Thermal Cycler 5000

Thermal Cycler 5000

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Code: TC5000
Price: $6,500.00
TC-5000 Features and Benefits
Wide linear gradient:
The only Gradient Thermal Cycler on the market to offer quad circuit technology which results in the most linear gradient on the market, with an amazing range of 30°C. Protocols can be optimized in a single experiment.

Touch Screen:
The TC-5000 incorporates a large, 115 x 90mm, touch-sensitive screen that provides a unique user-friendly programming interface which is second to none.

Graphical display:
The unique ‘real-time’ graphical display shows the sample temperature profile while the program is running, including the upper and lower limits of the gradient. This pictorial, real-time representation means instant visualization of your experiment’s status.

Gradient calculator:
The gradient calculator function displays the temperature of each column. This ensures replication of the experimental conditions.

Proven Track Record:
Having more than 20 years experience in thermal cycler design ensures that the Techne TC-5000 encompasses reliability with all the specifications you could wish. These include: PC control and networking, decremental/incremental time and temperature, and defined pressure programmable heated lid.

4-Fold control:
Each block consists of 8 peltier units, controlled by 4 independent temperature thermistors (control sensors) distributed evenly across the block. This ensures that the TC-5000 exhibits the most accurately controlled linear gradient available*.

High performance:
A maximum heating rate of 3°C/Sec and block uniformity of <±0.4°C. With or without a co mpromise!

Versatile block format:
The truly user-friendly interchangeable block system allows blocks to be interchanged in a matter of seconds without the need of any tools (60 x 0.5ml 96 x 0.2 ml, 3841 well, Insitu Block2).

Intuitive programming:
Easy to use software with free upgrades downloadable from the Techne® website as new functionality is added. Click here to go to the Cycler Software update page for instructions and software download.

1 Maximum 16°C gradient with 384 well block
2 in-situ block available as non-gradient only

TC-5000 Technical Specifications
Blocks Formats
0.5ml capacity 60
0.2ml capacity 96
384-well block Yes
Gradient block 0.5mL, 0.2 mL, 384
In-situ block Yes
User interchangeable Yes
Block Temperature Specifications
Gradient range 20°C to 70°C
Maximum gradient 30°C (16°C for 384 block)
Maximum ramp rate* 3.0°C/sec
Block uniformity at 50°C* <±0.3°C
Column uniformity with a 10°C gradient <±0.3°C
Temperature range 4°C to 99°C
Temperature set point precision 0.1°C
Heated Lid
Selectable heated lid temperature 100°C - 115°C
Heated lid enable/disable Yes
Over temperature cut out Yes
Regulated lid pressure Yes
Heated lid only comes on if block is set above 35°C
Number of programs # 50
Password protection Yes
Programming Touch-screen
Graphical display Real-time graph
Incremental/decremental temperature Yes
Incremental/decremental hold time Yes
Maximum hold time 99 hrs
Minimum hold time 1 sec
Variable programmable ramp rate 0.1°C/sec steps
Run end time calculation Yes
Pause and stop facility Yes
End of program alarm (enable/disable) Yes
Auto restart on power failure Yes
Serial port RS232
Dual Voltage (120/230V) Yes
Temperature sensor Thermistor
Peltier elements/block 8
Dimensions L x W x H (in inches) 16.5 x 8.6 x 10
Footprint L x W (in inches) 142 in2
Connection to PC control program Yes
Free software upgra des from website Yes
Power consumption 620 Watts
Frequency 50 - 60 Hz

Net weight

31 lbs


4 years

* Given are typical values of a standard 0.2ml block, in an ambient temperature of 20°C.
# Actual numbers are dependent on complexity of the programs.

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