Proficlave PC10, PC20 Table top Media Preparator

Table top models of up to 9 and 16 liters media capacity. Both models can accommodate plain or complex vitamin / blood added agar formulations

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Proficlave PC10, PC20 Media Agar Preparator

Drawing upon many years of experience with the needs of laboratories, and through consultation with leading researchers, BioTool AG has developed a new generation of high-quality agar and media preparation instruments and media sterilizers with enhanced performance and reliability to accelerate the workflow in your laboratory.




With our Proficlave PC10 and PC20 innovative line of agar and media preparation sterilizers, you can prepare up to 16 liters of plain or complex vitamin/blood added agar formulations, easier and faster than ever.

Enhanced user programming capabilities (3 sets of 20 programs), operating parameter print-out (integrated in the front panel), external control functions (front panel connection), best stirring control, and full metal housing, all make the Proficlave the best media preparator in its class! It accurately maintains the agar’s temperature in any stage of the single or double cycle process, making sure that the media is sterilized and does not solidify.

It is equipped with intuitive intelligent software, accessible via a convenient touch screen, so that training on usage of the Proficlave PC10 or PC20 is easy.


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Features and Benefits

Prepares agar from 0.5 up to 9 liters (PC10) and 16 liters (PC20), stirred and temperature controlled
Vessel access is amazingly simple – no bolts or tools required
Stores up to 3 * 20 user-defined programs (single or double cycle programs)
Water jacket design enables even heating within the vessel
Fully controlled stirrer with variable speeds and enhanced magnetic coupling w/o seals or shafts
PT100 controlled temperature probe for agar & surrounding water jacket
Easy vessel access – no bolts or tools required
Multiple purpose (agar and media preparation, media sterilizer, bench top autoclave and stable water bath) Timer function enabling Agar pouring at work starting point
Unique atmospheric pressure measures and boiling point correction for reliable sterilization

Technical data

Enhanced Work Flow
Volumes9 liters of media – model PC10, and 16 liter of media with model PC20
Cycle speed60 min from start to finish – ready to pour with model PC10
85 min with model PC20 in full capacity
MonitoringTemperature monitoring & pressure control during full process. (PT100 probe)
MeasurementMeasurement & display accuracy of 0.1°C.
AutomationFully automatic heating, sterilizing, cooling with counter pressure and temperature stabilization
ProgrammingMultiple storable programs for each mode of operation.
SoftwareIntuitive intelligent software, accessible via a convenient touch screen.
Multilingual software.
VesselEasily removable inner vessel and automatic self-cleaning cycle simplifies clean up.
AdditivesExtra large, separate sample addition port for large volume additions of supplements.
Mechanical and Electrical Security Features
SafetyMechanical pressure gauge, operating independently of the power supply.
Auto LockAuto-lock of outer safety lid with bolt catch, no lid opening during operation possible.
Pre TestPre process pressure test, preventing an operation start before proper vessel seals.
Automatic initialization and execution of a self-test.
PressurePressure sensor and pressure valve prevents over pressuring the vessel.
ThermostatsSafety thermostats protect against overheating.
Pressure PumpPressure pump preventing flash boiling during cool-down. Front load for air filter.
CertificationCE certified
Touch Screen Operation
Touch ScreenProgram data, parameters and operating status are displayed clearly on an easy to read, backlit graphic display.
Entries are made via touch keys (soft-keys) and a numeric keypad.
Backlit graphics display are easy to read.
Operator prompting freely selectable by the user.
Self-monitoring of all device functions (motors and switches).
Connection facility for a higher-level host PC.

Healthcare and diagnostic labs
Food research and quality assurance labs
Agriculture research and quality assurance labs
Pharma and Biotech industries
Veterinary diagnostics labs


Technical data

Electrical data
Supply Voltage: mains voltage220VAC +/- 10%
3 x 400VAC +/- 10%
50/60 Hz
50/60 Hz
Power Consumption230VAC
3 x 400VAC
Max. operation
Max. operation
Mains Fusing Internal230VAC
3 x 400VAC
3 x 6A
1 x 16A
Connection with power cord
Mechanical data and environment

W x H x D

PC10: 21×19.5×22.25 Inches

PC20: 21x23x22.25 inches



Dimensions PACKED

W x H x D

PC10: 27x35x31.1 Inches

PC10: 27x35x31.1 Inches



WeightPC10:  113.7 / 155.5 Lb

PC20: 119.5 / 161.3 Lb

not including packaging / Including packaging
Ambient Temperature+5ºC to 40ºC
Water Connection3/4″
Water Bath Capacity5 Liter (PC10)
Accuracy of Sterilization Temperature Displayed0.1ºC
Quality of Steel Used1.4301
Water Tubing1.5m, 3/4 InchWith standard thread
Maximum Pressure of Cooling Water4 Bar
Water Quality (Coupling Medium)Distilled or deionized water
Cooling Water QualityWater hardness
Cooling Water Temperature5ºC to 25ºC
Software Parameters
Sterilization Programs20
Autoclave Programs20
Water bath Programs20
Pressure less SterilizationYesOn each program individually
Blood Agar (Sterilization and Cooking)YesOn each program individually
Sterilization Temperature70ºC – 122ºC
Sterilization Time1 – 120 min.
Max. Dispensing Time300 min.
Stirrer Speed20 – 200 rpm.Variable
PrinterYesPrint cycle 15 sec. to 10 min.
Unit of MeasureºC
Graphic Display240 x 128 pixelsWith LED backlighting
InterfacesRS232Connection to host

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