Power door autoclaves suit small labs with big requirements

27-Aug-2013

Priorclave offers four standard chamber sizes and push button controls

The RSV Power Door range is currently avaiable in four standard sizes

The RSV Power Door range is currently avaiable in four standard sizes

For laboratories that need to sterilise large bulky items or require high throughput, one solution would be a high capacity rectangular chamber autoclave, but where space is limited conventional chamber door swing can be a problem.

To solve the problem, Priorclave has introduced the RSV autoclaves. These have a rectangular chamber design – known as RSV PowerDoors – where the chamber door lowers and rises within the body of the actual machine, eliminating the laboratory space normally required to allow for door swing.

The RSV Power Door range is currently available in four standard chamber sizes, a Mid-Capacity range produced in two chamber sizes of 230 and 350 litres, and two higher capacity autoclave models with 450 and 700 litre chambers.

Push-button controls provide hands-free opening and closing of the vertical sliding pressure door. Although easy access to the chamber is gained using the push-button controls, inherent safety features prevent the door from opening during sterilising cycles and at high temperatures and pressures.

A design advantage of the Priorclave Power Door autoclaves is a fixed gasket onto which the door closes. When raised in line with the chamber opening, the door automatically moves forward directly onto the seal to create an air-tight lock. This closure action prevents undue wear on the fixed seal and improves long-term operational performance.

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The RSV Power Door autoclaves are an integral part of a range of standard steam sterilisers designed and manufactured by Priorclave in sizes from 40 to 700 litres with models including benchtop autoclaves, front and top loading floor standing autoclaves, vacuum autoclave models and double-door models. The company is also able to produce autoclaves designed and built to meet a particular requirement.

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