Midmark M11 Control Panel

With the rise in the plethora of hostile, infectious organisms in our world, the need for potent and efficient instrument sterilization is in high demand.

Health care workers are in need of autoclaves that are reliable – in the sense where they can always depend on them to do a thorough and consistent job as well to be convenient and simple to use and the Midmark M11 autoclave fulfills all of these qualifications.

What is an Autoclave?

An autoclave is a pressurized chamber that uses saturated steam for a period of time to sterilize supplies and equipment. The name has both Greek and Latin roots – auto for self and calvis for key, meaning “self-locking device.”

As Wikipedia puts it:

“An autoclave is a pressure chamber used to carry out industrial processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure different from ambient air pressure. Autoclaves are used in medical applications to perform sterilization and in the chemical industry to cure coatings and vulcanize rubber and for hydrothermal synthesis.”

The forerunner to the autoclave was known as the “steam digester” and was invented by Denis Papin in 1679 but the original autoclave was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1884. Charles Chamberland was a French microbiologist who was an assistant for Louis Pasteur, also a French microbiologist who was renown for his discoveries of germ theory and the principles of pasteurization, microbial fermentation and vaccination.

Denis Papin

Denis Papin

Charles Chamberland

Charles Chamberland

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur

Midmark’s Autoclave Engineering

Autoclaves have come a long way since their inception in the late 1880s thanks to Chamberland’s ingenuity.

Being in the medical and dental industry for more than 100 years, Midmark has been utilizing its amassed knowledge to build and innovate their steam sterilizers or autoclaves and as they put it, “[e]ach Midmark product is designed with a single goal in mind—creating better care experiences for patients and providers.”

Their state-of-the-art autoclaves have been made at their facility in Ohio since 1990, bringing customers the highest and quality and best performing autoclaves on the market such as their Ritter M11 Steam Sterilizer or Midmark M11 autoclave.

Midmark M11’s Features

The Midmark M11 autoclave has the largest sterilization capacity of any standard countertop sterilizer on the market. Its 11″ x 18″ chamber makes this autoclave ideal for cleaning larger instruments and packs.

Other features include a Steam-Flush Pressure Pulse Air Removal System to guarantee proper steam penetration of items. The temperature of the autoclave’s steam is usually around 249 degrees Fahrenheit  or 121 degrees Celsius.

For ease of use it possesses self-program controls so that you can create different cycle parameters to meet precise processing requirements and for convenience of use pre-programmed controls, a LCD display and a hands-free door opener are sure to make your clinic run more smoothly.

Autoclaves We Carry

AKW Medical carriers Midmark and Ritter autoclave models such as the Midmark M11 UltraClave Automatic Sterilizer as well as the older model of the Midmark M11 UltraClave Automatic Autoclave. We also carry other Midmark sterilizers models such as the Ritter M7 autoclave and the Ritter M9 autoclave.

To check out our full list of autoclaves simply visit our autoclave and sterilizer products shop category page.

Questions? Feel free to send us a message or give us a call at 1-800-435-0507 and we will be more than happy to assist you!

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