SterilGARD® e3 Class II, Type A2 cabinet offers your lab the highest level of performance, user convenience and comfort, along with energy-efficiency. Baker’s exclusive technologies, including StediFLOW™, ReadySAFE™ and UniPressure™ Preflow Plenum, work together to deliver unparalleled safety and performance, less downtime for cleaning and maintenance, and increased productivity. A significant reduction in energy consumption and heat rejection yields a 70% savings in annual operating costs. (See Resources section for more detail.) SterilGARD is typically used for Biosafety Levels 1-3 and provides personnel, product and environmental protection from particulates.
· State-of-the-art StediFLOW™ VFD motor controller improves performance, extends filter life and reduces operating costs and downtime by regulating a controlling airflow more efficiently. The SterilGARD® e3 automatically handles an increase in pressure drop of more than 300% across the filter without reducing total air delivery more than 10%.
· Innovative ReadySAFE™ mode uses 50-75% less energy during off hours while maintaining NSF Class II A2 conditions, reducing time spent on decontamination and increasing productivity.
· Unique momentum air curtain and high-velocity return air slots minimize turbulence, help prevent the migration of airborne contaminants into or out of the work area, and deliver unrivaled safety and containment when irregular conditions exist in the lab (e.g., brownout, electrical surge, variations in building ventilation systems).
· All-metal, double-wall design captures and contains contaminated air under negative pressure, preventing contaminated air from escaping into the laboratory in the event of damage to cabinet walls.
· Exclusive NSF-approved cable ports allow a safe and ergonomic way of introducing cables and siphoning tubes into the cabinet without interfering with containment.
The BioChemGARD® e3 is a breakthrough in total-exhaust biological safety cabinets. Engineered specifically for laboratories that need containment and removal of vapors, mists and particulates, the BioChemGARD e3 has a revolutionary airflow system that increases users’ comfort and productivity while decreasing the overall operating costs.
Unique Airflow Design– Operates with a reduced exhaust airflow and resistance, which minimizes noise and reduces the volume of conditioned air that is exhausted from the laboratory. Learn more in our energy-efficient white paper.
Less Maintenance, Less Often – Motor/blower design provides up to a 420% reserve for a very long filter life. Plus the exclusive ExchangeSAFE™ Sealed Access Filter Exchange System – located directly under the work surface – improves access, making the process quick while reducing exposure to contaminants.
Self-Adjusting Airflow – The StediFLOW™ VFD motor controller maintains precise airflow by self-adjusting for filter loading. Also controls the ReadySAFE™ low-flow operating mode that preserves containment conditions when the BSC is not in use and substantially reduces energy consumption.
Optional Fume Hood Package – Meets the UL requirements for Electrical/Mechanical Safety (UL 61010-1) and the UL requirements for Material Flammability and Effectiveness of Airflow Characteristics (UL 1805). The cabinet has been tested in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE 110-1995. Usage should be determined by a professional industrial hygienist.
NCB™ e3 Class II Type B1 Biosafety Cabinet
The Baker Company NCB™ e3 biological safety cabinet exceeds specifications for the NCI-1 cabinet developed by the National Cancer Institute, with unique design features proven to enhance containment while inhibiting cross contamination and exposure to chemicals, vapors and gases. Primary, patented under the work surface HEPA filters, supply HEPA filter and direct exhaust airflow system combine to increase protection from particulates, while preventing the buildup of chemical vapors and gases.
All exhaust air is removed directly from the work area (direct exhaust) into a building’s separate exhaust system. Vapors and gases emitted from vessels or work behind the air split (approximately halfway back from the cabinet front) are removed and not recirculated.
HEPA filters located below the work surface assure that all positive pressure areas are free of particulate contamination. Additionally, all positive pressure plenums are completely surrounded by negative pressure. Recirculated air is HEPA-filtered immediately below the work surface before it is passed through a supply downflow filter above the work area.
Energy Efficient Engineered
The NCB™ e3 utilizes StediFLOW™, a self-adjusting motor technology that requires less energy, extends filter life, and reduces heat output to the lab without sacrificing performance.
The AniGARD® e3 combines improved containment and enhanced ergonomics with lower energy requirements to provide you with unrivalled performance and protection. The AniGARD e3 provides ISO Class 4 (Class 10) air cleanliness, and is designed to protect animals from contaminants and reduce user exposure to allergens.
Comfortable user experience
Offers low noise levels
Slanted viewscreen on 3 sides provides a direct line-of-sight panoramic view of the well-lit workspace.
Easy of use and versatile
14″ high access openings with hinged viewscreen that opens to 21¾” for moving large items into the workspace.
Electric hydraulic lift, allowing work surface height adjustment from 32 ½” to 44”.
Superior Performance in Protection and Containment
Moveable, two-piece work surface for easy access to spill tray and pre-filter.
Unobstructed access to HEPA-filter.
Utilizes StediFLOW™, a self-adjusting motor technology that requires less energy, extends filter life, and reduces heat output to the lab.
Horizontal Flow Clean Bench
The EdgeGARD® HF horizontal laminar-flow clean bench ensures product protection for a variety of life science and industrial laboratory and process applications where product protection is essential. With a brightly illuminated, spacious work area and unique highvelocity air return slots, the EdgeGARD HF offers superior user comfort, product protection and productivity. Equipped with a HEPA supply air filter, airflow across the work area provides a particulate-free work surface. The patented cabinet design of the EdgeGARD HF provides precise control of airflow volumes and velocities, thereby maximizing product protection and ensuring ISO Class 5 (Class 100) cleanliness in the work area. The EdgeGARD® HF is typically used for Biosafety Levels 1 or 2 (3 if used with a positive pressure suit )and provides product protection from particulates.
AniGARD® VF Animal Transfer Station Clean Bench (Vertical Flow)
The AniGARD® VF Animal Transfer Station is a single-sided vertical flow clean bench with spacious access for cage changing and protocols where both animal protection and particulate control is required. This ergonomically engineered cabinet features an optional adjustable work surface and slanted viewscreen for increased worker comfort.
Vertical Flow Recirculating
Clean Bench Standard with Mobile Stand
SterilGARD® e3 Animal Transfer Station
The SterilGARD® e3 biological safety cabinet from The Baker Company offers a revolutionary airflow management system with proven containment technology that saves energy, increases productivity and improves comfort. Each SterilGARD e3 animal research unit features:
Multiple energy-saving features equals up to 60% increase in energy efficiency.
Safest work environment with new StediFLOW™ self-adjusting motor technology.
Most comfortable working environment available with reduced noise and vibration.
30% more filter life and less impact on the environment.
More energy efficient and brighter lighting system for easier viewing and reduced eyestrain.
All SterilGARD e3 animal research cabinets also feature our exclusive ReadySAFE™ mode. A unique padded armrest allows the cabinet to continue operation – and maintain A2 conditions – with the viewscreen in the close position. The SterilGARD e3 is the only cabinet in the industry that offers an idle mode that is instantly safe upon resuming standard operation. The versatile ReadySAFE mode can be used during meetings, lunch breaks and overnights to maintain safe conditions, create a quieter work environment, and save energy.
SterilGARD® e3 Necropsy Unit Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet
The SterilGARD® Necropsy Unit permits specialized laboratory animal research procedures such as dissection and surgery, cell culture, tissue harvesting and necropsy.
SterilGARD® e3 Waste Disposal Unit Class II, Type A2
The Waste Disposal Unit is a modified version of the SterilGARD® e3 that offers routine microbiological and cage-cleaning functions while providing maximum safety and flexibility
The EdgeGARD® VF is a vertical-flow recirculating air clean bench that provides protection for samples and work procedures where product protection and particulate control are required. Unlike conventional horizontal flow clean benches, the EdgeGARD VF provides vertical, uni-directional and controlled airflow over the entire work surface, while reducing energy consumption, noise and airflow turbulence. The patented cabinet design of the EdgeGARD VF provides precise control of airflow volumes and velocities, thereby maximizing product protection and ensuring ISO Class 4 (Class 10) cleanliness in the work area. The EdgeGARD® VF is typically used for Biosafety Levels 1 or 2 (3 if used with a positive pressure suit) and provides product protection from particulates.
The EdgeGARD® HF is designed for a variety of applications involving agents of low risk. Appropriate applications include, but are not limited to, sterile product preparation and sterile drug compounding.
HF horizontal laminar-flow clean bench ensures product protection for a variety of life science and industrial laboratory and process applications where product protection is essential. With a brightly illuminated, spacious work area and unique highvelocity air return slots, the EdgeGARD HF offers superior user comfort, product protection and productivity. Equipped with a HEPA supply air filter, airflow across the work area provides a particulate-free work surface. The patented cabinet design of the EdgeGARD HF provides precise control of airflow volumes and velocities, thereby maximizing product protection and ensuring ISO Class 5 (Class 100) cleanliness in the work area. The EdgeGARD® HF is typically used for Biosafety Levels 1 or 2 (3 if used with a positive pressure suit )and provides product protection from particulates.
Fume hoods are designed to provide personnel protection from toxic or volatile chemicals by continuously delivering airflow away from the user to the work area. Air is then filtered and/or treated by the building’s exhaust system before exiting the facility. Fume hoods reduce potential exposure hazard to personnel, including contaminant concentrations near the edge of the sash. Fume hoods offer no protection to the product or environment. Specially designed fume hoods are required to provide protection from radiological hazards.
Both the ChemGARD® and ChemGARD-RI® (Radioisotope) fume hoods employ unique airflow characteristics within a streamlined, unobstructed work area to provide uniform, energy-saving operation, minimizing backdrafts, turbulence and eddy currents.
ChemGARD reduces chemical exposure to personnel by:
Substantially reducing roll effect (fluctuations in the airflow that may cause harm to the worker)
Offering a streamlined, unobstructed work area
Minimizing lingering concentrations above and behind the viewscreen
Reducing contaminant concentrations near the edge of the sash (window), and therefore reducing potential exposure hazard to personnel