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SAM HD Lab Freezer

Automated High-Density Sample Storage Freezer

SAM HD is an automated sample management system for secure, frost-free storage of tubes and plates. This small lab freezer contains high-density storage capabilities with a minimal footprint. The SAM HD ultra-low temperature sample freezer is designed to maintain sample integrity while providing easy sample access and tracking.

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-80°C Storage in a Small Footprint

This compact, minus 80°C localized lab freezer storage system easily fits into existing laboratory spaces. Each SAM HD system allows for samples to be stored at six different shelf heights, providing flexibility for your lab workflow.

Users can increase storage capacity to store more samples in the same footprint using RackWare high-density storage racks. Our RackWare high-density racks increase the number of tubes that can be placed in a SBS-format rack. RackWare HDR-060 supports popular 48-format labware and increases storage capacity in a comparable SBS-format rack from 48 to 60 tubes. RackWare HDR-138 supports most major 96-format labware and increases storage capacity in a comparable SBS-format rack from 96 to 138 tubes.

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Features and Benefits of the SAM HD Lab Freezer

Store and Pick Multiple Labware Types in One System

Multiple tube and/or plate types can be stored together in the lab freezer to accommodate varying sample collection workflows. This allows for maintaining secure sample documentation and tracking throughout the entire process. Different labware types can also be picked without the hassle of tooling changes, and without compromising the integrity of unpicked samples.

Maintains Sample Integrity

To maintain sample integrity, the system eliminates heat and moisture from entering the system and causing freeze-thaw cycles. The active automation is separated from the sample storage compartment to eliminate heat from affecting the samples. Unlike manual freezers, this sample freezer door remains closed to prevent moisture and temperature fluctuations.

The environment is continuously monitored, even during picking, ensuring the samples never reach critical sample temperatures. Tubes and plates within the lab freezer are picked in a minus 20°C environment. A standard UPS and LN2 backup is provided to help mitigate typical disaster scenarios and ensure samples are kept cold and safe.

Quick and Secure Sample Access

  • Retrieves samples in less than 70 seconds
  • Tracks all samples—Reads 1D and 2D barcodes on the sides of tubes, and 2D barcodes on the bottom of tubes, as well as 1D barcodes on racks
  • Samples are stored securely in the lab freezer system—User access rights control who can retrieve samples

Simple, Powerful Automation Software

Our automated sample storage platforms run on the powerful, easy-to-use INSTINCT S software, which allows users to run daily operations easily with minimal training.

instinct s automation software

Introductions Made Easy

With pre-defined shortcuts that allow sample introductions into a logical library, users can control each study's library and access to it, as well as reports highlighting the library's inventory.
INSTINCT S Job Manager View

Track All of Your Jobs

The Job Manager gives users a list of completed jobs. On the right, the Job Results will list the racks and tubes that were picked for a given job and has the option to export that list as a .csv file.
INSTINCT S Maintenance Tab View

A Look Under the Hood

The Maintenance Tab gives users a visual of their inventory, showing where racks are in the system and information about each rack such as rack ID and number of tubes in the rack.

SAM HD Minus 80°C Lab Freezer Specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H)145 cm (w) x 150 cm (d) x 221 cm (h)
(57 in x 59 in x 87 in)
Weight (empty)861 kg (1,900 lbs)
Voltage(2) 208–230 VAC, 15A Service, 50/60 Hz
Operating Environment10°–22°C
≤ 45% Relative Humidity
≤ 40% Recommended Relative Humidity
Dew Point: -2°C to 9°C
Altitude < 2,000 m
Storage Temperature-80°C
Dry Air PurgeNitrogen or dry air (-40°C dew point or lower)
Operating SystemWindows 10
Barcode ReaderRacks: 1D
Tubes: 1D and 2D (side) and 2D (bottom)
Capacities*Standard RacksRackWare High-Density Racks
0.3 mL screw cap59,71285,836
0.5 mL screw cap34,08048,990
1.0 mL screw cap28,89641,538
1.8 mL screw cap14,44818,060
SBS microplates803N/A

*Example labware used. SAM HD is capable of storing a wide range of SBS-format labware up to 90 mm in height. Labware types subject to approval.

Service & Support for Sample Freezers

Hamilton Storage is available to help you with your automated sample management needs. For service and support, choose from one of the options below.
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