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Series C incubators are suitable for routine cell cultivation applications: They are free from contamination due to 180 °C hot-air sterilization and reliable pH stability thanks to the drift-free infrared CO₂ measurement system.


  • Minimum risk of contamination thanks to 180 °C hot-air sterilization
  • Stable pH values thanks to drift-free CO₂ IR sensor technology
  • High humidity up to 95% RH
  • Simple and fast cleaning thanks to a seamlessly deep-drawn inner chamber

Technical specifications

Designation C170-230V / C170UL-120V
Option model Standard
Recovery time after 30 seconds door open at 37 °C 8 min
Temperature fluctuation 0.1 ± K
Temperature range 6 °C above ambient temperature to 50 °C
Temperature variation at 37 °C 0.3 ± K
Humidity range 90…95 % RH
CO₂ measurement IR
CO₂ range 0…20 Vol.-% CO₂
CO₂ Recovery time after 30 seconds door open at 5 Vol.-% CO₂ 5 min
Housing dimensions not incl. fittings and connections (D x H x W) 715 x 870 x 680 mm
Internal dimensions (D x H x W) 505 x 600 x 560 mm
Interior volume 170 L
Load per rack 10 kg
Net weight of the unit (empty) 90 kg

Key features

  • Temperature range: room temperature plus 6 °C to 50 °C
  • Humidity range: 90 to 95% RH
  • Auto-sterilization with hot air at 180 °C
  • Humidification system with condensation protection
  • CO₂ gas-mixing jet with Venturi effect
  • CO₂ sensor with infrared technology
  • LCD to display temperature and CO₂ along with additional information and alarms
  • Internal data logger, measured values can be read out in open format via USB
  • Tightly-sealed inner door made of tempered safety glass
  • Seamless, deep-drawn inner stainless steel chamber
  • 3 perforated stainless steel shelves
  • Units are stackable with stacking adapter
  • Troubleshooting system with visual and audible alarms
  • Computer interface: Ethernet
  • Zero-voltage alarm contact
  • Stack-compatible with CB 170

BINDER CO₂ incubator C170 overview

  • Education & Academics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Service

With 22,000 series production machines supplied each year globally, family company BINDER is now one of the leading experts on environmental simulation chambers. For over 30 years at our German site in Tuttlingen, we have developed and produced premium products which combine superior technology, first-class advice, and exemplary service. These three factors are symbolized by the three red triangles that make up our logo – and our customers appreciate the benefits every day through the outstanding results of their work.