Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the main benefits of choosing a Sabac autoclave over other models?
The main benefit is the ease of use. Conventional benchtop autoclaves are difficult to load and unload so you either require a loading rack which takes up space or you have to reach into the unit risking burns to arms and hands. Sabac’s unique design features incorporates a gantry which lifts the load to the operator’s convenient height, allowing convenient access without reaching or lifting. This also eliminates the potential for breakage which causes the risks of cuts and damage to the door seal.
- Are the units manufactured in Australia?
Yes, the units are fully manufactured at our Queensland factory and we can ship units throughout Australasia. This means you’ll enjoy prompt service with a local company – we’re just a phone call away and in the same time zone!
- How long will it take for delivery of our autoclave once the order is confirmed?
At present our lead time is 6 weeks, however we are currently increasing our capacity to carry stock of completed units ready for immediate delivery.
- Do I need special plumbing or wiring to install and use a Sabac autoclave?
Our standard T62 machine requires only a 240 volt 20 amp power point. A drain is an advantage for convenience but is not necessary for complete operation of the machine. If you have the drying option a compressed air supply is required.
- Are the units portable and easy to move around?
Yes, every machine is fitted with castors and can easily be moved by one person from room to room. This is an advantage where the machine can be used in a number of laboratories that require an autoclave in the laboratory where biohazard processing needs to occur in the lab without transporting the hazard stuff out of the lab (reword).
- What are the options for servicing?
The standard warranty is 12 months. Annual service contracts and extended warranties are available for periods required by individual clients. We can also provide an “on demand” ad-hoc service for clients who require neither a service contract nor extended warranty.
- Do Sabac units offer any advantages in maintenance?
Most autoclaves require the seals to be replaced every 6-12 months. Typically the unique design of the Sabac door seal will last the life of the machine (approximately 15 years).
- What are the advantages of moving from large wall-mounted units to smaller Sabac autoclaves?
Where the Sabac autoclaves replace large wall-mounted units, We recommend that autoclaves be as small as possible, given the size of the largest item to be sterilised. This gives enormous advantages in availability and load queuing. In addition, maintenance costs are also dramatically reduced through savings in energy, water usage which over a short period would repay the cost of the Sabac autoclave.