Suitable for sterilising tall items such as fermentors and large capacity flasks
The Priorclave C60 top loading autoclave
The latest version of the Priorclave C60 top loading autoclave is suitable for laboratories limited on floor space but needing to sterilise tall items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks, or have a high-density load requirement.
The autoclave is equipped with castors enabling it to be easily moved when required and it plugs simply into a 13A socket to power up.
Designed and built by UK autoclave manufacturer Priorclave, the compact C60 autoclave has a 60 litre stainless steel chamber to accommodate 10 one-litre or 16 bottles of 500ml, or alternatively six one-litre Erlenmeyer flasks. It takes up just 472 x 620mm of floor space.
Through the push-button Tactrol 2 microprocessor control system users easily programme the sterilising parameters of time and temperature, as well as select special features such as free‐steaming and media warming. Free steaming can improve air removal in difficult loads and/or reduce temperature lag between the load and the autoclave, reducing process time at higher temperatures. The media warming feature cycles the temperature between approximately 45°C to 55°C once the factory pre‐set temperature of 45°C is reached, which is continuous until the door is opened. This allows, for example, nutrient media to be held as a liquid until needed, especially when used with the delayed start function.
Access to the sterilising chamber is gained through the patented Quickseal single-action door closure/opening mechanism, which is designed for one-handed operation and incorporates thermal and pressure locks that prevent opening at unsafe temperatures and pressure to prevent personal injury.
The autoclave has a superior exterior finish to body panels and frames preventing potential for cross-contamination within laboratories. Priorclave has incorporated Biomaster Protection into the exterior epoxy coating, an effective and permanent treatment for the control of harmful bacteria, making any surface cleaner, more hygienic and providing durable lifelong protection against the threat of cross contamination.
This versatile top-loading autoclave is available as a standard design or as a vacuum model. Both versions are electrically heated with the elements contained within the actual chamber for faster and more efficient build-up of high-temperature, pressurised sterilising steam, making it a cost-effective autoclave suitable for either continuous or periodic sterilising requirements.