec ADS CFR documentation software package with conformity to FDA 21 CFR Part 11
    Optional documentation for Systec HX (starting from 65-litre chamber volume). Download of the process flow and audit trail data from the autoclave. This solution ensures documentation according to the provisions of the FDA 21 CFR Part 11. The Systec ADS CFR documentation software with conformity to FDA 21 CFR Part 11 processes the documented data, both graphically and numerically.


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    AuditTrail

    AuditTrail
    AuditTrail allows you to set up and administer the users of the autoclave. You can specify which user can perform which actions on five different authorization levels. In addition, the access rights for the stored sterilization programs can be specified individually. The user must log in with a username and password before each action. All the actions carried out (e.g. the changing of parameters, or the starting or stopping of sterilization programs) are documented and can be traced back to the user responsible, and can also be identified by a timestamp (date and time). All the data generated by the user’s actions or by the documentation of a sterilization cycle are protected against manipulation and marked with the electronic signature of the respective user.

  • Options for process optimization
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    Mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure

    Mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure
    During the entire sterilization process a flexible PT-100 temperature sensor monitors the temperature in a reference vessel. It is thus guaranteed that the sterilization period begins only once the sterilization temperature has been attained in the liquid to be sterilized. The cooling temperature is also constantly monitored. In accordance with relevant standards to prevent delayed boiling, the lid can only be opened once the temperature of the liquid has been reduced to at least 80 °C. The use of support pressure in the form of sterile-filtered compressed air during the cooling phase reliably prevents the culture medium from boiling.


    Radialventilator

    Radial Ventilator 
    In conjunction with optional mantle cooling with cooling water and support pressure, the radial ventilator ensures accelerated removal of heat from the sterilization items to the cooled chamber mantle. The radial ventilator is located in the lid of the chamber (no reduction of chamber depth!) and is driven by a magnetic motor fitted outside under the cover.

    • The radial ventilator is placed in the door of the sterilization chamber so that the usable space in the autoclave is not
      reduced!
    • Ventilation performance 250 m3/h
    • Reduction of cooling time by up to 70 %

    Ultracooler
    In conjunction with optional mantle cooling with cooling water, support pressure and radial ventilator, it is possible to significantly reduce the recooling time and the entire sterilization process by integrating of the additional ultracooler heat exchanger.

    • The ultracooler is also placed in the door of the sterilization chamber near the radial ventilator so that the usable space in the autoclave is not reduced.
    • This way, the entire interior space can be used for full loading!
    • Reduction of cooling time by up to 90 %
    • Depending on the load, cooling times between 15 and 60 minutes can be achieved

    Superdry – for drying solids

    Superdry – for drying solids
    This optional accessory increases the drying efficiency for solids and porous materials such as filters and fabrics. Heat energy from the standard steam generator is transferred to the heating coils around the body of the sterilization chamber and is used for drying. Deep-vacuum drying using the optional vacuum device in conjuction with Superdry avoids the necessity for subsequent drying in a separate drying cabinet.


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    Vacuum system

    Vacuum system
    Typical solids are pipette tips (in boxes), empty glassware and porous materials such as filters or fabrics. For this type of sterilization, it is important to remove all air from the products to be sterilized to ensure precise, reproducible and validatable sterilization.

    The vacuum device effectively removes the air from solids, tubing, porous materials, and fabrics, allowing the steam to penetrate completely. The process includes a fractionated pre-vacuum phase in combination with the standard steam generator. This is the only way to achieve validatable sterilization of porous materials, solids or fabrics.

  • Accessories
    Loading baskets and inserts

    Loading baskets and inserts
    Stainless steel wire mesh baskets, stackable


    Loading shelves
    To fully utilize the available space in the chamber, especially when sterilizing small items, the autoclaves can be fitted with loading shelves. The entire shelving system or individual trays can be removed.


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    Transport and loading trolley

    Transport and loading trolley
    Large autoclaves in particular can be easily and securely loaded using a special loading trolley. The items to be sterilized can either be placed directly on the sliding platform of the trolley or using a basket. The trolley can be moved and docked to the autoclave and fixed in position. The handle can then be loosened to allow the platform to slide into the autoclave on fixed rails.

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In which area should the autoclave be used?
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In which area should the autoclave be used?


For which application/s shall the autoclave be used?
(multiple selection possible)

Application
Liquid media or liquid waste in open vesselsLiquid media or liquid waste in hermetically closed vesselsSolids / InstrumentsHollow items / Porous materialsWaste in waste bags

Others


Which type of autoclave do you prefer and which chamber volume should it have?
(multiple selection possible if multiple types / sizes shall be offered)

Vertical, floor-standing (top-loading) autoclave with a chamber volume of
40 l55 l65 l75 l95 l100 l120 l150 l

Horizontal, bench-top (front-loading) autoclave with a chamber volume of
23 l45 l65 l90 l100 l150 l200 l

Horizontal, floor-standing (front-loading) autoclave with a chamber volume of
65 l90 l100 l150 l200 l210 l320 l435 l540 l650 l580 l780 l980 l1180 l1380 l1580 l

Pass-through (double-door) autoclave (to be built into a wall / front-loading) with a chamber volume of
90 l150 l200 l320 l430 l540 l650 l580 l780 l980 l1180 l1380 l1580 l


How often shall the autoclave be used?
Which chamber volume should the mediapreperators have?
(multiple selection possible if multiple types / sizes shall be offered)

Mediapreperators
10 l20 l30 l45 l65 l90 l120 l

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