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)
    - two lower panels: up to 350 µmol.m-2.s-1 (at 30 cm from the light source);

  • 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.


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 350 µmol.m-2.s-1 (measured at 30 cm from the light source);

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.

Pricing


AlgaeTron AG 230
Version Characteristics Price
AlgaeTron AG 230
(no shaker included)
Floor standing incubated shaker with 3 illuminated spaces. Top panel:
500 µmol.m-2.s-1; two lower panels: 350 µmol.m-2.s-1. Temperature control in the range of +15 to 45 °C. NO shaker included. Equipped with gas port for delivery of external gas.
8.299,- €

Accessories

Hardware Options Characteristics Price
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,- €
Parameters Options Characteristics Price
Light Upgrade-A for AG 230 Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to
1,000 µmol.m-2.s-1- available both for cool and warm white LEDs. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Light Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Temperature Upgrades.
990,- €
Light Upgrade-B for AG 230 Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to
1,500 µmol.m-2.s-1. Available just for cool white LEDs.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Light Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Temperature Upgrades.
1.290,- €
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,- €