An autoclave is a thick-walled metal container with a tight seal that allows working with high-pressure, high-temperature water vapor, used to sterilize medical or laboratory equipment. This computer is capable of inactivating most viruses and bacteria.  The autoclave was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879.

Autoclaves are equipment used mainly in sterilization applications and in the chemical industry, and today thanks to its effectiveness and low cost, it remains one of the most used methods of sterilization, because it produces greater volume of sterile material, destroys in a shorter time the infectious matter present and does not damage the material to be sterilized (provided that the latter is suitable for autoclavado).

Types of Autoclaves a lab may need

Horizontal autoclave

Las autoclaves horizontales se utilizan principalmente para procesar equipos y materiales potencialmente contaminados en el laboratorio, esto incluye componentes electrónicos, materiales de investigación, equipos y fibras sintéticas.

La autoclave horizontal también está diseñada para procesar materiales no contaminados, lo que la convierte en un dispositivo ideal para la fabricación de productos, la prevención de la contaminación, la formación adicional y la realización de procedimientos especializados. 

El uso más común de las autoclaves es el proceso de muestras biológicas 

Muchos laboratorios hacen uso de las autoclaves horizontales para procesar muestras biológicas, estas son muestras de tejido, sangre y otros materiales orgánicos, que necesitan ser desinfectados. 

Vertical autoclave

Los autoclaves verticales: están especialmente diseñados para la esterilización de líquidos y alimentos en laboratorios, fábricas farmacéuticas y alimentarias. Estos autoclaves hacen que el proceso sea más fácil, seguro, preciso, reproducible y más fácil de validar. El diseño compacto y ahorrador de espacio los hace ideales para laboratorios con poco pequeños, donde el espacio es muy reducido y la mayor altura de la cámara (hasta un 50% más de capacidad) significa que pueden manejar la mayoría de las botellas de medios estándar.

Mantenimiento de un autoclave

Un autoclave requiere un mantenimiento regular por nuestra seguridad y para que exista una funcionalidad adecuada en el equipo. Sin embargo, si hay algún problema con el funcionamiento de su autoclave, también debes asegurarte de contar con un soporte técnico confiable y de calidad.


In Kalstein you can find the ideal autoclaves for your laboratory

There are countless models, so it is normal that you do not know which autoclave to buy to meet your needs. At Kalstein, we evaluate you to find what you're looking for.

Class N Benchtop Autoclave YR03395 // YR03400

It is a “Class N” semi-automatic autoclave that works without a steam generator. It has a pressure safety lock that can prevent ...


Digital Display Portable Steam Autoclave YR05701 // YR05703

High pressure faucet drainage water,Easy operate, safe and reliable,Automatic cut off the power if the water is not enough...


Digital Display Horizontal Cylindrical Steam Autoclave YR05640 // YR05642

The machine adopts cylindrical horizontal double-layer design structure, with an internal...


Pressure Steam Autoclave With Drying YR05655 // YR05660

It is widely used in CSSD, lab, scientific research institution, pharmaceutical, food industry and is suitablefor items which...


Our best-selling autoclave

  • With 4 pre-set programs (Instrument, Textile, Rubber, Liquid), user-defined program, test programs (Bowie &Dick test, Vacuum leakage test)
  • The door gasket is made of high-quality silicone, high temperature resistant, durable and not deformed.
  • Equipped with water level cutoff sensor and water level indicator. If water shortage, the machine will stop running.
  • Equipped with the PT/TT testing connector, easy to run the testing.
  • Built-in high quality vacuum pump, to ensure effective removal of the air so as to get the optimum saturate steam, ensure the nice sterilization.
  • Equipped with 0.22 µm bacteria filter, ensure the sterile air enter the inner vacuum environment, avoid the second contamination.
  • Hand wheel type of quick-open door structure, self-inflating type seal.
  • Adopted Independent steam generator, with high heating efficiency.
  • Steam-water inner circulation system: No steam discharge and the environment for sterilizing will be clean and dry.
  • Automatically shut off with beep reminding after sterilization.

Guides to becoming an autoclave expert

Autoclaves are essential products in a laboratory and / or hospital, we put at your disposal guides and recommendations for better use, so you can work as an expert.

What is an autoclave and what is it for - KALSTEIN?

An autoclave is a thick-walled metal container with a tight seal that allows working with high-pressure, high-temperature water..

What is a steam generator in an autoclave?

A steam generator is equipment that provides pure steam for sterilization carried out in autoclaves. Pure steam is obtained...

Safety and Contingency Plans for Autoclaves 

The development of biological laboratory autoclave safety and contingency management plans is an essential tool to ensure...

Effectiveness of Autoclaves to Prevent Contamination in the Biological Laboratory

In biology, autoclaves are critical to prevent contamination. These devices provide a safe and efficient way to process waste and other hazardous biological materials. At the same time, they have the ability to protect laboratory personnel from dangerous biological...

Videos of an Autoclave

In this section you will find our Autoclaves in operation, packed, being serviced, etc.

Autoclave in Operation

  • Automatically controlled bymicroprocessor, LCD display of working status, touch type key.
  • Dynamically showed the temperature, pressure, time, vacuum rate, drying, alarm, water level, and the full cycle.
  • Fully automatically route for adding water, pulse vacuum, heating, sterilizing, draining, exhausting, vacuum drying.
  • Unique pulse vacuum drying procedure is designed, and the residue moisture of instrument less than 0.2% .
  • The vacuum rate can reach -0.081Mpa, it fits various instruments, including packed, unpacked, dressings, solid, A, B type hollow whether multi-apertures or inset pipes.

Frequently asked questions about Autoclaves

To know the price of the autoclaves we invite you to send us an email with your request through the contact form.

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