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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/de-icing 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 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 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


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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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