Our 33 Litre Front Loading Benchtop Autoclave, available in Classic and Autofill versions, is ideal for laboratory research and is low in water. Have a question about Autoclaves, Sterilizers or Steam Generators? Our FAQ page has the answers. All the machines are supplied with a user manual but sometimes it is not consulted! Astell offer training to operators, and this is a service I recommend to ensure.

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The 33 to 63 litre front loading ‘Benchtop’ autoclaves are available in two versions. How quickly after calling Astell for help can I expect a visit from a Service Engineer?

Key in an Access Number of [ ] and press [Enter]. Small front loading autoclave.

Frequently Asked Questions | Astell UK

The ENGINEER will normally need to have been trained in a relevant disciplinepossibly as a Sterilizing Engineerbe conversant with Micro-Electronic system handling procedures, and be suitably qualified to carry out the adjustments and changes that may be required. Isn’t there a potential problem with limescale? Logging Starts at the start of the cycle. If in doubt consult Astell Scientific or your local agents. It also offers the ability to save cycle logs to a server or over FTP for backup.

Litre Front Loading Autoclave | Astell UK

The power will be restored only when the temperature falls, and the controller will then behave as if the power had just been turned on. A temperature threshold is derived automatically within each Program exactly 2 Deg. Most keypresses are signalled by a “Beep” tone.

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What is meant by a dry discard cycle? Do our autoclaves need to be connected to a vent system? Up to 5, cycles can be stored, although this may vary depending on cycle parameters.

Pressing the Key will inhibit the Autofill water flow. It is designed to prevent the chamber exceeding the Dry design temperature which might cause a hazard and provides some protection for some types of load.

Astell MXN451 5000 – 6000 Series Autoclave programming instructions

Astell can custom build the Swiftlock range to your specifications. This may also be used to add clean water during a Chamber-cleaning operation. Yes we supply a full selection of original equipment spare parts for our autoclaves. This can astepl be independently flooded with water during cooling to aid cooling times.

No, maual holdwarm system is dependent on the remaining water in the chamber being held at a constant temperature.

Load the paper roll as in FIG. ON at the start of the cycle. Holdwarm may be set on or off within the program profile. These facilities are only accessible by use of the Keyswitch on the front panel. The unit is readily connected to the water supply via a 1.

The Holdwarm temperature is automatically set to 25C below the Programmable Cooling-lock temperature set in the program. Since load heat-up rate depends upon the difference between load and chamber temperatures this increases the rate of heatup of the load by a significant and useful factor.


Benchtop autoclaves brochure KB. All stored details are printed, including Title, Temperatures, Times, and options settings. The media will be kept warm for up to 48 Hrs.

Open the chamber by pressing OPEN in the normal manner. A pump or Solenoid Valve feeds water to the chamber when the door is open before the beginning of the cycle.

What are the most common causes of autoclave failure or the need for repair?

The Astell 33 – 63 Litre Benchtop Autoclave Range

Find out exactly when we are away It is possible to use the machine in a “Basic” manner leaving out the more complicated operating options. The Autoclave may be set to operate overnight with a Media Load, in the knowledge that it will contain a useable load when opened in the morning.

Do NOT pull the paper vertically out of the printer!!! The Profile should provide sufficient tolerance to ensure the msnual specification is achieved. The operation of load sensed process timing is controlled via the colour touchscreen controller. Only parts supplied by the manufacturer as spares or accessories will ensure compliance with the directives.

Astell offer training to operators, and this is a service I recommend to ensure you get the most from your autoclave.