These all-in-one, dual refrigeration freeze dryers/stoppering tray dryers reach -85° C for processing low eutectic point samples. One large shelf holds small containers or bulk samples.
The FreeZone Triad Benchtop Freeze Dryers offer it all for lyophilization: stoppering tray dryer and sample freeze drying with four sample valves on the left side. Samples for both types of freeze drying can be run at once. The chamber pre-freezes samples to save money and time, eliminating the need for a separate freezer and product transfer.
The upright stainless steel collector coil holds 2.5 liters of ice before defrosting. Two 1/3 hp HCFC/CFC-free refrigeration compressors cool the collector to -85° C (-121° F), suitable for aqueous or dilute acetonitrile samples. Temperature-controlled shelves range from -55° C to +50° C (-67° F to +122° F) and a maximum of -75° C (-103° F) during pre-freezing. The shelves provide pneumatic stoppering with a diaphragm, eliminating the need for compressed gas.
Lyo-Works™ OS provides a real time display of collector temperature and vacuum level, shown on a 5" full color, capacitive touch screen. A stoppering tray dryer and four valve ports are built-in.
Stainless steel collector coil capable of removing 1.84 L of water in 24 hours and holding 2.5 L of ice before defrosting
Two 1/3 hp HCFC/CFC-free refrigeration compressors cool the collector to -85° C (-121° F) and work in concert with a 1000-watt heater to cool and heat fluid medium circulating through channels in the shelf. Not for use with samples containing methanol or ethanol
Processing shelf, 12.4" w x 14.5" d (31.5 x 36.8 cm). Spacing between shelf and top of chamber accommodates containers with stoppers up to 148 mm maximum height
One probe for monitoring temperature of sample in chamber
Pirani vacuum sensor
Temperature ramp and hold programming from -55° C to +50° C (-67° F to +122° F) and -75° C (-103° F) during pre-freezing. Controls temperature to ±1° C of set point. Memory to store 30 programs with 16 segments each including number of steps, ramp rate, shelf temperature, hold time and vacuum level
Full color, 5" capacitive touch screen with Lyo-Works™ OS:
Real time display of collector temperature and vacuum level
Creation and storage for up to 30 programs with up to 16 steps each. Ability to set ramp rate, shelf temperature, shelf temperature time and vacuum set point per step
Manual start-up buttons for collector and shelf temperature control and vacuum pull down
Alerts, diagnostic tests, user manual and defrost control
Data logging stores and displays data in table or graph format, and may be exported via USB or Ethernet
Settings include language (English, Spanish, French, German, or Italian), time, temperature (° C or ° F) and vacuum (mBar, Torr or Pa)
Alerts can be emailed to user-entered addresses via Ethernet connection
Vacuum pump maintenance alert
Pneumatic stoppering mechanism with diaphragm and plate. No compressed gas is required
Stoppering control knob, vacuum release control knob and 1/8" OD user-supplied sterile/inert gas backfill port
Four left side-mounted neoprene valves with molded plastic knobs and fittings that accommodate 1/2" and 3/4" flask adapters
USB port and Ethernet connection
Electrical receptacle for vacuum pump
Hot gas defrost with stainless steel drain pan, silicone drain hose and auto shut off at +60° C (+140° F)
Vacuum control valve
Vacuum break valve
Stainless steel and powder-coated steel exterior
Clear acrylic door, 1" thick, with silicon gasket and latch 3/4" OD vacuum connection. 36" long, 3/4" ID vacuum hose with two clamps
Region-specific electrical plug configurations
Required Accessories (Not Included)
Vacuum pump with a displacement of at least 98 L/min, 0.002 mBar ultimate pressure and fitting for 3/4" ID vacuum hose
Freeze dry glassware if not bulk freeze drying
Gail's Story Changed the Way We Think About Lab Freeze Drying
When she visited Kelly at Labconco, Gail's struggle led to an epiphany that would change how laboratory freeze drying is done. With the creation of Lyo-Works OS, samples can now be monitored from anywhere. And with End-Zone™ End Point Detection, now FreeZone Freeze Dryers can even send you an alert when your samples are completely lyophilized.
End-Zone End Point Detection System-Set Up
Know as soon as your samples reach dryness. Set up your End-Zone™ End Point Detection System to alert you when the primary drying phase is complete for up to 5 samples in 600ml or larger flasks. This video shows how to install and operate the system.
How to Choose the Right Freeze Dryer (LINDA the Lab Manager)
Linda knows what features to look for when buying or replacing your laboratory's freeze dryer. Find out more in this new Lab Manager video.
Programming the FreeZone Triad
Instructions for programming your FreeZone Triad Freeze Dryer.
Troubleshooting Vacuum Leaks in Labconco Lyophilizers
Learn to troublesoot vacuum leaks in Labconco FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems
Aseptic Adapter Usage and Overview
How to use a valved flask adapter to maintain aseptic conditions when freeze drying. Used with Labconco Fast Freeze Flasks 120mls up to 2000mls and Mini Stoppering Chamber.
Labconco Vacuum Pump Setup
Video describing the process of preparing a vacuum pump for installation and use with a Labconco FreeZone Freeze Dry System. Explains how to add oil, install exhaust filter, and more.
Preparing Pre-freeze Samples in Flasks for Lyophilization
Here are some simple tips to get the best results when freeze drying. These tips can also help you avoid breaking glassware, and help you select the best method of freeze dry preparation.
Contains a selection guide, features and benefits, specifications and ordering information on the complete line of FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems, with collector capacities from 1 to 18 liters; FreeZone Triad Freeze Dryers; FreeZone Stoppering Tray Dryers; FreeZone Bulk Tray Dryers; drying accessories; glassware and vacuum pumps.
Installation Qualification/Operation Qualification for FreeZone Triad Freeze Dryers
For validation of predetermined FreeZone Triad Freeze Dryers specifications. Provides a checklist of installation and operation qualifications to complete when beginning operation on new or used FreeZone Triad Freeze Dryers manufactured in September 2018 or later. These systems have Lyo-Works™ OS, blue control panel labels and stainless steel fronts.
Approximate Freeze Drying Times, Procedure for Freeze Drying Fish Samples for Volatile Substances Using a 4.5 Liter Freeze Dry System, Extraction and Analytical Method for "Microcystin LR" in Cyanobacteria Samples, General Freeze Dry Application for Snake Venom and Other Small Volume Samples of 0.4 ml or Less, Freeze Drying Fungi, General Freeze Dry Application for Monitoring Soil Samples, Freeze Dry Applications for Monitoring Anti-Cancer Drugs and Freeze Drying Mango Powder.