|Gecko Optical offer a range of benchtop autoclaves in both N and B&S class models. Australian TGA approved. Our bench top autoclaves are ideal for the sterilisation and sanitisation of medical and laboratory instruments. We are one of Australias leading suppliers of autoclave and sterilization equipment for the following industries: Dental Surgeries, Tattoo & Body Piercers, Podiatry, Hospitals, Veterinary Practices, Medical Practices.Sterilization is the elimination of bacteria, prions, viruses, and all transmissible agents from a surface from instruments. Disinfection on the other hand, is where only microorganism are being removed.
Autoclaves and sterilizers equipment is our specialty.
Dentists and Medical doctors are required to sterilize their instruments before usage on humans.
Autoclave is a requirement before anyone can even get a license to open a tattoo shop.
Recommended Autoclave Class for the following professions:
- CLASS B: Dental/Specialist’s and any profession that use Hollow instruments.
- CLASS S: Doctors Surgeries, Podiatrist, Tattoo & Body Piercers, or any other health profession dealing with
humans, and SOLID instruments.
- Class N: Veterinary Pratices.
How do autoclaves work?
Autoclaves work on the principle of removing air from the environment and heating the material to 134 degrees Celsius. Steam replaces the air inside the autoclave, and it is forced around the utensils to reach sterilization. This process is similar to the process used in pressure cooking.
In stand-alone autoclave machines, the door will remain locked during the autoclave cycle to ensure sterility and minimize human error or injury. Since autoclaves work by producing high-pressure steam, it’s important to avoid burns and scalding. Autoclaves often run through two to three cycles for up to 30 minutes to ensure that materials are sufficiently clean.
After an autoclave cycle, materials must be handled with care to avoid contamination by other surfaces. This includes minimizing air contact, handling with gloves, and placing the instruments on sterilized towels or in sterile wrappers.