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Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Store samples confidently in the Forma 8600 Series -40°C chest freezer. Available in four sizes to accomodate a variety of needs.

Manufacturer:  Thermo Scientific™ 720CA

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Catalog No. 72-0CA

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Store samples confidently in Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers. Available in four sizes, and with a full range of racking solutions, to accomodate a variety of needs, these freezers deliver all of the sample protection features of the Forma™ 900 and 700 upright series.

Key Features:

  • Centralized information center, including microprocessor control and monitoring system ensures that all controls and displays are easy to reach and read—knee level on the 3 cu. ft. models
  • Improves temperature control and increases reserve BTUH capacity, resulting in a more stable temperature sample
  • Easy to remove, washable filter provides protection from dust on the condenser, causing reduced refrigeration performance and increased risk to samples
  • Simplified installation with our new easy-roll 2 inch locking casters
  • Easy to use ergonomic door handle allows convenient disposal, and retieval of, specimens


  • 5 in. (127mm) foamed in place, polyurethane insulation reduces power consumption and maintains temperature setpoint
  • Triple-point door gasket provides longer holding time in the event of a door opening
  • Rugged, heavy gauge, cold-rolled steel cabinets resist chipping and rust
  • 1 in. (25mm) access ports allow for the use of inexpedient probes or instrumentation
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Polystyrene interior sub-lids reduce cold air loss and improve temperature recovery after door openings
Description & Specifications


Optional CO2 or LN2
Optional 7-day chart recorder
RS-485, 4-20mA, dry contacts - standard
Capacity: 20 cu. ft. (566.3L); 115V/60Hz; 6.5A
20 cu. ft., 566.3L
18.5 x 66.5 x 28 in. (47 x 168.9 x 71.1cm)
396 boxes
776 lb.
-10° to -40°C
Ultra Low Freezer, Chest
115V 60Hz
Standard Operation
SmartView Compatible
Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details
key lock
cULus, CE listed
Push Button LED
20 cu. ft.
33.4 x 96 x 40.5 in. (84.8 x 243.8 x 102.9cm)
Polyurethane Foam
NEMA 5-20
-10°C to -40°C
Single ID
726 lb.
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