Chillers & Baths

By Lab Manager Magazine

Instrument noise, particularly from cooling devices, can take its toll on laboratory workers. Noise interferes with conversations but can also induce stress, leading to irritability, anxiety, and poor performance. Lab workers are particularly susceptible, as decibels in busy labs can add up quickly from refrigerators, freezers, aspirators, fume hoods, and chillers. Noise is therefore an important factor when choosing a chiller.

Top 3 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Chiller or Bath
Product is no longer cooling or pumping.
Troubleshooting has not resolved the problem.
Irresolvable error messages on the display.
Top 7 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Chiller or Bath
Does the product have any exclusive features? What sets it apart from other vendor’s chillers or baths?
Is the vendor ISO 9001 certified?
What refrigerants are used in the product? (this is applicable to chillers and refrigerated baths/circulators)
Are the products energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and in compliance with RoHS guidelines? (no heavy metals used in printed circuit boards, etc.)
Can old/broken units be returned for disposal in an environmentally friendly manner? (refrigerants reclaimed, metals and other materials recycled, etc.)
Does the company accept trade-ins and if so, what happens to the old unit? (should be disposed of properly)
What warranties and application and tech support do the company offer?

Recently Released Chillers and Baths

Forced-Age Testing Circulating Bath

  • Designed specifically for food stability testing, product quality analysis, and accelerated beer and beverage shelf life testing
  • Features a -10° to +60°C working temperature range, ±0.5°C temperature stability, and 6.5 cu.ft (50 gal. / 189L) reservoir
  • Capable of providing up to 2850 watts of cooling capacity at 20°C and has a 2250 watt heater


CharpyCool Low Temperature Bath

  • Eliminates the need for costly consumables such as liquid nitrogen or dry ice
  • Compact and completely self-contained
  • Offers up to 8 liters of working fluid volume enabling up to 91 Charpy impact test specimens to be accommodated at temperatures between -80°C and +30°C
  • Includes a digital temperature display

SP Scientific

FlowSyn Polar Bear™ Chiller Unit

  • Provides faster and more efficient cooling than conventional chiller units
  • Compatible with the FlowSyn range of reactor modules
  • Designed to prevent ice formation so that users can clearly observe reactions as they occur
  • Easy to install and simple to operate
  • Delivers rapid cooling down to -88°C at the touch of a button


EchoTherm™ RHB20 Heating Dry Bath

  • Temperatures settable from ambient to 120.0°C
  • Compact units designed for remote controlled applications on robotic and benchtop systems using a PC
  • Measure 5.375” (136.5 mm) long by 3.50” (88.9 mm) wide by 2.00” (50.8 mm) tall without a sample block
  • Temperature settings are stable to ±0.2°C and accurate to ±0.5°C

Torrey Pines Scientific

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Torrey Pines Scientific

Categories: Lab Products

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2013/2014 Product Resource Guide Magazine Issue Cover
2013/2014 Product Resource Guide

Published: August 9, 2013

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