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UMA240BT - 63L 'Autofill' Top Loading Sterilizer

Astell’s 'Compact' range of autoclaves requires no plumbing and operates from a standard single phase power supply. Many customers choose this model not only for its small footprint, but also because it requires no services other than a standard power supply.

This ‘Autofill’ version has an integral reservoir. Once filled, this provides water for up to 15 cycles. The reservoir also acts as a collection vessel for condensate and the water that is automatically returned from the chamber at the end of each cycle.

This model is suitable for sterilizing:

  • Liquids (media)

  • Discard

  • Glassware

  • Laboratory Instruments

This model features

  • A fully programmable touch screen color controller

  • An electro polished stainless steel chamber

  • A base shelf within the chamber

  • An ultra quick Swiftlock door mechanism

  • A self contained design with no installation required - just fill it with water and plug it in and the machine is ready to be used.

  • A pulsed-heat drying system, which is adjustable in 5 minute steps (available when running a non-fluid cycle. Not suitable for drying fabrics or porous loads). Available on 'Autofill' Compact models only.

Technical details - UMA240BT

The 'Autofill' version of Compact sterilizers uses Astell’s unique recirculation system - meaning that there is no need for the autoclave to be connected to any services other than a standard electric power supply. The 'Autofill' version of the Compact range differs from the 'Classic' version as it has an integral reservoir built into the inside of the unit. The user simply has to top up this internal tank via a removable screw lid, and a single fill will last for approximately 15 - 20 cycles.

At the start of each cycle the chamber is automatically filled from the reservoir, and following sterilization the autoclave then automatically drains any excess water from the chamber and returns it to the internal tank. This saves the user having to top up the autoclave after every cycle, and also ensures that no provision for condensate collection is necessary.

Following automatic drainage of the chamber, this clever system then also allows users to activate the 'Pulsed Heat Drying system'. Available exclusively on the 'Autofill' range, this feature allows quick and easy drying of pipette tips, empty glassware and other plastics at the end of the cycle.



Model Number/Type:

UMA240BT - Classic Top Loading Autoclave

Steam Source:

Heaters in the Chamber


63 litres

Power Supply:

208v/220v, 60Hz

Chamber dia x depth

350mm x 640mm

Overall Dims (w x h x d)

530mm x 1040mm x 700mm

500ml Duran Capacity


1000ml Duran Capacity


2000ml Duran Capacity


*Will actually hold 8 if no baskets are used, but required an additional AAN074 base shelf.

Integral Data Printer - REF: AAR130

This printer provides a permanent and traceable record of: time, temperature, pressure, batch number and cycle ame. There is also provision for operator signature. The printer also provides reports of cycle settings and servicing information.

Astell Scientific Printer

Load Sensed Process timing - REF: AAR014

Load Sensed Process Timing allows the sterilization cycle to be controlled via the temperature achieved in the centre of the load. The operation of load sensed process timing is controlled via the ‘Logi’ touch screen controller. A ‘wandering’ probe, situated within the chamber is inserted into the load, or load simulator, and initiates the sterilization period once the probe reaches the programmed threshold temperature.

Load Sensed Process Timing

RS232 Interface - REF: AAR120

The addition of the RS232 option allows cycle progress to be monitored (via HyperTerminal) on an external computer equipped with suitable software.


Ethernet Interface - REF: AAR122

The addition of the Ethernet interface allows the visual display of the colour touch screen controller on another device. This works by using a VNC Viewer (not supplied) and a PC or other hardware capable of running VNC.


IQ/OQ Documentation - REF: IQ/OQ001

The IQ/OQ documents package provides the user with blank documents for them to complete. The IQ section includes details of calibration equipment, an order Acknowledgement, PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Compliance, a Declaration of Conformity, FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), a Drawing Schedule, ISO 9001:2008 Certification, Pressure vessel specification and door safety checks. The OQ Documentation includes an Automatic control test sheet (per cycle) and Chamber temperature distribution (per cycle)
Please note: This is our standard IQ/OQ Documentation package.


Assisted Air Cooling - REF: AAP007

A powerful external fan helps to reduce cool down time. The operation of the assisted air cooling system is controlled via the ‘Logi’ colour touch screen and is available on all models as an additional option, except for those fitted with a vacuum.

Assisted Cooling Option

Morrison Discard Container - REF: AAN342

Morrison discard containers allow the user to easily load batches of awkward shaped items. (Dimensions = 310(dia) x 270(h) mm)

Astell Discard Container

Stainless Steel Basket - REF: AAN340

Stainless Steel baskets are made from high quality stainless steel providing both strength and durability. Baskets may vary from those pictured. (Dimensions = 310(dia) x 270(h) mm)

Astell Stainless Steel Basket

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To enable us to quote you as quickly as possible, please let us know the following in your message:

  • Are you sterilizing any fluids?

  • Are you sterilizing any wrapped instruments or fabrics?

  • Are you sterilizing anything other than glassware, plastics or media?