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Lab Freezer Manufactures
Selecting a laboratory freezer for the lab can mean narrowing a range of parameters. Temperature range, sizing to fit the space, how secure it needs to be, and will it be reliable. Dependability and confidence in the performance of your lab freezer year after year are important. Luckily there are brands with proven track records of exceptional performance, and we should know, we’ve had experience with them all. Here we’ll take a look at what manufacturers stand out and the features they offer that make them so popular.
VWR Lab Freezers
VWR cold storage solutions offer a wide field of options. Their lab freezer lineup has an offering for just about any price point, security level, temperature setting, and capacity. They’ve also championed the use of environmentally friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants, that use 45-60% less of a charge, reduce energy consumption by 15% compared to similar models, and have zero ozone depletion. VWR Freezers can be found in manual and automatic defrost, digital or mechanical control, they offer chest ULT freezers, built-in under-counter freezers, and specialty freezers such as explosion-proof and flammable storage.
Thermo Scientific Laboratory Freezers
Another company with an ample selection to choose from is Thermo Fisher Scientific. Their cold storage solutions and accessories have just about every use case covered. Recently they launched the Thermo TSX series. These sleek lab freezers are SNAP compliant with quiet operation thanks to their V-drive technology, a variable speed compressor that detects and adapts to usage patterns in the lab. The drive kicks in extra power when needed such as after openings, and pulls back during stable periods. This helps to save significant energy and wear on the freezer, but without compromising performance. This series of lab freezers also come in a variety of application-specific choices and price points so no matter your need they have you covered.
PHCbI freezers / Sanyo Lab Freezers / Panasonic Lab Freezes
The recently rebranded PHCBi freezers specialize in vacuum panel insulation in their ultra-low temperature freezers and precise digital control across the board. Sometimes these lab freezers can be found under the Panasonic and Sanyo brand name but the dedication to temperature stability and maximized capacity has remained the same over the years. Vacuum panel insulation takes up less space than foamed in insulation, allowing users to store more in a similar footprint. This can be helpful in a lab where space is especially tight. These freezers cover multiple temperature ranges, including ULT freezers with digital touch screens and monitoring, and biomedical freezers in a variety of sizing options, some with separate compartments allowing users to minimize exposure to less-used items. Their combination lab refrigerator-freezers offer a space-saving alternative and easy access french doors.
Stirling Ultracold Freezers
Stirling Ultracold specializes in Ultra-low temperature offering, with one of the most unique and efficient cooling mechanisms available. Using not only natural refrigerants but also the Stirling engine, a compressor less refrigeration system that is fewer moving parts than a traditional system which means less risk of a component breaking down. This free piston system uses significantly less energy over the life span of the freezer, about 70% less energy to be specific, and kicks 70% less heat into the lab environment so you save on HVAC costs. The Stirling ultracold engines are also significantly quieter making for a less disruptive work environment. Stirling offers three sizing options, a traditional upright ultra low-temperature model, the space-saving SU105UE under counter ULT, and the innovative portable ULT25NEU
Eppendorf Lab Freezers
Eppendorf carries a variety of Ultra-low temperature freezers in their Cryocube and Innova lines as well as a range of accessories and monitoring systems to complement them. Both the Innova and Crycube offerings use a combination of traditional insulation and vacuum panel, giving you the best of both. The Cryocube systems offer digital touch screen control and “green” cooling liquids. The ULT chest freezers offer an added degree of sample safety, thanks to the design, cold air can’t fall out of the freezer at openings like it would in an upright. This creates a more stable environment and lowers energy consumption. The drawback is these units will take up a larger footprint and organizing them can be a challenge so consider them carefully.
Over the years we’ve seen many excellent used lab freezers come through our doors. Often these are fairly new and have a lot of high-performance life span left to them. Each unit we see goes through the same process of inspection, any parts needing repair or replacement are taken care of, and then we validate performance over time. Once we’re satisfied these lab freezers are up to snuff, we document every angle, their specifications, and blemishes and put it all up on our site so what you see is what you get. Transparency is our standard and satisfaction is our goal.
If you don’t see the right freezer to fit the bill, let us know, we may have more in the pipeline or can help you source the right solution.