The BIOKÉ and SensoQuest teams are highly committed to enhance your PCR workflow by providing you a new thermocycler with the latest and most innovative features: the labcycler - the next-generation thermocycler.
Choose the format that fits you:
On every labcycler (Labcycler Basic, Gradient and the Labcycler 48) you will get standard 5 years of warranty. SensoQuest is the only one confident enough in its build quality to provide 5 years warranty on every single one of its thermocyclers. More than anything, this SensoQuest warranty demonstrates the trust and confidence in the quality of these thermocyclers.
- Highest Accuracy
- 6 separately controlled peltier elements, including 6-zone temperature regulation
- Continuously self-calibrating temperature measuring circuitry
- Automated lid
- Intuitive interface
- Large TFT Touch Screen: quick and easy protocol programming
- Graphic monitoring allows tracking of the PCR process
- 5 Years of Warranty
- Flexible block changing system:
Labcycler Basic or Gradient
The labcycler features a truly intuitive user interface with a colored touch screen, a nice design and solid construction. All that comes with a unique block changing system, giving full flexibility for present and future applications. A choice of three gold plated silver blocks was designed for high speed, yet low energy consumption and good temperature uniformity. These are complemented by the Triple Block, which lets you run three independent processes on one machine. More information about the thermoblocks.
Sustainability and good value were prime considerations. The Peltier elements were tested to 600,000 cycles without any failures, giving at least 20 years of lifetime even under the harshest conditions. The silver blocks are electroformed for lowest heat capacity and best heat conductance. This allows high speed with a maximum power of only 350 Watts. The average during a typical run is less than 150 Watts. The result is good performance with low energy consumption, low carbon dioxide footprint, less heat in the lab and, last but not least, less noise from the cooling fans
Precision is further enhanced by a 6-zone temperature regulation that corrects for any differences between the 6 peltier elements. Each block has its own processor with a continuously self-calibrating temperature measuring circuitry. Indefinite cooling at 4 °C is of course possible, the blocks even go down to -5 °C.
Although the user interface is quite self-explanatory, a context sensitive online help function further assists you, making the manual a rarely used item. Programs can be copied between two labcyclers via a cable, making it easy to keep several of them „in line“.
Of course there is an automatic restart after a failure of the power line. The program will continue with the last denaturation step to prevent false annealing.
The labcycler has a TFT display with a touchscreen featuring alphanumeric and function keys. Familiar buttons and icons enable an intuitive use. The interface „speaks“ English and German. Graphic monitoring allows tracking of the PCR process for single and Triple Blocks. The Triple Block system is displayed with the TFT touchscreen separated
The heated lid is controlled by an electric motor. Pressure and temperature are fully programmable. It quickly reaches its uniform temperature through high power. During a programmed or manual pause the lid comes up to give access to the probes for hotstartprocedures. The temperature and force of the lid can be preselected for each program.
Read more details and specifications about the thermoblocks
Labcycler: Technical data at a glance
|Device||Labcycler Basic & Labcycler Gradient|
||85 V to 265 V without switching, 50 to 60 Hz.
||Maximum 350 W, standby 25 W.
||Idle 38 dBA, typical run 44 dBA, maximum run 48 dBA.
||Electrically moving, temperature and pressure programmable.
||Programmable from 30 to 120 Newton.
||Length = 444 mm, Width = 251 mm, Height: lid closed = 201 mm, lid open = 347 mm.
||TFT illuminated colour display ¼ VGA, 5.7“ diagonal, 320 x 240 = 76800 pixel touchscreen.
||Numeric silicone keys. Virtual keys on the touch screen depending on the context.
||680 5-step-programs, or at least 3000 steps. The last 16 program runs can be displayed any time.
||Individual for groups, persons, folders and programs.