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TC-PLUS Thermal Cyclers

The TC-PLUS thermal cyclers have all the latest features from a color touch-screen to fast ramp rates, along with some innovative additions such as an automatic, non-motorized heated lid, TERS® Thermal Energy Recovery System and a unique space-saving, stackable design. The TC-PLUS and Satellite units can be combined to form any multi-block format with the Satellites being controllable from either a PC or the TC-PLUS.

Key Features

• Color touch-screen for fast program setup

• TERS® Thermal Energy Recovery System to save on energy consumption

• Unique, easy to use CD-type sample drawer mechanism which provides the correct pressure for
use with caps: domed or flat, heat OR adhesive seals without the use of a motor

• Space-saving, stackable design to save on bench space

• Satellite option which can be controlled by either the TC-PLUS or a PC

• Fast ramp rate of up to 5°C/sec

• Three gradient block options; 96 x 0.2ml, 60 x 0.5ml and 384-well

• Tm calculator, which uses the Nearest Neighbor algorithm

• Backed by Techne's 4 year warranty*

Technical Specifications

Sample capacity: 0.2ml 96
Sample capacity: 0.5ml 60
Sample capacity: 384-well Yes
Block temperature range 0 to 100°C**
Block uniformity (without gradient) <±0.3°C
Temperature accuracy <±0.2°C
Gradient range Across the full temperature range
Maximum gradient 30°C
Minimum gradient 1°C
Pre-run sample cooling Yes at 4°C
Maximum heating rate 5°C/s
Maximum cooling rate 3.0°C/s
Selectable heated lid temperature 35 to 115°C or off
Over-temperature cut-out Yes
Regulated heated lid pressure Automatic
Program interface 5.7
Maximum number of programs stored 1000
Maximum hold time 99h 59m 59s
Gradient calculator Yes
Incremental/decremental temperature Yes
Incremental/decremental time Yes
Password protection Yes
Auto re-start on power failure Yes with options of 10min, 30min, 1h or always
Connection to PC control software Yes
Tm primer calculator Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) 375 x 276 x 312mm (14.7 x 10.9 x 12.3")
Weight 14kg (30.8 lbs)
Voltage 100-230V, 50-60Hz
Power 950W

Ordering Information

Product Code Description
FTCPLUS/02 TC-PLUS thermal cycler, 96 x 0.2ml
FTCPLUS/05 TC-PLUS thermal cycler, 60 x 0.5ml
FTCPLUS/384 TC-PLUS thermal cycler, 384-well plates
FTCSAT/02 TC-PLUS satellite thermal cycler, 96 x 0.2ml
FTCSAT/05 TC-PLUS satellite thermal cycler, 60 x 0.5ml
FTCSAT/384 TC-PLUS satellite thermal cycler, 384-well plates
FTCPLUS/02/B TC-PLUS block, 96 x 0.2ml
FTCPLUS/05/B TC-PLUS block, 60 x 0.5ml
FTCPLUS/384/B TC-PLUS block, 384-well plates

*with blocks having a 2 year warranty

Purchase of this instrument conveys a limited, non-transferable immunity from suit for the purchaser's own internal research and development and applied fields other than human in vitro diagnostics under non-real-time thermal cycler patents of Applied Biosystems LLC.

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