The Birth of the Internet of Labs (IoL)

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. From adjusting thermostats online, to starting a car from an app, to viewing security camera video on a website, internet connected devices have already revolutionized the consumer market. If you’re not familiar with IoT, think of it as a series of interconnected devices that are able […]

Consolidated Sterilizer Systems partners with TetraScience to enable Internet-of-Things in labs

Written by: Jason Thompson

April 4, 2016, Boston, MA – Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, a pioneer in the area of steam sterilization, announced today that it has selected TetraScience, an Internet-of-Things company (IoT), to enable cloud-based technology in the laboratory. Through this partnership, Consolidated will leverage TetraScience’s software and hardware expertise to develop cloud-enabled autoclaves. This collaboration marks one of […]

Made in America

70 Years of American Made Autoclaves

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

Seventy years ago William A. Barnstead acquired Consolidated Machine Corporation with a focus on producing rolling door autoclaves and water stills for the U.S. Department of Defense. Barnstead, an entrepreneur and rugged individualist, worked diligently to create for his company a strong and lasting reputation as an innovator in the sterilizer and water still industry. […]

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Canopy Hood Designs: An Important Consideration for Your Lab

Written by: Scott Mechler

You have a lot of choices when it comes to ventilation solutions for your autoclave and some are better than others. Canopy hoods are an optimal solution for handling odors, steam moisture and low-levels of chemical vapors.  The following are guidelines from the National Institute for Health for the design of autoclave door canopy hoods. The […]

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Lab Ventilation Systems for Your Autoclave

Written by: Scott Mechler

The need for a proper lab ventilation system when running a sterilization cycle in your laboratory autoclave cannot be understated. Ventilation for autoclaves assures that the various odors, steam moisture and low-levels of chemical vapors that come from the sterilization process do not escape further into the laboratory setting. When not regulated correctly with an […]

CSS CEO Contributes to New ABSA Book on Sustainability

Written by: Scott Mechler

Our customers have come to know and trust CSS products as the most reliable, affordable and customizable autoclaves for laboratory and medical research facilities across the globe. This reputation recently led to Consolidated lending a helping hand to The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA). Arthur Trapotsis, President and CEO of Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, helped co-author […]

Consolidated Sterilizer Systems Introduces the Ultimate Laboratory Autoclave

Consolidated Sterilizer Systems Introduces the Ultimate Laboratory Autoclave

Written by: Mike Peters

New Autoclaves Feature Enhanced Safety, Space Savings, and Serviceability January 6, 2014, Boston, MA — Consolidated Sterilizer Systems announces the release of two new laboratory autoclaves in the EZ-Glide™ Vertical Sliding Door Autoclave series— models 26AV and 26BV. The new autoclave models feature unique power door operation designed for ease of use, simplified maintenance, and […]

Why Our New Laboratory Sterilizer Took 4 Years to Develop: A Letter From The CEO

Why Our New Laboratory Sterilizer Took 4 Years to Develop

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis
January 5, 2014


I’ve been CEO of Consolidated Sterilizer Systems for 6 years now and one thing I’ve learned along the way is to appreciate and embrace customer feedback. Early on in my career I kept hearing conflicting information about the design of our sterilizer doors. I would hear comments like; “Why don’t you offer a vertical sliding door sterilizer?” and “We love your radial-arm, hinged door.” Believe it or not, these seemingly different sets of customers were saying the same thing—that they both had poor experiences with the existing vertical door laboratory sterilizers on the market. Despite this information, we waited. The truth was we knew that vertical door sterilizers were prone to more errors and maintenance than the traditional, “radial arm, hinged” door and we wanted nothing to do with it. Read more →