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SlimLine lab washers from Miele: Slim on the outside, flexible on the inside – with ample space for telescopic racks

Gütersloh/Hanover, May 21, 2019 No. 46/2019
  • Optimum utilisation of space despite width of only 65 cm

  • All-glass bottom-hinged door and interior lighting

Freestanding Miele lab washers from the SlimLine range deliver on the promise in the name: With a width of only 65 cm, they require only a small footprint whilst offering maximum capacity. Telescopic racks which can be fitted at various levels inside the chamber are the secret to the best possible use of available space.

These SlimLine units are available in various model versions to suit clients' requirements. PLW 6111 model versions offer a tall chamber, allowing up to three pairs of telescopic racks to be used at four different positions. This creates additional loading flexibility and facilitates a maximum loading height of 630 mm – allowing the cleaning of large-volume laboratory vessels with a capacity of up to 50 l. A major benefit of these machines is a particularly ergonomic above-floor loading height of 850 mm which obviates the need to stoop when loading and unloading.

The versatile controls offer 40 programme slots. Users can select from pre-configured programmes or create and save their own customised cycles. The controls are operated via an easy-to-clean SoftTouch glass panel. During a programme cycle, the colour display presents all information relevant to the programme, including the cycle countdown time. Throughout reprocessing, the wash process is in full view of the user, thanks to an all-glass bottom-hinged door and cabinet lighting.

For particularly short cycles, the use of an electrically heated boiler, located below the chamber, is recommended. A conductivity monitor is also available as an optional feature. This device makes sense when the objective is to reduce residuals in the final rinse to a minimum. If there is no on-site supply of demineralised water, clients can opt for model versions with integrated water softening.

On-board hot-air drying, which like the water heater is electrically heated, speeds up drying. Additional process security is offered by the integrated HEPA H14 filter, which ensures an intake of sterile drying air (>99.995% retention rate).


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. This line-up is augmented by dishwashers, washer-extractors and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilisers for use in medical and laboratory applications (Professional Business Unit). The Miele company, founded in 1899, has eight production plants in Germany as well as one plant each in Austria, the Czech Republic, China and Romania. These are joined by the two plants belonging to Miele's Italian medical technology subsidiary Steelco. 2017/18 turnover amounted to approx. EUR 4.1 bn, with sales outside Germany accounting for 70%. Miele is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries. Throughout the world, the family-run enterprise, now in its fourth generation, employs a workforce of around 20,100, whereof 11,200 are employed in Germany. The company headquarters are located in Gütersloh/Westphalia, Germany.     


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Slim-line widths, maximum loading capacity: Miele's free-standing lab washers from the SlimLine model range feature telescopic racks, allowing the best possible use of chamber space.

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Easy to operate: The SoftTouch glass panel presents process-relevant information, including the current programme's countdown time.

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Up to three telescopic racks create ample space – even for bulky laboratory vessels with a volume of up to 50 l.

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