Laboratory Chiller and Water Bath Manufacturers
Lab chiller, circulators, and water bath manufacturers have done their best to offer as wide a selection and cover as many use cases as the research and industrial fields can through at them. Here we’ll take a look at some of the companies, many of which we’ve carried over the years, that consistently produce quality items with long life spans.
Lab Chillers produced by Polyscience cover a broad range of sizes, and pump speeds, from benchtop chillers to high–capacity chillers. High-capacity chillers are built for high-temperature environments with ambient conditions as high as 40°C/104°F, with 33kW of cooling power or systems that cool with a facility’s water supply in a closed loop. Their more common benchtop chiller models can be used for samples but are also ideal for uses like spectrophotometers and rotovaps. Polyscience chillers often feature digital control with varying levels of precision and programmability, powerful pumps and flow rates, and safety catches to protect subjects and the equipment.
VWR Chillers provide users with a choice of pumps, magnetic drive centrifugal, positive displacement, and turbine, each offering different lift power and compressor capacities that range from ¼ to full horsepower. Using a circulating chiller cuts down on water consumption and is more efficient than tap water cooling. These benchtop systems are also quiet operating, compact and portable, and cool in environments as high as 35°C/95°F.
Lauda Brinkmann offers several levels of chillers and recirculating pumps covering from the laboratory to industrial scale. One of the nice features of Lauda chillers is they include thermostats that can be attached to different vessels allowing users to customize them to their use case. Vessels can be simple polycarbonate tubs for a slow steady water bath, they could include a refrigeration unit for additional cooling power and insulation. They even have process control systems capable of ranging from -150 to 550°C.
Thermo Fisher has a catalog full of reliable and durable temperature control solutions. Many of their Precision Water Baths endure through years of use thanks to high-quality components, corrosion-resistant materials, and simple safety features like independent thermostats and high-temperature limits. Their offerings have become more sophisticated with precision controls and newer more energy-efficient heating and cooling methods, but still incorporate the same caliber of components. Thermo Scientific temperature solutions also include chillers and immersion circulators, bath circulators, and immersion coolers. Immersion coolers allow you to add cooling to existing equipment by inserting a cooling probe into the application. These can be used to hit a specified target or continually drive toward the lowest possible temperature of -90°C and cut down on the need for fluid maintenance or tap water.
Julabo offers compact chillers designed to fit neatly under a counter or lab bench. Using air-to-water cooling, this little instrument helps to remove small heat loads from items like Peltier elements. They also have systems such as their F series which are also compact with a front vent and simplified operation. These lab chillers have a small range but are less costly than trying to cool with just tap water in the long run, saving you money over time. Julabo’s range of products goes from the very compact up to meet the highest industrial requirements with their SC semichill coolers, for continuous operation in harsh conditions. With up to 10 kw’s of cooling power and a variety of options users can customize their chiller to meet their superconductor needs.
Huber Chillers and Water Baths
Huber has been specializing in thermoregulation for decades. They develop not only chillers but also heating and cooling circulators. Huber carries over 50 models of chillers to choose from with different capacities, air or water cooling, 0.3 to 50kw of cooling capacity, and all with an eye toward energy efficiency.
Other reliable manufacturers include Cole Parmer, Yamato, Ika, Boekel, and Grant. We’ve been fortunate to carry many of these company offerings over the years and are very familiar with their operation and performances. One way to save money in the laboratory is to buy a gently used lab chiller or water bath. These instruments have a lot of life in them, so when they are rehomed through use, we’ve put them through their paces to make sure they’re operating to standards and will perform as they should. These instruments can save your lab operating costs and when you can save more by acquiring them, it’s a win-win.
All items shown on our website, from Lab Chillers to Water baths have been vetted and are in stock. Even the items that come to us un-used, we still test to make sure that they will perform for your lab just as you would expect them to. Contact us today and let us connect you with the right instrument, capacity, and flow rate for the job!