Professional heater thermoblock

Order nr. 2016-0100

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AluminiumRT - 99°CAdapterMicroplatesPCRDeep WellTubesVials

Key Benefits

If you need to quickly and precisely control of the temperature processes on a robotic deck – go no further. The HeatPlate 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 room temperature and 99°C, well beyond the heating accuracy of most other brands, guarantees fast, excellent heating for tubes, glass vials or microplates.

Small. Light. Efficient. Quiet.
  • Heating block in smallest housing
  • Temperature range RT - 99°C
  • Perfected thermo adapters
  • First-class aluminium housing
  • All parts inside
  • Non external components
  • Simple start-up
  • Long life time warranty


Integration in robots

The HeatPlate can be operated via RS232 user interface. It is completely equipped for hands-free operation with an extensive remote command set for easy software integration. Through the integrated microelectronics no other external components and control devices are necessary. An automatic initialization will start after turn on. A simple command set allows you to easily control hardware and sensors. The process parameters are controlled and read out. This ensures a maximum of operating security also in the unmonitored continuous operation.


Wide range of applications

The HeatPlate comes with a variety of standardized and specific adapter plates. The adapters allow an optimal fit for microplates, deep well plates, PCR plates, standard tubes, lysis tubes, glass vials and other sample vessels. An excellent temperature uniformity and homogeneity is guaranteed by using these adapters. For special sizes we recommend our customized production according to your specific needs.


Homogeneous and accurate temperature control

Within the HeatPlate thinnest, large-area heating elements and sensors are integrated. The heat output of 75 W can be adjusted seamlessly from room temperature to 99°C. The equipment is fitted with a new and very reliable electronic temperature control which ensuring optimum warming of samples. During the heat up time the special electronic control system guarantees the same temperature for all vessels with minimal deviations.


Stylish aluminium housing

The first-class finished aluminium housing gives the HeatPlate its essential functionality. It provides a high amount of security, device stability and ensures a long service life.

Thermo adapter plates


All microplates according SBS format
4-, 6-, 8-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-, 384-, and 1536-well microplates, deep well plates, PCR plates
(e.g Eppendorf®Brandt®Nunc®Greiner Bio-One®)

Tubes0.2 / 0.5 / 1.5 / 2.0 ml standard microcentrifuge tubes
(e.g. Eppendorf®Standard tubesSafe-Lock microcentrifuge tubesPCR tubes)
Glass vials2.0 / 4.0 / 6.0 ml vials with cylindrical shape
(e.g. Zinsser-Analytic®)
otherson request


Temperature rangeRoom temperature to 99°C
Temperature settingAdjustable from 0 to 99°C, 0.1°C increment
Temperature accuracy± 0.1°C

Temperature uniformity

± 0.3°C at 45°C
± 0.5°C at 75°C
± 0.7°C at 95°C
Heat-up timeca. 7°C/min
(from ambient to 95°C in 10 min)

Device control

Electronic control board

Completely accommodated in the smallest housing
Non external controller or components


Micro controller (16-Bit-RISC-Prozessor)

Operation control

Remote controlled

User interface

RS232 interface
(2.0 m connecting cable)

Status & alarmLED in front (green = ok, red = alarm)


Operating Voltages

24 VDC input  .   Imax: 3.1 A  .  Peff: 85 Watt  .  Pmax: 108 Watt

External power supplyExternal power supply unit
(CE/UL/CSA approved, 85-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 120W, IEC/EN60320-1 C14)


Housing MaterialAluminum anodized
Environment operating range+5°C to 45°C (80 % max. relative humidity)
Dimensions (W x D x H)142 mm x 99 mm x 61.6 mm  
(5.59 x 3.89 x 2.43 inch)
Weight 1.3 kg (2.86 lbs)


Here we present an overview of available standard adapters, compatible with all automation units:

BioShake 3000 | BioShake 3000-T | BioShake 3000-T elm | BioShake D30-T elm | BioShake Q1 | HeatPlate | ColdPlate



2016-1021 | Microplate . Flat bottom standard
2016-1022 | Microplate . Flat bottom High Base
2016-1032 | Microplate . 96 well round bottom

PCR microplates

2016-1041 | PCR plate . Eppendorf® 96/150µl 
2016-1042 | PCR plate . Bio-Rad® 96/150µl 
2016-1051 | PCR plate . Eppendorf® 384/40µl

Deep well & storage plates

2016-1121 | Deep well . Eppendorf® 96/500-1000 µl
2016-1141 | Deep well . BRAND®/Trefflabs® 96/1.1 ml
2016-1151 | Deep well . NUNC®/Axygen® 96/2.0 ml
2016-1161 | Deep Well . Axygen® 96/0.6 ml
2016-1171 | Deep Well . Abgene® 96/2.2 ml
2016-1172 | Deep Well . Abgene®/HJ-Bio®/Greiner® 96/0.8-1.2 ml
2016-1181 | Deep Well . Sarstedt® 96/2.2 ml Megablock
2016-1201 | 96 well V bottom . Corning® 96/320 µl
2016-1214 | Deep well  . Axygen®/Corning®/StarLab® 96/2.0 ml
2016-1215 | 24 well  . Whatman® Uniplate
2016-1217 | Storage plate . NUNC® 96/450 µl
2016-1218 | Deep well . Apricot® 96/2.2 ml

Tubes & Stripes & Vials

Conical shape

2016-1060 | Tubes . 15x 5.0 ml
2016-1061 | Tubes . 24x 2.0 ml . 15x 0.5 ml
2016-1062 | Tubes . 24x 1.5 ml . 15x 0.5 ml
2016-1063 | Tubes . 40x 0.5 ml . 28x 0.2 ml
2016-1064 | PCR Tubes/Stripes/Plates . 96x 0.25 ml
2016-1093 | FALCON® tubes . 5x 50 ml
2016-1094 | FALCON® Tubes . 12x 15 ml

Cylindrical shape

2016-1069 | Vials . 35x 2.0 ml Ø 10.8 mm
2016-1071 | Vials . 35x 2.0 ml Ø 12 mm
2016-1080 | Vials . 35x 2.0 ml Ø 12.5 mm
2016-1078 | Vials . 24x 2.0 ml Ø 12.7 mm
2016-1081 | Vials . 30x 2.0 ml Ø 13 mm
2016-1072 | Vials . 24x 4.0 ml Ø 15 mm
2016-1073 | Vials . 20x 4.0 ml Ø 17 mm
2016-1074 | Vials . 20x 6.0 ml Ø 19 mm

Test software

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 2 compliant driver

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.



Nature’s Perfect Design

Leveraging its foundation in innovative automated solutions, QINSTRUMENTS is a leader in precision mixing and temperature control for sample preparation. QINSTRUMENTS' application-specific solutions, small instruments and OEM modules are used in industries ranging from flow cytometry and forensic chemistry to next-generation sequencing.

QINSTRUMENTS offers extremely robust and quiet orbital shakers, thermoshakers, heating and cooling units for laboratory automation. The black colored premium line is designed for demanding automation processes and defines the global standard for reliable mixing. 

No other external components are needed as the electronics are integrated into the smart modules. They are fully equipped for hands-free operation with a comprehensive remote command set for easy software integration.