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If you need to quickly and precisely control of the temperature processes on a robotic deck – go no further. The Heater-Cooler thermoblock provides highly accurate temperature control for the most demanding robotics applications. The module is only slightly larger than a standard microplate. Fully adjustable between -20°C and +99.9°C and well beyond the cooling & heating accuracies of most other brands, ColdPlate guarantees excellent temperature control for tubes, glass vials or microplates.
Small. Light. Efficient. Quiet.
Cooling & Heating in one unit
Fully adjustable between -20° to 99.9°C
Temperature range 25 K below RT, max: 99.9 °C
Cooling/Heating speed 12 K/min above RT
Perfected thermo adapters
First-class aluminium housing
All parts inside
Long life time warranty
By combining the cooling and heating operation in one unit, reaction process times and operator workload are reduced and efficiency of many procedures is increased, resulting in a higher throughput.
The first-class finished aluminium housing gives the ColdPlate its essential functionality. It provides a high amount of security, device stability and ensures a long service life.
UNIQUE DESIGN MEETS HIGH-END TECHNOLOGY
First-class finished aluminium housing
Unique and efficient design combined with the most compact housing result in beautiful and well-defined laboratory equipment. Therefore, the first-class finished aluminium housing gives the ColdPlate its essential functionality. It provides a high amount of security, device stability and ensures a long service life.
Safety of the user and ease of use are clearly a priority.
HOMOGENEOUS COOLING & HEATING
Using a combination of powerful heat pipe and peltier element
Many lab experiments require fast heating and cooling steps in a very accurate manner in range of -20 up to 99.9°C. Precise temperature control is achieved for the ColdPlate by using optimally balanced cooling and heating elements. The novel peltier technology in combination with minimized electronics and reliable algorithms ensure a long useful life in each lab automation project.
ColdPlate is the ideal device to accurately set and maintain temperatures. The module is only slightly larger than a standard microplate. Fully adjustable between -20°C and 99.9°C and well beyond the cooling & heating accuracies of most other brands, ColdPlate guarantees excellent temperature control for microplates, tubes and vials.
All parts are inside the unit, no external components are necessary, only a PC is needed for controlling.
Temperatures are selectable from -20°C to 99.9°C in steps of 0.1°C. The nominal regulation accuracy is better than ±0.1°C with a uniformity of temperature distribution better than ±0.7°C at 4°C across the cooling surface.
Exchangeable thermo adapter plates and thermal blocks enable a perfect adaptation to microplates, tubes or glass vials.
LED INDICATION LIGHT
Simple status monotoring
CopldPlate has advanced internal algorithms and sensors integrated for monitoring operating parameters and error detection. Any errors are sending out via RS232 communication interface. Those are easier to detect and localize.
To improve the functional testing during installation and visualizing the operating status the ColdPlate is equipped with one integrated LED indication light in front.
The indication light allow a quick function test and error control. This have a green and red status that light up either, or are disabled. In case of failure, the error list should read out via RS232 command, to help detect the error more precisely.
EXCHANGABLE THERMO ADAPTERS
For a wide range of applications
The ColdPlate elm comes with a variety of standardized and specific thermo adapter plates. The replacement of the adapters are very simple.
Perfect shaped adapters allow an optimal fit for standard tubes, lysis tubes, microplates, glass vials and other sample vessels. An excellent temperature uniformity and homogeneity is guaranteed for all samples.
Simple intuitive integration in robots and programming
The ColdPlate can be operated via RS232 or USB user interface. An automatic initialization will start after turn on.
A simple command set allows you to easily control hardware and sensors. The process parameters are constantly controlled and read out. This ensures a maximum of operating security also in the unmonitored continuous operation.
QInstruments provides approved SILA® drivers for all BioShake units.
MADE IN GERMANY
High-end instruments for daily routine
A perfectly harmonious blend of high-tech and handmade. "Made in Germany" has always been a recipe for success for QInstruments. 100% of QInstruments production takes place in Germany.
The focus is on human diligence and on being environmentally friendly. The company upholds its quality guarantee by means of consistent quality management. For more than 15 years these lab automation professionals from Jena have used only high-quality materials to ensure sustainable production, applied innovative thinking and undertaken research in a future-oriented way – all as a matter of course.
SLIM VERSION AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
The ColdPlate is also available in the slim version.
Due to the new slim construction of the housing, this product line can be mounted in almost any life science instrument too. It is suitable for retrofitting or upgrading existing lab devices with needs of accurate cooling control.
The flat design with a height of only 45 mm is compact and minimalistic to protect your samples during sensitive procedures at all times.
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Here we present an example showing the time-temperature chart with heat-up rates, holding times and cooling rates.
Test equipment and setup
Control Computer (Microsoft Surface Book)
Multichannel Thermometer and Datalogger (Testo 735-2)
Needle Probe (Testo 06280027, next calibration 04/03/19)
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QCOM 2 is a small test software with a graphical user interface (GUI) to control lab automation instruments from QInstruments, eg. BioShake, ColdPlate, HeatPlate. The main purpose of QCOM 2 is to get easy access to the unit to execute initial testing.
SiLA® is the global initiative to standardize software interfaces in the field of life science research instrumentation. Instigated by the pharmaceutical industry′s need for flexible laboratory automation, the initiative is supported by major device and software suppliers worldwide.
The SiLA® consortium for Standardization in Lab Automation develops and introduces new interface and data management standards allowing rapid integration of lab automation systems. SiLA is a not-for-profit membership corporation with a global footprint and is open to institutions, corporations and individuals active in the life science lab automation industry. Leading system manufacturers, software suppliers, system integrators and Pharma/Biotech corporations have joined the SiLA® consortium and contribute in different technical work groups with their highly skilled experts.
QInstruments provides approved SILA® driver 1 for all BioShake units.
For development of SILA compliant software we work in close cooperation with Equicon.
To obtain help for installing and running the driver, please contact us.
For robot systems QInstruments offers an extremely robust and smooth heater/cooling module. Designed for automation, the black colored premium instrument ColdPlate defines the new standard for microplate cooling and heating.
First presented in spring time 2018 and updated while the winter time 2019 we have taken this novel automation module to a whole new level with features that go further. Highly improved accuracy, internal algorithms and sensors enable smooth operating with long lifetime.
"For those who prefer technical perfection and functional design, the novel ColdPlate heater/cooler are the perfect choice, made in Germany."
Contact us to bring your project ideas to life with our innovation!