Please note - this product is now obsolete. Please click here for the current models.
The Techne TC-512 is the only Gradient thermal cycler which enables you to optimise your experiments at the "touch of a screen."
4-Fold control: Each block consists of 8 peltier units, controlled by 4 independent temperature thermistors (control sensors) distributed evenly across the block. This ensures that the TC-512 exhibits the most accurately controlled linear gradient available*.
Versatile block format: The truly user-friendly interchangeable block system allows blocks to be interchanged in a matter of seconds without the need of any tools (60 x 0.5ml 96 x 0.2 ml, 3841 well, Insitu Block2).
Proven track record: Having more than 13 years experience in thermal cycler design ensures that the Techne TC-512 encompasses reliability with all the specifications you could wish. These include: PC control and networking, decremental/incremental time and temperature, and defined pressure programmable heated lid.
Intuitive programming: Easy to use software with free upgrades downloadable from the Techne website as new functionality is added.
New Design Flexible Heated Lid: Defined pressure, high quality, programmable heated lid to accommodate a variety of consumables.
Graph showing the linearity of a 0.2ml Touchgene gradient cycler block in relation to the ideal linearity. The Techne block exhibits an almost perfect linearity with deviations occurring only at the block edges where the laws of thermodynamics prevent a perfect linearity form existing. This is due to Quad circuit technology.
Wide linear gradient -
The most linear gradient cycler on the market. Protocols can be optimised in a single experiment.
The Touchgene Gradient incorporates a large, 115 x 90mm, touch-sensitive screen that provides a unique user-friendly programming interface which is second to none.
Graphical display -
The unique 'real-time' graphical display shows the sample temperature profile while the program is running, including the upper and lower limits of the gradient. This pictorial, real-time representation means instant visualisation of your experiment's status. The unique 'real-time' graphical display shows the sample temperature profile while the program is running, including the upper and lower limits of the gradient. This pictorial, real-time representation means instant visualisation of your experiment's status.
Memory cards: - SmartMedia memory cards provide an alternative to internal memory storage of your programs, offering security and flexibility.
Gradient calculator: - The gradient calculator function displays the temperature of each column of tubes. This ensures replication of the experimental conditions.