Priorclave has released the new C85, a top loading autoclave designed to effectively sterilise tall items.
With a compact footprint of just 472mm by 500mm, Priorclave has produced a laboratory or research autoclave, which requires less floor space than other, smaller capacity top-loading designs.
The new compact C85 laboratory autoclave has an 85l chamber and operates from a 13A single-phase supply. It can be made ready for plumbing to a water supply for permanent installation or supplied for manual water fill, if the new compact autoclave is to be moved or shared with other departments.
This feature-packed steam steriliser is manufactured with a chamber depth of 890mm, developed initially for organisations sterilising taller items such as fermenters and large-capacity Erlenmeyer flasks. However the C85 also offers increased loading flexibility with a capability to hold a number of baskets simultaneously. This enables more, smaller items to be sterilised in a single process.
The C85 autoclave has a convenient loading height, with access to the chamber achieved through the patented Quickseal single-action door opening and closing system, which provides safe and secure one-handed operation. Lab staff safety is paramount and the door system incorporates thermal and pressure locks, preventing it opening at elevated load temperatures above 80oC and pressures above 0.2bar.
Programming the new C85 lab and research grade autoclave could not be easier. Using simple push-button actuation on the Tactrol®2 control panel, staff are guided through simple or complex multi-program set-up including temperature settings, time settings, and any other required options such as free-steaming and media warming time.
During the autoclave build in Priorclave’s dedicated UK manufacturing centre, an epoxy coating incorporating an anti-bacterial agent is applied to panels and frames. 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 more than 50 other species.
The C85 top-loading laboratory autoclave is the latest addition to Priorclave’s small-format, compact autoclaves. It joins an impressive product portfolio of more than 60 standard models, which are available world-wide through a network of agents that all receive the full support of Priorclave’s service team.