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FrameStar® 384 Well Skirted PCR Plate
Round 96 Deep Well Storage Plates for use with Magnetic Separators
Cryotubes and Cryoracks
Low Binding Products
Semi-automatic sheet heat sealer compatible with a wide range of seals and microplates, PCR and assay plates, as well as storage plates of differing designs and heights
Available in the following colours
"Great for Academic medium-throughput lab. Can seal 30-40 plates per hour."
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (categories: ease of use, after sales service, value for money)
With variable temperature and time settings, sealing conditions are easily optimised to produce a 100% seal, eliminating sample loss.
Plate and seal are placed on the holder, the "Operate" button pressed and the drawer automatically closes. The sealing process is controlled by an electric mechanism. This unique feature eliminates operator variation, giving a consistent seal every time and reducing the damage caused to microplates by over-sealing.
The rapid heating element allows for a quick start up within minutes. The temperature is displayed in real time so that the heating up process can be monitored.
When the unit is left idle it automatically switches to standby mode, during which the temperature of the heating element is reduced to 60 °C to save energy. When the sealer is left idle for longer periods it switches off automatically for added safety. The times at which the unit switches into standby and switch off modes can be adjusted to suit the user’s needs.
The 4s3™ employs a unique and cost saving adapter system. Deep well plates and most other skirted plates can be sealed on the standard plate carrier (4ti-0615, supplied with the unit). For all 96 well PCR plates an additional plate carrier (4ti-0625, optional extra) must be used. Both plate carriers can also be combined for easier handling of shallow well plates such as 384 well PCR plates.
For better sealing of those films which have a tendency to curl, 4titude® offer sealing aids. A weighted platen (4ti-0602) for use with deep well blocks can be ordered separately and a sealing frame for use with all other plate designs is supplied when ordering the optional 4ti-0625 adapter.
The sealer allows for sealing of Random Access Plates with the corresponding Random Access Heat Seals using the Random Access adapter (4ti-0613).
The 4s3™ has an RS-232 port to enable it to be integrated into most automated systems.
The following plate formats can be used with an appropriate holder:
4titude® offer the largest range of sealing films and foils. To find out more information on our heat seal range, click here.
Our 4s3™ even seals plate segments and tube strips, check out our next "how to" video guide here.
Our 3rd "how to" video guide shows how easy it is to seal Deep Well Plates using our 4s3™ Semi Automated Sheet Heat Sealer.
It is time for our second "How to" guide for the 4s3™ Heat Sheet Sealer - Here we will show you the easy way to seal a 96 Well Standard Non-Skirted PCR plate.
This minute long video is the first in our 4s3™ "How to" range, this is a quick guide to show the easy way to seal a FrameStar® 96 Well Semi-Skirted PCR Plate.
Heat Sealing Consumables Comparison & Instrument Compatibility Table
4s3™ Troubleshooting Form.pdf
*These items are included with the 4s3™ heat sealer (Code 4ti-0655)
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