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By Nicole - 14th December, 2023 | Posted in Laboratory, Other
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Learn about our Range of Vertical Loading Sterilisers

Discover the VS LD from Steelco, our range of vertical loading floor standing autoclaves designed to answer the specific sterilisation needs of any modern laboratory.

Being free-standing and compact, the devices efficiently use space to minimise operating costs and offer several benefits that make them suitable for laboratory applications, especially in facilities where space is seen to be a premium.

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Benefits of our VSLD Vertical Loading Sterilisers

Proven Sterilisation Technology

Featuring 121°C / 249.8 F and 134°C / 273.2 F cycles as well as service programs, the VS LD range of compact laboratory autoclaves are designed with proven and reliable sterilising technology to guarantee safe, efficient, and reliable high performance, with an unrivalled capacity/footprint ratio.

High-Quality Design

Machines are designed with a sterilisation chamber and hinged door made of AISI 316L stainless steel, ensuring both durability and ease of cleaning.

Small Footprint

The VS LD offers an unrivalled capacity/footprint ratio for maximum productivity even when space is seen to be a premium.

Cycle Development

With various equipment and cycle options available, machines are designed to meet the needs of a range of applications.

Independent Pressure Probe

These free-standing autoclaves feature a pressure reference transducer to allow the recording of pressure during cycles.

7″ User Friendly HMI

Supported with a PLC digital microprocessor with an intuitive 7” colour touch screen HMI, machines allow for 20 programmable options.


Available upon request are a water ring vacuum pump, for efficient pre-vacuum air removal and post vacuum, and chamber jacket heating, to cut down cycle time and enhance the drying phase of solid loads.

Loading Accessories

The VS LD range of top-loading autoclaves is available with a range of accessories including a lifting device with electronic control and swivel arm for fully assisted loading/unloading with the easy handling of all load types. Several types and dimensions of loading baskets are also available to optimise loading capacity.

Steelco Manufactured

Sychem and Steelco have worked together since 2008 to provide a diverse portfolio of disinfection, decontamination and sterilisation equipment. Together, we offer fully customisable solutions to all of our clients.

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Here at Sychem, we have a team of 35+ engineers stationed across the UK to ensure your equipment continues to operate at its highest possible potential with weekly, quarterly, biannual and annual testing (testing requirements depend on the industry of operation).

With a range of packages available, our services include the service and planned preventative maintenance (PPM) of equipment, validation & testing, refurbishment and emergency breakdown support for your floor standing steriliser.

Supported by a dedicated office-based team of Resource Coordinators, rest assured that a member of our team will be available to respond to any enquiries promptly.

Why Choose Sychem?

With over 40 years of experience within the industry, Sychem is a leading provider of disinfection, sterilisation and decontamination equipment and solutions.

Recognised for our attention to detail, high-quality products and excellent services, we are a well-respected organisation that works closely with clients and supply partners to meet the cleaning, sterilisation and decontamination needs of any facility.

Being a UKAS accredited ISO/IEC 17025:2017 test laboratory, Sychem can offer calibration and testing services to UKAS. Striving to consistently deliver the highest quality standards, our highly skilled and dedicated team of service personnel are equipped to begin conducting thorough testing on your vertical loading steriliser.

With a strong commitment to excellence, we adhere to the rigorous UKAS standards, ensuring that your machines meet the necessary requirements and regulations.

Enquire Today

Want to learn more about our vertical loading compact sterilisers? Contact us today to discuss your needs with our team of experts to discover how we can help support your Laboratory.



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