Autoclaves are utilized in a variety of industries. As you will notice
below, even though the use of autoclaves in different industries are described uniquely,
the principles are similar in many ways.
Composite manufacturing requires a pressure curing environment
with tight temperature control and monitoring. Often vacuum and part
thermocouple points are required. Higher temperatures and pressures
are typically associated with composite manufacturing.
Elastomer and Rubber manufacturing use both dry heat and steam
curing autoclaves. Controls enable manufacturers to automate rubber
curing time and monitor temperature and pressure rise during the cook
- Medical Waste
Medical Waste processing requires a sterilization process
achieved in a sterilizer under high pressure steam. Both carbon and
stainless steel construction is used where applicable. Controls,
material handling equipment, and vacuum drying is commonplace in this
Medical laboratory sterilizers range in a variety of sizes and
configurations. Some operate on a self contained steam generated
system while others require plant supplied steam. The purpose of small
laboratory sterilizers is to provide a method for easily sterilizing
equipment, utensils, or material that is contaminated. Larger
sterilizer systems may be used for sterilizing large volumes of
contaminated material or liquid. Sterilizers may be automated or
manual operated and typically built in stainless steel. Larger waste
water systems from BSL-3 & 4 laboratories also utilize direct and
indirect steam sterilization.
- Glass Manufacturing
Manufacturers of glass products usually require low temperature
and high pressure to achieve good lamination properties in their
product. Vacuum bag capability and monitoring is essential and careful
product cooling after heating completes is required.
Research and Development continues to
be an exciting area associated with autoclaves. Every year we are approached
with new processes and applications for autoclaves. We continue to offer
customized design and manufacturing to help our valued customers achieve
concepts realized on paper.