Digital Orbital Mixing Chilling/Heating Dry Baths

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The ideal tool for the molecular biology lab. Heat or chill from -20C to 100C while mixing from 200 to 1000 rpm.

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Data Sheet


These completely solid-state Orbital Mixing Chilling/Heating Dry Baths are compact, versatile, reliable and easy to use. They are completely solid state and very rugged.  There are more than 30 standard sample blocks available as accessories for use with assay plates, centrifuge tubes, vials, test tubes and more.  Custom sample blocks can be made for any sample container.

Units come complete with instruction manual, universal bench top power supply for use anywhere in the world and AC line cord for the country of use. Sample blocks and covers are available as accessories.


  • Orbital mixing with speeds from 200 to 1000 rpm
  • Energy-efficient Peltier design
  • Digital control to 1°C from -20°C to 110°C (without sample block)
  • Control at room temperature
  • 30-day count down timer with audible alarm and user settable Auto-Off
  • RS232 I/O port for control or data collection
  • Built-in data logger
  • Electronic calibration
  • Small compact size uses very little bench space
  • 12-volt DC operation. Universal power supply provided
  • UL, CSA and CE compliant


  • Mixing samples in centrifuge tubes, assay plates, PCR plates, vials, test tubes or other containers while heating or chilling
  • Maintaining 14°C for ligation reaction
  • Enzyme reactions and deactivations
  • Maintaining 17°C for storing oocytes
  • Chilling reagents at 4.0C with insulated blocks for 15, 50, 250, 2-250, and 500ml centrifuge tubes
  • Storing samples at ice bucket temperatures without the mess
  • Incubating samples at 37°C
  • Storing enzyme or DNA libraries at your workstation

Full Product Specifications

Orbital Mixing
Range200 to 1000 rpm in increments of 100 rpm
Readability0 through 9 digitally in increments of 1
Range-10°C to 100C (SC20), -20C to 100C (SC20XT), -10C to 110C (SC20XR)) w/o sample block
SensorPlatinum RTD
Controller TypePID
Range00:01 to 30 days
Readability1 second
Audible AlarmYes, alarm sounds for 1 minute. Timer counts up until turned off
Auto-OffYes, user settable
Data Logger
Sample times1 sec, 1 min or 5 minutes per data point
Capability8110 data points
Heater/Chiller50 watts (SC20), 100 watts (SC20XT and SC20XR)
Operating Voltages100–265 VAC, 50/60 Hz input to power supply. 12 VDC into instrument
Power ConsumptionSC20 50 watts, SC20 XT and SC20XR 100 watts
Power SwitchYes
Chilling/Heating Module Dimensions
Width7.75” (16.69 cm)
Depth14.5” (36.83 cm)
Height4.25” (10.8 cm) not including sample block
Weight24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Power Supply Dimensions
Length6.5” (16.5 cm)
Height3.2” (8.1 cm)
Width2.2” (5.6 cm)
Weight (power supply & chiller/heater module)12 lbs (5.4 kg)
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