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Neutec Group is proud to offer a broad selection of quality brand steam autoclaves. The steam autoclave is central to operations in modern manufacturing and research. Most labs use their autoclave at least daily, and many complain of persistent problems with reliability, maintenance costs, and water/energy consumption. Selecting the right laboratory autoclave for your specific application and facility, saves you money today and significantly reduces future frustrations.

Being a North American distributor for leading steam autoclave companies such as Priorclave, Tuttnauer and Raypa, we are eager to guide users to the steam autoclave that will meet the specific challenges posed by their daily tasks, facilities, and environments. We stand by every autoclave we sell with local technical support.

The Right Autoclave for Your Facility

If you’re replacing an existing sterilizer, then this is the ideal moment to ask yourself how well that old autoclave was meeting your needs. Just because you had a 100L sterilizer before doesn’t mean you need to replace it with a new 100L sterilizer. If you relied on a bolt-on steam generator or a house steam autoclave as your previous unit, that doesn’t mean doing so again is the best choice for you. Your needs may have changed.

If your laboratory requires a free standing steam autoclave. The Priorclave and Tuttnauer brands can easily be modified to meet your specific needs as it offers many optional features and use-specific accessories. Combined with their fully programmable Tactrol Control System, their “off the rack” models will suit most facilities as a steam autoclave in a microbiology lab. Each free standing autoclave is hand-built and so it may just be the most cost-effective to opt for complete customization.

On the other hand if what your laboratory needs is a benchtop sterilizer, the Tuttnauer brand may be exactly what you are looking for. Usually available and can be delivered with a short time frame.

We’ve helped manufacturers, life sciences researchers, government agencies, educational institutions, and those in the food and beverage industries outfit their facilities with reliable, full-featured steam sterilizers. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation, to discuss your facility and typical workloads.

Three Classes of Autoclaves

Research-grade autoclaves are generally broken into three broad categories: 1. Compact 40 or 60 liter benchtop and tabletop autoclaves ideal for smaller labs, flexible and shared spaces, etc. 2. 60 to 150 liter vertical top-loading autoclaves perfect for tall flasks, fermenters, and bioreactors, as well as waste processing. 3. Larger 100 to 320 liter horizontal front-loading sterilizers, which can be configured in many ways, including pass-thru units for clean-room environments. All units sold in North America are outfitted with the flexible, full-featured Tactrol Control System. This system weds ease-of-use (one-touch start for any cycle) with precision customizable control. With Tactrol, the user can quickly adjust standard settings (process temperature, dwell time, additional free steaming and drying stages, etc.), and also directly control temperature set-points and ramps, monitoring, logging, vacuum pumps, cooling assists, heating elements, cycle repeats, and more. Advanced operators can be given full access, while trainees can be given limited access, or locked into a single validated cycle. Small labs don’t need to forgo functionality in order to save space, larger labs can run highly specialized cycles, and techs experienced with a smaller “training” unit can seamlessly shift to a larger production sterilizer without retraining.

The Cylindrical Advantage

Many autoclave manufacturers favor rectangular autoclave pressure vessels. These are ideal for sterilizers in medical facilities—which are constantly sterilizing multiple trays of rectangular trays loaded with clean surgical supplies—but are a poor fit for the vast majority of non-medical users. In order to maintain their integrity, rectangular pressure chambers have thick, reinforced walls—which make the chamber harder to heat and cool and inhibit steam circulation. To compensate for this, medical autoclave manufacturers make a series of design sacrifices throughout the device. The resulting sterilizer has a far higher part-count than a comparable cylindrical-chambered research-grade autoclave, a much more demanding maintenance schedule, and a greater susceptibility to unscheduled downtime. Conventional rectangular autoclaves also struggle with extremely high electricity bills and water usage. This is why Priorclave relies on efficient cylindrical pressure vessels. Autoclaves built around a cylindrical vessel consume less than half as much electricity and at least 87% less water than similar-sized rectangular-vessel models. There are a variety of reasons to choose Priorclave.

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