LabElite DeFroster benchtop device

Automated Rack Frost Remover

The LabElite DeFroster is an innovative new product that quickly removes frost that may obscure 2D barcodes on sample racks. The DeFroster cleans sample racks using mechanical brushes and defrosting solvent. It has a compact footprint and can be used on a benchtop or mobile cart, allowing users to process labware at a centralized location or transfer the product between labs while running on battery power. Thanks to the device's revolutionary hands-free design, users will not have to handle harsh liquids during the defrosting process. Additionally, the DeFroster's touchscreen allows for simplified ease-of-use and customized user settings.

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Features of the DeFroster

  • Won’t raise sample temperature by more than 15°C, ensuring sample integrity is maintained
  • Offers hands-free operation and a run time of less than 15 seconds
  • Accepts SBS-format tube racks in 96-, 48-, and 24-format arrays
  • Compatible with samples stored in temperatures ranging from -20°C to -80°C
  • Compatible with tube types up to 90 mm in height
  • Operational using either an electrical outlet or battery power
  • Cleaning solvent contains anti-icing and anti-frosting properties to hinder additional frost buildup post-processing

LabElite Resource Center

The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for learning more about our line of LabElite automated benchtop devices.

Here you can download the LabElite product brochure or view an informative infographic. You can also register for an upcoming webinar, dig through our comprehensive automated liquid handling guide, or download the "How Automation Puts a Cap on Laboratory Disruptions" eBook.

Specifications for the LabElite Defroster

Dimensions (W x D x H)29.12 in x 14.24 in x 12.38 in
(73.96 cm x 36.17 cm x 31.45 cm)
Weight42 lbs (19 kg)
Supported LabwareAny SBS 96-/48-/24-format rack with labware up to 90 mm in height
Defrosting Solution (Sold Separately)

Proprietary formulation

490 mL volume pouch

PCRaspberry Pi
Operating SystemRaspbian

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