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Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 900 Series -86°C Upright Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Packages

Uncompromised sample protection

Manufacturer:  Thermo Scientific™ 988RAKCR

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Catalog No. 98-8RA-KCR

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Thermo Scientific Forma 900 Series features state-of-the-art refrigeration, rugged construction and easy-to-use microprocessor controls and a range of functionality including:

  • Microprocessor Controls: Centralized, eye level information center, including microprocessor control and monitoring system ensures all controls and displays are easy to reach and read
  • State-of-the-art, refrigeration system: improves temperature control and increases reserve BTUH capacity, resulting in a more stable temperature sample
  • 5 in. (127mm) foamed-in-place, polyurethane insulation: reduces power consumption, maintains temperature setpoint and combined with triple-point door gasket, provides longer holding time in the event of a door opening
  • Rugged, heavy gauge, cold-rolled steel cabinets: with a powder-coat paint finish for a uniform exterior that resists chipping and rust
  • 1 in. (25mm) access ports: allow for the use of inexpedient probes or instrumentation
  • Secure inner doors: Four inner doors reduce cold air loss and improve temperature recovery after door closings
  • Choice of painted galvaneel or stainless-steel interior
  • Single-hand operation: Easy-to-use, padlock-compatible, ergonomic door handle with integrated key lock
  • Optional CO2 or LN2 back-up: Optional choice of CO2 or LN2 safety back-up systems for additional sample protection in the event of a power or mechanical failure
  • Optional chart recorder: Optional built-in chart recorder can be installed at eye level on Forma 900 -86°C models

Promotional Package:
Options include:

  • Two shelves of racks
  • Two shelves of racks and chart recorder
  • Two shelves of racks and CO2 backup
  • Two shelves of racks and LN2 backup


cULus, CE listed

Warranty and Services

Two years parts and labor plus two year compressor warranty



17.3 cu. ft.
208 - 230 V 60 Hz
60 Hz
25.3 x 23 x 51.5 in. (64.2 x 58.4 x 130.8 cm)
346 kg
With 2 shelves of racks, chart recorder
Single Hand Operation
64.2 cm
51.5 in.
130.8 cm
58.4 cm
84.6 cm
98.8 cm
Polyurethane Foam
CE, cULus
489.9 L
208/230 V
12 A
763 lb.
25.3 in.
77.9 in.
197.9 cm
23 in.
33.3 in.
38.9 in.
Boxes (288)
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