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New Compact Autoclaves with Advanced Functionality

5371-SMS 60 litre.jpgA new range of compact, bench top autoclaves from IKS International (Rosmalen, the Netherlands) offers functionality normally only found in larger equipment. Features such as a built-in steam generator, water cooling, vacuum pump, a sensor to measure the temperature of the load and a steam ballast facility to facilitate trouble-free cooling combine to give high-efficiency sterilization combined with short cycle times - typically one more full cycle per day compared with competitive compact machines. 

Available with nominal capacities of 60, 80 or 100 litres, the IKS AS series are ideal for all the usual autoclaving applications such as  media preparation, sterilisation of instruments, glassware and clothing and the destruction of samples, and with their short cycle times are especially suited to the preparation of sensitive media that cannot tolerate long periods at high temperature. Furthermore their small size and power requirements mean that smaller batches of material can often be conveniently treated on demand, rather than waiting for a vacancy in a larger autoclave, or having to use one uneconomically.  

These autoclaves have a small footprint, and can be used vertically (top loading) or horizontally (front loading) to give the most efficient use of space in the laboratory. The 60 litre model has a footprint of only 735mm x 715mm in the horizontal mode.  They are built completely from stainless steel and are easy to operate, with flexible programmes and a high degree of controllability. IKS Product Manager Product manager Mr. Han Weerdesteyn said: "Lab space is the most costly in the  laboratory. The IKS line of autoclaves offers a professional autoclaving solution packaged in a small form factor. All the high end options, normally only available in bigger autoclaves are now available in table top models." 

For more information, or to contact your local supplier, contact IKS International on +31(0)73 52 12 229 or visit

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