Low Temperature Vaporized H2O2 Sterilizers - Benchtop
PL 40 is a benchtop low-temperature sterilization system. With a chamber volume of 52 litres / 1.84 cu ft, its reduced footprint makes it the ideal solution for small clinics or as a backup for CSSDs where space is at a premium. The device is designed for terminal sterilization of moist and heat-sensitive medical devices employing vaporized hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). It is suitable for surgical instruments in metal, metal alloys, light non-metallic alloys, micro-surgery, instruments with lumen with a maximum length of up to 2200 mm / 86.62″ and a minimum diameter of up to 0,5 mm / 0.02″.
Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization with SteelcoPro PL sterilizing is safe, fast, and environmentally friendly – operating with low pressure and low temperature for protecting instruments and reducing energy consumption. With a manual hinged door, PL 40 features a PLC digital microprocessor with a 7″ color touch screen HMI. The models of the PL Series are all Plug & Play, ready to be started quickly in any location.
Five high-performance work cycles are programmed at the factory, validated, and available for running from the control panel:
- Fast | Dedicated to non-lumened instruments with and without articulations;
- Flex | For flexible endoscopes;
- Standard | For mixed loads: flexible, rigid, and semi-rigid lumens and non-lumened instruments;
- Intensive | For mixed loads: flexible, rigid, and semi-rigid lumens and non-lumened instruments with more challenging dimensions;
- Superfast | Ultra-fast cycle for reduced loads that can be activated as an option on all models of the PL range.
RFID Identified Cartridge with Poka-Yoke Design
The single-use cartridge (two cycles) avoids any waste due to the short expiry time of the sterilant after loading in the machine. The cartridge is equipped with an RFID identifier to prevent reuse, incorrect re-filling, or use after the expiry date, providing information on production batch, expiry date, and H2O2 quantity. Ergonomic front-loading cartridge system with “poka-yoke” design.
Process Quality Focus
Ensuring efficiency and safety in every step of the sterilization process is fundamentally important. With these aims, the Steelco PL range features a wide selection of tools: a humidity level check performed at the beginning of each cycle control the humidity level and remove excess moisture; continuous monitoring of the process, with chamber pressure and temperature monitoring by redundant sensors, ensures optimal performance; an external plasma generator system guarantees better protection of the reprocessed instruments.
Biological & Chemical Indicators
For assuring a safe sterilization process, Steelco provides a comprehensive assortment of chemical and biological indicators, including rapid read solutions. Within the range, packing tape and incubators. Rapid Read Incubator features as a standard feature a dedicated traceability software with the aim of recording all the results of self-contained biological indicators (SCBIs) with fluorescence readout. The system allows also a paper printout on the incubator that can be eventually linked to the sterilizer printout in a manual process.
Control System and Traceability
The large 7″ touchscreen control panel facilitates device control with bright, easy-to-read information, offering an intuitive and practical aid for operators in their daily tasks. An integrated thermal printer provides cycle data storage; if connected to the network, easy integration with SteelcoData Live & Pro, our management & traceability software suite.
Similar features, benefits, and performances of the larger capacity PL models with the most compact footprint on the market in relation to the load capacity.
Excellent penetration into hollow instruments: Lumens: Ø ≥ 0.5 length ≤ 2200 mm, with single, double, and triple channels.
Designed as a bench-top device, It can be optionally configured with an ergonomic standing cabinet on lockable wheels conveniently equipped with storage.
Safety & Care Balance
Perfect balancing of sterilization efficacy and sterilization of the most delicate instrument, with a maximum temperature of 50-55°C / 122-131°F and exposure to the sterilizing agent split into 4 separate pulses.
Hydrogen Peroxide emissions are up to 70 times lower than the most restrictive guidelines thanks to the triple safety system for reducing H2O2 release: plasma generator, catalyzed converter, and an active carbon filter.
RFID or Barcode Recognition
All the devices have the option of the Barcode or RFID scanner for easy and quick recognition of the operator and the load.
Steelco sterilizers conform to:
European Directive for Medical Devices:
• 93/42/EEC and its revised versions
Technical norms and standards:
• EN ISO 14937 (ANSI/AAMI)
• EN ISO 14971
• UNI EN ISO 17665-1
• IEC EN 61010-1
• IEC EN 61010-2-040
• EN 62366-1
• IEC EN 61326-1
Overall Dimensions WxDxH
535 x 777 x 930 mm
21.06″ x 30.59″ x 36.61″
Overall Dimensions WxDxH
(with stand cabinet)
535 x 777 x 1630 mm
21.06″ x 30.59″ x 64.17″
~52 lt / 1.84 cu ft
CSSD Sterile Reprocessing
Regardless of the size of your CSSD, Steelco provides a full range of solutions complying to worldwide standards. From design to installation and after-sales service, our equipment and accessories ensure a productive workflow, patient safety, the shortest process times, low consumption costs, and maximal life span.
Small Endoscopy Clinics
When space is at premium, keep safety levels high with our compact and smart solutions. Ensure separation between areas and avoid cross-contamination thanks to pass-through options; provide the most excellent level of patient care thanks to the integration with sterilization devices.