Flexible and Reliable Autoclaves for Manufacturing
Most of the small and mid-sized steam autoclaves currently on the market are repurposed medical-grade sterilizers. These are optimized for clinics and hospitals. They are great for processing flat trays of medical instruments at all hours, day and night. But they rarely prove reliable and flexible enough for manufacturing applications.
Precision Testing and Production Autoclaving
Medical-style sterilizers are optimized to take something clean (for example, surgical instruments) and make it sterile as quickly as possible. Priorclaves are designed to take anything–a soil sample, a batch of thermoset composites, a production prototype–and raise it to a specific temperature and pressure for minutes, hours, days, even months.
For example, Goodyear uses a Priorclave to determine the longevity of their steel-belted radials by running samples through repeated continuous 48-hour autoclaving cycles. Sage Automotive Interiors uses their Priorclave for “aging testing” of automotive interiors–which need to put up with a decade of daily wear and tear, exacerbated by extreme temperature swings. The U.S. Army does similar testing of their current and next-generation ballistic materials using a Priorclave.
The advanced Tactrol Control System makes it possible to precisely vary temperature mid-cycle–something that’s simply not possible with most affordable medical sterilizers. Every one of our units–from the smallest tabletop unit to the largest custom pass-through model–is capable of extended cycles (up to 999 hours each), cycle repeat (up to 999 consecutive iterations), and precision cycle-by-cycle programming.
The real difference isn’t just in the autoclave; it’s in the support:
Priorclave North America is pleased to offer free lifetime technical support and consultation and one of the best warranty programs in the industry. Priorclave also maintains a network of factory-certified authorized service agents (ASAs) across North America.
Priorclave customers consistently report 93% to 100% satisfaction with their purchase over the course of years–with that rating improving the longer they’ve owned the unit. In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, most owners rated installation and first use “very satisfactory.” More than 90% of our current customers report that they would almost certainly buy another Priorclave, and recommend our autoclaves to colleagues.
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