Fedegari Autoclavi SpA, based in Albuzzano, Italy, is part of the Fedegari industrial holding, which traditionally manufactures equipment and systems used in the field of sterilization, mainly for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Founded in the early 1950s, the company has over the years successfully expanded its portfolio with autoclaves and chemical bio-decontamination equipment, isolators and dishwashers. In 2001 the production of laboratory autoclaves and diswashers was relocated to Bedano, Switzerland. The 3,500 m2 site is home not only to manufacturing, but also to technical consultations, FATs and trainings.
Fedegari Lab Division latest innovation is a Lab Glassware Washer that capitalizes the experience done with FOWS-series of washers in the pharmaceutical industry.
The power of steam: a cost-effective cleaning
The new FGW Lab Glassware Washer uses a steam generator to improve washing performances. Steam has an optimized emollient effect on greasy and sticky dirt. In addition, steam is able to access hard-to-reach areas and therefore clean thoroughly. Moreover the use of steam can significantly reduces operating costs: this really eco-friendly solution allows to minimize the need of detergents as well as water consumption, lowering the running costs per cycle.
A conductivity meter placed on the FGW drain is capable to detect the water purity, helping to terminate the process as soon as the desired set-point is reached thus further reducing water and other utilities consumption of the washer.
The cleaning process is constantly supervised: dedicated probes monitoring the temperature of the air/water and of the steam in chamber. Fedegari Glassware Washer has an internal LED lamp that remains operative during the whole cycle: in case of alarm evident signals are displayed by color change.