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Astell’s Duaclave is a space-saving development in sterilisation technology. It comprises two independently functioning autoclave chambers, one above the other, in a single frame, thus providing twice the sterilising capacity within the smallest possible footprint.
Available in capacities from 33 to 153 l (per chamber), the Duaclave has been specifically designed to ensure maximum capacity where floor space may be at a premium. It also has the added advantage that each chamber can be used for the separate, independent sterilisation of specific load types, e.g., clean loads such as media and dirty loads such as laboratory waste.
Like all Astell autoclaves, the Duaclave can be ordered with a wide range of options and accessories to ensure that the users’ requirements can be met in the most demanding of situations. These options include load sensed processed timing, which is recommended for the accurate sterilising of fluid loads, and a variety of cooling systems to improve cycle times. Options for data transfer include RS232, USB and Ethernet Interface, enabling either monitoring or recording of cycle progress. The optional data printer provides a hard copy report for every cycle, often an essential requirement in today’s quality-conscious laboratories.
Each autoclave chamber is independently controlled by the LogiColor touchscreen control system, which is now supplied as standard on all standard and custom-designed Astell autoclaves.
A delayed start facility, multi-level password protection, simple cycle creation/selection and data archiving for up to 5,000 cycles are just a few of the many standard features on Astell’s controller. In addition, an integral self-help tutorial ensures ease of operation for even the most inexperienced of users.
In common with all Astell models, the Duaclave is CE marked and manufactured to comply with UK and International standards, including the Pressure Equipment Directive PD97/23/EC and the Medical Devices Directive MDD 93/42/EEC.