Forma Scientific (Brandel) 3851/3911M CO2, Plate Carousel Incubator

Used Lab Equipment Warranty Condition: Used Will be thoroughly tested and serviced
Stock #:
1 Available In Stock (request a quote)
Dimensions (approx.):
31"W x 27"D x 25"H (inside)
40"W x 37"D x 82"H (outside)
208/230 4-wire Volts, 50/60 Hz, 15A
Product Description This Forma Scientific model 3851 Environmental Chamber has been customized with a Brandel plate carousel, which provides an extremely reliable and efficient method for high capacity storage and incubation of plates over an extended period of time. The unit has two access points: (1) a full-width, manually operated door for easy operator access, and (2) a narrow, motorized door controlled by the robotic system. The narrow door enables a robotic arm to access a plate while minimizing changes in the incubation environment.

An enclosed plate carousel can hold 168 plates at a time

The incubator integrates with most systems by way of its RS-232 interface. The control panel, located on the upper front of the incubator, allows for easy access and monitoring of parameters


- One 168-plate carousel
- 0°C to +60°C Temperature Range (+32°F +172°F)
- 11 cu. ft. Volume (311.5 Liters)
- Air-cooled Refrigeration (0.3°C at 25°C to 37°C uniformity)
- Relative humidity from above ambient to 95%, (±5%)
- CO2 range 0-20%
- Air HEPA Filtration
- One operator accessible door
- One mechanically accessed door
- RS-232 Communications Interface

With automatic stepping, variable oscillation cycles, programmable operation and two-way communication interface, the High-Capacity Plate Carousel is compatible with most any robotic arm. The Carousel can also be operated manually. High-Capacity Plate Carousel holds up to 160 standard size 96-well plates. Motorized indexing and oscillation cycles are standard.

Standard Configuration
- Eight columns, arranged radially, hold up to 20 microtitre plates each.
- Includes indexing motor drive and oscillation cycle.
- Carousels are available for storing plates lengthwise or widthwise.
- Approximate Carousel size is 24"in height by 24" in diameter.
- Above capacities are for one Carousel. If more than one Carousel is used, system can be programmed to accommodate different types of plates or tip boxes in each Carousel.

- Two-way communication with your system computer through the Carousel's RS-232 interface.
- Completely programmable.
- Selectable and programmable "shaking" or oscillating mode.
- Can also be operated manually.


- Optical sensors provide accurate stopping positions.
- Controlled rotation will bring each of the columns to a common location for use with a robotic arm.
- Adjustable agitation through variable shaking speed and degree of oscillation.
- Interchangeable columns allow combinations of 96-well microtitre plates and 1-2 ml mini-tube plates in the typical 96-well format.

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: requires 4 wire 208/220 Volt power outlet.

If desired, the clear door can be switched to an opaque door. Plesae inquire