FTC-4A unit is the automated
device for freeze-thaw cycling of lipid suspension in liposome preparation
protocol. In addition it can be used as a table top cooler for convenient
storage of small samples right on a work bench. FTC-4 consist of
two parts: electronic timer/current controller and thermoelectric cooler
connected to the controller by ~1 m (~3.5 feet) cable. Thermoelectric
cooler consist of four well sample chamber, milled from chemically inert
Teflon, and placed on top of a Peltier heat pump, aluminum heatsink and
cooling fan. While FTC-4A is capable
for freeze-thaw cycling of small samples at normal room temperature, it
works faster and with larger samples in cold room environment +4-6 oC.
If cold room is not available, thermoelectric cooler can be placed
inside a regular refrigerator for improved efficiency.
Number of sample wells
(In cooler mode)
Max. Output power:
Operating Temperature: +4 to
115 or 230V AC
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