Types of autoclave

Our batch handling systems are compatible with all well-known autoclave brands

What types of autoclave exist?

An autoclave can be compared to a pressure cooker; it uses pressurized steam or water to kill harmful bacteria.


On this page we zoom in on autoclaves that are used for food sterilization. We speak of sterilization when a heat treatment above 100 °C is applied for a longer period of time.

Food sterilization: continuous and batch

At the highest level of food sterilization, there are two distinctive autoclave variants: continuous and batch. The difference? In continuous autoclaves, products undergo their heat treatment in an autoclave one by one, within a continuous flow. As the name suggests, within batch autoclaves this happens in hundreds or thousands at the same time, formed in stacks of trays or baskets.

Industrial autoclave food

Handling systems for these types of autoclave:

Compatibility: all types of autoclave manufacturers

Our Automated Batch Retort Systems (ABRS) interfaces effortlessly with all leading autoclave manufacturers in the food and pharma industry

We can rely on years of good partnerships with parties such as:

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