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Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers

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™ 717CV

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Catalog No. 71-7CV

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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 same sample protection features of the Forma™ 900 and 7000 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 port allows 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

Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details



-10°C to -40°C
17 cu. ft.
34,800 x 2 mL
230 V
6.5 A
18.5 x 58.8 x 28 in. (47 x 149.4 x 71.1 cm)
806 kg
347 kg
Key Lock
Smart-Vue Compatible
Optional 7-day chart recorder
Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details
Single ID
33.8 x 87.6 x 40.5 in. (85.9 x 222.5 x 102.9 cm)
Push Button LED
Hermetic Compressor
Cold-rolled Steel
Cold Rolled Steel (Cabinet), Polyurethane Foam (Insulation), Stainless Steel (Interior)
970 W
Forma 700 Series Ultra-Low Chest Freezer, 348-Box Capacity, 230V, 50Hz
CE, cULus, FDA Class I, UL
481.1 L
230 V 50 Hz
50 Hz
771 lb.
764 lb.
Push Button LED
Stainless Steel
RS-485, 4-20mA, dry contacts - standard
CO2 or LN2 Optional
Standard Operation
Ultra Low Freezer, Chest
Boxes (348)
Fin and Tube, Forced-Air Cooled
Polyurethane Foam
Alarm, Recorder
Product Certifications


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