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Sterilizer Loading Equipment

Sterilizer Loading Equipment

Loading equipment designed with ergonomics and process considerations in mind

The loading system is an integral part of efficient and user-friendly operation of any sterilization system. Getinge supports you with expertise and a wide range of loading equipment for many diverse applications. 


Process efficacy, protection of the goods, and efficient use of chamber space all depend on the loading equipment designed for your specific application. Large quantities of heavy goods make loading/unloading or transport around the facility a challenging task for operators. Getinge’s sterilizers for Biopharma producers, biomedical research facilities, and laboratories all have application-specific loading equipment as key part of the total sterilization solution. We support you with standardized or customized loading equipment to meet your processing and workflow requirements.

Easy and ergonomic loading

For laboratories that typically use smaller size sterilizers, open wire extendable shelves, shelf racks, and transfer trolleys are available to make the most efficient use of interior chamber space. For heavier loads, height-adjustable robust trolleys and shelf racks support your loading requirements.

Loading scenarios for a wide variety of goods

In the vivarium, sterilizers are typically large and pit-mounted. Getinge supports you with general purpose shelf trolleys designed for your caging system, allowing for floor level loading directly into the sterilizer. To meet the loading needs for other types of goods within the Biomedical research space, Getinge supports you with shelves, racks and trolleys. The racks are designed to accommodate several shelves at predefined levels, which allows for maximum use of chamber volume and throughput for various loads. Together with a loading trolley, the shelf rack provides an ergonomic means of loading and unloading the sterilizer. 

Automated cage and bedding handling

Regular cage cleaning, sterilization, and animal bedding replacement is vital for animal welfare and contamination control in biomedical research facilities. The Getinge Automated Cage and Bedding Handling System is an automated bedding transportation solution facilitating bedding handling for laboratory animal caging systems. Industrial robots transfer dirty bedding into the vacuum handling system and place cages into the washer. After decontamination, robots refill the cages for collection and reuse. Automated solutions for bedding handling can help increase operator safety, and reduce the risk of cross-contamination of clean bedding by soiled bedding

Load handling of components and equipment

Flexible loading options

Getinge’s standardized shelves, racks and trolleys meet loading requirements for steam sterilization of common equipment and components. The racks and shelves allow for multiple shelf positions. Efficient use of chamber space can be achieved for each cycle, maximizing the overall throughput. Loading trolleys for both floor and pit-mounted installations ensure ergonomic and easy loading for operators. For more delicate products or specialized items, Getinge can support you with customized loading equipment to meet your specific process requirements.

Load handling for packaged pharmaceuticals

Rack design supports efficacy

Rack and shelf design play a key role in process efficacy and product protection. They must allow adequate and uniform flow of sterilizing media while supporting the product to prevent damage or deformation. Getinge supports you with wide variety of shelving systems, and offers test and prototyping services to assist in the design of shelving for your specific process requirements.

Automated loading solutions

In a busy production environment, transporting products to and from a sterilization chamber is a logistical challenge. Often large, heavy loads must be moved daily to maintain productivity. Yet manual handling is difficult to control according to the validated processes. Getinge supports you with automated, ergonomically friendly solutions for load handling. Conveyor systems and robotic loading play an integral part in maximizing throughput and ensuring process control.

Customer installation

Customer case: Automated load handling solutions for terminal sterilization

Customer case: Automated load handling solutions for terminal sterilization