Gruenberg Generation II Open Truck Bulk Lab Animal Science Sterilizer

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

Read NYU Article about dry heat sterilization

 

Features and Benefits

  • Green operation with lower total energy consumption
  • Economical cost
  • Flexible installation and customization options
  • Validated sterilization cycles for assured results
  • Energy efficient electrical heating system
  • Easy to use controls
  • PrecisionFlo Full Focused Airflow
  • HEPA Filters
  • Data acquisition capabilities
  • Panelized design
  • Sequential door lock system
  • Interior chamber door lock override system

Hold the Steam

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

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Life Science Research sterilization has recently seen a demand for greener technologies that require less maintenance. This puts the pressure on equipment engineers to develop innovative ways to approach sterilization. While traditional steam autoclaves use water; dry heat sterilization provides an alternative to steam that uses no water, less energy, and requires less maintenance.

Compared with steam; dry heat is a greener technology that eliminates water usage, provides more flexibility for installation locations, and costs less to own and operate.

Modern dry heat sterilization systems using focused forced air convection technology are consistently decreasing the cycle time. Depending on the load configuration and cool down requirements, the typical cycle lasts less than 3 hours.

The initial cost of available dry heat systems is about 60% of equivalent sized steam autoclaves. A dry heat sterilizer is two to three times lighter than an equivalent steam system. Because the dry heat sterilizer can be rigged in place as modules, there are considerably less rigging challenges and costs. The dry heat sterilizer does not need to be pit mounted.

Gruenberg Generation II Open Truck Bulk Lab Animal Science SterilizerOur SteriDry™ engineers are always here to help
you design and implement our standard or custom
sterilizers to meet your project’s specific needs, no
matter how demanding.

Gruenberg Generation II Open Truck Bulk Lab Animal Science SterilizerSterilizer Design Possibilities:
  • Proof of concept and proof of process
  • Development of test platforms and prototype units
  • Optimizing production processes
  • Pharmaceutical process research and testing
  • Custom process controls to solve manufacturing challenge

 

 

Controller

  • Yokogawa UT150L High Limit Controller Overtemperature Protection

    Yokogawa UT150L High Limit Controller Overtemperature Protection

    • 1/16 DIN high limit controller
    • Type J thermocouple
    • LCD display
    • Shuts down heat-control system and blower when high-heat limit is detected and activates alarm

Options

  • Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC

    Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC

    • 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

Specifications

 

 Superior Results. Superior Controller.

Gruenberg Generation II Open Truck Bulk Lab Animal Science SterilizerUSER EXAMPLE:

Advantages of Dry Heat vs. Steam

  Dry Heat Sterilizer New Steam Autoclave
Volume (CU FT) 139 139
Footprint (SQ FT) 34.3 Sterilizer 48.5
Pit 91.2
Utilities Electric Power Steam, cold water, drain,
pit, electric, compressed air
Water Usage (GAL) 0 700
Cost Per Cycle (Calculated) Half of Autoclave ****

 Measured Energy Consumption–Dry Heat

  300 ° F Soak: 60 Minutes SteriDry™
Stage Time (min) Power (kW) Energy (kWH) Cost ($)
Ramp Up 20 61 20.3 $2.64
Soak 60 12 11.7 $1.53
Cool 100 4 5.4 $0.83
Total 180
37.4 $4.99
  • Multifunction programmable controller
  • Color touchscreen
  • Real-time data with recipe setup and storage
  • SCADA compliant