Designed to comply with the European EN285 standard with chambers designed for StU (Sterilization Unit) load volumes (4 to 12 StU chamber volume). The autoclave sterilizers are designed and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in compliance with strict international standards to ensure safe re-use of sterilized equipment. Tuttnauer also builds customized autoclave configurations to adapt to a customer’s site layout. All models are available with either single or double doors.
T-Max autoclaves operate with saturated steam as the sterilizing agent with a temperature range of 105 °C (221°F) to 138 °C (280 °F) and a working chamber pressure that meets AMSE and PED requirements.
Narrow Design for Limited Space
A narrow design autoclave is as wide as 99cm and can sterilize a fully loaded chamber with 4 to 12 STU. Facilities with space layout limitations will benefit from narrow design autoclaves which provide high capacity in a limited space. Narrow design autoclaves allow for more autoclaves in a given space to ensure continued sterile processing in case of autoclave downtime.
Uniform Heat Distribution
Fully jacketed chambers ensure uniform heat distribution to ensure consistent sterilization conditions for all loads in chamber. A chamber that is not fully jacketed may have cool spots which can cause improper sterilization.
Green Water Saving
The optional AquaMinimal Radiator and AquaMinimal Chiller water saving systems are the best solutions to minimize water consumption between 50% and 90%.
Perfectly Optimized Cycles
With years of research and customer feedback we have fine-tuned our formula for perfectly optimized cycles with the precise combination of pulses, timing, temperature control, speed and drying.
Stainless Steel Piping
Stainless steel piping and connectors are used to avoid corrosion which is necessary to safeguard the integrity of the autoclave and prevent contamination of the sterilized loads (either as chemical or particulate contamination).
The optional R.PC.R software allows for tracing sterilized loads by barcode. All cycle records and associated barcodes are automatically recorded to a PC on your network. In additional, R.PC.R allows for convenient access to cycle reports, including graphs and tables (in PDF format).
Safety for personnel, autoclave and load are priority in the design, construction and operation of any Tuttnauer autoclave. Tuttnauer is committed to the highest industry safety standards and directives to ensure safety not only for your employees operating the autoclaves but also for your sterile processing facility and the loads being sterilized.
Tuttnauer autoclaves are provided with redundant independent monitoring systems and audiovisual alarms to notify operators of any issue that requires attention. An emergency stop button on the loading side of the autoclave may be used to safely stop the autoclave cycle.
The autoclave doors are designed with a number of independent mechanical and digital safety features.
- A safety device prevents the operator from opening the door when chamber is pressurized
- Steam will not enter the chamber when the door is open
- A cycle cannot start if the door is open or not properly locked
- The door cannot unlock until chamber pressure reaches room pressure
- Sliding Door Safety - sliding door progress will automatically stop if an obstruction is detected
- Double Door Safety – interlocks prevent both doors from being opened simultaneously
General Safety Features
- Double Independent Monitoring
The combined electronic and mechanical monitoring ensures that the operator has two independent means to monitor pressure
- Safety Valves
If the pressure exceeds the allowed limit the safety valves will discharge
- Built-in Steam Generator Safety
A water level monitoring system maintains a constant water level and ensures safe operation of the heaters
- Emergency shut-off
Easily accessible emergency switches for immediate cycle shut-off