FluidX FrostX² Tube Rack Defrosting System

FLuidX FrostX2 is designed to quickly remove ice and frost from SBS-format racks of frozen sample tubes, to ensure complete readability of 2D datamatrix codes in cold-storage environments

  • Defrosts any 2D coded tubes in SBS-format racks
  • Complete defrosting in 10 to 15 seconds
  • Defrosting without heat, sample remains frozen
  • User-defined settings depending on rack type

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Overview

FluidX FrostX² Tube Rack Defrosting System; for defrosting 2D coded tubes in SBS-format racks

  • FluidX FrostX² is designed to quickly remove ice and frost from SBS-format racks of frozen sample tubes, to ensure complete readability of 2D datamatrix codes in cold-storage environments
  • Sample thawing is not necessary for accurate barcode reading and the FrostX² de-icing process takes 10 to 15 seconds whilst your sample remains frozen
  • Failure to remove frost from a 2D-coded sample tube prior to reading can lead to serious errors
  • Delays in decoding can result from frosting, and tubes can become completely unreadable if more than 30% of the barcode is frosted
  • FrostX² is a compact and lightweight unit, producing effective defrosting with any type of tube that can be stored in an SBS-format rack
  • The unit generates a high-pressure air blade, which removes the frost from the bottom of the tubes in a controlled and homogeneous way

Key Features

Broad compatibility

  • Can be used to defrost any 2D datamatrix coded tubes in SBS-format racks from all manufacturers
  • 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384-format racks are all accommodated
  • PCR tubes, e.g. the 4titude Random Access 96 Well Skirted Flat Bottom PCR Plate, 2D Coded, are also supported
  • Defrosting platform has a level, stable and dry surface to aid rapid defrosting

Designed with sample integrity in mind

  • Complete defrosting without applying heat, sample remains frozen
  • Sensor confirms when SBS rack is correctly inserted for defrosting
  • No direct heat is applied to the sample tubes, minimizing the risk of sample damage

Fast and flexible performance

  • Number of air blade cycles, pressure of air flow and the speed that the air blade moves across the rack can be varied to optimize defrosting performance for each rack
  • User-defined settings can be called up depending on rack type
  • Defrosting process typically takes 10 to 15 seconds whilst the sample remains frozen

Specifications

Technical specifications

Parameter FluidX FrostX² Tube Rack Defrosting System
Supported labware any SBS-format rack of any tubes: 24, 48, 96, 240 and 384-formats supported
Dimensions 375mm (L) x 234mm (W) x 155mm (H)
Weight 5.3kg
Power supply 24V, 1.5A input
Input air pressure 2.5 to 6 bar
Ambient temperature 10°C to 40°C
Ambient humidity <70% relative humidity
Ambient parameters no vibration, no direct sunlight

Ordering

Product codes

Part number Description
FluidX FrostX² Tube Rack Defrosting System
suitable for SBS-format racks
10-8001 includes one AC adapter; 1 unit