No tap water connection necessary
The Vacuklav 23 B+ is a ”class B" autoclave according to the European standard EN 13060 and therefore absolutely fit for the future. It works according to the fractionated pre-vacuum method. This means that at first the air is evacuated from the chamber with a very effective vacuum pump. Then there is a repeated intake of steam which is always immediately pumped out again. The result is that at the beginning of the actual sterilization, there is no longer any air in the chamber or in wrapped hollow-instruments or in textiles which would endanger the success of the sterilization.
The Vacuklav is equipped with a fractionated post vacuum for effective drying as a prerequisite for long-term storage of packaged sterilized materials. Sensors and an innovative microprocessor control regulate and monitor the parameters necessary for a secure sterilization pressure and temperature.
Thanks to the patented air-cooling system, the Vacuklav 23 B+ is a real "stand-alone" autoclave. Only a socket is necessary for operation. The strong vacuum pump and the efficient steam generator provide short cycle times so that simple wrapped hollow-instruments operated in the Quick-Program B can be taken out dry after only 25 minutes. The integrated monitoring of the feed water and the electronic control of the Vacuklav 23 B+ avoid operating faults and secure high quality sterilization and maximum gentleness for your instruments
The design – functional and attractive
Operating the autoclaves should be both pleasurable and safe. The design fully supports this demand. It shows what’s essential, and does its work efficiently. The large door lock is not only a design feature, but also ensures a safe and easy opening and closing of the door.
The large integrated funnel-shaped opening of the water storage tank makes it easy to fill the tank with demineralized or distilled water in the Vacuklav® 31 B+ and Vacuklav® 23 B+. Alternatively, both autoclaves could be fed the required water supply from any external reserve container or even be connected to a water treatment unit.
The regular draining of the used distilled or demineralized water from the water storage tank of stand-alone autoclaves is generally a cumbersome manual task for the practice team. The used demineralized or distilled water can quickly be removed from the water storage tank without effort via the quick release connector of the Vacuklav® 31 B+ and Vacuklav® 23 B+ autoclaves. If the installation conditions permit, it is also recommended to connect the stand-alone autoclaves to a drain. Then the used water is automatically drained from the autoclave storage tank.
The European workgroup appointed by the EU Commission has passed the European Standard EN 13060 in the course of the harmonization of different national sterilization standards. The standard divides autoclaves into the classes “B”, “S” and “N”. “Class B” is the highest class conforming to the most stringent demands and therefore can be unrestrictedly used for the sterilization of all possible loads used in medical practices (also with hollow bodied instruments, handpieces and turbines) and for all kinds of sterilization packaging. A ”class B“ autoclave must in any case pass a Helix test with a test specimen as per EN 13060:2001. According to expert opinion, that can only be achieved with a fractionated pre-vacuum procedure. The autoclaves of the profi class conform to “class B” requirements and are therefore absolutely future-safe.