Steam sterilizers (sometimes referred to as steam autoclaves, or just autoclaves) are an essential part of the decontamination and sterilization process performed by central sterile services departments (CSSD) in healthcare facilities.
STERIS offers the broadest range of steam sterilizers available on the market. STERIS's wide variety of options means you can find the steam sterilizer that integrates simply into your reprocessing workflow.
Architects and equipment planners choose STERIS Steam Sterilizers for measurable water and utility savings over the life of the equipment.
AMSCO® 400 Steam Sterilizer
STERIS AMSCO® 400 Series Steam Sterilizers
AMSCO® 400 Series Steam Sterilizers are engineered to be fully compliant with current steam sterilization standards. The 20 x 20 sterilizer is validated to accommodate a maximum of three 25-lb sets (up to 75 lbs) per load, and the 16-inch models can sterilize two 25-lb sets (up to 50 lbs per cycle), per AAMI guidance for processing weights. They also accommodate loaner sets and larger bariatric and orthopedic devices. Also, the AMSCO 400 Series Small Steam Sterilizers prevacuum and steam-flush-pressure-pulse (SFPP) cycles have been validated, per AAMI recommendation, for porous items. Validated “immediate-use” prevacuum and gravity cycles are available, replacing “flash” terminology, and cycles can be customized and named by the user. AMSCO 400 Series software reduces steam and water usage per pound of instruments processed, and the steam-activated gasket requires no lubrication and carries a two year warranty. The optional SFPP cycle can eliminate the need for Bowie-Dick testing, which can greatly reduce annual operating cost.
- Chamber material and doors 316L stainless steel - Fully jacketed chamber - Vertical sliding doors with hands-free loading and unloading capability - Foot pedal activated door opening and closing - Compact footprint - Easy-glide shelves for loading - Rack and shelf design accepts wider loads - Touch-sensitive screen with 30 line x 40 character graphics display - One-touch control and Intuitive cycle selection - Current cycle status - Highly visible cycle countdown - User-programmable cycle names - Ink-on-paper impact printer (loading side) - Additional touch screen provided on the unloading side - Help screens for programming and troubleshooting alarm conditions - Automatic check of control program and cycle data - Service reprogrammable flash ROM memory - Doors equipped with safety system for workers safety - Audible Signals (adjustable) for touch pad, end-of-cycle signals and alarm signal - Emergency manual exhaust valve - Resistive Thermal Detectors (RTD) - Electronic water saving control - Non-lubricated, steam activated door seal - Hinged front cabinet panel fully opens for convenient access to sterilizer piping and control - Predictive maintenance with remote monitoring - Steam generator units equipped with an automatic flush and drain system - Electronic water saving control - Automatic utilities startup/shutdown - All cycles validated to AAMI standard ST8:2008"