Priorclave top loading autoclaves are fundamentally more efficient than conventional sterilizers:
When your top loading autoclave has a cylindrical pressure vessel, geometry is on your side: Since most lab glassware has a circular footprint, a cylindrical pressure vessel can hold more glassware in a given load while still facilitating free steam circulation. The vertically-oriented cylindrical chamber also offers a great deal of headroom: Top-loaders accommodate the tallest flasks, fermentors, and bioreactors at one-third the price of a comparable front-loading autoclave.
Compared to similar sized medical-grade rectangular-vessel units, cylindrical autoclaves offer faster cycle times using less energy and less water over a longer working life. Assuming you run a Priorclave top-loading autoclave at its maximum heat and pressure once or twice each day, 365 days per year, you can still conservatively expect between two and three decades of reliable operation while using a fraction of the water and electricity.
Priorclave’s 60 to 150 liter top loading models offer a host of standard features:
All large and mid-sized Priorclave top loading autoclaves can be heated electrically using either in-chamber steam generation, a direct house steam supply, or both. They come supplied with a stainless steel load support plate and stainless steel mesh baskets for optimal steam circulation. An advanced version of our industry-leading Tactrol Control System is standard on all top loading models, offering Automatic Timed Freesteaming, Assisted Load Cooling, Media Warming, and Delayed Start. For added safety and security, Tactrol uses a Permission-based Lid Release system with pressure and thermal interlocks; these units cannot be opened mid-cycle or under unsafe conditions. Each unit is finished with Biomaster® Antibacterial Surfaces, a unique active finish that inhibits the growth of all microorganisms. Each of these features come standard in our top-loading autoclaves, including the top-loading 60L autoclave, top-loading 100L autoclave, and the top-loading 150L autoclave.
Top loading sterilizers customized for your specific application:
All these sterilizers can be outfitted for “gravity” or vacuum cycles. Combining Pre-Cycle Vacuum with Pulsed Free Steaming ensures optimal steam penetration, even with the most difficult loads. The vacuum can be activated again at the end of a sterilization cycle for a Vacuum Drying cycle, which speeds cooling and completely dries glassware and other non-porous loads.
Priorclave top loading autoclaves can be customized for a wide variety of applications. Facilities with high volume throughput, or which process frequent heavy loads, might opt for the Loadlite integrated electrically operated hoist, custom baskets, or tailor-made collars for hoisting specialized glassware.
Does your facility or process pose formidable power, programming, or steam generation challenges? We specialize in custom-engineered solutions, and are eager to discuss how best to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.