New and Improved Features!
Since the launch of our CT37stax™ benchtop incubator in 2017, Planer has talked extensively to our distributors and customers, who have used the incubator, to get important feedback. Based on this information, our engineering team have been busy working on a number of improvements that are now ready to be released. These new features will be fitted to all CT37stax™ models at no additional cost. Plus, Planer will continue to develop further improvements as more feedback is received from the market.
- NEW – Soft closing incubator lids
We have added a soft close mechanism to the lid of each incubation chamber. This dampener will ensure the lid of the incubation chamber will always close smoothly even if accidentally knocked or dropped during manual closing.
- NEW – Incubator Chamber Movement Controller
We have also added a mechanism that controls the speed of movement of the incubation chambers as they move in and out of the stack. The mechanism provides a smooth consistent speed ensuring that there are no sudden movement or forces applied to the embryo being cultured inside the chamber.
- NEW – Improved Incubation Chamber Locking Mechanism
To reduce the risk of accidental disconnection of the incubation chamber from the stack, we have added an additional mechanical securing device to each chamber shelf to hold the chamber in place.
- NEW - Reusable Humidification Water Trays
Each CT37stax™ incubator will be issued with a set of plastic humidification water trays which will last up to 4 weeks with regular refilling, however there is now the option to purchase stainless steel water trays that can be sterilised and reused.
Flexible, modular design
The CT37stax high capacity incubator has been designed using the best features of the existing technology and incorporating these with a mix of innovative new features to provide a state of art new multi chamber benchtop incubator fit for the demands of the modern laboratory. The CT37stax’s unique modular design provides the flexibility for purchasers to invest in an incubator configured specifically to meet the demands of each individual laboratory.
Optimum environment for success
The CT37 stax incubator's highly accurate environmental regulation system ensures optimal clinical conditions inside each individual incubation chamber, independently, minimising the stress placed on the cell under culture and increasing the chance of success. If required each individual chamber can be humidified independently to help prevent cell dehydration during incubation.
- Temperature Range Ambient +5℃ to 40℃
- Temperature Control Accuracy ±0.1℃
- Temperature Uniformity ±0.2℃
- CO2 Range 2.0 - 10.0%
Cost effective solution
The space saving design of the CT37stax incubator provides the highest dish capacity of any benchtop incubator currently available whilst using 30% less space in a laboratory. Its modular design allows the user to configure the incubator to meet the needs of the laboratory. Additional chambers can be added too, enabling the laboratory’s capacity to grow without the need to purchase a new incubator.
- Uses 30% less lab space
- Capacity for up to 72 petri dishes
- Individually controlled chambers
Incubator management made easy
The CT37stax is supplied with the Planer Incubator Management Software (PIMS). This operates as both the full control interface for multiple CT37stax incubators but also can be used as a management system for all Planer incubators operated with the laboratory. The intuitive and user-friendly interface allows full control of multiple CT37stax units from a single PC anywhere in the laboratory.
- Manage all your Planer incubators
- Real time graphical display
- Data logging of incubator parameters
- User management
- Alarm acknowledgement
Comprehensive protection built-in
The CT37stax incubator is packed with comprehensive alarm and monitoring features. Multiple parameters (temperature, gas flow, lid open, lid unlocked, power supply, carbon dioxide and communication status) of each incubation chamber are constantly monitored with audible and visual alarms, both locally on the incubator and via the PIMS application, alerting users to any issues.
- Comprehensive on board alarms
- Dual power supply protection option
- External alarm connection
- Access for truly independent monitoring
The CT37stax multi chamber incubator incorporates many features designed to improve work processes and work flow in the laboratory. The incubator, even with all six incubation chambers installed, can be sited inside most flow hoods found in modern laboratories. Having the incubator situated next to the microscope reduces the risks associated with dish movement.
- Operates inside most flow hoods
- Reduces dish movement
- Single handed loading and unloading
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