SYSTEC

AUTOCLAVES FOR THE LABORATORY

The autoclaves (laboratory sterilizers) from Systec specially developed for laboratory sterilization applications, makes processes safer, easier, accurate, reproducible and validatable. The autoclaves can be used in all laboratory applications, even in demanding sterilization processes: the sterilization of liquids (such as nutrient and culture media), solids (such as instruments, pipettes, glassware), waste (destructive sterilization of liquid waste in bottles, or solid waste in destruction bags) and biological hazards in safety laboratories.

The autoclaves are successfully used in research as laboratory autoclaves as well as in production as industrial autoclaves (e.g. as production autoclave in the pharmaceutical industry or the food industry) for more than 25 years.

Which autoclave is the right one for your applications? There are many important criteria for the selection of a suitable autoclave. Contact us and we will help you to find the autoclave that is right for you, including options and accessorie

FIND THE RIGHT AUTOCLAVE WITH SYSTEC!

Autoclaves from Systec: You can choose from more than 70 different types of autoclaves, with chamber volumes ranging from 23 to 1580 liters, universal installation options as a vertical top-loading or horizontal bench-top autoclave and numerous other features. We are happy to work with you to configure the optimal autoclave in terms of size and process technology, so that you can perform your sterilization process safely, precisely, reproducibly and in a validatable way. Put your trust in more than 25 years of expertise in the fields of steam sterilization and process development, even of the most complex autoclave technologies.

 

Systec V-Series

The Systec V-Series of top-loading vertical autoclaves in 8 different sizes with 40 to 150 liters chamber volume is distinguished by its small footprint and high chamber capacity. Result: optimal loading capacity with most standard media bottles and Erlenmeyer flasks.

Systec D-Series

The Systec D-Series are front-loading, bench-top autoclaves available in 7 sizes with chamber capacities ranging from 23 to 200 l. Compact on the outside but with ideal chamber capacities inside. Each size has an optimal loading capacity for most standard media bottles and Erlenmeyer flasks.

Systec H-Series

The Systec H-Series floor-standing autoclaves of the performance category HX can be used for all laboratory applications, even for sophisticated sterilization processes and are available in 16 different sizes with 65 to 1580 liters chamber volume. The new, improved generation of Systec H-Series autoclaves comes in a new design, with a fully revamped interior and a completely new touchscreen control. The combination of new features guarantees higher work precision, easier maintenance of devices, shorter and more efficient process times.
All Systec autoclaves can be upgraded on a modular basis, with options and equipment to optimize sterilization processes for performing validatable sterilization procedures.

Systec H-Series 2D

The new generation Systec H-Series 2D double-door/pass-through autoclaves of the performance category HX can be used for all laboratory applications, even for sophisticated sterilization processes and are available in 13 different sizes with 90 to 1580 liters chamber volume. The combination of new features guarantees higher work precision, easier maintenance of devices, shorter and more efficient process times. All additional optional accessories can be fitted to obtain validatable processes. For use under the most stringent clean room and safety conditions: For biological safety laboratories, e.g. fitting as a sterilization and pass-through lock for protecting the external environment, for clean rooms in laboratories and production facilities as a sterilization and pass-through lock separating sterile and non-sterile areas.

MEDIA PREPATORS

TYPE

Systec Mediaprep-10

Systec Mediaprep-20

Systec Mediaprep-30

Systec Mediaprep-45

Systec Mediaprep-65

Systec Mediaprep-90

Systec Mediaprep-120

Dimensions (L x W x H in mm)/ Wattage in kW

555 x 635 x 480 / 3,6

555 x 635 x 715 / 9,3

555 x 635 x 915 / 9,3

550 x 780 x 1080 / 20

550 x 780 x 1210 / 20
 
650 x 895 x 1110 / 20
 
650 x 895 x 1240 / 20

 

Chamber dimensions (Ø x H in mm)/ Chamber volume in litres

296 x 250 / 17

296 x 450 / 30

296 x 650 / 44

400 × 485 / 65

400 x 690 / 90

500 x 610 / 126

500 x 790 / 162

Inner vessel dimensions (Ø x H in mm)/ inner vessel volume in litres

270 × 222 / 12

270 × 422 / 23

270 × 622 / 34

380 × 452 / 51,3

380 × 657 / 74,5

480 × 572 / 103,5

480 × 752 / 136,1

Standard Features

5.7″ touch display – for simple and intuitive operation

7 predefined programmes, up to 100 programmes can be created and saved

Exchangeable media vessel

Separate loading hatch for the addition of additives

Integrated compressor for sterile-filtered support pressure in the cooling phase

Safety valve for pressure relief in the event of thresholds being exceeded zur Druckentlastung bei Grenzwertüberschreitung

Water level protection

Overtemperature protection

Continuous mixing via magnetic stirrer
Flexible PT-100 temperature sensor

USB interface for external documentation

RS-232 interface for external documentation (network-capable)

RS-485 interface for communication with a Systec Mediafill

Available options

Aquastop

Options for documentation

Integrated printer for batch documentation

Systec ADS documentation software package for comprehensive documentation

Documentation SD: data storage on SD card for up to 10,000 sterilization cycles and transmission of data to a PC

Systec ADS CFR documentation software package with conformity to FDA 21 CFR Part 11

AuditTrail: unalterable and traceable documentation according to FDA 21 CFR Part 11

Technology

Simple and safe handling

All of the Systec Mediaprep’s from 20 liters are on rollers with locking brakes for transportable use, and can be positioned ideally anywhere within the laboratory. The touch display for operation, positioned at the top on the door, is clearly legible and easy to reach.

Highly effective heating and cooling

Powerful heating elements ensure fast heating. The rapid cooling is effected through water circulation at the external walls of the media vessel with sterile demineralized water that is cooled with external water via a heat exchanger. The total cycle time including heating, sterilizing and cooling is between 60 and 120 minutes, depending on the vessel size, the amount of medium and the temperature of the cooling water. The sterile-filtered support pressure prevents the medium from foaming or over-boiling. A compressor is installed as standard in all Mediaprep models.

Fully programmable microprocessor control unit

The fully programmable microprocessor control unit is a unique feature of the Systec Mediaprep. The automatic process ensures that the prepared and sterilized media is of a consistently high- and repeatable quality. During the process, the medium is mixed thoroughly, heated, sterilized and cooled down to the selected filling temperature. The medium is maintained at the filling temperature for the filling process.

Easy to operate

Control of the door and loading hatches is temperatureand pressure dependent. Inadvertent opening is impossible. The media vessels are exchangeable, and thanks to the integrated handle grip, easy to remove and clean.

Operation by Touch Screen technology for all media preparators

Operation is easy and rapid via a large (5.7 inch), highly visible touch screen interface. This innovation offers additional options and increased fl exibility when working with the autoclave. For example, process data can be displayed numerically or graphically. 7 programs are pre-defi ned but can be expanded (up to 100) as required by the user. To initiate a new program, the user is guided through the process by menu dialog. Every new program is automatically allocated a permanent, unalterable name and can also be given an individual designation by the user. All process parameters can be individually altered.

Predefined programmes

1 Medium

2 Medium

3 Medium and additiv

4 Free steam

5 Liquids and cooling

6 Liquids

7 Cleaning

Sterile addition of additives
It is possible to add controlled amounts of additives after sterilization via the filling port. The filling port is generously dimensioned and has a safety lock. The additives can be introduced with sterility maintained by using a bottle into the open port or with a syringe through a silicone septum embedded in the locking cap.

Sterile dispensing
The dispensing port can be opened for the sterile dispensing of the medium from the media preparator. A silicone tube is connected to the dispensing port using a dispensing lance. To ensure the sterile dispensing of the medium, the dispensing lance and the silicone tube must be pre-sterilized in an autoclave. The medium can either be dispensed using the Systec Mediapump or by connecting any commercially available peristaltic pump or a device that is equipped with an integrated pump.

Dispensing alternatives
The prepared and sterile medium is dispensed via a flexible tube. The internal aspiration tube and the dispensing port are also automatically sterilized as part of each sterilization process via the inlet of steam. The tube separate to the vessel and the dispensing adapter connected to the tube must be pre-sterilized using a suitable steam sterilization process and must be connected to the dispensing port under sterile conditions.

Systec Media preparators comply with the following standards and regulations:

Pressure vessel:

  • 2014 / 68 / EU Pressure Equipment Directive
  • ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1
  • China Stamp

Other guidelines:

  • 2014 / 35 / EU Low Voltage Directive
  • 2014 / 30 / EU on Electromagnetic Compatibility

All media preparators are CE marked.


We will be happy to provide a complete list of standards and summary of regulations on request.

Options

Systec Mediapump – peristaltic pump
High precision and high speed are a hallmark of this system. The dispensing volume can be set from between 0.1 ml to 99999.9 ml. The system works at a tolerance of ± 0.5% and ensures reproducible results thanks to the automatic calibration. Alongside simple manual dispensing, also individually configurable programmes are available.

Systec Mediafill – plate pourer and tube filler
The Systec Mediafill plate pourer and tube filler dispenses culture media automatically, safely and effi ciently into Petri dishes. It can be configured as an option for the most diverse of applications and, for example, be converted to a tube filler.

Other systems
Commercial peristaltic pumps and dilutors can also be connected.

Waste-water sterilizer
The Systec Mediaprep can also be used as waste-water sterilizer for the inactivation of liquids.

Printer
Optional integrated printer for documentation of program type, batch number, date / time, temperature / pressure progress and sterilization phase.

 

Systec ADS documentation software package

Via RS-232 interface for direct connection to a PC or for connecting to an Ethernet network via converters. Special software for Windows for documentation of all process flow data such as pressure, temperature, time, and sterilization phase including relevant diagrams. The Systec ADS documentation software processes documented data both graphically and numerically.

SD card
Extensive documentation on up to 10,000 sterilization cycles* via an (optional) integrated card slot and a 1024 MB SD memory card. All the recorded data is available, via the SD memory card, for processing with the Systec ADS documentation software.

*only in combination with the optional Systec ADS software.

Systec ADS CFR documentation software package with conformity to FDA 21 CFR Part 11
Optional documentation for the Systec Mediaprep models. Download of the process flow and audit trail data from the media preparators. This solution ensures documentation according to the provisions of the FDA 21 CFR Part 11. The Systec ADS documentation software with conformity to FDA 21 CFR Part 11 processes the documented data, both graphically and numerically.

AuditTrail
AuditTrail allows you to set up and administer the users of the Systec Mediapreps. You can specify which user can perform which actions on five different authorization levels. In addition, the access rights for the stored sterilization programs can be specified individually. The user must log in with a username and password before each action. All the actions carried out (e.g. the changing of parameters, or the starting or stopping of sterilization programs) are documented and can be traced back to the user responsible, and can also be identified by a time-stamp (date and time). All the data generated by the user’s actions or by the documentation of a sterilization cycle are protected against manipulation and marked with the electronic signature of the respective user.

SYSTEC MEDIAFILL DISPENSING AND POURING SYSTEM

A dispensing and pouring system for automated dosing and filling of microbiological culture media in petri dishes with diameters of 35, 60, 70 and 90 mm, as well as for Bi-plates and Tri-plates and for the automatic metering of liquid media into test tubes. The Systec Mediafill plate pourer is usually designed to fill petri dishes quickly, from hundreds to over a thousand an hour, all while maintaining sterility. Depending on requirements, there are three carousel sizes for 220, 440 or 660 Petri dishes. The system is simple and intuitive to operate. For example, the dimensions of the Petri dishes being used can be called up from the database via the 5.7″ display. Sterile automatic dispensing is performed precisely via an integrated peristaltic pump. Having a range of options, the Systec Mediafill can be configured ideally for the most diverse of applications.

Length (mm)

Width (mm)

Height (mm)

Diameter (mm)

Overall height (mm)

Max. stack height for Petri dishes (mm)

Petri dish diameter (mm)

Petri dish height (mm)

Capacity (Petri dish height 16,5 mm)

Mediafill

Stacker (without Petri dishes)

Additives pump (optional)

 

Peltier cooling (optional)

Mediafill

683

662

348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37.5

 

 

0.5

 

1.7

Stack 220

 

 

 

566

730

345

 

90

12 – 26

220

Weight (kg)

 

6.9

Stack 440

 

 

 

566

1094

682

 

90

12 – 26

440

 

 

9

Stack 660

 

 

 

566

1444

1030

 

90

12 – 26

660

 

 

14,3

 

FEATURES AND OPTIONS

Standard Features

5.7″ touch display – simple and intuitive operation

One-touch Petri dish selection – integrated database for pre-programmed Petri dish dimensions

Unsupervised, fully automatic process – filling and stacking without user intervention

Smooth and quiet operation – noise emission reduced to a minimum

Smooth aluminium surfaces – easy to clean, no holes or joints in which deposits of the medium can remain

Three stacking carousel heights available – for up to 220, 440 and 660 Petri dishes

EasyStack – the stacking carousel can be fully removed from the Systec Mediafill

Integrated peristaltic pump (main pump) – for the precise dispensing of media

DropStop™ function – prevents uncontrolled bleeding at the filling port

Shaker function – optimum distribution of the media in the Petri dishes

UV lamp with 2.3 W UVC light emission – reduces the risk of contamination

Manual filling function – either via foot switch or via timer

Available options

Ink jet printer for labelling the Petri dish side

A second integrated pump for the addition of additives immediately prior to dispensing

Tube filler, up to 4 racks possible, for filling test tubes with diameters of 13, 16, 20, 25 and 30 mm

Cable connection Systec Mediafill > Systec Mediaprep printer for documentation

Pager function – automatic message from the System Mediafill to the user when intervention is necessary

Option for filling bi-plates and tri-plates

Peltier cooling unit for rapid agar solidification and minimizing condensation

Technology

Fully automatic, safe and efficient

The Systec Mediafill Plate Pourer is the perfect companion to the popular Systec Mediaprep line of automated media sterilizers. Connect Systec Mediafill to Systec Mediaprep and you have a completely closed and sterile walk-away system for media preparation and plate pouring.Biplates

Automatic pouring of 90mm, 60mm and 35mm petri dishes, bi-plates und tri-plates

The Systec Mediafill can automatically pour 90mm, 60mm and 35mm diameter dishes and can accommodate up to 26mm deep dishes, with a processing rate of 900 plates per hour. The Systec Mediafill provides valuable time savings with reliable efficiency.
*other diameters on request

 

Note: To make sure that the Petri dishes (single, bi-plates, tri-plates) of your choice are suitable for the application with the Systec Mediafill, we would request you to send us the Petri dishes for testing in advance. In this case please inform the Systec sales department about your intention. We will test your Petri dishes with the Systec Mediafill and inform you about the result as soon as possible.


Three different carousel sizes available
Three different carousel sizes are available: 220, 440 and 660 plates. All carousels have the EasyStack™ feature which allows users to load and unload a carousel full of plates. Transferring filled dishes is now fast and easy; after pouring is completed, simply remove the carousel with filled dishes and replace with a second carousel full of empty dishes.


Easy operation via intuitive touch screen

The Systec Mediafill is controlled via an intuitive touch screen interface and includes a database of Petri dish brands to insure reliable operation with your dish supplier of choice.


Integrated peristaltic pump

The integrated peristaltic pump insures precise filling of media, a second pump is available for simultaneous dispensing of blood or other additives. Both pumps feature DropStop control which prevents dripping of media between dish dispensing. With the Pump back function: in the event of malfunctions, the medium is pumped back to prevent gelling in the tube.

Pump 

Filling volume main pump (ml)

1 bis 999,95

Filling accuracy at 15 ml (%)

1

Filling volume additives pump (ml)

1 bis 10
Maximum fill rate
 

Manual filling (ml/min)

1000

Dish filling (ml/min)

600

Fill delay (sec)

0 bis 10

UV-lamp

The Systec Mediafill also utilizes a UV lamp with 2.3 W UVC light emission ensuring sterile dispensing of media.

UV light

 

Output (W)

9

UVC light emission (W)

2,3 (254 nm)

Interface

RS-485

Power connection

100 V – 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Silent, accurate and precise operation

The Systec Mediafill is manufactured with a frictionless ring and stepper motors for silent and precise operation. The smooth aluminum surface is easy to clean with no holes or gaps where media can flow into. Shaft seals are installed on every moving axis to avoid media penetration into the internal components of the machine.

 


Tube-Filler

Furthermore, the Systec Mediafill can be converted into a tube filler using the same vessel and little effort. This automatic system can be fitted with up to 4 racks and processes test tubes with diameters of 13, 16, 20, 25 and 30 mm. Racks with test tubes of different diameters can be filled simply and efficiently in one work sequence

 

Opration via Touch-Screen
The Systec Mediafill is controlled via an intuitive 5,7” touch screen interface and includes a database of Petri dish brands to insure reliable operation with your dish supplier of choice. Choose your brand and plate size to ensure precise operation.

Systec Mediafill comply with the following standards and regulations:

  • 2014 / 35 / EU Low Voltage Directive
  • 2014 / 30 / EU on Electromagnetic Compatibility

All media preparators are CE marked.
We will be happy to provide a complete list of standards and summary of regulations on request.

Application

Dispensing and pouring

of media in 90mm, 60mm and 35mm diameter dishes, but also bi-plates and tri-plates.

Note: To make sure that the Petri dishes (single, bi-plates, tri-plates) of your choice are suitable for the application with the Systec Mediafill, we would request you to send us the Petri dishes for testing in advance. In this case please inform the Systec sales department about your intention. We will test your Petri dishes with the Systec Mediafill and inform you about the result as soon as possible.


Tube-Filler
Dispensing and pouring of media in 13mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm and 30mm diameter test tubes.

*other diameters on request

Options

A dispensing and pouring system for automated dosing and filling

of microbiological culture media in petri dishes with diameters of 35, 60 and 90 mm, as well as for bi-plates and tri-plates and for the automatic pouring of liquid media into test tubes.

Tube-Filler

up to 4 racks possible, for filling test tubes with diameters of 13, 16, 20, 25 and 30 mm

Ink jet printer

for labelling the Petri dish side

Second integrated pump

for the addition of additives immediately prior to dispensing

Cable connection

Systec Mediafill to Systec Mediaprep printer for documentation

Pager-Function

Automatic message from the System Mediafill to the user when intervention is necessary or process finished

Peltier cooling unit

for rapid agar solidification and minimizing condensation