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Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -86°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers

Store samples confidently in the Forma 8600 Series -86°C chest freezer. Available in four sizes to accommodate a variety of needs.

Manufacturer:  Thermo Scientific™ 817CV

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Catalog No. 81-7CV

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Store samples confidently in Thermo Scientific™ Forma 8600 Series −86°C ultra-low temperature chest freezers. Available in four sizes, the 8600 series accommodates a variety of needs and delivers all the same sample protection features as our Forma 900 and Forma 7000 upright series.

Key Features:
  • Centralized information center, including microprocessor control and monitoring system, ensures all controls and displays are easy to reach and read—knee level on the 3 cu. ft. models.
  • Freezer improves temperature control and increases reserve BTUH capacity, resulting in a more stable temperature sample.
  • Polystyrene interior sub-lids reduce cold air loss and improve temperature recovery after door openings.
  • Easy-to-remove, washable filter provides protection from dust on the condenser that causes reduced refrigeration performance and increased risk to samples.
  • Easy-to-use ergonomic door handle offers single-hand operation.
  • Choice of CO2 or LN2 safety back-up systems offer additional sample protection in the event of a power or mechanical failure.
  • 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 are finished with powder-coat paint for a uniform exterior that resists chipping and rust.
  • 1 in. (25mm) access port allows for the use of inexpedient probes or instrumentation.
  • Interior is stainless steel.
Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details

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-50°C to -86°C
17 cu. ft.
34,800 x 2 mL
230 V
12 A
18.5 x 58.8 x 28 in. (47 x 149.4 x 71.1 cm)
806 kg
372 kg
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
Forma 800 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.
821 lb.
R404A (1st stage), R508B (2nd stage)
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
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