The Robbins Scientific Gemini II Twin Shaking Water Bath is composed of two identical, 13.3" x 2.3" x 9.5" chambers mounted on a single platform. The temperature of each chamber is independently regulated with a dedicated digital controller. The desired temperature (ambient +5°C to 99°C) is selected on the digital display with the actual temperature continuously displayed during operation. An integral countdown timer makes an audible signal useful for timed incubations. Precise temperature regulation of 0.2°C is achieved through a finely designed system of controller, quick response, low mass resistance heaters, and a sensitive temperature probe.
Ideal for a range of applications that require varying degrees of agitation, the versatile Robbins Scientific Gemini II Twin Shaking Water Bath can be regulated from gentle movement for blot processing to vigorous agitation needed for tissue digestions. The two chambers are mounted on a single platform which moves smoothly in a front to back motion variable from 10 to 160 strokes per minute.
The Robbins Scientific Gemini II Twin Shaking Water Bath is designed with a lightweight, clear acrylic cover that allows samples to be visually monitored during incubations. Plus, the unique, inverted V shape delivers condensate to the sides of the chamber away from samples, preventing inadvertent sample contamination.
Each chamber of the Robbins Scientific Gemini II Twin Shaking Water Bath is heated with a 350 watt, resistance heater to provide exceedingly rapid and uniform heating. The operating temperature can be attained in under 25 minutes from room temperature, far less than conventional water baths. Temperature recovery time when changing reagents is also dramatically reduced. After removing the cover for 3 minutes, as little as 20 seconds is required to re-establish the set temperature.
The Robbins Scientific Gemini II Twin Shaking Water Bath is designed for the normally crowded laboratory with limited bench space. With a footprint of only 13"x20" and weighing less than 32 lbs., it is easily transportable and takes up a fraction of the space of a conventional water bath. The chambers are also designed for easy cleaning. By simply unscrewing four thumbscrews and disconnecting the sensor, the operator can easily remove each chamber to a sink for cleaning.
Dimensions, Base: 13.3"W x 20"D x 9"H (33.8 x 50.8 x 22.9cm)
Chamber Interior: 11.5"W x 8.3"D x 2.2"H (29.2 x 21.0 x 5.6 cm)
Chamber Volume (approx.): 1.2L
Weight: ~32lbs. (14.5 kg)
Temperature Range: Ambient and ambient +5°C to 99°C
Temperature Regulation: 0.2°C
Agitation: Reciprocating motion, inch stroke
Variable from 10160 strokes per minute