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Small & Medium Capacity Autoclaves for Life science

We provide a comprehensive range of small and medium capacity Steelco autoclaves to suit any sized animal laboratory with sterilising clean aquatic tanks, cages and animal feed bottles.

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Small & Medium Capacity Autoclaves for Life Sciences

We can provide outstanding solutions to all facilities, including our extensive range of small & medium capacity autoclaves for the Life Science industry.

Sychem, winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022, offers an extensive portfolio of decontamination equipment, consumables, servicing options and more!

In an exclusive UK partnership with Steelco, we provide a comprehensive range of small & medium capacity autoclaves for Life Science applications including research laboratories, bio-containment and animal care facilities. The VS L ranges offer eco water-saving options, single and double door pass through, manually hinged or automatic sliding door and technical service access either on the left or right loading side. VS L – Small capacity range offers a selection of small Life Science steam sterilisers with a chamber volume from 110 to 675 litres while the VS L – Medium capacity range offers a selection of medium laboratory steam sterilisers with a chamber volume from 600 to 920 litres.

Steelco S.p.A and Sychem have worked in partnership since 2008 to offer an extensive range of equipment, find out more about our partner Steelco and our complete equipment portfolio. Steelco’s equipment is the ideal solution for the sterilisation of glassware and other items used in Research facilities or other Life Science applications. Our systems offer versatility intuitive functionality high performance and reliability, and with an extensive range on offer, there are models available for any size facility (including small & medium capacity autoclaves).

Our experienced and knowledgeable project management and design team can help you plan your new or refurbished department, and our process engineering team can develop cycles specifically to best meet the demands placed on your department.

Sychem has a team of 25+ Service and Test engineers based across the UK. Here at Sychem, we will not only install your equipment, we will ensure that it continues operating at its maximum efficacy by offering a range of Servicing options, including Validation & Testing, Breakdown & Emergency Support, Refurbishing, Spare parts and SychemEYE,  all available in our fully customisable Planned Preventative Maintenence (PPM)  packages, tailored to suit the needs of your facility.

Please find out more about Sychem’s full range of autoclaves, for use in various industries, and discover Steelco’s complete portfolio of Life Science autoclaves on their website. 

Key Features

VS L Small & Medium

Flexible Configuration

Single or double doors for pass through installation, sliding or hinged, automatic or manual doors and technical area either on the left or right side.


AISI 316L stainless steel doors with no welding and chamber with high efficiency heat transfer full jacket system for even heat distribution.

Size Range

Up to 8 standard chamber sizes with a volume from 110 to 920 litres to fit the facility's needs.

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ECO water saving options

Steelco sterilisers come with the option of reducing your water consumption to nearly zero (dependant on the model) with various water saving configurations.

Colour HMI

We offer a colour touch screen HMI with multi level user access system.


Upon request. Steelco supplies IQ/OQ documentation and execution, FAT and SAT documentation and test.


Steelco VS L Small & Medium range Brochure Steelco

Steelco VS L Small & Medium range Brochure Steelco


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