120 litre front loading autoclave | Astell UK

The Astell 120 - 344 Litre Front Loading Autoclave Range

The 120 - 344 litre front loading autoclave offers increased chamber sizes from the top loading range, the Swiftlock front loading range of autoclaves allows the user a greater choice of options which are not available on the smaller ranges.

Astell’s additional options include Integral Steam Generators, Heated Jackets, Simple/Advanced Vacuum and a choice of Cooling options to name but a few. Learn more about each of these by viewing the pages below or clicking the View Product Options button:

Steam Generation options

Heated Jackets

Simple and Advanced Vacuum

Cooling options

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The standard unit is fitted with heaters in the base of the chamber and is ideal for sterilizing liquids (media), discard, glassware and other instruments. The advanced options able to be applied can customise a vessel for many other applications such as fabrics and other porous loads.

Direct steam models are available at no extra cost.

Model: ASB260 - Heaters in chamber (120 litres)

Model: ASB270 - Heaters in chamber (153 litres)

Model: ASB280 - Heaters in chamber (247 litres)

Model: ASB290 - Heaters in chamber (290 litres)

Model: ASB300 - Heaters in chamber (344 litres)

  • A choice of 120, 153, 247, 290 and 344 litres models
  • A fully programmable Touch Screen Colour Controller
  • Internal Memory for storing up to 5,000 cycles
  • Five password levels to stop lower level users making changes
  • USB interface for downloading controller data
  • Timed/Pulsed Free Steaming
  • Holdwarm / Delayed Start Feature
  • Electropolished stainless steel chamber
  • Ultra quick Swiftlock door mechanism
  • Safety valve test and emergency stop button
  • Cooling Lock
  • External pressure guage
  • Over Temperature Protection
  • Safety valve test and emergency stop button
  • Pulsed-heat drying system available when running a non-fluid cycle (not suitable for drying fabrics or porous loads)

Product Options

  • Integral Steam GeneratorIntegral Steam Generator
  • Advanced Pulsar VacuumAdvanced Pulsar Vacuum
  • Basic VacuumBasic Vacuum
  • Load Sensed Process TimingLoad Sensed Process Timing
  • Integral Data PrinterIntegral Data Printer
  • RS232 interfaceRS232 interface
  • Ethernet interfaceEthernet interface
  • IQ/OQ documentationIQ/OQ documentation
  • Pulsar Freesteaming (only available for non-vacuum models)Pulsar Freesteaming (only available for non-vacuum models)
  • Assisted Air Cooling (only available for non-vacuum models)Assisted Air Cooling (only available for non-vacuum models)
  • Heated JacketHeated Jacket
  • Cooling JacketCooling Jacket
  • Advanced Water CoolingAdvanced Water Cooling
  • Autodrain - automatic chamber drainAutodrain - automatic chamber drain
  • Convectional Fan CoolingConvectional Fan Cooling
  • Air BallastAir Ballast
  • Autofill - Automatic chamber water fillingAutofill - Automatic chamber water filling
  • CAT III (BSL3) complianceCAT III (BSL3) compliance
  • Exhaust Heat Exchange System (drain cooling)Exhaust Heat Exchange System (drain cooling)
  • SPF seal (Double ended models only)SPF seal (Double ended models only)
  • Blowdown VesselBlowdown Vessel
  • Discard ContainerDiscard Container
  • Spare shelf (Swiftlock autoclaves)Spare shelf (Swiftlock autoclaves)
  • Water SoftenerWater Softener
  • Integral Air CompressorIntegral Air Compressor
  • Castor wheelsCastor wheels

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Our range of small capacity sterilizers are available in three sizes and two types, Classic and Autofill.