FreeZone 18 Liter Console Freeze Dryers are designed for lyophilizing moderate to large sample loads or numerous small container batches. The console features a front viewing window, interior space for a vacuum pump, and accommodation for a full size tray dryer such as the FreeZone Stoppering Tray Dryer (pump and tray dryer sold separately).
The upright stainless steel collector coil holds 18 liters of ice before defrosting. A single 1-1/2 hp HCFC/CFC-free refrigeration system cools the collector to -50° C (-58° F), suitable for aqueous samples.
Lyo-Works™ OS provides a real time display of collector temperature, vacuum level and optional End-Zone™ end point detection system, shown on a 5" full color, capacitive touch screen. Models with PTFE-coated collectors that can withstand corrosive compounds are available. Built-in options include purge valve and mini chamber.
Vacuum pump, drying accessory and freeze dry glassware (if not bulk freeze drying) are required (not included).
Required Accessories (Not Included)
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.
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.
The Lyo-Works Operating System makes freeze drying easy. The large, full color touchscreen display offers clear, intuitive interactions. Learn to use these features that help you get the lyophilization results you want every time.
Take these steps to set up your new FreeZone Freeze Dryer Console. The video includes instructions for installing a multi-port manifold or a chamber with valve ports. A separate video shows how to install the benchtop version, and other videos and instruction manuals will help when installing other accessories.
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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.