PCRmax Alpha Cycler 4

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PCRmax Alpha Cycler 4
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Product Features

  • Scalable
  • Compact
  • Active Sample cooling
  • Programme Wizard
  • Gradient
  • Report generated on run conditions
  • 96/384 well formats
  • Android driven 10” tablet interface
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The Alpha Cycler 4 (AC-4) is the only true fully independently controllable multi-block thermal cycler available today. PCRmax developed this system not only with the high throughput market in mind but also for standard throughput and multiple user environments who are space conscious and have requirements for multiple users and block formats. The PCRmax Alpha cyclers are developed to deliver not only the best quality data you can expect from PCRmax but also to innovate and exceed the high standards expected by the community.

Alpha Cycler software has features such as recently used programmes; allowing users to quickly access their most commonly used protocols without the need to navigate through folders to find it, individual user logins; with protected protocols as-well-as allowing users’ access to temperature logs after each run to monitor the state of the system. The Alpha Cycler systems also contain a novel programme wizard which allows users to define a protocol based specifically off their primer sequence and template source. Primer sequences or Tms are inputted, amplicon length and source defined and the on board algorithm generates an optimised protocol for your assay.


Alpha Cycler 4 Key Features:

  • Scalable - Chose from any combination of 96 or 384 well blocks
  • Compact - Save precious labspace by condensing four truly independent blocks into one chassis with no networking issues or connectivity concerns
  • Active Sample cooling - For sharper amplification and minimal non-specific amplification
  • Programme Wizard - Generate a protocol specific to your sequence, template source and amplicon length in seconds
  • Gradient - Allowing for simplified temperature optimisation, no matter the block chosen
  • Report generated on run conditions and state following completion of protocol
  • 96/384 well formats - Flexibility for any scale and user needs USB connectivity - To retrieve system information and easily transfer protocols between systems
  • Android driven 10” tablet interface - Quad core speed and excellent connectivity and feel



  • Format: Dual block
  • Block Options: 96 or 384 well format (Options: both blocks 96 or all 384 or mixture of 96 and 384)
  • Maximum heating rate: 3.4°C per second
  • Block temperature range: 10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)
  • Block uniformity at 55°C: ± 0.3°C
  • Temperature accuracy at 55°C: ± 0.25°C
  • Gradient: Yes (on 96 and 384 blocks)
  • Maximum Gradient: 29°C
  • Minimum Gradient: 1°C
  • Maximum number of programs stored: 1000
  • Maximum fan noise: 50dB single block running, 55db both blocks running
  • Type: 8 peltier elements
  • Adjustable heated lid temperature: 35°C to 115°C or off
  • Heated lid pressure: Adjustable
  • Program interface: 10” inch HD Android Touchscreen
  • Data transfer: USB port
  • Auto re-start on power failure: Yes
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) in mm: 470 x 535 x 330
  • Weight: 30kg
  • Voltage: 100-230, 50-60Hz
  • Power: 900W
  • Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program (single block running): c0.3 kWh
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