FreeZone 4.5 Liter Benchtop Freeze Dryers are designed for lyophilizing light to moderate sample loads. The compact design is ideal for labs with limited floor space.
The upright stainless steel collector coil holds 4.5 liters of ice before defrosting. A single 1/3 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.
Vacuum pump, drying accessory and freeze dry glassware (if not bulk freeze drying) are required (not included).
Required Accessories (Not Included)
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.
Follow these instructions to set up your new Benchtop FreeZone Freeze Dryer. The video includes instructions for installing a 4 or 8-port manifold or a 12 or 16-port chamber. Check for other videos and instruction manuals 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.