Modern molecular biology
techniques demand the use of powerful thermocyclers.
Such machines have become a key element in all laboratories.
In many cases, mainstream thermocyclers are permanently
occupied with routine samples, leading to a bottleneck
when the need arises to carry out special protocols
with fewer samples. To meet the increasing demand
for flexibility, we have designed the new Tpersonal
thermocycler. Using the latest developments in Peltier
technology we have built a machine that provides
both maximum power and a small footprint.
different block formats
The Tpersonal comes
in three different block formats. The 48 well version
can be used with 0.2 ml tubes, strips and 48 well
microplates. This capacity outperforms any other
cycler in this segment. The 20 well version is designed
for 0.5 ml tubes. For maximum flexibility we also
offer a Combi-block version. The Combi-block holds
48 x 0.2 ml tubes (strips or microplates) or 18
x 0.5 ml tubes.
The Tpersonal features
a backlit graphical display. During cycling all
important data points are displayed simultaneously.
In the programming mode, the big display allows
subsequent program steps to be viewed easily.
Using the latest in Peltier
technology and a new block architecture the Tpersonal
achieves outstanding heating and cooling rates.
Programming the Tpersonal
is very easy. All program parameters are set in
one clear spreadsheet without the need to step through
a never-ending flow of different screens. Navigation
in this spreadsheet is easy by use of the four cursor
keys. Online help is available for all fields of
the programming spreadsheet. The four function keys
provide quick access to important programming options.
For maximum convenience programs can be stored in
The Tpersonal is the
first personal cycler featuring ôsmart lidô technology.
The adjustable heated lid applies a consistent,
optimum pressure, irrespective of the type of plastic-ware
used. This ensures a perfect fit between the tubes
and the block, leading to highly efficient heat
transfer. Due to this automatic control mechanism,
the samples cannot be damaged and condensation of
the reaction mixture is totally prevented.
| TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
||20 x 0.5ml
||48 x 0.2ml
48 well microplates or 0.2ml strips
||18 tubes 0.5
ml or 48 tubes 0.2 ml or
48 well microplates or 0.2 ml strips
||-3°C - 99°C
||LCD graphical display, back-lit
||Total capacity: 1500 steps
10 directories with 100 programs each
Maximum 99 steps/program, maximum 99 cycles
||Heating/cooling rates adjustable
Temperature increment [up to ±20°C per
cycle, 0.01°C steps]
Time increment [up to 240 s per cycle]
Automatic/manual pause mode
Auto restart after power failure
Language selection: German/English
||Smart lid technology for automatic
Temperature programable 30-110°C
Automatic switch off
||Serial RS232 port (bi-directional
Parallel Centronics (printer)
Port for in tube sensor
||Maximum 260 W
|Dimensions (W x L x H)
||21.7 x 30.7 x 14.9 cm