Important information

As a key supplier to the NHS, PHE and other critical life science sectors during the Covid-19 crisis, LTE is committed to ensuring the uninterrupted supply of its sterilization, decontamination, as well as laboratory thermal equipment including incubators, ovens and drying and solution/blanket warming cabinets.

Our UK production site remains fully operational and can offer some products from stock or on shortened lead times. Our Service Centre is continuing to operate a UK-wide team of engineers to carry out a full range of maintenance, service and testing to UKAS and HTM guidelines on both LTE and non-LTE brands of laboratory autoclaves, porous load sterilizers and washer-disinfectors.

Touchclave-R Cylindrical Chamber Autoclaves

Ideal for many general laboratory sterlization applications, the Touchclave-R cylindrical range has been designed with flexibility and reliability in mind.

It is ideal for installation in laboratories which do not have access to a drain or water supply.

Equipped with features not normally seen on this type of sterilizer, Touchclave-R provides unrivalled performance and versatility.

The Touchclave-R uses submerged heaters within the chamber to generate steam and in-chamber sensor prevent the cycle from starting or continuing if there’s insufficient water in the chamber. Water levels can be topped up manually or automatically.

Our Touchclave-R offers custom safety features including a safety microswitch fitted to the door which only allows the sterilizer cycle to star if the door is properly closed and locked. Additional safety features ensure the door cannot be opened until the chamber has reached atmospheric pressure and temperature.

Popular Options:

  • Printer
  • Cat.3 effluent retention
  • Pre/post vacuum
  • Condensate unit
  • Media keep warm
  • Boosted heating

Capacities: 40, 60, 120 and 160-litres
Section: Cylindrical
Loading: Front and top
Heating Source: In-chamber elements. Option for integral steam generator or direct steam


Key Features

  • 316L stainless steel pressure vessel
  • Simple ‘push-n-seal’ door with pneumatic seal and locking.
  • Built-in air ballast system for faster and safer processing of liquid loads
  • 8-program Touchscreen control system
  • Powerful fan cooling
  • Load-sensed process timer

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