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FastGene Ultra Cycler Uniform (96-well)

Catalogue number: FG-TC02

FastGene® Ultra Cycler Uniform – thermal cycler with 96 wells

FastGene UltraCycler

At the heart of the Ultracycler series instruments lie 6 fully independant sets of peltiers, 3 temperature sensors and control electronics. This powerful and reliable thermal engine is capable of delivering high ramp rates of averagely of 5 °C per second with our standard low thermal mass composite alloy block whilst maintaining a long peltier life and low well to well temperature variaton. The UltraCycler is available with and without the gradient function.

Powerful Thermal Engine

A precision composite alloy block with low mass and high thermal conductivity provides excellent ramp rates, long peltier life and low well to well temperature variation.
Heating/ Cooling rate is 5 °C/sec typical heat & cool between denat & anneal (block)

Heated Lid Evaporation Control

The UltraCycler employs an applied pressure heated lid design to keep the air contained within the tube hotter than the reaction volume. This causes any evaporation to condense back into the cooler reaction liquid, thereby eliminating the need for an oil or wax condensation overlay.

Compact Footprint

Boasting a footprint of only 18 x 28.5 x 19 cm (W x D x H), the UltraCycler is designed to save valuable bench space within the laboratory. Weighing in at just 5.5 kg, this machine is also highly portable for the ever-changing laboratory environment.

Touch Screen Graphical User Interface

A high performance graphical processor with large 7 inch, vivid color touch screen display allows for easy run setup and monitoring. The powerful yet intuitive software makes creation of even the most complex of thermal profiles a breeze. Free software upgrades are provided to keep your instrument up to date with the latest features and developments.

USB Connectivity

A front USB port allows for fast, easy file transfer to USB memory stick enabling the sharing of thermal profiles between instruments and users. The use of a USB mouse is also supported.

Start screen

Load a saved profile from the internal memory or USB stick, or create a new profile, by using the helpful Albert assistant.

ALBERT – The PCR set up assistant

Albert enables the user to configure easy to moderate complex profiles in just moments. All the thermal steps which occur in a typical profile are included and the parameters may be adjusted in just a few clicks.

Manual Mode

The Manual Profile editor is very helpful for the creation of even difficult profiles. The screen displays the current experiment profile in a ‘tree list’ format with a graphical representation of each thermal step. You can add, modify or delete additional steps easily.

User Accounts Section

Allows up to 99 user profiles each with dedicated file storage directory and personalised Icon. When a user is selected, thermal profiles will be loaded or saved to a directory specific to that user, providing easy recovery later.

Technology High performance active heating and cooling using 6 quality peltier elements with 3 temperature sensors
Temperature range 4 °C – 99 °C
Temperature Accuracy ±0.5 °C over full range, typically < ±0.1 °C at 60 °C
Uniformity ±0.3 °C, 30 seconds after target (range 40 °C – 90 °C), typically < ±0.1 °C at 60 °C
Temperature Resolution 0,1 °C increments
Heating/Cooling rate 5 °C/sec typical heat & cool between denat & anneal (block)
Well Configuration 96-well block supporting: 0.2 mL tubes or strip tubes with flat or domed caps;
96-well high-or low skirt plates with strip caps, adhesive cover, or oil overlay
Condensation Control Automatic utilising applied pressure heated lid
Heated Lid Temperature Range 60 °C – 115 °C
Dimensions 180 x 285 x 190 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 5,5 kg
Electrical 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
External Connectivity Interface USB interface to Windows based PC
USB host port – file transfer to and from USB memory stick – mouse/keyboard connection
– printer (potential future software release)
Display 7-inch Widescreen Colour Touch Display
Software Supplied with unlimited user licenses
Free upgrades available
Internal memory 256 MB, enough for 10,000+ saved profiles
Functionality Touch Down/Up, Long Range, Program
Pauses, Temperature Graphing, On-screen Help, User Accounts, Profile Load and Saving,
Manual Mode, USB File Transfer, Post run reporting, Auto restart and more
Included Accesories Power Cable, User Manual (downloadable PDF), Touch Screen Stylus


What is the adjustable ramping rate range?

0,1 to 2,5°C –> max 5°C

Can it resume from the same cycle after power failure?


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