The Priorclave 40L laboratory benchtop steam autoclave is Priorclave's fastest autoclave. Fully featured industrial sterilization on your lab bench.
Priorclave's smallest autoclave, the 40L laboratory benchtop autoclave has the same core design and programmable control system as the larger sterilizers, and the fastest cycle times of any model we offer. The Priorclave 40L laboratory benchtop steam autoclave is 8-inches shallower than the 60L Benchtop autoclave, easily fitting on a 30″ countertop, utility cart, or mobile equipment stand. Because of its compact size, it’s one of Priorclave's most popular laboratory autoclave models for export. Nonetheless, this highly mobile unit accommodates 40 125mL flasks, three 2L flasks, or two racks of test tubes.
All too often small labs shopping for benchtop sterilizers end up being sold low-end tabletop medical sterilizers. Unfortunately, the plumbing and pressure vessels in these “economical” sterilizers just aren’t up to research tasks. They start to break down in the first 24 months, and may be totally unrepairable after just five years.
True research-grade benchtop autoclaves offer all the flexibility, ease-of-use, and reliability that a small lab needs:
- Plug-n-play simplicity with fully featured programmable control systems
- Quality construction, with ASME-stamped 316L stainless steel pressure vessels
- Control systems optimized to make running media prep, liquid, and waste loads fast and convenient
- Steam Source: Electrically generated within the chamber
- Operating Range: Up to 277°F, 32 psi (136°C, 2.2 Bar)
- Working Dimensions: 13.8” (350mm) diameter x 16.5” (420mm) deep
- Chamber Material: Brushed grade 316L stainless steel
- Door Material: Burnished grade 316L stainless steel
Priorclave benchtop autoclaves are built in the UK for years of trouble-free operation, even in the most adverse conditions. Their modular design is completely upgradable to meet your evolving needs. Each unit is designed for safe operation under all conditions, and fitted with the industry-favored Tactrol® 2 Control System. Priorclave autoclaves offer an unparalleled 36-month parts and labor warranty, and a 20-year pressure vessel warranty.
At Priorclave, the safety of your staff and students comes first. Our Quickseal 2 door, with Permission-based Door Release , is fitted with thermal and pressure locks to prevent opening at load temperatures above 80°C (176°F) and pressures above 0.2 Bar (2.9 psi) (as per BS 2646). The door is also fitted with a Redundant Safety Gate, so that any residual pressure can safely escape before the door can move freely (in accordance with the UK Health and Safety Executive’s note PM73). All units come with a Pressure Safety Valve set to 2.5 Bar (36.3 psi) and a 150°C (302°F) thermal cut out (per BS 6759); selected external panels and surfaces are thermally insulated. All front loading models have non-tip shelves.
Priorclave is the only manufacturer offering the same fully featured programmable control system on every model, from the smallest laboratory benchtop sterilizer to the largest industrial pass-through unit. The Tactrol 2 system puts every operating parameter within your control, with no re-training required as you move from one unit to another. Using our Tactrol 2 Control System, operators can limit user access to specific pre-programmed, validated cycles, via fail-safe one-button start or key switch activation. Program modifications are likewise key switch or password protected.
- Tactrol 5 Program Memory
- Tactrol 10 Program Memory
- Tactrol 10 Program Memory Upgrade
- Tactrol Self-Monitoring System
- Setting Lock Keyswitch Facility
- Pulsed Free Steaming
- Load Sensed Process Timing
- Automatic Water Fill System
- Water Softener
- Purified Water Level Sensor
- Stainless Steel Pipework
- Clean Steam Generation
- Air Intake Filter System
- Exhaust Filtration System
- Air Ballast System – External Air Supply
- Priorclave Tactrol Printer
- Load Temperature Indication
- Chamber Pressure Indication
- Armored Wandering Probe
- External USB Port
- Combined Pre-Cycle Vacuum & Vacuum Cooling
- Post-Cycle Vacuum Drying
- Automatic Cycle Repeat
- Stainless Steel Discard Container
- False Floor for Discard Container
- Loading Cassette
- Stainless Steel Loading Basket
- Stainless Steel Waste Container
- Drain Condenser
- 2 Years Spares Kit
- 3 Years Spares Kit
- IQ/OQ Documentation
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