Priorclave Introduces New BASE Autoclaves
By: Douglas Watts
BASE is the name British autoclave manufacturer Priorclave has given to the first in a new range of research and laboratory grade autoclave categories that will be officially launched later this year. All Base range autoclaves may be seen as ‘basic’ entry level machines, but they are far more with each standard model offering more features and benefits than previously available.
The Base range is ideally suited for laboratories that run just a few sterilizing cycles each day. Typically, these highly efficient autoclaves are designed for sterilizing ‘basics,’ such as media preparation, waste loads, and sterilizing loose instruments, open containers, and labware.
The approach that Priorclave has brought to the structure of its new autoclave groups will make it far easier for customers to select the best laboratory autoclave-match to their specific sterilizing applications.
This new Base range of laboratory and research grade autoclaves includes Benchtop models with 40 and 60 litre chambers, Front Loading cylindrical chamber models offering 100 to 400 litre capacity and top loading autoclaves available with 60 and 85 litre sterilizing capacities. Where larger sterilizing capacities are required Priorclave has introduced rectangular chamber autoclaves with capacities up to 850 litres.
Each model will incorporate the very latest version of Tactrol®3, a microprocessor controller developed by Priorclave for easy programming of a sterilizing cycle. In the Base range there are 5 Programmable Memories. Other standard benefits of include built-in cooling and free-steaming systems, drain protection (required by many building codes and not necessary standard on all cost-conscious autoclaves currently available) and a USB connect to download data. Base models are supplied pre-piped to accommodate an optional air intake filtration system if required.
Autoclave models in the new ranges will still appeal to the same diverse customer base involved in food and drink, dairy, pharmaceutical, agriculture, education, healthcare and research establishments. And they will continue to offer a superior anti-microbial exterior finish to body panels and frames, this highly effective and permanent treatment provides life-long control of harmful bacteria and protection against the threat of cross contamination. This tough special 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 fifty other species.
Priorclave is renowned for the build quality of its steam sterilizers, the exacting standards maintained at every stage of production ensures the operational longevity of every research grade laboratory autoclave. And all supported by Priorclave’s first class after sales technical support. Easy maintenance and light resource consumption help ensure a low lifetime cost of ownership.
The whole concept behind the new Base range of autoclaves and other autoclave categories that Priorclave is bringing to the market is to make customer choice far easier. And the level of dedication applied to achieving what is considered the best autoclave build (durable, dependable, and assured sterilizing performance) and program functionality, will be maintained through all new autoclave models leaving its UK design and manufacturing plant.