Vakulab PL Compact Line
Vakulab PL Compact Line

High-grade sterilization technology with a small footprint Vakulab® PL Compact Line

The equipment options of the Vakulab® PL Compact Line are so wide-ranging and versatile that they cover a particularly broad field of application. The basic configuration of the sterilizer already satisfies all standard requirements for research laboratories, animal sciences, and industrial applications—both in terms of quality and the range of available chamber volumes.

Vakulab PL Compact Line
Vakulab PL Compact Line

Technical data

Machine type
Internal chamber clearance in mm (H x W x D)
Volume in L
External machine dimensions in mm (H x W x D)


670 x 360 x 700


2,400 x 960 x 990


702 x 652 x 690


2,400 x 995 x 990


702 x 652 x 990


2,400 x 995 x 1,290


702 x 652 x 1,340


2,400 x 995 x 1,640


702 x 652 x 1,940


2,400 x 995 x 2,240

Technical data subject to change without notice

Vakulab PL Compact Line

The all-in-one steam sterilizer from MMM.

The Vakulab® PL Compact Line complies with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The sterilizer has been designed for sterilizing solid and porous materials, liquids in open or loosely sealed containers, and infectious waste. It bears the CE marking according to PED.

It has many standard features: maximum width of less than one meter, industrial PLC control system from B&R, smart HMI with 16:9 color touchscreen, vertical door movement, steam-operated door seals for optimal process reliability, separate steam supply to chamber and jacket, large selection of pre-configured standard programs, color-coded pipe insulation, polished chamber surface Ra 1.25 µm, LED chamber lighting, low noise and water saving two stage vacuum system, pneumatically driven steam valves. All pipes, fittings and valves that come into contact with process steam are manufactured from stainless steel. The standards applied are: DIN 58951-2 Steam sterilizers for laboratory use, AD 2000 Design of Pressure Vessels and DIN EN 62304 Medical device software.

Vakulab PL Compact Line

Top features

  • Machine width: 995 mm
  • Smart 10″ / 16:9 HMI
  • Water-saving vacuum unit
  • LED chamber lighting
  • B&R controller
  • 10” and 7’ display
  • Active jacket cooling
  • Recirculation cooling and cooling circuit connection
  • ISA – Intelligent Service Advisor
  • Special RKI waste program
  • Exhaust air filtration
  • Condensate inactivation
  • Sterile filtration of compressed air
  • Air detector
  • Air-tight separation
  • Front service access
  • LED chamber lighting
  • “Closed solutions” equipment package
  • Special voltage 3 x 220 V / 60 Hz
  • Feed water degassing
  • Barcode reading system
  • Active jacket cooling for solution programs
  • Remote diagnostics, central control room
  • Reference container connection device
  • Condensate cooling
  • Integrated printer
  • Connection to a DIN A4 printer or network to print out or archive the cycle report
  • “Closed solutions” equipment package: Steam/air mixture process for sterilizing liquids in tightly sealed containers
  • “Infectious materials” equipment package
  • Waste sterilization according to RKI
  • Valve for steam sampling
  • Chamber pressure gauge in machine enclosure
  • Compressed air filter
  • Exhaust air filter
  • Energy manager
  • Bulkhead
  • Connection for dewatering the on-site steam line
  • Venting line in the bottom tray
  • Monitoring of compressed air supply, cold water pressure, soft water pressure, deionized water pressure
  • Connection of the jacket cooling to an on-site cooling circuit reduces the water consumption by up to 95 %
  • Pre-vacuum process with drying for solid materials
  • Pulsed vacuum process with drying for porous materials
  • Pre-vacuum process with cooling for liquids in open containers
  • The contents of the cycle report are regulated by law. The structure can be customized
  • The cycle report can be printed out using the integrated printer or a DIN A4 printer
  • Transmission of data over the network for saving on a connected PC
  • Operator identification in the cycle report
  • Internal cycle data memory for up to 50,000 cycles

High-tech – harnessed intelligently

The latest generation of PLC controllers enables intuitive operation, password-protected data management, and parameter-controlled free process programmability that allows all project-specific details to be individually accounted for.

  • Precise process control
    » State-of-the-art industrial controller
    » Redundant sensors for superior process reliability
    » PPV system: Process Parameter Verification
    » Interfaces for optimal integration
  • The software: secure and user-friendly
    » Software development and validation according to DIN EN 62304 Medical device software – Software life-cycle processes.
    » The sophisticated parameter structure provides a high level of flexibility when configuring the machine.
    » User management features ensure excellent access security.
  • Custom machine configuration
    » Continuous monitoring of all measured values
    » Precise regulation of the actuators
    » Barcode reading system with automatic program selection (optional)
    » Operator IDs and user management
    » Autostart for automated program sequences, such as vacuum test, heating (optional)
    » ISA – Intelligent Service Advisor
    » Active P&ID diagram (optional)
  • Glass items
  • Cages with bedding
  • Textiles
  • Feed
  • Hoses
  • Filter
  • Liquids in open or loosely sealed containers
  • Culture media
  • Dispenser bottles
  • Infectious porous materials (BSL 2–4)
  • Infectious liquids (BSL 2-4)


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Contact information

MMM Group
Semmelweisstraße 6
82152 Planegg/Munich

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