When to Use a Heat Block

Posted by BT Lab Systems 08/09/2019 0 Comment(s)

Dual Controlled Heat BlockWhat is a Heat Block?

A heat block, otherwise known as a dry bath incubator, is a microprocessor-controlled heating block with heater technology. It’s a safe and convenient tool used to heat samples in flasks, tube, and vials, which is ideal for obtaining consistent results and precise temperature stability. 

It has a number of features, including a built-in temperature calibration and protection device for safety and reliability, automatic fault detection, and a buzzer alarm function. Additionally, the instrument has a simultaneous time and temperature display with an easy-to-use interface, simplifying laboratory procedures and digital accuracy, and a fast, accurate heating system.

There are various types of heat blocks to choose from, depending on your needs. Some feature only heater technology, heated lids, or active cooling. Still others offer both active cooling with heated lids.

With a unique design, compact size and small footprint, all BT Lab Systems heat blocks are lightweight and can be placed on a benchtop or flat surface in any laboratory setting. Furthermore, these blocks allow for greater versatility as well as convenient replacement, cleaning, and disinfection.

When Should I Use a Heat Block?

A heat block is most commonly used to heat samples of preservation and reaction, DNA amplification, and electrophoresis. With its digital precision and convenience, the instrument is suitable for various applications that require accurate results and temperature control.

There are multiple advantages to using a BT Systems heat block. The instrument ensures a safe, clean, and healthy work environment, as it is proven to provide superior heating properties. Also, it is ideal for incubation and activation of cultures and enzyme reactions. Because it eliminates the need for oil baths, it eliminates potential hazards like fires or oil spills. 

Rely on BT Labs for Your Heat Block Essentials

You will find that BT Lab Systems offers a wide assortment of heat blocks at affordable prices. To learn more, visit our website to purchase yours today.

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