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Successful incubation is an essential step in your everyday workflows. Thermo Scientific Microbiological and Refrigerated Incubators are designed with your samples in mind to produce results you can count on.  

Microbiological incubators, also called "heat-only" or "standard" incubators have heating elements, and can provide incubation temperatures that are above ambient temperature only. If the laboratory has an ambient of about 22°C, they can only address incubation temperatures above about 27°C or even 30°C. 

Refrigerated incubators, also called "cooling" incubators have cooling and heating, and can provide a wider temperature range - offering also temperatures close to ambient or even below ambient. They usually cover also the incubation temperature range above ambient - as the "microbiological" or "heat-only" incubators do. Due to the more complex technology used, a refrigerated incubator is a higher investment.

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Available models

General Protocol
Advanced Protocol
Advanced Protocol
Security Incubators
    Table Top Large Capacity   Table Top Large Capacity
Temperature range +18° to +40℃ ambient
+5℃ to +75℃
+5℃ to +105℃
+5℃ to +105℃
Convection technology Peltier with Mechanical Gravity Dual Dual Mechanical
Automatic over-temperature alarm -
Automatic under-temperature alarm - - -
Timer - on / off weekly/daily/real time weekly/daily/real time


Compact, General and Advanced Protocol Incubators

Your biological samples are often irreplaceable. That makes your microbiological incubator critical to your success. Your work is challenging enough. Surround your life with some certainty with Thermo Scientific Heratherm microbiological incubators—available in four models, providing three incubator airflow technologies in a choice of six sizes.

Select from our basic compact option or line of advanced incubators.

Our portfolio of Heratherm incubators are designed to maintain sample integrity and temperature consistency - for microbiological incubation, growth of yeast or other microorganisms, storage and testing. These microbiological incubators are available in various configurations and six different sizes to suit every lab's needs.

Achieve untapped potential in incubation with the temperature precision you need for applications that demand it. With a temperature range of +5 to +70°C, Thermo Scientific™ Heratherm™ Refrigerated Incubators are equipped with Peltier technology to reach and maintain the precise ambient temperatures you need for reliable results. With no hazardous refrigerants, these units use less energy than the conventional product, making it the ideal choice for energy-conscious labs.

Product overview:

  • Temperature range +5 to +70°C
  • Choose benchtop model 178L / 6.3 cu.ft. or floor model with casters 381L / 13.5 cu. ft.
  • Great temperature uniformity and stability to keep the samples in a safe environment - uniformity as low as +/-0.3°C (20°C), stability as low as +/-0.1°C
  • Energy consumption as low as 80Wh/h (benchtop) / 150Wh/h (floor) at 20°C - Note that comparable compressor cooled units consume up to 6 times this amount*
  • CFC free / HFC free polyurethane insulation foam for outstanding temperature performance and condensation prevention
  • Heated door with intelligent energy control to ensure no condensation – even at low temperatures
  • Sophisticated timer function with weekly, daily or real time mode
  • Intuitive programmability function for defined temperature ramping, soak/cool and dwell: store up to 10 programs with 10 easy steps
  • Adjustable over temperature shut-off for protocols that require setting of over temperature for protection – (class 2 according to norm DIN12880)
  • Safe viewing of samples through internal glass door with limited impact on temperature
  • Safe containment with automatic over and under temperature alarm
  • Standard access port for data monitoring (large diameter of 42mm / 1.65 in.)
  • Flexible shelf system for optimal loading, easy to remove for cleaning, with non-tip protection
  • Stainless steel interior (1.4301 / ASTM 304) and rounded corners for easy cleaning

*Based on comparison with models BK6160/Precision815

Conduct applications that require temperatures ranging from -10° to +60°C with Thermo Scientific™ Precision™ Low Temperature BOD Refrigerated Incubators, available in 2 sizes and ideal for biochemical oxygen demand testing, bacterial research, seed germination, fish/insect breeding and much more. Features an efficient, dependable design with microprocessor controls and forced air circulation.

Temperature Uniformity

  • Microprocessor control with easy-to-read display shows actual temperature within 0.1°C
  • Push-button controls for temperature set point selection
  • Forced-air circulation delivers excellent temperature stability
  • CFC-free, foamed polyurethane insulation prevents heat loss
  • RTD temperature probe and protected set point mode prevent accidental temperature change
  • Door key lock protects samples from unauthorized access

Efficient Design

  • Easy-to-clean, corrosion-resistant construction
  • Compressor relay conserves energy

173L (6.1 cu. ft.) Unit

  • Economical undercounter design
  • High/low safety thermostat backups
  • Three cooling modes simplify operation: high precision with cooling; high precision without cooling; and frost-free with variable cooling

566L (20 cu. ft.) Unit

  • Ideal for BOD applications and temperature settings at or below ambient
  • Holds over 300 BOD bottles (300mL)
  • Temperature set point selection with high- and low-temperature protection and simple calibration

849.5L (30.0 cu. ft.) Unit

  • Large volume for applications above ambient
  • Temperature range: 5° to 70°C
  • Hydraulic thermostat with analog temperature control

Comparison of incubators

    Microbiological incubators Refrigerated incubators
    Image Image
Application Ideal
Designed for
temperature range
ambient +5℃ to 105℃
Designed for
temperature range
+5℃ to 70℃
Bacterial research:
growth of bacteria, testing
+15° to +35° C   Image
+28° to +70° C Image Image
incubation of cells, microorganisms
+18° to +35° C   Image
+28° to +50° C Image Image
Coliform determination +35° to +37° C Image Image
Tempered storage
(e.g. media, liquid or solid samples)
+5° to +70° C   Image
+28° to +105° C Image  
Pharmaceutical stability testing +5° to +70° C   Image
+28° to +105° C Image  
Food and beverage testing +5° to +70° C   Image
+28° to +105° C Image  

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