Priorclave Compact 40 Vacuum Benchtop


Compact 40 Vacuum Benchtop

The Priorclave C40 range of compact, front loading autoclaves are designed specifically for benchtop steam sterilising applications, a small footprint enabling even the smallest laboratory to own a highly efficient, feature-packed Priorclave.   
Out of the box the Priorclave C40 autoclave is ready to use, requiring only plugging into a 240V, single-phase supply. Models in this versatile C40 range can be supplied for either manual or auto-water fill as well as a choice of standard or highly efficient vacuum operation, adding further to its appeal for laboratories where space is limited, infrequent sterilisations take places or a more demanding medium requires faster processing.   
As with all Priorclaves the C40 benchtop range of autoclave is built in the UK enabling easy upgrade during their working life as customer requirements change.
Compact 40 Vacuum Benchtop
Orientation Benchtop
Chamber Volume 40 L
Internal Diameter 350 mm
Weight 92 kg


  • Quickseal single-action door fitted with thermal and pressure locks to prevent opening at load temperature above 80oC and pressures above 0.2 bar.    
  • Tactrol 2 microprocessor control with simple and fully variable setting of process time, temperature with graphic indication of cycle status.    
  • Automatic timed free-steaming.    
  • Forced Air Cooling.    
  • Pre-cycle vacuum in which multiple Vacuum stages are programmed with interspersed heating to achieve steam penetration.    
  • Pulsed freesteaming to maximise efficiency of Pre-cycle vacuum phase.    
  • Media Warming and Delayed Start functions keep autoclaved media at a usable temperature ready for immediate use.    
  • Vacuum Assisted Cooling.    
  • Low water level sensor.    
  • Two loading shelves.    
  • Epoxy coated panels and frame members are treated with an anti-bacterial agent which is effective against all bacteria and fungi including MRSA.    
  • Pressure vessel carries a 10 year warranty and is insurance approved.
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