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100 litre Autoclave requires less floor space

publication date: Dec 9, 2015
author/source: Priorclave Ltd

The Priorclave QCS 100 laboratory autoclave is the perfect choice for any lab manager or technician looking for a more compact, economically priced 100 litre capacity autoclave. 

QCS-100The 500mm diameter chamber, believed to be largest currently available for this size of machine, ensures that the autoclave design has a much smaller overall footprint, providing laboratories with the opportunity to have installed the QCS100 where other designs are often too large.

This front-loading autoclave achieves its extremely competitive pricing by using a cylindrical chamber that is manufactured by Priorclave to the highest pressure-vessel safety standards.  Another prime safety benefit is the door opening mechanism; a single-handed operation that only releases when temperatures and pressure are at pre-set safe levels.  The door is fitted with a tough silicone seal that, with its extended life ensures an air-tight seal every time for the ultimate in steam sterilization.

The Priorclave comes equipped with a stainless steel shelves and many operational functions as standard such as cooling.

Precise control of the sterilizing process has been made easy using single push-buttons on the Tactrol® 2 microprocessor control panel. One touch controls enable the user to step through settings of temperature and time in accordance with best practices for specified loads.  In addition to guiding laboratory personnel through the simple programming, the intuitive Tactrol®2 microprocessor also keeps a log of the sterilizing cycle data such as temperature, pressure and time. The data is held in an archive file which can be downloaded onto a USB flash drive for processing and sharing, as needed.

There is also a secure key-lock switch on the control panel which governs access to parameter settings. There are three levels of authorization – pre-set which is the basic setting, intermediary allowing adjustment of cycle times and temperatures, and master level allowing other performance settings to be activated (such as accelerated cooling and media warming). The benefits of manual key-switch make accessing each different level much simpler and faster.

To help prevent cross contamination is a laboratory the QCS 100 autoclave incorporates epoxy coated panels and frame members treated with an antimicrobial agent that is effective against bacteria and fungi including MRSA, E.coli, Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter, Salmonella and Pseudomonas.

With low loading height, wide door swing for allows easy loading even of heavy loads from a trolley, advanced programming for simple to more complex sterilising tasks, effective use of power and water plus superb operator safety standards the QCS100 one of the safest and most efficient autoclaves available.

The QCS front- loading autoclaves will appeal to laboratory managers in diverse industrial sectors such as food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, agricultural, education, and healthcare. It is also ideal for researchers that prepare media and sterilize liquids, waste, glassware instruments, and apparati.

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