PROCLASSA plus in quality: Vacuklav

QUALITYANDINNOVATIONTHE SUCCESS OF A FAMILY-LED COMPANYAs an owner-run and operated family concern founded in 1951, we have a long history of successfulspecialization in hygiene products for practice-based use. As a medium-sized company, it is this specializationthat enables our 100 person-strong expert development team to maintain and develop our product range so asto extend our position as an international market-leader.Our focus on quality and the highest standards of operational reliability has established MELAG as the world’sleading manufacturer in the area instrument treatment and hygiene, selling over 485,000 devices to date. Ourentire product range is developed and produced exclusively in Germany (Berlin). Over 275 employees work on ac. 20,000 m² premises.We have consistently ruled out purchasing products to expand our product range which exceed provision in ourarea of core competence, practice hygiene.Today we are easily the world‘s largest specialist manufacturer of practice sterilizers and washer-disinfectorsconcentrating exclusively on this area. We remain convinced that this consistent specialization is theprecondition for the high quality of our products.You, our customer are justified in your demand for the best products, quality and reliability. Providing“competence in hygiene” and “quality – made in Germany”, we guarantee that these demandswill be met.It is our declared aim to contribute to the success of your daily work in the field of instrument treatmentand hygiene.The MELAG management and team.


MORETIMEFORPATIENTSOnly practices which relieve their medical assistance staff from unnecessary tasks can save personnelcosts. The goal is to avoid unnecessary waiting or work time in the preparation and sterilization process, so that there‘s more time for the patients. In developing the Pro Class, our engineers thereforepaid special attention to short operating times and simple operation of the autoclaves.After activating the mains switch, all programs can be selected with the program key. The desiredprogram is then started by pressing the Start/Stop key. The entire sterilization procedure, includingdrying, then proceeds fully automatically.Easily adjustable special functionsSpecial options such as switching over to an externalfeed water supply via a water treatment system connected to the autoclave, or the automatic prewarmingof the vessel, as well as a good deal more can beeasily self-adjusted by the autoclave operator.It is just as simple to select an output medium forthe documentation, e.g. printer, MELAflash CF-CardPrinter or practice computer system.That also saves time in operating the autoclave.Quick sterilization programsThe Pro Class autoclaves are not high-speed devicessuch as the autoclaves of the MELAG Premium Class.But nevertheless as a rule they are considerably fasterthan other devices on the market. In the quick program, unwrapped instruments such as dental handpieces and contra angles can already be removedafter only 15 minutes, including fractionated prevacuum and vacuum-quick drying. Depending on thetotal load of the autoclave, wrapped instruments areagain available for use after 26 to 50 minutes.

Two systems1. “Stand-alone”devicesVacuklav 31 B andVacuklav 23 B These units feature an integratedwater storage tank and a patentedair cooling system. They work with the extremely high-performance membrane pump technology which hasproven its worth for decades. As a result of continued development work, the Vacuklav 31 B and Vacuklav 23 B represent two extremely high-performance autoclaves whose design simultaneously features the particularly economical use of resources. Both autoclaves require practically no installation work in your practice whatsoever, and can be operated independent of location. The noise suppression feature has also been improved.absolutely independent of location,only a power supply is neededminimum installation effort2. Devices with tap water connectionVacuklav 30 B and Vacuklav 24 B These autoclaves are prepared for fixed installation and are connected to a water feed and drain via the watertreatment systems MELAdem 40 or MELAdem 47. A part of the tap water is prepared and employed to generate steam, and another part is directly employed to cool the high-performance vacuum pump. The low-maintenance water ring pumps of the Vacuklav 30 B and Vacuklav 24 B autoclaves permit longer service intervalsand are characterized by extremely slight heat emission.higher performance vacuum technologyresulting in much faster program runswork and time saving due to automation of the water supplyTHEPROCLASS

QUICKINNOVATIVEFLEXIBLEAutomate!The practice-friendly system: Automatic feed water supply with MELAdem 40 / MELAdem 47.All Vacuklav autoclaves can be automated by connecting the feed water supply with demineralized water to awater treatment unit. The used water is also disposed of automatically if the autoclave is connected to a drain.The measuring of the water quality integrated in the autoclave ensures that only water of the best quality forsterilization is fed into the system, thus protecting the autoclave and the valuable instruments.We recommend:MELAdem 40: for small water requirements or only a few sterilizations per day.This water treatment system works on the ion exchange principle. The dual-chambersystem of MELAdem 40 guarantees an optimal utilization of the mixed-bed-resinpellets. The MELAdem 40 can be mounted directly on the autoclave, on the wallor in a sub cabinet.MELAdem 47: for greater water requirements. This water treatment systemworks on the particularly environmentally friendly principle of reverse osmosis.It is especially well suited for practices which conduct more than four sterilization runs per day. The minimum use of consumables with a maximum yieldof high-quality water relieves the environment and saves costs. The scope ofdelivery includes the water storage tank and a separate tap fordemineralized water.321MELAdem 47 (1) installed in asub cabinet with water tank (2)and tap (3).

The design – functional and attractiveNot only the performance and production quality of the Pro Class underline MELAG’s dominant position, their design makes these devicesvisually top class.Operating the autoclaves should be both pleasurable and safe. The design fully supports thisdemand. It shows what’s essential, and does itswork efficiently. The large door lock is not onlya design feature, but also ensures a safe andeasy opening and closing of the door.MELAdem 40mounted on the Vacuklav 31 B The large integrated funnel-shaped opening of the water storage tank makesit easy to fill the tank with demineralized or distilled water in the Vacuklav 31 B and Vacuklav 23 B . Alternatively, both autoclaves could be fed therequired water supply from any external reserve container or even be connected to a water treatment unit.easy refillThe regular draining of the used distilled or demineralized water from thewater storage tank of stand-alone autoclaves is generally a cumbersomemanual task for the practice team. The used demineralized or distilled watercan quickly be removed from the water storage tank without effort via thequick release connector of the Vacuklav 31 B and Vacuklav 23 B autoclaves. If the installation conditions permit, it is also recommended to connectthe stand-alone autoclaves to a drain. Then the used water is automaticallydrained from the autoclave storage tank.quick release connectorTHEPROCLASS

The optimum use of the sterilization compartment – you have the choiceThe autoclaves are always delivered with a mounting for trays or cassettes, included in the price. The deliverycontains Mount A (for 5 trays or 3 standard tray cassettes) by default. Please indicate in your order if youwould alternatively at no extra charge prefer Mount B for 4 standard tray cassettes or Mount D for twohigh cassettes e.g. implant cassettes or container systems.foil holderMount A for 5 traysMount A (rotated)for 3 standard tray cassettesMount B for4 standard tray cassettes(or for 4 trays)Mount D for 2 high cassettes(i.e. implantology trays)Sterilization containersSeveral MELAG sterilization containers, available indifferent lengths and heights, can alternatively fit inthe large sterilization chamber of the Pro Class. Theyare furnished with fasteners and cover seals and thusconform to EN 868.

DOCUMENTATIONANDBATCHCONTROLThe documentation with the Pro Class autoclaves as a proof for an effective and safe sterilizationcan be very easily and comfortably be done by the operator. This approach secures evidence in caseof presumed infection in the dental and medical practice. In the context of public health departmentchecks or medical practice inspections, proper documentation and batch control are also consideredimportant criteria for the „release“ of instruments by the medical assistant after sterilization.Batch control with MELAcontrol Black on whiteThe EN 867-5:2001 and EN 13060 define theso-called Helix. This is a test specimen for „class B“autoclaves which simulates the most difficultdemands for the sterilization of instruments withhollows. MELAG offers 2 systems for this.The connection of the MELAprint 42allows the traditional documentationof all cycle data on paper.Flexibility with CF-CardMELAcontrol MELAcontrol PROThe MELAflash CF-Card-Printer is a modern,paperless alternative to the printer.All cycle data will be written automaticallyon the MELAflash CF-Card and can beread into any PC via the MELAflashCF-Card-Reader.Networked at lastThe MELAnet Box connects the autoclavesof the Pro Class to the practice network. Thecycle data can be transfered automaticallyto the practice server and be storedpermanently.Perfection with MELAtrace MELAG has developed a software for thewhole instrument treatment process.MELAtrace connects all cleaning anddisinfection steps of the instrumenttreatment with the sterilizationprocess to ensure a comprehensivedocumentation.

Why a „class B“ autoclave?The European workgroup appointed by the EU Commission has passed theEuropean Standard EN 13060 in the course of the harmonization of differentnational sterilization standards. The standard divides autoclaves into the classes„B“, „S“ and „N“. „Class B“ is the highest class conforming to the most stringent demands and therefore can be unrestrictedly used for the sterilization of allpossible loads used in medical practices (also with hollow bodied instruments,handpieces and turbines) and for all kinds of sterilization packaging. A“classB“ autoclave must in any case pass a Helix test with a test specimen as per EN13060:2001. According to expert opinion, that can only be achieved with a fractionatedpre-vacuum procedure. The autoclaves of the profi class conform to „class B“ requirements andare therefore absolutely future-safe.Technical data:chamber sizeVacuklav 30 B Vacuklav 31 B Vacuklav 24 B Vacuklav 23 B tap water connection„stand-alone”tap water connection„stand-alone”35 cm long x ø 25 cm dia45 cm long x ø 25 cm dia17 Litres22 Litreschamber volumeloading quantity5 kg instruments2 kg textiles5 kg instruments1.8 kg textilesdimensions (w x h x d)42.5 cm x 48.5 cm x 63 cmfeet of the unit fit on 50 cm tabletopweight45 kgpower supplypower consumption45 kg7 kg instruments2.5 kg textiles5 kg instruments1.8 kg textiles42.5 cm x 48.5 cm x 69 cm 42.5 cm x 48.5 cm x 75 cmfeet of the unit fit on 60 cm tabletop48 kg50 kg230 V; 50/60 Hz230 V; 50/60 Hz2.100 Watt2.100 Watt„First aid“ from the MELAG Service CenterNot every unexpected message on the display of the autoclave indicates a technical defect. Often the problemonly reflects an operating error or insufficient supply of operating resources, such as feed water. As contact partner for such problems which you can easily rectify yourself, you can consult the trained service personnel of yourspecialist dealer, the authorized MELAG Customer Service or the MELAG Service Center and ask for advice. Inmany cases a simple telephone call suffices to prevent the necessity of a service visit to your company.

PROGRAMSANDTIMESAll autoclaves of the Pro Class offer five sterilization programs and two test programs. The testprograms can check and document the function of the autoclave in the dental and medical practiceat any time. After selecting and starting the desired program, the modern microprocessor controlsand monitors the entire process automatically.Pressure (bar)Pressure (bar)Pressure (bar)2,12,12,1000Time (min)Universal-Program-1Quick-Program BPressure (bar)Time (min)Time (min)Quick-Program SPressure (bar)2,12,100-1-1Gentle-ProgramTime (min)-1Time Program B*Quick-Program S*Gentle-ProgramPrion-Programwrapped, 134 C,hold time: 5.5 Min.instruments wrapped/unwrapped, 134 Chold time: 3.5 Min.instruments wrapped/unwrapped, 134 Chold time: 3.5 Min.wrapped, 121 Chold time: 20.5 Min.wrapped, 134 Chold time: 20.5 Min.Vacuklav 23 B Vacuklav 31 B 3028154545Vacuklav 24 B Vacuklav 30 B 3026154045Drying period201052020*max. 1.5 kg wrapped or max. load unwrappedWe manufacture autoclaves according to the following directives and standards:93/42/EEC Medical device class IIb (Medical device directive), 97/23/EC (Pressure equipment directive), 2006/42/EC(Machinery directive), EN 13060 (Small steam sterilizers), EN 61010-1/-2-040 (Safety directives for electrical measurement, control and laboratory devices – part 1 and part 2), EN 61326-1 (Electrical equipment for measurement,control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 1: General requirements) EN 60601-1-2 (General Requirementsfor Safety including important Performance Characteristics-Supplementary Standard: Electromagnetic CompatibilityRequirements and Tests), EN ISO 9001 and EN ISO 13485 (Quality management certification), EN 1717 (Protectionagainst pollution of potable water)0535All times in minutes-1

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specialist dealer, the authorized MELAG Customer Service or the MELAG Service Center and ask for advice. In many cases a simple telephone call suffices to prevent the necessity of a service visit to your company. Vacuklav 30 B Vacu