One touch controls enable the user to step through settings of temperature and time in accordance with best practices for specified loads.

The Priorclave QCS 100 laboratory autoclave is ideal for any lab manager or technician looking for a more compact, economically priced 100l capacity autoclave.

The 500mm diameter chamber, believed to be largest currently available for this size of machine, ensures the autoclave design has a smaller overall footprint. This provides laboratories with the opportunity to have installed the QCS10 where other designs are often too large.

The front-loading autoclave achieves its extremely competitive pricing by using a cylindrical chamber that is manufactured by Priorclave to the highest pressure-vessel safety standards.

Another safety benefit is the door opening mechanism; a single-handed operation that only releases when temperatures and pressure are at pre-set safe levels. The door is fitted with a tough silicone seal that, with its extended life ensures an air-tight seal every time for the ultimate in steam sterilisation.

The Priorclave comes equipped with stainless steel shelves and operational functions as standard such as cooling. Precise control of the sterilising process has been made easy using single push-buttons on the Tactrol 2 microprocessor control panel.

One touch controls enable the user to step through settings of temperature and time in accordance with best practices for specified loads.

In addition to guiding laboratory personnel through the simple programming, the intuitive Tactrol 2 microprocessor also keeps a log of the sterilising cycle data such as temperature, pressure and time. Data is held in an archive file that can be downloaded onto a USB flash drive for processing and sharing, as needed.

There is also a secure key-lock switch on the control panel, which governs access to parameter settings. There are three levels of authorisation, which are pre-set (the basic setting), intermediary that allows adjustment of cycle times and temperatures, and master level that allows other performance settings to be activated such as accelerated cooling and media warming.

Benefits of manual key-switch make accessing each different level much simpler and faster.

To help prevent cross contamination in a laboratory, the QCS 100 autoclave incorporates epoxy coated panels and frame members treated with an antimicrobial agent that is effective against bacteria and fungi, including MRSA, E coli, listeria, legionella, campylobacter, salmonella and pseudomonas.

A low loading height and wide door swing allows easy loading of heavy loads from a trolley, advanced programming for simple and complex sterilising tasks, effective use of power and water, as well as superb operator safety standards.

The QCS100 is one of the safest and most efficient autoclaves available and is ideal for laboratory managers in industrial sectors, including food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, agricultural, education, and healthcare.

It is also suitable for researchers that prepare media and sterilise liquids, waste, glassware instruments, and apparati.