Gruenberg Dry Heat Cabinet Style Lab Animal Science Sterilizer

The Gruenberg SteriDry™ Dry Heat Lab Animal Science Sterilizer provides the animal care market with equipment to sterilize animal habitat cages through the process of dry-heat sterilization. These sterilizers are designed and built for lab animal science applications.

Dry Heat Sterilization Benefits Presentation


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Sterilize with dry heat


  • Maximum temperature of 340°F
  • Heavy-duty, fully welded structural steel frame
  • Exterior constructed of 18-gauge Type 304 L stainless steel with a #4 polish to withstand frequent wash downs
  • Direct drive circulation system
  • All interior surfaces are 100 percent continuously welded
  • 304L stainless steel for quick and easy wash downs

CHIL Construction
  • Separated, insulated inner and outer surfaces
  • Pliable, final seal silicone rubber gaskets on oven up to 650°F
  • Less energy to maintain temperature
  • Air-conditioning equipment doesn’t work as hard
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Built around welded, structural steel frame
  • One-piece unitized construction costs less to install
  • Pre-tested, ready for operation
  • Motor and blowers to circulate air for uniform atmosphere
  • V.F.D. motor for circulation adjustment (CFM)
  • Heater elements are Inconel sheathed

Cabinet style sterilizer for animal science labs


Gruenberg’s dry heat sterilizers offer several benefits when compared to the typical steam sterilizer used in animal lab applications:

  • Green operation with lower total energy consumption
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Flexible installation options
  • Quiet operation for use around sound sensitive animals
  • Flexible design allows customization to suit every application
  • Validated sterilization cycles

Value-priced with the precision of our full size units.

  • With smaller load requirements in mind, capacity up to 72 standard and nested mouse cages
  • Shorter cycle times
  • Single door or pass through
  • Shelf loaded or roll-in-rack
  • Low operative costs
  • Single utilities requirements (3 phase electrical power supplies)
  • Versatility
  • HEPA Filtration

Dry heat sterilization systems use focused forced air convection technology for reduced energy consumption.

Steri-Dry systems use a unique focused forced air convection airflow design that has been developed to minimize the cycle time while maximizing the product throughput capability.


Gruenberg has defined, developed and refined our techniques based on our many years of experience over a wide range of equipment used throughout the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries. While our processes always include the customer’s specifications and guidelines in their entirety, we also add many value added steps, which include checks and preventive maintenance measures to improve the overall quality and reliability of our equipment. We utilize components from well-known and reputable vendors. All of these factors gives us great pride in offering the best equipment in the business. As a result, we are very happy to announce our new 1-year parts and labor as standard on Gruenberg brand equipment installed within the contiguous 48 states (1 year parts otherwise), commencing on the date of shipment.

We are also very excited to inform you Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) will extend the warranty by an additional year (up to a total of 2 Year Parts and 2 Year Labor Warranty). If Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) performs an installation (turnkey or supervised), or start-up and training service, the warranty period will commence on the date the service is completed.

If on-site warranty work is required for shipments outside the continental US, it will be billed on a time and material basis, plus expenses for travel, lodging, and meals. Outside of the contiguous 48 States, the warranty is limited to a 1 year parts only, unless there is a purchase of a TPS turn-key or supervised installation which will extend the warranty by an additional year (to a 2 Year Parts only).


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    • LCD display
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    • 10 Digital inputs
    • 6 Digital outputs
    • 2 Analog inputs
    • Ability to add digital, analog, RTD, and thermocouple modules to customize the controller for your application.
    • Supports expansion I/O -- up to four 1762 I/O modules
    • High speed I/O: 20 kHz HSC, 20 kHz 
    • PTO/PWM output
    • 4KB user-program memory
    • 4KB-word, user-data memory
    • Up to 128KB for data logging and 64KB for recipes
    • Built-in 10/100 Mbps EtherNet / IP Port
  • HEPA Filtration

    • Intake filter prevents contaminates from entering the oven during operation
    • Exhaust filter prevents contaminates given off to enter into the exhaust airstream


Gruenberg Dry Heat Cabinet Style Lab Animal Science Sterilizer Specifications

Model Designation Interior
(Cu. Ft.)
W" x D" x H"
W" x D" x H"
VCS35VU15.8(PT)SS 16 35 x 26 x 30 61.6 x 39.9 x 78.6
VTS35VU15.8(PT)SS 16 35 x 26 x 30 61.6 x 39.9 x 78.6