Product News: Bigger Capacity Autoclaves Lower Sterilization Costs

03 Apr 2013

Priorclave QCS front loading autoclaves afford the most efficient and effective steam sterilization, a large opening door with single-hand action providing easy loading, large chambers that within their respected size offer 20% more loading than other sterilizers of the same capacity and models with in-chamber heating elements reducing operating costs even further compared to models fitted with steam generators.

The all-round versatility and functionality of the Priorclave QCS autoclaves make them a natural choice where laboratory budgets are under scrutiny yet high sterilizing throughput is required, and there is a wide variation in item size.

The QCS front-loading range is available in three standard chamber sizes of 100, 150 and 200 liters and feature the renowned Quickseal door, a system that allows safe and secure single-handed door opening/closing of the autoclave. When opening the autoclave the special door gate mechanism cracks the gasket seal allowing any residual pressure to safely escape before fully opening the door, thermal and pressure locks preventing accidental opening of the autoclave at load temperatures above 80oC and pressures above 0.2 Bar.

An on-board TACTROL®2 controller allows unrivalled flexibility for managing and monitoring the sterilization process, a must for any busy working laboratory since it enables staff to undertake other tasks secure in the knowledge that sterilization is proceeding safely and efficiently. The easy to set controls allow adjustment of temperature and time as well as providing staged illumination cycle status for simple cycles to fully featured multi-programme operation with printed records.

To help maintain a laboratories sterile status all QCS autoclaves incorporate Biomaster Protection into the exterior epoxy coating, this is a highly effective and permanent treatment for control of harmful bacteria, making any surface cleaner, more hygienic and providing durable lifelong protection against the threat of cross contamination. The latest tough special 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.

Introducing any Priorclave QCS front loading autoclave to any laboratory will enable it to improve throughput brought about by the increased loading capacity and performance, as well as benefiting from lower overall running costs.