Last autumn saw several new contracts awarded to Sterilization Systems Group. The company is providing a portable field sterilizer to an existing customer. They are also expanding their consumer base with larger models for 2 new clients in the life sciences sector. The focus for these projects is on providing equipment that fits into existing space with as little restructuring as possible. This will keep costs low – especially for the sectional unit which can be built off-site before final installation and certification at the customer’s facility.
SSG’s parent company, Environmental Tectonics Corporation is best known for providing sterilization equipment to aerospace firms such as L-3 Communications and the defense programs of the U.K., U.S., and Malaysia. The sterilizer division was founded in 1969 and continues to serve a global client base from its manufacturing location in Southampton, PA.
The company keeps all its design and fabrication processes in house. However, they choose to use off the shelf components whenever possible so that end users can source parts from many suppliers. This affords clients the opportunity to shop for the best prices and keeps equipment maintenance costs to a minimum.
SSG specializes in producing mid to large volume autoclaves and sterilizers with an eye toward optimal use of space and energy. Their bulk model in particular boasts a high volume-to-footprint ratio. This trend toward cost effective operation will no doubt make their products an attractive option for consumers in the current economic climate. Customization is the key to many projects, and this company is proud of its track record in providing precisely what the customer requires.
SSG Product Line
The life sciences autoclaves created by SSG are designed for use on materials that can withstand high vacuum pressure and steam penetration. Common applications include sterilization of cages, racks, linens, bedding, and other animal care items. Operation is made simple with pre-programmed cycles to run hard loads, porous loads, and various tests.
Users can also modify the parameters for specialized applications via the PanelView 600 (an Allen Bradley control system). Operating temperatures can be set between 100 and 138 degrees Celsius and load run time can also be adjusted. These cycles can be kept in the system’s memory to be used again later. Data storage and printing capability also come standard. As an added bonus, the modem can communicate directly with technical services. This allows the customer to receive software downloads and other assistance remotely and cuts the frequency of on-site service calls dramatically.
Options for the product line include a full range of door configurations: vertical rising, horizontal sliding, and hinged. In addition, the sectional design allows buyers even more choices. The customer no longer has to risk costly structural damage. Walls don’t have to be torn out and completely rebuilt whenever an older model autoclave has reached the end of its lifespan. The design of these custom units makes retrofitting simple. To find out if this type of sterilizer is the right fit to replace your current equipment, take a moment to review our free report.