If only one autoclave is used in laboratories or cleanrooms with segregated loads, settings may cause serious delays and create unsafe bottlenecks.
This is due to each individual load requires its own unique sterilisation process. Such situations can be overcome with the new range of front-loading stackable autoclaves being introduced by British manufacturer Priorclave. It brings greater versatility to autoclave use, with the ability to sterilise two distinct loads simultaneously and each with its own sterilisation control setting.
The new stackable autoclave range initially comprises of dual 150l models and dual 200l chamber capacities models. This provides a lab manger initially looking for a 300l or 400l chamber machine the opportunity to invest in a dual 150l or 200l laboratory autoclave.
Now with added sterilising flexibility in the lab, both chambers can be used to simultaneously handle the same type of waste, with a maximum load of 300l/400l or a series of single 150l/200l loads starting as and when items become available. The real big plus factor is that the new stackable autoclaves enable laboratory staff to sterilise both waste and medium at the same time.
The alternative to achieving this flexibility is the purchase of two separate machines. The obvious downside is that double the floor space is required. For laboratories where space is accountable, this is a costly choice, not only in required footprint but that the space can be better utilised.
Priorclave’s EH150 and EH200 stackable laboratory autoclaves are expected to be used extensively within many industries sectors including education, life sciences, pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, food and drink, and dairy and brewing.
The autoclaves are built in the UK at the company’s manufacturing centre to a modular design, enabling easy upgrading during their working life as requirements change.