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Automated Rack Frost Remover

The LabElite DeFroster is an innovative new product developed by Hamilton Storage that quickly removes frost that may obscure 2D barcodes on sample racks. The DeFroster cleans sample racks using mechanical brushes and defrosting/de-icing solvent. It has a compact footprint and can be used on a benchtop or mobilized cart, allowing users to transfer the product between labs and operate solely on battery power. With the device's revolutionary hands-free design, users will not have to handle harsh liquids or inhale noxious fumes during the defrosting process.

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Features of the DeFroster

  • Won’t warm samples 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 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


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Dimensions (L x W x H)730 mm x 304.9 mm x 353.4 mm
(28.7 in x 12.0 in x 13.9 in)
Supported LabwareAny SBS-format rack up to 90 mm in height
PCRaspberry Pi
Operating SystemRaspbian

*Others available upon request

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