GREEN ONE - LAGARDE® Pharmaceutical autoclave

Designed, produced in FRANCE
An autoclave that follows pharmaceutical guidelines and standards
Specialized in horizontal retort manufacturing, LAGARDE Autoclaves®, part of the SCHOLZ group, is among the world leaders in batch thermal processing and the inventor of the Steam & Air process, Patent N° FR 2225702 published in 1974 which ensures a considerable reduction in energy consumption (steam, water, electricity) resulting in a very low unit cost of production (warranted by calculation and experience) compared with sterilisation process such as Full Water Immersion.
Lagarde manufactures in 1978 its first autoclave for the pharmaceutical industry.

Lagarde produces tailor-made autoclaves for all its customers and also offers a standard range.
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Thermal treatment

What about the process ?

Heating and sterilisation phase: 

The steam, which has no physical barrier, is introduced directly and automatically into the autoclave and is distributed geometrically by distributors. A ventilation system, permanently controlled by the regulation system, and specially designed to have an optimized performance, facilitates the circulation of steam in any part of the equipment in order to guarantee a perfect temperature homogeneity.

It is not necessary to preheat water neither in the bottom of the autoclave, nor in the pipe, nor added water, since steam is injected directly between the baskets.

When the sterilization temperature is reached, the fan remains in operation and thus participates in an even more effective heat penetration at the heart of the product. Steam has the best calorific value of all services (3 to 100 times better than water for example). The high precision measuring system coupled with the SAMANTHA © regulation system allows to have a pressure and backpressure treatment without inertia, in real time, bafore, during and after the entire sterilization phase.

A Cooling step:

The cooling is assured by an internal exchanger, platcold type, in stainless steel, using the customer’s cooled water circuit. In fact, cold water is introduced  in this exchanger to make the atmosphere inside the retort cooler,  in addition the ventilation system enables also to cool the retort and, thus, to decrease the temperature of the products.

This range is accessible for all production industry with its door closing manually, half-automatic or totally automatic, its range of size and its large choice of option.

The range of retorts for the medical field we offer to you are perfectly suited for Sterilisation – Pasteurisation for any medical products :

  • Food products for therapeutic or medical purposes
  • Liquid products such as solutions
  • Supplementary food

Packed in any container :

  • Bottles

  • Flasks

  • Ampoules

  • Pedical tubes

  • Pouches

  • Trays

  • And many other


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