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Top loader autoclave

26th July 2016

Posted By Paul Boughton


The latest addition to Priorclave’s range of research and laboratory autoclaves is the C85 top loading steam steriliser. It is the suitable autoclave for laboratories looking to effectively sterilise tall items. Priorclave has, through its established design and build procedures, produced a laboratory autoclave with a footprint of just 472 x 500mm, achieving less floor space than other, smaller capacity top-loading designs.

This feature-packed steam steriliser has a chamber capacity of 85 litre chamber capacity, and a depth of 890mm. Although developed for organisations requiring to sterilising taller items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks, the new C85 laboratory autoclave can provide increased loading. It has the flexibility to hold simultaneously a number of baskets, enabling more, smaller items to be sterilised in a single process.

The new compact C85 laboratory autoclave has an 85 litre chamber and operates from a 13A single-phase supply. It can be made ready for plumbing to a water supply for permanent installation or supplied for manual water fill if the new compact autoclave is to be moved or shared with other departments.

It has a convenient loading height, access to the chamber achieve through the patented Quickseal single-action door opening/closing system which provides safe and secure one-handed operation.  Lab staff safety is paramount therefore the door system incorporates thermal and pressure locks, prevent opening at elevated load temperature above 80˚C and pressures above 0.2bar.

Programming the new C85 lab and research grade autoclave could not be easier. Using simple push-button actuation on the Tactrol2 control panel, staff are guided through simple or complex multi-program set-up of temperature and time plus any required options such as free-steaming and media warming time.

During the autoclave build in Priorclave’s dedicated UK manufacturing centre an epoxy coating incorporating an anti-bacterial agent is applied to panels and frame. This is a highly effective and permanent treatment for control of harmful bacteria, making surfaces cleaner, more hygienic and providing durable lifelong protection against the threat of cross contamination. The epoxy finish is proven to reduce bacterial growth by up to 99.99% and is highly effective against MRSA, E.coli, Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and over 50 other species.





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