60L Top Loading Steam Autoclave

Most portable model of any configuration autoclave

SKU: 60L Top Loading Steam Autoclave


60L Top Loading Steam Autoclave

The Priorclave Vertical 60L is the most portable model of configuration. It relies on plug-and-play in-chamber steam generation. Roll it into the lab, plug it in, and you’re ready to go. The Vertical 60L is very popular for small labs, in-factory quality control departments, light industrial use, temporary facilities, and school settings. The Vertical 60L also makes a great secondary unit for labs that already rely on a front-loading autoclave, but need to process some taller items or extra waste loads.

Top-loading steam autoclaves are the standard for lab work throughout Europe, and are widely used worldwide. They’re among the most space-efficient models available. Top-loading sterilizers are preferred for life-science research because they easily accommodate the tallest flasks, fermentors, and bioreactors—and do so at one-third the price of comparable front-loading autoclaves. They’re also excellent for waste processing: Loading is as easy as tossing a trash bag into your garbage can.

All Priorclave top-loading steam autoclaves are bench-height (regardless of capacity) and mounted on casters, making them ideal for flexible spaces, regularly reconfigured facilities, or for sharing among several neighboring labs.

Steam Source: Electrically generated in-chamber
Operating Range:Up to 277°F, 32 psi (136°C, 2.2 Bar)
Working Dimensions:13.8” (350mm) diameter x 24.4” (620mm) deep
Chamber Material:Brushed grade 316L stainless steel
Door Material:Burnished grade 316L stainless steel


Priorclave top-loading autoclaves are manufactured in the UK and are designed 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 steam autoclaves offer a 36-month limited parts and labor warranty, 20-year pressure vessel warranty, and unlimited technical support.


With Priorclave, the safety of your staff and students comes first. Our Quickseal 2 door steam autoclave, 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.

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.

All Priorclave steam autoclaves comply with current US, Canada, UK, and EU safety regulations. They are manufactured under an ISO 9001:2008 quality management system in our UKAS-accredited facility. Our autoclaves and control systems are ETL listed and EMC certified, and feature ASME-stamped pressure vessels. These pressure vessels are manufactured entirely in-house, and tested to 1.5 times their maximum working pressure. They have full insurance approval for pressure vessel design and construction as well as CE Marked under the Pressure Equipment Directive PD5500:2000 Cat 3, Certificate Number SS42059010-2 Rev 1. They also conform to the general requirements of BS 2646 and are CE Marked for BS EN61010-2-41, Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Compact 60 Transportable Steam Autoclave Standard Features:

  • Quickseal 2 Single Action Lid Closure System
  • Permission-based Lid Release
  • Thermostatic Air Purge Valve
  • Low Water Cut Out (on models with in-chamber steam generation)
  • Electrically Operated Vent Valve
  • Fully Programmable Tactrol® 2 Control System
  • Automatic Timed Freesteaming
  • Assisted Load Cooling
  • Media Warming and Delayed Start
  • Chamber Pressure Gauge
  • Thermocouple Entry and Test Ports
  • 316L Stainless Steel Chamber and Door
  • Two Stainless Steel Loading Baskets
  • Caster mounted for ease of positioning and service
  • Biomaster Antimicrobial Surfaces
  • Reliable water and energy savings


  • Tactrol 5 Program Memory
  • Tactrol 10 Program Memory
  • Upgrade Tactrol 5 to Tactrol 10 Program Memory
  • Tactrol Self-Monitoring System
  • Tactrol Plain-Paper Printer
  • Setting Lock Key Switch (standard with any Tactrol memory unit)
  • Pulsed Free Steaming
  • Load Sensed Process Timing
  • Automatic Water Fill System (models with in-chamber steam generation only)
  • Water Softener
  • Purified Water Level Sensor (models with in-chamber steam generation only)
  • Stainless Steel Pipework
  • Clean Steam Generation
  • Air Intake Filter System
  • Exhaust Filtration System
  • Air Ballast System for Accelerated Liquid Cooling (with or without external air supply)
  • Load Temperature Monitor
  • Chamber Pressure Monitor
  • Armored Wandering Probe
  • External USB Port (included in North American models)
  • Combined Pre-Cycle Vacuum & Vacuum Cooling
  • Post-Cycle Vacuum Drying
  • Automatic Cycle Repeat
  • Stainless Steel Loading Basket
  • Stainless Steel Waste Container
  • Loading Hoist
  • Drain Condenser
  • Two-Year Spares Kit
  • Three-Year Spares Kit
  • IQ/OQ/PQ Documentation

Technical data

Working Volume60 liters
Operating RangeUp to 136°C, 2.2 Bar (277°F, 32 psi)
Loading FormatTop Loading
Heat Input3kW Single Phase
Working Dimensions diameter x depth350mm x 620mm 13.8” x 24.4”
Outside Dimensions w x d x h18.6” x 24.4” x 35.4” (472mm x 620mm x 900mm)
Floor Weight (unloaded)198.4lbs (90Kg)
Minimum Installation w x d x h (and Door Swing)30.6″ x 36.4″ x 59.9″ (777mm x 925mm x1522mm) including door swing

Ordering info

60L Top Loading Steam Autoclave

Download Center

60L Top Loading Autoclave.pdf

View Video

Laboratory Autoclave Video Looks at the Priorclave Brand
I. S am p l e p r e p a r a t i o n II. A g ar p r e p a r a t i o n a n d p o u r i n g A g ar/ M e d i a S t e r i li z a t i o n/ P r e p a r a t i o n XY (Z) T u b e & B o tt l e F i l l e r A g ar/ M e d i a F i ll i n g/ P o u r i n g A g ar P l a t e s S am p l e H o m o g e niz i n g S am p l e D i lu t i o n Y o ur S am p l e III. S p i r a l p l a t i n g C o l o n y C o un t i n g I V . A u t o m a t e d c o l o n y c o un t i n g R e s u l t s S am p l e I n o c u l a t i o n