Thermo Fisher launches digitally controlled bath circulators

The devices are aimed at applications in cell culture, chemical analysis and food stability testing

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a range of digitally-controlled bath circulators designed to enable significant water and energy savings, while using low global warming potential hydrocarbon refrigerants. The circulators preserve sample safety and integrity, and facilitate the delivery of reliable and repeatable results, Thermo Fisher says.

Reportedly developed with sustainability and compliance in mind, the devices are compliant with EU and Canadian F-gas regulations mandating the use of ozone-friendly, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-free refrigerants. The systems also meet the design specifications of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE). They can also be operated on energy savings mode for lower power consumption, resulting in up to 70% reduction in energy costs. Water conservation is also enabled by replacing tap water for cooling and heating, allowing for further cost savings.

The units can be configured with different heating and cooling capacities, sample volumes, and temperatures ranging from -45°C to 200°C for applications including cell culture, chemical analysis and food stability testing. There are a selection of displays, as well as accessories such as work area covers, racks, inserts and heat transfer fluids, to suit specific application needs. Furthermore, the systems’ force and suction pumps make them suitable for use in both open and closed applications.

"Dependable temperature control is of the essence across life science, research and industrial laboratories to ensure samples will remain viable until used," said Mitch Coyne, vice president and general manager, controlled temperature technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Drawing from more than 50 years of experience and expertise in temperature control technology, we’ve designed the new A45 Bath Circulators to provide our customers with robust systems they can rely on for even the most demanding applications. Combined with our world-class technical and field service support, which ensures the long-term performance of the A45 Bath Circulators, our new offering makes Thermo Fisher the one-stop-shop for temperature control solutions driving improved productivity and peace of mind."

The A45 Bath Circulators feature a user-programmable temperature alarm with go-safe-state or shut-off option, facilitating unattended operation. Pump speed can be adjusted to three different levels for turbulence control. Up to seven built-in language selections are also available.

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