Vacuum pumps keep medical tools germ-free

ASF Thomas has introduced a new vacuum pump specifically for use on hot stream table autoclaves which sterilise medical instruments, ensuring the high degree of purity stipulated by EU standards is met.

The 8011 is an ultra compact, 2-stage diaphragm pump which weighs just 4.7kg. Connected in series, it achieves a free volume of 34l/min and creates and ultimate vacuum of less than 10mbar absolute. A special version of the pump is also available providing parallel connection, enabling superior evacuation speeds to be achieved.