Autoclave Machine, Steam Sterilizers, Ultrasonic Cleaners
Autoclaves machines are essential equipment used in various industries, including healthcare, laboratories, and manufacturing, to ensure the sterilization of equipment, instruments, and materials. These devices utilize steam, heat, and pressure to eliminate harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores. Autoclaves and steam sterilizers are often used interchangeably, as both refer to the same type of sterilization equipment.
Autoclave machines work by creating a highly pressurized and controlled environment, typically using saturated steam as the sterilizing agent. The sterilization process occurs when the steam penetrates the load, reaching the desired temperature and pressure that effectively neutralizes microorganisms. Autoclaves come in different sizes and configurations to accommodate various load sizes and types of materials.
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Whether you're looking for a compact counter top sterilizer or a high-capacity steam sterilizer, we've got you covered. Each of our autoclaves and sterilizers is designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern medical facilities, all while providing unparalleled sterilization performance.
At Angelus Medical, we understand that your sterilization needs are unique. That's why we offer a broad selection of autoclaves and sterilizers to meet your facility's specific requirements. Whether you're looking for a high-throughput sterilizer for a busy surgical center or a compact countertop sterilizer for a smaller clinic, we have the perfect solution for you.
So why wait? Browse our collection of autoclave machines, steam sterilizers and ultrasonic cleaners today and experience the Angelus Medical difference for yourself.
Frequently Askes Questions
Q: What can be sterilized using an autoclave?
A: Autoclaves are designed to sterilize a wide range of items, including surgical instruments, medical devices, laboratory glassware, culture media, textiles, and other heat-resistant materials. The ability to sterilize diverse items makes autoclaves indispensable in healthcare settings, research laboratories, and industrial applications.
Q: How does the autoclave machine steam sterilization cycle work?
A: The autoclave machine sterilization cycle typically consists of several stages: pre-vacuum phase (removal of air), heat-up phase (raising the temperature to the desired level), sterilization phase (maintaining the temperature and pressure for a specific time), and drying phase (removing excess moisture). The duration and specific requirements vary depending on the load type and the autoclave's capabilities.
Q: Are autoclaves safe to use?
A: When used correctly and following proper protocols, autoclaves are considered safe. However, it is crucial to follow the manufacturer's instructions, undergo appropriate training, and use personal protective equipment when operating an autoclave machine to ensure safety and prevent accidents or exposure to hot surfaces.
Q: Can all materials be sterilized in an autoclave?
A: Not all materials can withstand the high temperature and pressure of an autoclave. Heat-resistant materials such as metal instruments, glassware, and certain plastics can be sterilized. Heat-sensitive materials, such as some plastics or chemicals, may require alternative sterilization methods.
Q: How often should autoclaves be serviced and validated?
A: Autoclaves should undergo regular maintenance, servicing, and validation to ensure optimal performance and accuracy. The frequency and specific protocols for servicing and validation are typically outlined by the manufacturer's guidelines or industry regulations.
Q: Are autoclaves environmentally friendly?
A: Autoclaves are considered environmentally friendly compared to other sterilization methods that rely on chemicals or disposable items. The steam used in the autoclave machine process is generated from water, and the primary waste generated is condensate water, which can be safely disposed of.
Q: How to extend the life and performance of an autoclave?
A: All equipment require maintenance in order to extend their longevity. For e the best performance and extending the life of your autoclave, it is recommended:
- Conduct preventive maintenance (PM) every 6 months.
- Clean your autoclave machine every 20 cycles. This can be done at the office by simply placing a pouch of the autoclave machine cleaner in the chamber and running a full cycle. This process will clean:
- All internal tubing
- To keep instruments sterilized in between usage, sterilize them in individual self seal pouches.
Q: What does Autoclave Machine Preventive Maintenance (PM) mean?
A: The prementive is where a professional checks the unit and replaces some of the heavily used parts of the autoclave. Depending on the model and brand, this should take 2-6 hours.
Q: Do you Service / Repair autoclaves?
A: Yes, our professional technical staff specializes in autoclave machine service and repair.