An autoclave is a pressure chamber used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C for around 15–20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents.
A top-open lid, which can be operated easily with a single hand or foot, is provided with the SX autoclaves. To open the lid, the lid lock is released by stepping on the foot pedal locates at the bottom while pressing the lid down. The lid can be opened with minimal effort owing to mechanical assistance. In addition, the lid can be closed easily just by pressing it down.
The main body is very compact owing to the design which provides thorough installation space saving. In addition, installation space at the side of the main body which is required for models employing a slide-open lid, which is not necessary at SX autoclaves top-open lid. Even when several SX autoclaves are installed side-by-side, the necessary installation space is minimized.
The LED display shows working status for easy monitoring. The process being performed is indicated by an LED indication lamp blinking in red. The illuminated display on the operating panel shown in the picture is different from the actual display at the time of operation.