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Reprocessing laboratory glassware efficiently with EasyLoad – including sedimentation funnels for the analysis of water samples

Gütersloh/Munich, June 21, 2022 No. 048/2022
  • Miele first manufacturer to offer set of nozzles for Imhoff funnels

  • Easily accommodated in load carriers and thorough internal cleaning

Sedimentation funnels are used to determine water quality and ascertain the volume of solids in suspension in water – for example in sewage works and industrial plants as well as in swimming baths. Samples are taken using Imhoff funnels whose form allows suspended matter to sink to the bottom fast. Given their conical form, it was not previously possible to reprocess these vessels in an automatic process. Now, however, Miele is now the first manufacturer to offer a matching set of nozzles for use in Miele's space-saving undercounter laboratory glasswashers with the same dimensions as a domestic dishwasher.

Four sedimentation funnels made from glass or plastic can be washed clean both inside and out in around half an hour in any standard programme used for laboratory glassware. The APLW 870 nozzle set is simple to use in A 300/x modules from the EasyLoad accessory system.

It enables the correct positioning of laboratory glassware in the load carrier and can be equipped with injector nozzles to suit individual needs. The heart and soul of the system is a new spray nozzle available in a variety of lengths and diameters. Their design guarantees the reliable internal cleaning of glassware – right through to the bottom of Imhoff funnels.


Company profile: Miele is the world's leading manufacturer of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floor care products. Their product portfolio also includes dishwashers, air purifiers, washing machines and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications. Founded in 1899, the company has eight production plants in Germany, one each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Romania and Poland as well as two production plants belonging to its Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. Sales in the 2021 business year amounted to around € 4.84 bn. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries/regions. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 22,300, of which approx. 11,200 employees work in Germany. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh in Westphalia.

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Sedimentation funnels used to take water samples in sewage plants and leisure centres can only be reprocessed in Miele laboratory glasswashers. A new set of injector nozzles is now available for this purpose as part of Miele's tried-and-tested EasyLoad accessory system. (Photo: Miele)

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