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Autoclave Product World 2024

Our Autoclave Line-Up.
For Your Sterilisation Process.

Sterilize instruments safely and efficiently? Then a steam sterilizer according to DIN EN 13060 is a must! In our autoclave product world you get all the information at a glance.

Unsure about your choice? You can find our autoclave product finder here!


Large Autoclaves

CSSD Excellence: The Cliniclave 45 Series with 105 - 200 litres for maximum capacity and safety.


Vacuclave 550

Think BIG: The large small autoclave with 50 litres and trend-setting product highlights.


Premium Class Evolution

A class of its own and for you: Sterilization of more instruments in less time? No problem with the Evolution Series!


Prime Line

The MELAG price-performance winners: The new autoclaves offer a price/performance ratio that stands up to any comparison.


Pro Line

You know the world's best-selling Pro-Class autoclaves? Then you will love the new MELAG device generation - from the functions to the price!


MELAquick 12 Series

The ideal complement: The quick autoclave sterilizes up to 12 handpieces in just 7 minutes.


MELAtronic Series

More than basic: The compact Class S autoclave impresses with its fractionated flow procedure.


Vacuklav 24 BL+

Space miracle with 60 cm deep chamber: Vacuklav 24 BL+ is particularly suitable for the sterilization of extra-long instruments.


Accessories for Autoclaves

As varied as you: Find the right accessories for you. And for your MELAG autoclave.


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Class B or class S? We will find the ideal steam sterilizer for you!

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What is an autoclave?

Sterilization achieves the inactivation of all pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, spores): In medical practices, the use of an autoclave with saturated steam is recommended for this purpose. The terms autoclave and steam sterilizer are often used interchangeably. Steam sterilizers are defined as gas-tight sealable pressure vessels for the thermal reprocessing. The temperature of the saturated steam in combination with the holding time and pressure ensures the sterilisation of medical instruments, textiles and other medical devices.

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Steam sterilization process

How does an autoclave work?

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), all surgical instruments must be sterilized in packaging after cleaning and disinfection - preferably with saturated steam. The following section presents the programm steps of steam sterilization in an autoclave:

Sterilisation process according to EN 13060

Class B, S and N Steam Sterilization

The European standard DIN EN ISO 13060 divides autoclaves into the classes B, S and N. All sterilisation processes aim to inactivate microorganisms capable of reproduction. MELAG Class B and Class S autoclaves provide the most reliable steam sterilization solution for all medical fields. The next section explains the differences between these classes.

Class B Sterilization

Class B autoclaves enable the sterilization of both wrapped and unwrapped instruments, no matter their type and complexity. The fractionated vacuum reduces the air in the sterilization chamber through repeated evacuation and steam injection. This process permits the sterilization not only of solid and porous instruments, but also of complex hollow body instruments with narrow lumen such as surgical hand pieces and endoscopes.

B Class Autoklaven

Class S Sterilization

If you do not use complex hollow body instruments, we recommend to prefer a Class S steam sterilizer over a Class B steam sterilizer. The cost-efficient Class S autoclaves either use the method of gravity displacement or a simple fractionated pre-vacuum.

The user manual of your Class S steam sterilizer provides a detailed overview of the intended use: Depending on the model, this ranges from simple hollow instruments (e.g. scissors and pliers) to more complex hollow instruments.

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Class N Sterilization

A class N autoclave can be used for steam sterilization of very simple loads, such as solid and unwrapped instruments. Class N devices do not have a vacuum pump. Sterilization is therefore carried out without a vacuum process and it is not possible to sterilize hollow or porous loads and wrapped instruments. Due to the limited field of application as well as the inadequate safety of the process, class N autoclaves are no longer used in medical facilities.

Klasse N Autoklav
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Stand-alone vs. fixed water autoclaves

Whether you choose a stand-alone device or a steam sterilizer with a fixed water connection, MELAG provides best solutions to meet all requirements in your decontamination room.

Stand-alone Autoclaves

The stand-alone autoclave gives you the opportunity to be flexible and location-independent. The only pre-condition is an electrical power outlet in your decontamination room. As there is no additional installation required to ensure the water supply, demineralized water is to be manually filled into the integrated water tank of the autoclave. MELAG stand-alone steam sterilizers are fitted with high-performance air-cooling of the membrane pump to guarantee the reliable use during non-stop operation.

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Fixed-Water Autoclaves

Autoclaves with a fixed water connection save both time and money through the automated supply of high-quality demineralized water. These steam sterilizers require feed water and waste water connections. A small amount of tap water is reprocessed with a water treatment unit to be used for steam sterilization. The other fraction of tap water is used for effective cooling of the vacuum pump and other components. The time-consuming acquisition and disposal of aqua dem canisters is not more than a distant memory.

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