AV Series

Pharma Grade Saturated Steam Sterilizers.

Steelco AV Series Pharmaceutical Grade Saturated Steam Sterilizers are a fundamental part of the process used to render an object free from viable infectious agents, including viruses and bacterial spores. The vast experience acquired at Steelco Group in over thirty years of activity enables us to provide a highly diversified saturated steam sterilizer to meet the requirements of the most varied applications.

Built to a very high standard, each unit is tailored to the customer’s specifications. AV series is used to sterilize with clean/pure saturated steam materials such as vials, bottles, glass items, fabric materials, sealed or vented containers, rubber parts, machine parts, filters, etc.

The devices feature chamber volumes from 195 to 10.000 liters (7 to 353 cu ft) in several dimensions with configurable options. The AV Series of steam sterilizers are high-performing, reliable, and easy to use. Its sterilization cycle has been specifically designed to minimize time and energy consumption while maximizing efficiency and throughput.

The AV Series of saturated steam sterilizers is designed, manufactured, validated, and documented according to the latest global practices and standards to facilitate customers’ compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

Key Features

Door Gasket

Door gasket made in a single piece of silicone rubber having a “Dove Tail” cross section, pneumatically pressurized by compressed air.

Safe Applications

The unloading door can be interfaced with a HPV (hydrogen peroxide vapor) generator or isolation technology.

Heating Efficacy

The machine body is insulated with ceramic material and with an external cladding of stainless steel, providing even and fast heating thus reducing cycle times.

Environmental Sustainability

Optimised for energy saving and low wastage. Drain cooling system available to cool down all effluents prior to discharge into drains.

Remote Assistance

The on-board VPN router communicates on the local network with the PLC and the HMI, and allows remote connection from a computer, tablet, or smartphone without going on-site, drastically reducing support costs and improving machine uptime.

Easy Testing

The front loading side is fitted with connection ports for easy validation testing.

Steelco pharma grade machines comply with the applicable requirements of the following regulations and industry accepted guidelines:

  • cGMP
  • GAMP 5
  • FDA Regulation 21 CFR Part 11, 211, 820
  • Eudralex
  • PDA Technical Report
  • European and US Pharmacopeia
  • ISPE Guidelines
  • UL and CSA (on demand)

Chamber volume

from 195 litres / 7 cu ft
to 10.000 litres / 353 cu ft

Custom dimensions are available upon request.


Overall dimensions

The overall dimensions may vary according to machine configuration and customer requirements. Depending on space and operational requirements, an electrical cabinet may be installed remotely from the machine and a steam generator.