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Vertical autoclaves for laboratories and industry

An autoclave sterilizes instruments and materials using high-pressure steam at increased temperatures. These devices vary in their design based on the method of opening, placement, size, and the kinds of items they can sterilize. A key classification for autoclaves is into horizontal or vertical types, which is determined by their opening method, their placement relative to the ground, and the manner in which items are introduced for sterilization. This article will focus specifically on vertical autoclaves.

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Features of vertical autoclaves

In a vertical autoclave, the entry point to the sterilization chamber, where objects are sterilized, is situated at the top of the device. As standard these autoclaves feature an access door or lid at the top. This lid is typically operated by a wheel mechanism, where rotating the wheel to the left or right will respectively close or open the lid.

Our product lineup features TLV models equipped with automatic opening and closing mechanisms, enhancing both convenience and safety for users.

Vertical autoclaves are notable for their ergonomic and space-efficient design, making them perfectly suited for laboratories looking to optimize their space. Some models also come with casters, enhancing their portability and simplifying the process of moving them as required. Their adaptable and generous capacity, which is more efficient than their horizontal counterparts, along with straightforward controls, make them a superior option for the sterilization of instruments, textiles, or lab waste, applicable in both research environments and commercial contexts.

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Vertical autoclaves are less prevalent among smaller models, partly due to their specific opening and closing mechanisms. They are also not typically found in larger, industrial-capacity models. As a result, vertical autoclaves are commonly designed with dimensions that allow them to be placed on the floor within a room of standard height, featuring a chamber volume ranging from 30 to 200 liters. While less common, some vertical autoclaves are compact enough to be used on desktops, though these instances are more rare.

Vertical autoclaves of certified quality

When selecting a vertical autoclave, it is essential to consider aspects such as loading capacity, loading height, temperature and pressure control accuracy, as well as built-in safety features. Equally important is selecting a unit from a manufacturer that specializes in autoclave production, as this offers greater assurance in the equipment’s safety and durability. Additionally, it’s vital to ensure the autoclave is backed by recognized quality certifications, which not only guarantees reliable operation but also adherence to legal standards, best laboratory practices, internal quality policies, and safe usage.

RAYPA stands out as an expert in producing laboratory autoclaves, with over 45 years of experience in designing and manufacturing all our autoclaves exclusively within our Barcelona-based facilities. We adhere strictly to the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), guaranteeing unparalleled production quality and excellence.

On the one hand, we have the Top Line range whose model Series are the TLV-S, TLV-PD and TLV-FA Series. These are state-of-the-art autoclaves, with cutting-edge sterilization technology, the most advanced connectivity on the market and process optimization technology to shorten the duration of each sterilization cycle. All of them are equipped with an automatic door opening system. Designed for research laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry, these autoclaves comply with FDA, GMP and GLP regulations.

Conversely, the Classic Line range features a variety of autoclaves that stand out for their versatility and cost-effectiveness, making them ideal for general laboratory use. This range includes the AES, AE-DRY, AE-B and AVS-N Series. Thanks to their robust construction, good value for money, adaptability for various applications, and an extensive selection of accessories—such as the option to install an integrated lifting crane for easier management of heavy loads—these autoclaves represent an outstanding option for general laboratory users.

Autoclave vertical de calidad certificada RAYPA

At RAYPA, we provide comprehensive solutions tailored to meet our customers’ sterilization requirements. With our wide selection of autoclaves and the expert advice of our team, we assist you in finding the equipment that best suits your requirements.

For more detailed and customized guidance on choosing the ideal autoclave for your laboratory, do not hesitate to contact our experts. Working together, we can identify and provide a solution that ensures both efficiency and safety in all your sterilization operations.


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With half a century of experience, we have a lengthy list of satisfied customers around the world. Currently, we export 85% of our annual turnover and have a stable network of distributors in over 100 countries.

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We offer an extensive portfolio of laboratory autoclaves to cover multiple applications and market segments. Discover the combination of autoclave model and accessories that best fits your needs within our 11 series and 35 available models.

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Our team of highly qualified technicians and engineers are experts in our products. If you experience a technical issue, it will be our priority to rectify it. When you purchase a RAYPA unit, you’re guaranteed top-level support and technical assistance.

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Our products feature advanced technology, ongoing innovation, superior construction quality, and are designed for a long service life. Our technical and engineering staff work tirelessly every day to optimize our products and exceed our customers’ expectations.

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RAYPA is a global leader in manufacturing laboratory autoclaves. Each of our autoclaves is designed and built entirely at our facilities in Barcelona, ensuring the highest levels of production excellence.

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Our team of specialists assesses each project and provides guidance to clients on the option that best suits their requirements. After the sale, we offer training on the use and recommended maintenance of each unit to ensure its optimal operation and extend its lifespan.

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