Tuttnauer 3870 ELV

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Item: 0551F A-CLAVE


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Tuttnauer 3870 ELV Fully Automatic Vertical Autoclave

  • 85L chamber volume
  • 14.96” dia. x 27.16” deep
  • Microprocessor control panel
  • 90-day warranty

The Tuttnauer vertical, top loading laboratory autoclave has a capacity of 85 liters. With higher capacity and better performance, Tuttnauer's ELV Laboratory line of fully automatic vertical steam sterilizers provide safe, economical, and effective sterilization. The ELV models have an advanced microprocessor-based control panel.

The applications that can be carried out using the autoclave’s standard programs include liquids, such as nutrient media and buffer solutions; solid items such as pipettes, tubes and filters; glassware and plastic articles; and waste sterilization.

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Safety features are broken down into two categories: door safety and general safety features. The door safety features include a safety device that prevents the operator from opening the door when the chamber is pressurized; steam is not allowed to enter the chamber when the door is open; a cycle cannot start if the door is open or not properly locked; the door cannot unlock until liquid temperature reaches the predetermined end temp, and until the chamber pressure reaches room pressure; and it has a temperature-activated door lock, where the door will not open until the temperature is below a specified safe level.

The general safety features include double independent monitoring, safety valves, and built-in steam generator safety.  The combined electronic and mechanical monitoring guarantees accurate results.  The operator has two independent means to monitor temperature and pressure. The chamber is equipped with safety valves – if the pressure exceeds the allowed limit, the safety valves will discharge.  And a water level -monitoring system maintains a constant water level and ensures the safe operation of the heater.

All of our equipment is used and reconditioned. Our technicians test all equipment to confirm that it operates properly and to the manufacturer’s specifications. While we can’t test for a specific analytical application, we will do our best to simulate the conditions under which the equipment will be run. If you have particular testing requirements or requests please let us know and we’ll work with you to make sure these requirements are addressed during testing.

The photos above are representative. Please bear in mind that the equipment shown is currently in storage in our warehouse and that in addition to testing each machine we will clean all the equipment thoroughly prior to shipment. We often have multiple units of each model in stock and sometimes we're unable to feature photos of every single unit. At your request, we can provide photos of the equipment in your order after it has been tested and cleaned.

Tuttnauer 3870 ELV Fully Automatic Vertical Autoclave - Specifications

External dimensions 25.6”W x 19.7”D x 36.4”H
Chamber dimensions 14.96” diameter x 27.16”D
Temperature range 105°C to 138°C 
Electrical requirements 208-230V, 50/60Hz, 3-Phase


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