The Eagle 3000 series sterilizers can be used in a hospital and laboratory and offer a choice of two configurations:
Gravity: For sterilizing liquids, in flasks with vented closures, at 250°F (122°C), and also heat-and-moistures-stabile goods at 270°F (132°C).
Vacamatic: For efficient, high-volume processing of heat-and-moisture-stabile materials, such as fabrics, wrapped hard goods, glassware or animal bedding at 270°F (132°) through a prevacuum cycle. Vacamatic also provides gravity-type cycles.
Gravity units operate by the gravity downward displacement air-removal principle. Vacamatic sterilizers have a mechanical air-evacuation system for high-speed, high-volume sterilization. Both types use steam-under-pressure as the sterilizing agent.