AlgaeTron 230
Research under controlled growing conditions
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AlgaeTron AG 230 is a floor standing incubated shaker with minimum footprint size - yet with three independently illuminated spaces for comfortable growing of algae and cyanobacteria in controlled conditions. Programmable parameters are: timing, light intensity, light characteristics, temperature, and shaking power.

Key Features

  • Three independently illuminated cultivation spaces: illumination in each space can be controlled separately and each space can be equipped with its own shaker
  • Programmable LED-based illumination:
  • - warm white or cool white LED-light panels with added far-red LEDs 735 nm (in all three panels)
    - precise intensity control from 1 % to 100 % of total output
    - light modulation according to a predefined function (continuous, pulse, sine, triangle)
    - timing steps from seconds to hours and days
    - user-programmed function (optional) or daylight simulation (optional)


  • Light intensity:
  • - top panel: up to 500 µmol.m-2.s-1 (at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 1,000 or 1500 µmol.m-2.s-1(with Light Upgrade, cool white only)
    - two lower panels: up to 100 µmol.m-2.s-1 (at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 150 µmol.m-2.s-1 (with Light Upgrade, cool white only)
  • Temperature control:
  • - programmable controller ramps temperature up or down in the range of +15 to +45 oC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON)
    - optionally +10 to +55 oC (with Temperature Upgrade)
  • Intuitive programming: allows parameter changes to timing, temperature, photosynthetic light, and shaking speed

AlgaeTron AG 230


AlgaeTron AG 230 is a floor standing incubated shaker that provides well-defined uniform environment for controlled growing of algae, cyanobacteria and plant tissue cultures in Petri dishes or Erlenmeyer flasks. AlgaeTron AG 230 is designed with three independently illuminated tiers of shelving maximizing tissue culture area. Illumination of each shelf is separately controllable in intensity, mode and timing according to user’s defined protocol. AG 230 is designed with minimal footprint size that makes it ideal for laboratories with limited space. AlgaeTron AG 230 is always equipped with a gas port for delivery of external gas.

AlgaeTron AG 230 features three electrical outlets (EU type) for attachment of up to three dedicated orbital shakers SHK-2013 (optional item). Use of different types of shakers is not recommended!

Easy-to-read display screen located on the AlgaeTron front side clearly shows operating parameters and actual values. Intuitive programming allows multiple parameter changes to timing, light intensity, light characteristics, temperature, and shaking power. Optionally, the AlgaeTron may be supplemented with a Gas Mixing System GMS 150 that can bring pure or mixed gases into the incubator.


OPTIONAL FEATURES


  • Temperature upgrade: controlled temperature range +10 to 55 oC (with maximum illumination) - optional
  • Customized light color, for instance, red-green-blue or red-blue, or other (optional)
  • Bench-scale orbital shaker with the speed range of 30-500 RPM providing enough flexibility for culturing (optional)
  • Auxiliary Gas Mixing System GMS 150 for bringing pure or mixed gases into the incubator (optional)
  • Integrated fluorescence measurements (optional)
  • Possibility to comfortably edit light protocols from a PC via the Device Control Center application (downloads)

CONSTRUCTION


  • Outside dimension: 170 x 60 x 62 cm (H x W x D)
  • Internal volume: 265 L
  • Small footprint saving laboratory space; Maximum growth area: 3 x 0,18 m2
  • High-quality construction materials with maximum durability and reliability
  • Illumination intensity:
  • - top panel: up to 500 µmol.m-2.s-1 (measured at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 1,000 or 1500 µmol.m-2.s-1
    (with Light Upgrade)
    - two lower panels: up to 100 µmol.m-2.s-1 (measured at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 150µmol.m-2.s-1
    (with Light Upgrade)

SHAKER


  • Durable construction resistant to abrasion
  • Dimension (D x W x H): 375 x 320 x 125 mm
  • Platform size: 290 x 258 mm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Equipped with non-skid rubber mat
  • Loading capacity: 5 kg (14 pcs 50-ml flasks OR 9 pcs 100-ml flasks OR 5 pcs 250-ml flasks OR 4 pcs [*]500-ml flasks OR 2 pcs 1000 ml flasks)
  • Speed range: 30 - 500 RPM
  • Digital rotation speed setting
  • Timer or continuous operating mode
  • Self-resetting overheat protection
  • Permissible environment: 0-50 ºC at 80 % RH
  • Input power 50 W
  • Important note: Use of different shakers than SHK-2013 is not recommended! It may cause unpredictable problems and could result in AlgaeTron damage and loss of warranty.

Specifications

  • Controlled Temperature Range:
  • +15 ºC to +45 ºC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON)
    +10 ºC to +55 ºC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON) - optional
  • LED Light Illumination:
  • - Upper LED light panel: 25 x 35 cm; white LEDs with added far-red LEDs 735 nm (separately controllable)
    - Lower two LED light panels: 33 x 46 cm; white LEDs with added far-red LEDs 735 nm (shared control)
  • Number of Tiers with Illumination:
  • 3
  • External Dimensions:
  • 170 x 60 x 62 cm (H x W x D)
  • Internal Dimensions:
  • 134 x 50 x 40 cm (H x W x D)
  • Growth Area:
  • 0,53 m2
  • Internal Volume:
  • 265 liters
  • Weight:
  • 70 kg
  • Refrigerant:
  • R600a
  • Compressor:
  • 220 - 240 V; ~ 50 Hz; 200 W ; 1 A
  • Power Input:
  • 600W/900 W
  • Warranty:
  • 1 year parts and labor

Accessories

Shaker SHK-2013

Bench-scale orbital shaker with loading capacity of 5 kg. Rotation speed: 30-500 RPM. Dimension (D x W x H): 375 x 320 x 125 mm; weight: 8 kg. Non-skid rubber mat included - suitable for small lightweight containers or Petri dishes and low speed rotation. Tray with sticky matting or Erlenmeyer attachments are recommended for Erlenmeyer flasks shaking with high speed rotation.


• Important note: Use of different shakers than SHK-2013 is not recommended! It may cause unpredictable problems and could result in AlgaeTron damage and loss of warranty.

Tray with Sticky Matting

Stainless tray with sticky matting for safe fastening of various types and sizes of culture vessels. The tray is easily installed onto the shaker SHK-2013 top part.

50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 14 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 50 ml.

100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 9 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 100 ml.

250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 5 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 250 ml.

500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 4 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 500 ml.

1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 2 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 1000 ml.

Temperature Upgrade

Wider range of cultivation temperatures. Temperature control range: +10 to +55 ºC (with maximum illumination).

Light Upgrade-A

Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to 1,000 µmol(photons)/m².s and up to 150 µmol(photons)/m².s in the two lower panels. Available just for cool white. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Light Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Temperature Upgrade.

Light Upgrade-B

Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to 1,500 µmol(photons)/m².s and up to 150 µmol(photons)/m².s in the two lower panels. Available just for cool white. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Light Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Temperature Upgrade.

Additional Protective Glasses

Radiation safety glasses protecting against excessive LED radiation – equipped with side cover and protective filters. One pair of glasses is provided with the device free of charge.

User-Defined Custom Protocol

Optional feature to programming AlgaeTron illumination: when uploaded to the device, this Protocol can support up to 224 light phase intervals, each defined by light intensity and duration.

Daylight Protocol

The Daylight Protocol serves for cloudy skies simulations - several adjustable parameters. Includes also additional program for "cloud visualization" on a PC.

High-Precision Gas Mixing System GMS 150

The standard version GMS 150 includes two channels (channel 1 for Air-N2; channel 2 for CO2). Preferably it is intended for use with PSI Multi-Cultivators, small-volume Photobioreactors, large-volume Photobioreactors and Growth Chambers. High-precision GMS 150 can optionally hold up to four channels.



Download

Manuals

Software for editing light protocols via PC


Pricing


FytoScope FS 130
Version Characteristics Price
AlgaeTron AG 230
(no shaker included)
Floor standing incubated shaker with three independently illuminated spaces for cultivation. Controlled parameters: light, temperature and shaking 8.299,- €

Accessories

Shaker SHK-2013* Orbital shaker with speed range 30-500 RPM; dimension 320 x 375 x 125 mm; weight 8 kg; loading capacity 5 kg. Non-skid rubber mat included. 1.290,- €
Tray with Sticky Matting* Stainless tray with sticky matting for safe fastening of various types and sizes of culture vessels onto the Shaker SHK-2013. 270,- €
50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment* Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 14 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 50 ml. 179,- €
100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment* Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 9 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 100 ml. 169,- €
250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment* Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 5 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 250 ml. 159,- €
500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment* Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 4 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 500 ml. 149,- €
1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment* Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 2 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 1000 ml. 139,- €
Light Upgrade-A for AG 230 Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to 1,000 µmol(photons)/m².s and up to 150 µmol(photons)/m².s in the two lower panels. Available just for cool white. 998,- €
Light Upgrade-B for AG 230 Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to 1,500 µmol(photons)/m².s and up to 150 µmol(photons)/m2.s in the two lower panels. Available just for cool white. 1.790,- €
Temperature Upgrade for AG 230 Extends the scope of reachable cultivation temperatures in the AG 230: from +10 ºC to +55 ºC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON). 990,- €
Additional Protective Glasses* Radiation safety glasses protecting against excessive LED radiation – equipped with side cover and protective filters. One pair of glasses is provided with the device free of charge. 19,- €
User-Defined Custom Protocol Optional feature to programming FytoScope or AlgaeTron illumination: when uploaded to the device, this Protocol can support up to 224 light phase intervals, each defined by light intensity and duration. 400,- €
Daylight Protocol Optional feature to programming FytoScope or AlgaeTron illumination: when uploaded to the device, the Daylight Protocol is used for cloudy skies simulations (parameters are adjustable). 100,- €
Gas Mixing System GMS 150 The standard version GMS 150 includes two channels (channel 1 for Air-N; channel 2 for CO2). Preferably it is intended for use with PSI Multi-Cultivators, small-volume Photobioreactors, large-volume Photobioreactors and Growth Chambers. 8.680,- €