The new AccuBlock™ Mini combines a fast heating microtube block, digital control, and a convenient AccuRack™ transfer system, all in an ultra compact footprint. With a temperature range to 100°C which can be set in increments of 0.1°C, the AccuBlock™ Mini is suitable for a range of uses in molecular biology, life science, environmental and industrial laboratories and a variety of applications including incubation, enzyme reactions, and immuno-assays. The small form factor allows it to find a find a place on even the most crowded laboratory benchtop and it is easy to transport.
The heating element is controlled by a microprocessor to provide accurate and precise control of the block temperature. The temperature is easily set in 0.1°C increments, using the soft touch buttons while values are shown on the easy to read 4 digit LCD display. A digital timer allows for continuous or timed operation and an audible signal alerts will when a timed application is complete. A built-in calibration mode allows end users to calibrate the bath as needed.
The precision machined aluminum block quickly reaches the set temp and facilitates efficient transfer of heat to samples. The integral block accepts up to 12 x 1.5mL tapered microcentrifuge tubes and there is also a thermometer well for temperature confirmation and calibration. The top surface of the block is covered to protect users from the hot block surface while the block itself is anodized to impart corrosion resistance.
The included AccuRack™ is designed to allow quick loading or unloading of all sample tubes simultaneously, improving efficiency. The rack fits conveniently onto the top of the unit and does not interfere with sample tube fitment. The AccuRack™ is self standing and can be used to hold samples while they are prepped for loading. Samples can also be loaded directly into the AccuBlock™ Mini without the Accurack™.