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Top Loading Autoclaves for Labs on a Budget

publication date: Feb 28, 2018
author/source: Priorclave Ltd

20180223_5The QCS EV 100 litre top loading autoclave is among the most space-efficient sterilisers available and will appeal to lab managers for their superior loading capability.

They easily accommodate the tallest flasks, fermentors, and bioreactors, but cost one-third as much as a comparable front-loading autoclave, making them popular with life-science research labs, academic institutions, dairy, pharmaceutical and healthcare centres.

Priorclave top-loading autoclaves are bench-height and mounted on casters, making them easy to install, and ideal for flexible spaces and regularly reconfigured facilities. . Paired with Loadlite, an integrated electrically operated hoist, any load can be removed or placed effortlessly into the chamber.

The QCS EV100 litre top loading autoclave model is designed and manufactured in the UK at Priorclave’s dedicated autoclave manufacturing centre.  By monitoring and carefully controlling build standards, every model in the Priorclave brand offers years of trouble-free operation, even in the most adverse conditions.

The Priorclave top-loading autoclave has been developed specifically to help improve a laboratories sterilising efficiency, features such as delayed start and media warming function as standard for ready to pour media at the start of the day, forced air cooling as standard helping to reduce cycle times and automatic timed free-steaming as standard for improved air removal. | Download the latest datasheet

An advanced, fully-featured Tactrol® programmable control system guides the user through simple step-by-step set up of sterilising parameters as well as keeping a log of temperature, pressure, time and cycle data.

For lab managers seeking a larger steam steriliser Priorclave’s QCS top loading range of laboratory autoclaves also includes a 150 litre capacity model, both available with a vacuum option that is ideal for laboratories handling more demanding waste products.

As with the majority of Priorclave laboratory and research grade autoclaves, they are equipped with one of the easiest and safest, single handed door opening systems, a design developed by the company many years ago and still as practical today.  This permission-based door-release is fitted with thermal and pressure locks to prevent opening at load temperatures above 80°C (176°F) and pressures above 0.2 bar (2.9 psi).

A key benefit of these extremely versatile top loading autoclaves is the ability to sterilise small and tall objects side-by-side in a single process, an ideal choice for laboratories with limited floor space.

The QCS EV100 and QCS EV150 top-loading autoclaves are part of the Priorclave brand which is renowned for its superior build quality and reliability and join a comprehensive range of over 60 standard autoclave models including benchtop autoclaves, front loading autoclaves, double-door autoclaves, powerdoors and stackable laboratory autoclaves. | Download the latest catalogue

During the autoclave build 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.

All Priorclave autoclaves comply with current UK, EU, US and Canadian safety regulations and are manufactured under an ISO 9001:2008 quality management system in Priorclave’s UKAS-accredited facility.

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