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Astell E Series

Economy Range

U-MNS125E (125l)

U-MNS216E (216l)

U-MNS250E (250l)

U-MNS360E (360l)

Options available for Economy Range Autoclaves

Integral Data Printer - REF: AAR130

This printer provides a permanent and traceable record of: Time, Temperature, Pressure, Batch No and Cycle Name. There is also provision for operator signature; the printer also provides reports of cycle settings and servicing information.

Astell Scientific Printer

RS232 Interface - REF: AAR120

The addition of the RS232 option allows cycle progress to be monitored (via HyperTerminal) on an external computer equipped with suitable software.


Ethernet Interface - REF: AAR122

The addition of the Ethernet interface allows the visual display of the colour touch screen controller on another device. This works by using a VNC Viewer (not supplied) and a PC or other hardware capable of running VNC.


IQ/OQ Documentation - REF: IQ/OQ001

The IQ/OQ documents package provides the user with blank documents for them to complete. The IQ section includes details of calibration equipment, an order Acknowledgement, PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Compliance, a Declaration of Conformity, FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), a Drawing Schedule, ISO 9001:2008 Certification, Pressure vessel specification and door safety checks. The OQ Documentation includes an Automatic control test sheet (per cycle) and Chamber temperature distribution (per cycle)
Please note: This is our standard IQ/OQ Documentation package.


Morrison Discard Containers - AAN300

Morrison Discard Containers are available in the following size:

290mm width x 330mm depth x 280mm height - Astell REF: AAN300

Please note: The image shown may refer to a different Morrison Discard Container to that supplied.

Astell Morrison Discard Container

BSL 3 Compliance - REF: AVQ006

Biosafety Level 3 compliance is often required when dealing with high risk sterilization requirements. A bacterial retentive filter fitted onto the exhaust ensuring nothing leaves the chamber without being sterilized.

Note: Filter may vary from that pictured.

Category 3 Filter Option

Load Related Options

Load Sensed Process timing - REF: AAR014

Load Sensed Process Timing allows the sterilization cycle to be controlled via the temperature achieved in the centre of the load. The operation of load sensed process timing is controlled via the ‘Logi’ touch screen controller. A ‘wandering’ probe, situated within the chamber is inserted into the load, or load simulator, and initiates the sterilization period once the probe reaches the programmed threshold temperature.

Load Sensed Process Timing

Air Ballast - REF: AVC004

Air ballast is especially useful for fluid cycles as it provides controlled reduction of the chamber pressure during the cooling phase. Effectively this prevents the ‘boiling over’ of bottled fluids that is frequently associated with rapid cooling systems.

Requires AAQ525 compressor option or an onsite 6 bar, 15mm, 200L/minute supply of compressed air - see below for details of the AAQ525 option.

Air Ballast Option

Cooling Related Options

Assisted Air Cooling - REF: AAP006

A powerful external fan helps to reduce cool down time. The operation of the assisted air cooling system is controlled via the ‘Logi’ colour touch screen and is available on all models as an additional option, except for those fitted with a vacuum.

Assisted Cooling Option

Installation/Maintenance Options

Autofill Option - REF: AAP019

The 'Autofill' option automatically maintains adequate water level within the chamber (for Heaters in Chamber models only). The water inlet is controlled by a level switch and complies with water bylaw regulations. The unit is readily connected to the water supply via a 1.5m flexible hose (supplied).

Autofill Option

Autodrain Option - REF: AAP018

Can be selected on any cycle and will substantially decrease the time required to cool the chamber to a temperature where the door can be safely opened, especially when used in conjunction with the advanced water cooling (AAP100) or assisted air cooling (AAP006). At a pre-selected pressure during the cooling phase of the cycle, any remaining water in the chamber is evacuated to the drain. As the discharge water will be approx. 100°C we would highly recommend that the 'exhaust heat exchange system' (AAN240) is ordered in conjunction with this option as well as the "Autofill" (AAP019) to avoid having to manually refill the chamber with water at the end of each cycle.

Autodrain Option

Integral Air Compressor - REF: AAQ503

A supply of compressed air is essential on all units fitted with the AVC001 vacuum option. The air supply is required to operate the pneumatic valves used in conjunction with the touch screen controller. This option is therefore essential where an on site supply is not available.

Integral Air Compressor

Integral Air Compressor - REF: AAQ525

This compressor is an uprated version of the AAQ503 which is normally required to operate the pneumatic valces on autoclaves fitted with a vacuum. This compressor, the AAQ525 is required on all units fitted with the Air Ballast (AVC004) option.

Integral Air Compressor

Exhaust Heat Exchange System - REF: AAN420

The exhaust heat exchange system is only for standard units with the heaters in the chamber, due to the fact it's primary purpose is to reduce the temperature of fluid leaving the chamber rather than steam. This option to significantly reduce the temperature of the exhaust/waste in situations where heat resistant drains are not present. N.B. Requires a mains water supply.

Exhaust Heat Exchange Option

Water Softener - REF: AAW002

Recommended to reduce the build-up of limescale on heaters and pipework etc. The water softener unit includes a separate brine tank, allowing installation in difficult or restricted positions. Requires salt. (full details, including service requirements are available upon request).

Astell AAW002 Water Softener