Priorclave has developed the new H60, a 60l capacity bench-top autoclave to satisfy specific requirements for a customer seeking a larger front-loading steriliser.

As a dedicated design and manufacturing centre for autoclaves, Priorclave has created one of the largest ranges of standard steam sterilisers, from compact bench-top front loading to free-standing top-loading and high capacity front-loading autoclaves as well as thru’ wall double entry machines. It is unlikely that customers cannot find a model to meet their needs, however for one customer this was not enough.

The design concept and functionality of Priorclave’s standard bench-top 40l capacity model appealed but with a requirement for a 50% increase in chamber capacity. This resulted in the design and manufacture of the H60 autoclave, a steriliser with a 60l horizontal chamber.

The H60, the latest compact model, has an internal chamber diameter of 350mm and a working depth of 625mm and is designed to operate up to 138°C, 2.4bar. It is available with a choice of either a single or double heating elements, giving cycle times of 90 or 75 minutes respectively. It also features the TACTROL 2 microprocessor control system with staged illumination giving digital readouts of cycle status as well as easy setting of temperature and time.

As part of the Compact range the H60 is classed as one of Prioclave’s ‘bench-top’ models but realising that the increased external depth of 865mm may restrict placement on a laboratory bench the company is able to supply a special stand to facilitate mounting adjacent to a working surface.