EL -Fully Automatic 3870 EL Autoclave from Tuttnauer

Ethernet No
Chamber Volume (L) 85
RS-232 Yes

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How much volume can the chamber of the 3870 EL autoclave accommodate against other autoclaves available?

The el - fully automatic autoclave is designed with an 85L sterilization chamber good for advanced sanitization procedures in your laboratory.

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Other important features of the Tuttnauer EL - Fully Automatic 3870 EL Autoclave:


The 3870 EL is an automatic autoclave. Compared to semi-automatic and non-automatic ones, it might be more expensive to acquire but it can provide reliable failure detection, time efficiency, ease of use, and that it can automatically stop once set parameters have been met.


For easy documentation, recording, and auditing of your decontamination and sterilization cycles, the 3870 EL functions with a built-in printer.


The cutting edge 3870 EL from Tuttnauer is not built with a touchscreen controller.


Unfortunately, the 3870 EL does not have a built-in ethernet port and cannot be connected to the internet . However, it offers an RS232 PC connection port for accessible remote maintenance and software updates.

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Benchtop Sterilizers

  • Independent digital and mechanical door safety features

  • Chamber constructed of 316Ti grade stainless steel

  • Accelerated cooling technology reduces cycle time

  • Sterilizes liquids, solids, glassware and biohazard

  • Advanced microprocessor control panel

  • Independent temperature and pressure monitoring

With higher capacity and better performance, Tuttnauer's EL Laboratory line of fully automatic, microprocessor controlled, benchtop, steam sterilizers provides safe, economical and effective sterilization. Integrated reservoir for water feed, with water level control and steam recirculation saves on demineralized water consumption and enables the autoclave to be independent of a water supply. External heating elements make the sterilizer easy to clean.

The Tuttnauer benchtop front loading laboratory autoclave is available in chamber sizes from 23 liters to 160 liters. EL models have an advanced microprocessor based control panel.


  • Liquids such as nutrient media and buffer solutions

  • Solid items such as pipettes, tubes and filters

  • Glassware and plastic articles

  • Waste sterilization

The various applications can be carried out using the autoclave’s standard programs. Additional options ensure more control over results and optimal, safe and repeatable sterilization processes. For special applications, our experienced team will customize a suitable method for you.


  • Control Features High precision control system for perfect sterilization results

  • Password protection allows for secure access control

  • Independent temperature and pressure monitoring

  • Cycle information recovery in the case of power failure or cycle interruption

  • Fail Alert – Indicates cycle failure or interruption

  • Door Alert – Indicates the door is unlocked

  • RS 232 PC Connection Port for direct software updates and remote maintenance

Built in Printer

The laboratory line can be supplied with a built-in printer to document the performed cycle, in addition to a comprehensive LCD display. This feature is optional.

ADMC Software

The ADMC software allows complete control and monitoring of up to eight sterilizers. The software retrieves data, creates graphs, tables and print outs, controls the autoclave and shows real-time data.


Door Safety

  • The autoclave lids are designed with a number of independent mechanical and digital safety features.

  • A safety device prevents the operator from opening the door when the chamber is pressurizedSteam is not allowed to enter the chamber when the door is open

  • A cycle cannot start if the door is open or not properly locked

  • The door cannot unlock until liquid temperature reaches the predetermined end temp

  • The door cannot unlock until chamber pressure reaches room pressure

  • Temperature Activated Door Lock - The door will not open until the temperature is below a specified safe level

  • General Safety Features Double Independent Monitoring: The combined electronic and mechanical monitoring guarantees accurate results. The operator has two independent means to monitor temperature and pressure.

  • Safety Valves: The chamber is equipped with safety valves – if the pressure exceeds the allowed limit the safety valves will discharge

  • Built-in Steam Generator Safety: A water level monitoring system maintains a constant water level and ensures safe operation of the heaters


  • The chamber is constructed of long lasting 316Ti grade stainless steel with superior corrosion resistance

  • The generator is made from stainless steel

  • The autoclave automatically switches to standby mode if no buttons or switches are operated for four hours

  • The autoclave is designed for easy servicing allowing maintenance access to all components

  • Drain Protection: The exhaust drain is mixed with cold tap water that cools the exhaust’s temperature before reaching the drain


Tuttnauer’s high quality laboratory autoclaves comply with the strictest international directives and standards.

  • Pressure Equipment: PED 97/23 EEC, EN 10028-7, ASME Code Sec VIII

  • Safety: IEC/UL/EN61010-1, IEC 61010-2-040, EN 61326

  • Sterilization: DIN 58951 Series, ISO 17665-1:2006

  • Quality System: ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485:2003

Tuttnauer has been proving its global presence in the laboratory industry since 1925. With expertise in sterilization and infection control applications, Tuttnauer has been participating in wide-scale projects with renowned research facilities and universities since its initial operating stages. Engineered for exceptional performance in cleaning, disinfection and sterilization tasks, Tuttnauer’s wide ranging product line includes sterilizers for hospitals and research institutes, laboratory autoclaves offered in various sizes and for different applications, washers and disinfectors for lab and medical industries, and sterilization products for CSSD. With certification and compliance to international standards such as the FDA, ASME, ISO and CE Medical Devices, Tuttnauer’s products are ensured to be high-performing and of premium quality. Headquarters based in Netherlands and New York (USA) enabled Tauttner to support worldwide operations in regions including Latin America & Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and USA & Canada.    

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Automation: Automatic
Ethernet: No
Printer: Yes
Touchscreen: No
[Lab Autoclave] Chamber Volume (L): 85
[Lab Autoclave] RS-232: Yes

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