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 dry heat sterilizers are designed and built for lab animal science applications.

Dry Heat Sterilization Benefits Presentation


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  • 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

Benefits of Dry Heat Sterilization

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.

Gruenberg SteriDry™ 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 warrants that from the date it ships or, if applicable, finishes installing a product and/or providing start-up and/or training services, the product Gruenberg manufactured shall conform to written specifications that Gruenberg approved, and the product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for twelve (12) months. Gruenberg further warrants that any service it performs shall conform to written specifications that Gruenberg approved and be free from defects in workmanship for twelve (12) months. If a purchaser purchases a TPS turn-key or supervised installation, these limited warranties shall each be extended by twelve (12) months, subject to the exclusions below. If, within that time period, the original purchaser notifies Gruenberg in writing of an alleged non-conformity, and Gruenberg determines, to its reasonable satisfaction, that a product or service is, in fact, non-conforming, then Gruenberg shall, at its option and expense, repair or replace the non-conforming product or correct the non-conforming service, either at the original purchaser’s or Gruenberg’s factory.Click herefor additional warranty details.


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    • 6 Digital outputs
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    • 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
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    • 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