24.11.2010

Miele & Cie. KG

Miele launches sterilisers for medical surgeries

small steam sterilisers
From autumn 2010, Miele is to include compact sterilisers in its range for medical practices – for example opticians, ENT specialists and gynaecologists. With this extension to its product portfolio, the Gütersloh-based company is further augmenting its range of systems for the automatic reprocessing of instruments. Now clients can source both machines and services to cover cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation - the three main process stages in instrument reprocessing - from Miele as a single supplier.

The PS 1202 B, a B-class steriliser is also ideal as a second unit in outpatient surgeries as its patented technology offers extremely short cycle times. This machine can be installed on a worktop with a minimum depth of 50 cm and features an integrated reverse osmosis module providing an adequate supply of demineralised water, resulting in extremely simple and fast installation. With cycle times as short as 21 minutes including drying for up to 6 kg of wrapped instruments, this new market contender guarantees process efficiency in medical surgeries. The key component with respect to speed is the powerful water injection pump which creates a deep vacuum and also enhances drying.

This steriliser features three sterilisation programmes (121°C, 134°C and a prion programme at 134°C) as well as programmes for vacuum and Helix tests. The most frequently used programme can be launched using a QuickStart button. A clear and concise display provides information on the programme sequence and status. The unit is simple and intuitive to use. A versatile rack in the 20-litre chamber accommodates up to 6 trays or 3 containers.

Patented steam generator

The sterilising chamber is double-skinned, with steam being generated in the cavity between the two walls. This patented system serves as heating and provides saturated steam for various process stages. The water injection pump is maintenance-free and creates an absolute pressure of approx. 20 mbar. This group of components offers key benefits: Rapid heat-up, optimum temperature distribution and a very deep vacuum for high margins of process security.

Miele's sterilisers are further characterised by their service-friendly design which allows service engineers to perform repairs in the shortest of times. The documentation of process data can be performed in a variety of ways, for example by transferring data to the practice's own network or by connecting a printer.

Press contact: Anke Schläger
Tel.: +49 (0)5241/89-1949
Email: anke.schlaeger@miele.de

Company profile: Miele is world leader in the production of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floorcare products. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washer-extractors and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Miele Professional). The company, founded in 1899, has 8 production plants in Germany and one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. 2009/10 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 2.83 bn with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele has its own wholly owned sales subsidiaries or operates through distributors in almost 100 countries. The Miele company, now in the fourth generation of family ownership, employs a workforce of over 16,000 with two-thirds in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh, Westphalia.