When it comes to maximizing sample storage capacity at the bench, the Eppendorf CryoCube F101h sets the standard: Up to 6,000 vessels below your bench. By taking advantage of ultra-efficient, compact vacuum insulation panels which are used in combination with traditional PU foam insulation, we slim down the freezer wall thickness from 130 mm to 80 mm.
The footprint is limited to half a square meter, especially designed for small labs. The CryoCube F101h is stackable as an option. The temperature range for this -80°C lab freezer is between -50 °C and -86 °C.
Cost of ownership
When investing in a new ULT freezer, the product price itself is only one aspect. Others include the long-term costs of power consumption and the costs of service and spare parts. Keep in mind, a high-quality ULT freezer will do its job in the lab for 10 years or more.
How much effort did you spend on your sample?
Did you ever calculate the value of the contents of your freezer? All the hours, days, weeks, and months spent on your samples? More than 50,000 samples fit into large, standard ULTs. The value of every single sample differs – from simple buffers to high-value cell extracts, expensive enzymes, or very rare sample material. Assuming an average value of 10 euros per vial, the total value already reaches 500,000 euros.
When predominantly storing high-value samples which are a result of months of work – you reach a value in your freezer far beyond half a million euros.
Your new ULT freezer is not limited to being a storage room for samples. This instrument is your assurance for long-term scientific success, it guards the results of your work.
Eppendorf ULT freezers are equipped with reliable heavy-duty compressors (2-stage cascade cooling system). Quick pull-down times enable fast re-use after cleaning/defrosting of the instrument. The freezers have short recovery times back to -80 °C after opening to provide extra sample safety. Their temperature range is from -50 °C to -86 °C. For even higher sample safety, the Eppendorf ULT freezers can be equipped with CO2/LN2 back-up systems and a chart recorder. Temperature monitor systems can be used to monitor the freezers remotely.
Burdened by unsorted boxes cluttering your freezer?
Make your scientific life easier: Store your freezer storage boxes within organized freezer racks. The CryoCube F101h can be equipped with a broad range of different racks made of stainless steel as well as of aluminum. Take advantage of the online Eppendorf rack configuration tool (please use Mozilla FireFox as browser): Rack configuration tool
For other racking systems, please check the inner dimensions of the freezer and contact Eppendorf.
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Annoyed by uncomfortable handling?
Ergonomics is far beyond the »ergonomically designed chair«. Eppendorf already started to optimize the ergonomics of laboratory devices in the early 1970s.
In 2003, we started the PhysioCare Concept, focusing on ergonomic liquid handling devices like our pipettes.
Nowadays, the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept has been extended to include additional laboratory products as a holistic solution to harmonize the workflow in your laboratory with your health and well-being. Examples for the Eppendorf ULT freezer include:
› Intuitive interface for easy handling
› Vent port for easy re-access to samples
› Low noise level for convenient working conditions
› Ergonomic door handle for easy opening and closing
› All cable interfaces are located at one corner for convenient access
Further information about the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept:
Support the epGreen initiative with your Eppendorf ULT freezer
Sustainability for ULT freezers is a challenge: Maintaining extremely low temperatures of -86 °C for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week needs energy.
By following the epGreen concept, the Eppendorf freezer R&D team developed intelligent solutions where energy savings are combined with durable long-lasting product quality and ergonomic aspects. This future-oriented instrument class provides consumption levels which are ahead of most competitors within this volume class.
Eppendorf ULT freezers are among the most energy-efficient in the industry, reducing energy consumption by thousands of kilowatt hours over our competition.
Factors influencing the energy consumption
› Thickness of insulation
› Type of insulation
› Type of cooling liquid
› Efficiency of compressors
› Control of compressor
› Pressure in cooling system
› Style of cooling loops (diameter, length, density,..)
› Sealings of outer door
› Sealings of inner doors
› Insulation of inner doors
› Insulatioon of outer door
Our part for sustainability of ULT freezers
› Production moved into new building with state-of-the-art insulation to save heating energy and power
› Heat output during final individual unit testing discharges building heating system
› Plastic and cardboard compactors introduced and waste rebate system in place
› Local requirements for waste management (collection of electronic waste like circuit boards, recycling via authorized recycling organizations) and internal guide lines
› Usage of green cooling liquids in Eppendorf ULT freezers for 10 years
› Packaging parts have increasing share of recycled origin
› Packaging is more than 99 % recyclable (wood, cardboard, PE-foil)
› REACH + RoHS compliant
› ENERGY STAR® partner
› Marketing material is printed on FSC certified paper, wherever possible focus on pdf only
› Shipment by cargo ship to reduce CO2 footprint
In 2014, the European Union announced a ban of all non-hydrocarbon-liquids (EU_517/2014) until 2020 (also known as "F-gas regulation").
Hydrocarbons are also known as green or natural gases. The two major representatives are propane and ethane (known as R290 and R170). Based on IEC 60335-2-89, no additional safety instructions for using green gases in ULT freezers are necessary.
This ban includes all cooling devices except instruments for temperatures below -50 °C. Based on this exception, ULT freezers of -86 °C can continue to run with HFCs. Still, it makes sense to replace the HFC cooling liquids also for ULTs as global warming needs to be slowed down.
Due to this goal, we at Eppendorf clearly plan to replace all classic cooling ULT freezers within the next years.
As one of the very first movers for green gases at -86°C, Eppendorf has now 10 years of experience in R&D, production, logistics, and service in the field.
In 2008, the (Eppendorf) New Brunswick Premium U570h was one of the very first commercially available ULT freezers driven by green cooling liquids.
Safety assessment for green gases:
Based on IEC 60335-2-89, there are no additional required safety instructions for using natural gases in ULT freezers as long as the cooling liquid loops are hermetically sealed and the amount per cooling liquid is limited to 150 g. All Eppendorf ULT freezers using green gases fulfill these conditions for safe usage.
Pit stop needed?
Taking care of your freezer can help ensure optimal storage of your samples for years to come.
In addition to our extensive standard warranty, Eppendorf offers ULT Freezer Performance Plans to suit your lab’s needs while enhancing your peace of mind. You can choose between essential function checks, preventive maintenance plans, or Installation and Operational (IQ/OQ) certification services. Protect your priceless samples!
Lost in samples? Stay organized!
Over many years, you collect hundreds and thousands of samples – samples that are the results of years of hard work – samples of high value. When storing these, it is vital to keep them safe and accessible.
Many scientists still use spreadsheets or even paper-based lists to keep track of their storage. While these solutions may work most of the time, they are susceptible to human error, damage, and misplacement.
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The eLABJournal Electronic Lab Notebook offers an intuitive and flexible solution to document research and track research data like workflow processes where the ULT freezer is involved. Improve efficiency when documenting, organizing, searching, and archiving collected data. With the free eLABJournal add-ons, you can extend the functionality of eLABJournal to a fully integrated Laboratory Information Management System.
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