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As a key supplier to the NHS, PHE and other critical life science sectors during the Covid-19 crisis, LTE is committed to ensuring the uninterrupted supply of its sterilization, decontamination, as well as laboratory thermal equipment including incubators, ovens and drying and solution/blanket warming cabinets.

Our UK production site remains fully operational and can offer some products from stock or on shortened lead times. Our Service Centre is continuing to operate a UK-wide team of engineers to carry out a full range of maintenance, service and testing to UKAS and HTM guidelines on both LTE and non-LTE brands of laboratory autoclaves, porous load sterilizers and washer-disinfectors.

Touchclave Systems – PL Porous Load Autoclaves

LTE Touchclave Systems Porous Load Autoclaves provide medium to large capacity sterilization solutions for CSSD/HSDU.

Our range of porous load rectangular chambered sterilizers are available in nine standard sizes from 326 to 1274 litres. Larger sized units up to 10,000 litres can also be provided.

All models can be configured for either single entry or pass-through. All Touchclave Systems Porous Load models are fitted with a wide selection of features as standard, all designed to ensure optimum performance and the fastest possible cycle times.

In addition to traditional loading trolley systems, LTE is also able to provide assisted and automated loading solutions.

Touchclave Porous Load Systems are fully compliant to HTM 01-01.

Capacities: 326, 435, 545, 636, 740, 860, 870, 1052 and 1274-litres plus bespoke sizes
Pass-Through: Available throughout range
Chamber Section: Rectangular
Loading: Front
Heating Source: Integral/stand-alone steam generator or direct steam supply, clean steam option available
Temperatures: 105 – 137°C

See below for key features and popular options

Key Features

Popular Options

316L Stainless Steel Pressure Vessel
Constructed with a 316L grade stainless steel pressure vessel. Fully compliant with the European pressure equipment directive 97/23/EC,
Automatic Sliding Doors
The automatic sliding doors have a safety edge and auto-reverse system for operator safety, therefore the door will sense any obstructions during closure causing the door to stop and reverse direction preventing anything from getting trapped between the door and frame.
Pre/Post Vacuum System
Provides quicker and more efficient air removal at the start of the cycle, ensuring that steam will penetrate deep into the load and not be affected by trapped air pockets. Can also help speed up the cooling stage, as the vacuum can be used to help dissipate heat from the load.
Air Detector
The air detector monitors the steam pressure levels within the chamber at all times during the cycle ensuring that any air leaks or non-condensable gases carried over with the steam supply are immediately detected.
Steam Jacket
Decrease your cycle speeds, reduce the amount of condensation caused by a cool vessel wall. Speed up recovery from negative pulses and provide heated insulation for the chamber. If used with the Vacuum option this also provides effective drying of the load at the end of cycle.
8-Program Touchscreen Control System
8 cycles can be stored into the memory as standard, providing a selection of load-specific cycles or giving users the option to develop and edit their own cycle profiles.
Internal Data Archiving
The Touchclave System-PL is equipped with automatic electronic data archiving. This comprises of an internal data storage facility which allows up to 5000 cycles to be stored on a single flash-card.
Thermal Paper Printer
The thermal paper printer can be added to the autoclave for additional peace of mind, this will print out all cycle details and operational data as the program progresses.
E-Stop Button
The Touchclave System-PL is equipped as standard with an emergency stop button to the front of the machine.
Fascia Mount Socket
Fitted with a double fascia mount socket as standard, allowing for easy powering of further electrical devices where required.
Remote Data Archiving
A remote cycle data archiving facility via USB, ethernet or WIFI, can be added so that all cycle data, including any fault or alarm conditions, can be downloaded to a PC and permanently recorded. All archive data is 'checksum' protected.
Steam Generator
Touchclave Systems PL models are primarily designed to operate from the customers central steam supply. However they can be supplied with electrically heated integral or stand alone steam generators for operation where required.
Loading/Carriage Trolleys
LTE offer a range of loading and carriage trolleys, from the Remeda semi-automated trolleys and fully automated systems to our own manual trolleys. The autoclave will be customised to allow for easy connectivity with access rails within the chamber for easy manoeuvrability.
Independent Graphic Recorder
The Independent Graphic Recorder acts as an independent monitoring system which provides independent cycle data in addition to the autoclaves built in monitor to ensure that all data corresponds between the two systems and that all parameters are being met.
RO Water System
LTE can provide a range of water softeners and reverse osmosis (RO) systems for companies that require sterilisation with demineralised, purified water.

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