A fully independently controllable multi-block thermal cycler
The PCRmax Alpha cyclers are developed to deliver not only the best quality data you can expect from PCRmax but also to innovate and exceed the high standards expected by the community.
Alpha Cycler software has features such as recently used programmes; allowing users to quickly access their most commonly used protocols without the need to navigate through folders to find it, individual user logins; with protected protocols as-well-as allowing users? access to temperature logs after each run to monitor the state of the system.
The Alpha Cycler systems also contain a novel programme wizard which allows users to define a protocol based specifically off their primer sequence and template source. Primer sequences or Tms are inputted, amplicon length and source defined and the on board algorithm generates an optimised protocol for your assay.
The Alpha Track Application works in conjunctions with the Version 2 software on any Alpha Cycler to allow users to:
- Remotely track the progress of runs
- Send a health report for diagnosis by the technical support team
- Be notified of any issues and potentially prevent system failures occuring.
Key Features & Specifications
- Format: Quad block
Block Options: 96 or 384 well format (Options: All 96 or all 384, 96 and 3 x 384, 2x 96 and 2x 384, or 3x 96 and 1x 384)
Maximum heating rate: 3.4ºC per second
Block temperature range: 10ºC to 100ºC (4ºC final hold)
Block uniformity at 55ºC: ±0.3ºC
Temperature accuracy at 55ºC: ±0.25ºC
Gradient: Yes (on 96 and 384 blocks)
Maximum Gradient: 29ºC
Minimum Gradient: 1ºC
Maximum number of programs stored: 1000
Maximum fan noise: 50dB single block running, 55-58db four blocks running
Type: 8 peltier elements
Adjustable heated lid temperature: 35ºC to 115ºC or off
Heated lid pressure: Adjustable
Program interface: 10” inch HD Android Touchscreen
Data transfer: USB port
Auto re-start on power failure: Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) in mm: 700 x 535 x 330
Voltage: 100-230, 50-60Hz
Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program (single block running): c0.3 kWh
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