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Sterilising autoclaves

Supplier: CertoClav
The compact CertoClav can be used in even the smallest laboratory. Everything that is constantly needed can therefore be sterilised at the workplace; cultures, glass containers, metal, rubber, textile and steam resistant synthetic materials.

The natural flow of steam generated by the round chamber, and the design of the steam release cock, guarantee effective venting, the prerequisite of perfect sterilisation of hollow and cylindrical shaped items.

CV-EL models: With four operating temperatures/pressures: 115 °C/0,7 bar; 121 °C/1,3 bar; 125 °C/1,4 bar; 140 °C/2,7 bar

Multicontrol models: Microprocessor operated and freely programmable; two fixed and seven free programmes. Fractionated venting. Separate control unit with digital display and RS232 serial interface.

Construction: Aluminium alloy.



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Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Autoclave CV-EL 12 L GS 1 481-0076
Autoclave CV-EL 12 L GS, with alternating regulating valve 1 481-0240
Autoclave CV-EL 12 L, with wire baskets 1 481-0780
Autoclave CV-EL 12 L, with wire baskets and alternating regulating valve 1 481-0831
Autoclave CV-EL 18 L GS 1 481-0077
Autoclave ertoClav EL 18L GS, with alternating regulating valve 1 481-0241
Autoclave CV-EL 18 L GS, with wire baskets 1 481-0832
Autoclave CV-EL 18 L, with wire baskets and alternating regulating valve 1 481-0833
Autoclave - Multicontrol 12 L 1 481-0078
Autoclave - Multicontrol 12 L, with wire baskets 1 481-0834
Autoclave - Multicontrol 18 L 1 481-0079
Autoclave - Multicontrol 18 L, with wire baskets 1 481-0781
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Model CV-EL 18 L GS Multicontrol 12 L CV-EL 18 L GS CV-EL 12 L GS Multicontrol 12 L CV-EL 12 L GS Multicontrol 18 L CV-EL 18 L GS CV-EL 12 L GS Multicontrol 18 L CV-EL 12 L GS
Capacity (l) 18 12 18 12 18 12 18 12
Temperature (°C) 140
Heating power (W) 1900
Max. pressure (bar) 2,7
Int.Ø×H (mm) 240×400 240×260 240×400 240×260 240×400 240×260 240×400 240×260
Weight of control unit (kg) - 1,6 - 1,6 - 1,6 - 1,6 -
Weight (kg) 9 7 9 8,5 7 8 7 10 8,5 7 9 7
W×D×H of control unit (mm) - 240×160×90 - 240×160×90 - 240×160×90 - 240×160×90 -


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Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Certoclav service set, with lid gasket, gasket for manometer and steam release lock, gasket for valve and steam release vlave 1 481-0812
Gasket for black base/chamber 1 CERT1250408
Glass scale for thermometer 1 CERT1250330
Green rocker switch with cover 1 CERT1250347
Stable aluminium instrument plate with feet 1 CERT1252203
Lid CV-EL complete without sterilization valve 1 CERT8511310
Lid Multicontrol complete with sterilization valve 1 CERT8510312
Manometer calibrated, with maximum indicator, with gasket and nut 1 CERT1250334
Nut for manometer and steam release cock 1 CERT1250194
Silicone gasket, white, 240 mm 1 CERT1250404
Stainless steel wire basket with handle (Ø×H: 230×200 mm): for handling of sterilisation goods. Fits models Essential, EL, Classic, Multicontrol 2 and Connect. 1 481-0080
Steam release cock 1 CERT1250348
Steam release cock for MC with venting nozzle, gasket and nut 1 CERT1250208
Thermometer 1 CERT1250332
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