Astell Scientific Release: The Essential Autoclave

Published: Sep 21, 2010

Sep-10/PR121 -- Astell, the leading autoclave manufacturer has launched a new “E” range, the essential autoclave for the cost conscious microbiology laboratory, providing efficient sterilisation of glassware, culture media, discard and similar items. Available in three standard sizes – 125, 216 and 360 litres – the affordable “E” range features, as standard, a manual temperature-interlocked sliding door, over-temperature protection, media holdwarm, delayed start and assisted air cooling. Vacuum is also available for more demanding applications. These autoclaves combine a small price tag with a small footprint; all models feature ‘space-efficient’ square chambers to ensure that load capacity is maximised. Like all Astell autoclaves the “E” range models are fully compliant with the Pressure Equipment Directive (EN/97/23/EC) and the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EC & 2007/47/EC)

Control is by Astell’s unique Logi controller, a user friendly, fully automatic control system which exceeds the expectations of even the most demanding laboratories. Logi’s operator interface is a 5.7” full colour, wipe clean, touch screen with five password levels for total security. The industrial PLC controller runs icon driven software developed by Astell's in-house design team, based on the company’s 80 years experience in autoclave manufacture. Individual analogue displays allow parameters such as temperature and pressure to be monitored constantly and the Logi controller features continuous data archiving for full traceability. An optional RS232 interface allows connection to other peripheral devices for recording and printing cycle records for validation purposes. All controllers feature a comprehensive ‘self-help tutorial’ to ensure ease of operation.

All “E” range autoclaves can be supplied with a wide range of options including load sensed process timing, integral data printer and autofill facility. A full documentation package is also available for installation and operational qualification.

Visit for full details of the essential “E” range autoclaves and other Astell products.

About the company: Astell Scientific have been pioneers in the manufacture and validation of Scientific and Laboratory equipment for over 80 years. In the last decade the company has concentrated on becoming market leaders in sterilization technology.

Contacts: Chuck Fishelson, Alfa Medical, 265 Post Ave, Westbury, NY 11590 Tel 1-800-762-1586 ext 214 Tel 516-489-3855 Fax 516-489-9364 e-mail:

Jane Wardrop, Redline Public Relations Tel+44 (0) 1844 273407 e-mail

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