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Updated: Thursday the 24th of April, 2014 LTE Scientific Ltd

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LTE Scientific Ltd
Greenbridge Lane
Greenfield
Oldham
Lancashire
OL3 7EN

Tel: 01457 876221
Fax: 01457 870131
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LTE Scientific is a UK based manufacturer of quality laboratory and medical equipment. From our facilities in Oldham, we supply sterilizers, autoclaves, ovens, incubators, freeze-dryers, endoscope storage and environmental rooms and chambers, all of which are now coated with LTE's new Sterling anti-bacterial powder coating. These products are used in a range of sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, research, biotech, food & beverage and universities. Our designs are sold worldwide through a network of distributors.

Since LTE Scientific was established in 1947, we have steadily grown to become one of Europe's most respected manufacturers of medical and laboratory equipment. This has been achieved through our dedication to providing customers with top quality products and excellent supporting services. In fact, our innovations have a global reputation for quality and reliability. But it is essential that every piece of equipment is maintained correctly to keep it working to its maximum potential – That's why LTE Scientific offers a range of services carried out by expert engineers. Whether it's an LTE product or laboratory equipment from another manufacturer, we'll keep it in perfect working order. A comprehensive range of spare parts and a speedy response makes LTE your ideal choice of partner.

So if you need first class laboratory and medical equipment and supporting services that you can rely upon, look no further than LTE Scientific Ltd.

Labclave 23

The Labclave 23 is our brand new, low-cost 23 litre laboratory autoclave designed for quick and effective sterilization of all kinds of laboratory load types, including instruments, glassware, fluids and discard. This vertical unit requires a floor space of just 460mm x 395mm, making it one of the most compact units available. The Labclave 23 features a 304L stainless steel pressure vessel with a 5 year warranty against breakdown, a push-button door closing system with servo-assisted motor that ensures a positive seal every time, a flexible control system with 8 pre-set programmes, a thermal printer, a post vacuum system which aids the cooling process, an air cooled condensate unit, as well as innovative safety features.

Touchclave-R Range

This is a range of general purpose autoclaves containing exceptional features designed to enhance cycle performance and safety. They include a pneumatic door lock and seal, an 8-programme touch screen control panel, an air ballast system for fluid cycles, a load-sensed process timer, and a fan assisted cooling system. The R range includes 40, 60, 120 and 160 litre models with operating temperatures of between 105°C and 136°C. The 40 litre model is compact bench-top model, while the three larger models are floor standing with top or front loading configurations and castors for easy relocation.

Mediclave Autoclave

Our Mediclave range of autoclaves are some of the best medical steam sterilizers available on the market. Incorporating a number of innovative features which improve running cycles and efficiency, these units are available in 6, 18 and 23 litre models.

All of our models comply with the relevant directives and feature a one-piece high specification stainless steel pressure vessel with an exceptionally smooth interior. An LCD control panel allows the user to select from 12 pre-programmed cycles that have been installed into each model. A separate steam generator helps reduce cycle times, and because there are no heaters in the bottom of the chamber, the vessel is kept clean and unencumbered.

To find out more about the features of our Mediclave autoclaves, simply follow the link to the LTE website.



Touchclave System – PL

Our Touchclave System-PL sterilizers have been designed to handle porous load applications. Fully compliant with BS3790 and BS2646 standards, these models come in capacities from 326 to 10,000 litres. For more information on product compliance, please follow the link to the LTE website. All chambers are manufactured from 316L stainless steel, are fully jacketed, and have polished interiors (RA µm 0.6). They feature a delay start function and come with a full choice of loading equipment and chamber furniture, as well as a choice of clamping or floating door sealing designs and horizontal or vertical sliding doors.

OP Ovens/Sterilizers

LTE Scientific's OP series of ovens offer unprecedented flexibility and unrivalled performance for the exacting demands of today's laboratories and process facilities. Combining traditional quality with innovative manufacturing techniques and LTE reliability, these systems represent exceptional value.

Our OP ovens are available in four different sizes, from 60 to 250 litres, and have the option of fan circulated or natural convection systems. A choice of PID temperature control systems are available to accurately control a temperature range of 40°C to 250°C.

To find out about our 'U' and 'M' models, please follow the link to our website.



Swallow Incubators

These large capacity incubators feature an easy to use microprocessor control system, offering accurate temperature control, fast heat-up times and almost undetectable overshoot. Delayed start timers and process timers are programmable from 1 min to 99 hrs 59 mins. Swallow Incubators allow up to three time/temperature profiles to be programmed into a single cycle, while an RS232 communication port can be added to transfer acquired information to an intelligent receiver. These incubators meet the requirements of IEC1010-2-010 Class 2.

Lyotrap Freeze Dryers

There are four types of Freeze Dryers in the Lyotrap range. The standard model is a user-friendly, microprocessor-controlled, bench top unit with a range of useful features. It has a 5 kg ice capacity and an integrated electric defrost facility, as well as a safety system that prevents the vacuum pump being activated until the temperature reaches -30°C. The Mini Lyotrap has an ice capacity of 3 kg and is perfect for all common freeze drying applications. The Lyotrap Plus has a 4 kg capacity and possesses all the features of the standard Lyotrap unit, but also has an integrated temperature controllable work chamber. The load temperatures can be monitored using four floating temperature probes. The Lyotrap Ultra is the largest freeze dryer in the range with an 18 kg ice capacity.

Environmental Walk-in Rooms

Here at LTE Scientific, we'll custom build an environmental walk-in room to your exact specifications, and because they are of a modular design, our environmental chambers are incredibly easy to install and relocate.

We'll also complete all electrical installations and provide a full calibration and validation service. Our walk-in rooms have been used for numerous applications, including stability testing of pharmaceutical products, shelf life experiments for food products, packaging research, large scale incubation, BOD tests in water analysis, and much more.



Photostability Chambers

Our photostability chambers have been designed to perform near UV and visual light testing using fluorescent lamps. These bench top units incorporate a user-friendly colour touch-screen interface for the control of light and temperature conditions. They provide uniform light distribution at high intensity levels, allowing a quick response for forced degradation testing and confirmatory studies. Ultrasonic injection and mechanical refrigeration methods allow the precise control of humidity. If you would like to find out more about the features of our photostability chambers, all you need to do is follow the link directly to the LTE Scientific website.

LTE Warming Cabinets

Our Kingfisher range of solution and blanket warming cabinets have been designed specifically for use in hospitals, offering a cost-effective method of storing and warming a variety of clinical items, including infusion fluids, irrigation fluids, filled syringes, ointments, lotions, and blankets. These cabinets feature precise, tamper-proof temperature controls, over-temperature protection, radiused stainless steel interiors, fan circulation, and specifically designed racks for IV bags if needed.

The Kingfisher range includes 2 models of blanket warming cabinets and four models of solution warming cabinets.



Filtered Air Drying Cabinet

Our filtered air drying cabinets feature a filtered air intake device for fast, clean, and efficient drying. The fine filter reduces the amount of contamination entering the unit, ensuring a cleaner environment for washed items. A thermostatic control allows a temperature range of 65 - 70°C, depending upon ambient temperatures.

Economy Drying Cabinet

LTE Scientific has designed, developed and built highly efficient drying cabinets in a choice of two sizes, with either natural convection or fan extraction. Heaters are situated below a perforated base plate and are vented from the top. Models featuring fan extraction draw moist air to the top of the cabinet and direct it outside. Economy drying cabinets come complete with fully adjustable shelving and single or double toughened glass doors (depending on the size of the cabinet). An energy regulator is used to control the temperature which reaches a maximum level of 65°C.

Sliding Door Drying Cabinets

Representing exceptional value for money, these standard sliding door drying cabinets provide straightforward natural convection drying. Two sizes are available which can be bench or wall mounted. These cabinets feature a stainless steel or epoxy coated exterior and a thermostat for precise temperature control. Maximum temperature is 85°C. To find out more about our drying cabinets, don't hesitate to give LTE Scientific a call.

Scope-Store+

The Scope-Store+ from LTE Scientific has been designed to not only meet, but also exceed the stringent requirements of HTM guidelines. These units offer improved control and traceability, with validation data allowing endoscopes to be stored for up to 72 hrs. They feature a double filtration system for enhanced protection against bacteria growth and cross-contamination, as well as a user-friendly touch screen control interface. High levels of security are achieved through a door interlock with prevents unauthorised access, while each entry and exit of the endoscope is recorded and attributed to the relevant user.

Scope-Store SE

The Scope-Store SE models from LTE Scientific offer an efficient, manually controlled, and cost-effective solution for the filtered air storage of endoscopes. A double filtration system inhibits the growth of micro-organisms, while access to the system is controlled via a security PIN keypad. If you would like further information on our Scope-Store SE models, or any of the products and services LTE Scientific has to offer, please visit our website or get in touch directly.

Touchclave Lab Steriliser

Our revolutionary range of rectangular-section laboratory sterilisers have been developed for optimal efficiency and ultimate operator ease-of-use. Touch screen controls make them fully programmable and user-friendly, while automatic data archiving software ensures that a complete electronic record of all cycles is maintained. The inclusion of a sliding door saves space in the chamber and makes loading and unloading a great deal easier, while the rectangular shape provides greater space-efficiency. The chamber has also been built with a water-jacket which reduces cooling time, thereby speeding up cycle times. Available in five chamber sizes from 150 to 450 litres, Touchclave-Lab Sterilisers can be used in a wide variety of laboratory sterilisation applications.

Touchclave Multi Purpose Systems

Where larger quantities require sterilisation, our high capacity, multi-purpose Touchclave Systems are ideal. With capacities between 326 and 10,000 litres, this range covers a wide spectrum of applications. All chambers are manufactured from 316L stainless steel, are fully jacketed, and have polished interiors (RA µm 0.6). A comprehensive range of loading equipment and chamber furniture is available, as well as a choice of clamping or floating door sealing methods. Touchclave Systems are built in full compliance with British Standards 3970 and 2426. Porous load sterilisers meet EN46001 standards, while NHS sterilisers meet all the requirements of HTM2010.

Qualivac Vacumm Ovens

Unlike many other vacuum ovens, the LTE Qualivac has been built with a rectangular chamber that gives you significantly more working space for your money. To improve efficiency and guarantee an even heat distribution in the chamber, LTE manufacture their ovens with four heating surfaces and solid aluminium shelves that conduct heat rapidly to the load.  A glass door allows for continuous observation during the cycle, and an accurate, reliable solid state thermostat gives full control over interior temperature. LTE are able to quote separately should you need a vacuum pump included with the oven.

Swallow - Large Capacity Ovens

Swallow Large Capacity Ovens and Incubators utilise the very latest microprocessor technologies to offer simple and precise temperature control, fast heat-up times, and almost undetectable overshoot. They have been designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of the modern lab and process facility, with fully programmable process timers and delayed start timers, R232 communication for transmitting information to a receiver, and a Watchdog monitoring system with display. All models within this range benefit from Class 2 over-temperature protection and a radiused stainless steel interior with fan circulation. A range of sizes from 480 to 1000 litres are available.

Caron Reach-In Incubators

The Caron Reach In IR-CO2 Incubator offers the very latest in cell culture technology within a large capacity platform. These units are the first large capacity incubators to offer an automatic moist heat decontamination cycle that effectively cleans the chamber overnight, making them far more convenient than most large sized laboratory incubators. The IR-CO2 Incubator has a temperature range of 10°C above ambient to 60°C, and is controlled using a drift-resistant RTD temperature sensor which offers stable control over long periods. The integration of a gVapor™ humidity system provides controlled humidity vapour as and when needed, preventing energy wastage. Please visit our website or give us a call if you would like to find out more.

Cooled Incubators

IC Series Cooled Incubators have been designed with environmental considerations in mind. All models within the range use refrigerants R290 or R600a, both of which have a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of just 3. This, combined with low energy consumption, accurate temperature performance, and space-efficient chamber designs, will help to reduce your carbon footprint and also keep running costs to a minimum.  IC Series Incubators are available in four different models (92 litres, 176 litres, 294 litres and 516 litres), all of which are designed to operate between +2°C and +50°C.

Scope-Store PT+

Scope-Store PT+ is a brand new range of pass-through endoscope drying and storage cabinets which are designed to be installed through a wall between the clean and dirty areas of endoscope reprocessing suites. They are available in 5 or 10-scope vertical hanging or 8-scope shelf loaded variations, all of which feature interlocked doors which ensure the correct flow of scopes and which also prevent both doors from being opened at the same time. Incorporating the very latest in touch screen technology, the Scope-Store PT+ offers unrivalled ease-of-use and unparalleled security levels. A unique pin or barcode can be set up for secure access; this also helps to record who loads or unloads each endoscope.

Service and Support

As one of the most experienced suppliers of laboratory equipment in the industry, LTE Scientific are able to offer unrivalled levels of service and support to accompany our products. To ensure your equipment runs smoothly for the extent of its serviceable life, you need to ensure that it is correctly maintained, tested, calibrated and validated at regular intervals. No group of engineers are more capable of doing this than ours. As well as servicing our own equipment, they’re able to maintain, test, calibrate and validate that of other manufacturers too. Find out more about our range of supporting services - including installation and commissioning, training and spare parts supply -  by visiting the LTE Scientific website.

Solution & Blanket Warming Cabinets

Our Kingfisher range of solution and blanket warming cabinets have been expertly designed and created to provide users with efficient and cost-effective warming and storage solutions. The Kingfisher range features six fantastic models that have been designed to accurately warm and maintain temperatures of infusion fluids, irrigation fluids, filled syringes, ointments and lotions and blankets. All models in the range can be fitted with PIN or key lockable doors for extra security. Please visit our website to download and view our product brochure.

Laboratory Incubators


Here at LTE we are well-respected in the industry for our fantastic range of laboratory incubators. Our experience in the industry enables us to offer solutions that meet the demands of today’s laboratory and process facility. Our ranges include:

  • IP Series Incubators: available in a range of sizes from 60-250 litres and featuring extremely fast heat up times.
  • IC Series Incubators: available in sizes from 92-516 litres.
  • Large Capacity Incubators: available in 480, 750 and 1000 litres capacities and designed to meet the demands of the modern laboratory.
  • CO2 Incubators: feature the latest technology in cell culture incubators in a large capacity platform.


Plant & Insect Growth Chambers & Rooms

We are also pleased to be the UKs exclusive distributor and service provider of Aralab plant and insect growth chambers and rooms. All units in the FitoClima range feature state-of-the-art intuitive and versatile touchscreen control systems and are available in capacities from 600 litres to 15,000 litres. The FitoClima range also features versatile over-shelf or ceiling bank lighting options, flexible shelving options to maximise growing space, optimal internal thermodynamics and air-flow for enhanced uniformity of climatic conditions. Various logging and recording options are also available. Please give us a call to find out more or to arrange a site visit.

ENT Scope Store

Our fantastic ENT range has been expertly designed and manufactured to provide drying and filtered air storage solutions suitable for a range of flexible ENT scopes. There are six models in the range featuring two levels of control: + and SE. Models feature a built-in fan and HEPA filter system that delivers 99.997% HEPA filtered air through the cabinet and maintains an over-pressure within the cabinet of at least 10 Pascals. Other features include: Touchscreen Controls, Scope Identification and Security/ Monitoring and Traceability. Please visit our website to download and view our product brochure. Alternatively, please contact us directly at LTE for further information.


Detailed Information
Registration Number: 2648370
VAT Number: GB562794311
Established: 1947

Importers: Yes
Exporters: Yes
Company Type:
  • Manufacturer
  • Distributor
  • Fabricator
  • Service Providers
ISO Compliance: ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 17025 (UKAS), PD5500, CE Marking

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Primary Market Areas
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Drink Processing
  • Manufacturing & Stockholding
  • Marine

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