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AlgaeTron AG 230

AlgaeTron AG 230 is a floor standing incubated shaker that provides well-defined uniform environment for controlled growing of algae, cyanobacteria and plant tissue cultures in Petri dishes or Erlenmeyer flasks. AlgaeTron AG 230 is designed with three independently illuminated tiers of shelving maximizing tissue culture area. Illumination of each shelf is separately controllable in intensity, mode and timing according to user’s defined protocol. AG 230 is designed with minimal footprint size that makes it ideal for laboratories with limited space. AlgaeTron AG 230 is always equipped with a gas port for delivery of external gas.

AlgaeTron AG 230 features three electrical outlets (EU type) for attachment of up to three dedicated orbital shakers SHK-2013. Use of different types of shakers is not recommended!

Easy-to-read display screen located on the AlgaeTron front side clearly shows operating parameters and actual values. Intuitive programming allows multiple parameter changes to timing, light intensity, light characteristics, temperature, and shaking power. Optionally, the AlgaeTron may be supplemented with a Gas Mixing System GMS 150 that can bring pure or mixed gases into the incubator.

  • Three independently illuminated cultivation spaces: illumination in each space can be controlled separately and each space can be equipped with its own shaker
  • Programmable LED-based illumination:
    - warm white or cool white LED-light panels with added far-red LEDs 735 nm (in all three panels)
    - precise intensity control in the range of 1 % to 100 % of total output
    - light modulation according to a predefined function (continuous, pulse, sine, triangle)
    - timing steps from seconds to hours and days
    - user-programmed function (optional) or daylight simulation (optional)
  • Light intensity:
    - top panel: up to 500 µmol(photon)/m2.s ( at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 1,000 or 1500 µmol(photon)/m2.s (with Light Upgrade, cool white only)
    - two lower panels: up to 100 µmol(photon)/m2.s ( at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 150 µmol(photon)/m2.s (with Light Upgrade, cool white only)
  • Temperature control:
    - programmable controller ramps temperature up or down in the range of +15 to +45 oC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON)
    - optionally +10 to +55 oC (with Temperature Upgrade)
  • Intuitive programming: allows parameter changes to timing, temperature, photosynthetic light, and shaking speed
  • Possibility to comfortably edit light protocols from a PC via the Device Control Center application (program can be downloaded from Support/Downloads/Software/Utilities/Device Control Center)
  • Agitation: bench-scale orbital shaker with the speed range of 30-500 RPM and loading capacity up to 5 kg (optional)
  • Minimum footprint; Maximum growth area: 3 x 0,18 m2
  • Equipped with a gas port for delivery of external gas
  • Auxiliary Gas Mixing System GMS 150 for bringing pure or mixed gases into the incubator (optional)
  • AlgaeTron AG 230
  • Outside dimension: 170 x 60 x 62 cm (H x W x D)
  • Internal volume: 265 L
  • Small footprint saving laboratory space
  • High-quality construction materials with maximum durability and reliability
  • Illumination intensity:
    - top panel: up to 500 µmol(photon)/m2.s (measured at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 1,000 or 1500 µmol(photon)/m2.s (with Light Upgrade)
    - two lower panels: up to 100 µmol(photon)/m2.s (measured at 30 cm from the light source); optionally up to 150 µmol(photon)/m2.s (with Light Upgrade)
  • AlgaeTron AG 230
  • Durable construction resistant to abrasion
  • Dimension (D x W x H): 375 x 320 x 125 mm
  • Platform size: 290 x 258 mm
  • Weight: 8 kg
  • Equipped with non-skid rubber mat
  • Loading capacity: 5 kg (14 pcs 50-ml flasks OR 9 pcs 100-ml flasks OR 5 pcs 250-ml flasks OR 4 pcs 500-ml flasks OR 2 pcs 1000 ml flasks)
  • Speed range: 30 - 500 RPM
  • Digital rotation speed setting
  • Timer or continuous operating mode
  • Self-resetting overheat protection
  • Permissible environment: 0-50 ºC at 80 % RH
  • Input power 50 W
  • Important note: Use of different shakers than SHK-2013 is not recommended! It may cause unpredictable problems and could result in AlgaeTron damage and loss of warranty.
  • Shaker
  • Controlled Temperature Range:
    +15 ºC to +45 ºC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON)
    +10 ºC to +55 ºC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON) - optional
  • LED Light Illumination:
    - Upper LED light panel: 25 x 35 cm; white LEDs with added far-red LEDs 735 nm (separately controllable)
    - Lower two LED light panels: 33 x 46 cm; white LEDs with added far-red LEDs 735 nm (shared control)
  • Number of Tiers with Illumination:
    3
  • External Dimensions:
    170 x 60 x 62 cm (H x W x D)
  • Internal Dimensions:
    134 x 50 x 40 cm (H x W x D)
  • Growth Area:
    0,53 m2
  • Internal Volume:
    265 L
  • Weight:
    70 kg
  • Refrigerant:
    R600a
  • Compressor:
    220 - 240 V; ~ 50 Hz; 200 W ; 1 A
  • Power/Power Input:
    600W/900 W
  • Warranty:
    1 year parts and labor
  • PRASAD A., FERRETTI U., SEDLÁŘOVÁ M. ET AL. (2016): Singlet oxygen production in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii under heat stress. Scientific Reports. Volume 6. DOI: 10.1038/srep20094
  • STEMMLER K., MASSIMI R., KIRKWOOD A. E. (2016): Growth and fatty acid characterization of microalgae isolated from municipal waste-treatment systems and the potential role of algal-associated bacteria in feedstock production. PeerJ. Volume 4. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1780.
  • JURADO-OLLER J. L., DUBINI A., GALVAN A. ET AL. (2015): Low oxygen levels contribute to improve photohydrogen production in mixotrophic non-stressed Chlamydomonas cultures. Biotechnology for Biofuels. Volume 8, pp. 149. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-015-0341-9

Pricing

  • Orders and Payments
  • AlgaeTron AG 230
    8.299,- €
  • Shaker SHK-2013 *
    1.290,- €
  • Tray with Sticky Matting *
    270,- €
  • 50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment *
    179,- €
  • 100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment *
    169,- €
  • 250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment *
    159,- €
  • 500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment *
    149,- €
  • 1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment *
    139,- €
  • Temperature Upgrade for AG 230
    990,- €
  • Light Upgrade-A for AG 230
    998,- €
  • Light Upgrade-B for AG 230
    1.790,- €
  • Additional Protective Glasses *
    19,- €
  • User-Defined Custom Protocol
    400,- €
  • Daylight Protocol
    100,- €
  • Gas Mixing System GMS 150
    8.680,- €

Optional Features and Accessories

Shaker SHK-2013
Bench-scale orbital shaker with loading capacity of 5 kg. Rotation speed: 30-500 RPM. Dimension (D x W x H): 375 x 320 x 125 mm; weight: 8 kg. Non-skid rubber mat included - suitable for small lightweight containers or Petri dishes and low speed rotation. Tray with sticky matting or Erlenmeyer attachments are recommended for Erlenmeyer flasks shaking with high speed rotation.


Tray with Sticky Matting
Stainless tray with sticky matting for safe fastening of various types and sizes of culture vessels. The tray is easily installed onto the shaker SHK-2013 top part.


50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment
Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 14 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 50 ml.


100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment
Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 9 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 100 ml.


250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment
Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 5 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 250 ml.


500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment
Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 4 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 500 ml.


1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment
Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 2 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 1000 ml.


Temperature Upgrade
Extends the scope of reachable cultivation temperatures in the AlgaeTron: from +10 ºC to +55 ºC (shaking ON, maximum illumination ON). IMPORTANT NOTICE: Temperature Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Light Upgrades A or B.


Light Upgrade-A
Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to 1,000 µmol(photons)/m².s and up to 150 µmol(photons)/m².s in the two lower panels. Available just for cool white. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Light Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Temperature Upgrade.


Light Upgrade-B
Enables reaching light intensity in the upper panel up to 1,500 µmol(photons)/m².s and up to 150 µmol(photons)/m².s in the two lower panels. Available just for cool white. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Light Upgrade CANNOT be used together with Temperature Upgrade.


Additional Protective Glasses
Radiation safety glasses protecting against excessive LED radiation – equipped with side cover and protective filters. One pair of glasses is provided with the device free of charge.


User-Defined Custom Protocol
Optional feature to programming AlgaeTron illumination: when uploaded to the device, this Protocol can support up to 224 light phase intervals, each defined by light intensity and duration.


Daylight Protocol
The Daylight Protocol serves for cloudy skies simulations - several adjustable parameters. Includes also additional program for "cloud visualization" on a PC.


High-Precision Gas Mixing System GMS 150
The standard version GMS 150 includes two channels (channel 1 for Air-N2; channel 2 for CO2). Preferably it is intended for use with PSI Multi-Cultivators, small-volume Photobioreactors, large-volume Photobioreactors and Growth Chambers. High-precision GMS 150 can optionally hold up to four channels.


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AlgaeTron AG 230 Manual
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Language: English
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