CO2 Incubators

The BMT latest generation of Fan-Less CO2 Incubators are focused 
and repeatable conditions and environments for the growth
of cell tissue and other cultures. The three circuit direct
heating management system eliminates the need for
a fan and consequently eliminates the risk of vibrations
and cross-contamination enormously and guarantees the
maximum relative humidity with absolutely dry inner
walls and inner door. 


BMT’s CO2CELL series Incubators are suitable for research and growth of cell cultures and other cultures where a protective CO2 atmosphere or O2 or N2 atmosphere is desired.  The CO2 Incubators are available in either 1.71ft3 (50 liter) or 6.71 ft3 (190 liter) chamber volumes.

BMT CO2 Cell is robust, a seamless inner chamber constructed of AISI 316 (Comfort) AISI 304 (Standard) Stainless Steel. Results and parameters will not change over time, producing validated results for years to come, as opposed to obsolete technology, such as a water-jacketed chamber.

CO2 measurement is achieved through Drift-free infrared (IR)sensor which secures continuous, precise and reliable data on the CO2 concentration in the chamber. IR is the latest technology and represents the best measurement device available and IR will not be influenced by other parameters.

Thanks to the unique 6-sided direct heated chamber precise heat distribution is produced as well installation and maintenance is very easy with the seamless design and rounded corners. Shelves and racks can be removed quickly and simply. 

Features Include:

  • Working temperature range from 5°C above ambient temperature up to 60°C
  • Inner glass door – allows for visual inspection of samples
    without exposing them to room air
  • Decontamination cycle 160°C
  • Highest in the World Decontamination of 200°C 
  • Relative Humidity  95% Rh at 37°C / 98.6°F
  • Drift Free Infrared C02 Sensor
  • Microprocessor control with large LED readout
  • Three stainless steel shelves included with 50L and four shelves with 190L
  • AISI 304 and 316 Stainless steel chambers available
  • Wide range of options and accessories
  • SD Card and Ethernet available on Comfort Model
  • RS 232 Interface for printer or PC communication
  • CO2 concentration 0.1 up to 20%
  • Seamless chamber
  • Low contamination risk – No Fan
  • Highest usable chamber space on available

CO2 Incubator Shakers: SBT4000 CO2 Orbital Shaker from Benchmark...

is a medium capacity, orbital shaker designed for continuous shaking of flasks, tubes and other vessels in CO2 incubators. It's powerful brushless motor is designed for years of trouble free service and the umbilical connected digital control module allows shaking speed and time adjustment without opening the CO2 incubator chamber .  The SBT4000 comes complete with a 13" x 12" flat mat platform. A Magnetic Flask clamp platform for easily positioned magnetic based flask clamps and tube racks is available, as well as platforms for traditional screw-on flask clamps and microplates


CO2CELL Capacities

Technical Data
Model 50 190
Interior dimensions volume ft3 1.71 6.71
    liters 50 190
Chamber: width inches 15.83 24.88
stainless steel   mm 402 632
  depth inches 11.81 17.32
    mm 300 440
  height inches 15.83 27.01
    mm 402 686
Shelves: number of shelf
guides in chamber
maximum 3 8
stainless steel side walls standard 3 4
Electric parameters maximum output W 580(decontamination 1800)
  consumption @ 37°C kWA <0.058
  50/60 Hz V 220-240 (option: 110-120)
Temperature Data working temperature °C 5°C above ambient to 60°C
Temperature deviations measurement ± °C ≤ 0.1 ≤ 0.1
at 37°C max. spatially ± °C ≤ 0.25 ≤ 0.25
  in time ± °C ≤ 0.1 ≤ 0.1
CO2Control control range % CO2 0.3 – 10% (optional 0.2 – 20%)
Control accuracy measurement ± % ≤ 0.1 ≤ 0.1
  spatially ± % ≤ 0.1 ≤ 0.1
  in time ± % ≤ 0.2 ≤ 0.2
Recovery rate   % / min. ≥ 0.8% / min. ≥ min 0.8% / min.
Required CO2 pressure   bar / psi 0.3 - 0.7 bar / 5 - 10 psi
Relative Humidity humidity dish volume ft3 0.02 0.05
    l 0.5 1.5
Humidity level @ 37°C standard % RH up to 95 up to 95
  higher % RH up to 95 up to 95

Standard Line Control System

  • Advanced Microprocessor Control
  • 2 x 3 LED display with continuous indication of actual
    temperature value and CO2 concentration
  • Infrared CO2 sensor with exact output with no influence
    of chamber humidity
  • Independent safety thermostat
  • Large LED read out
  • Semi-automatic CO2 zeroing system

Comfort Line Control System

  • Comfort Line Multifunctional Microprocessor
  • Large graphical LCD display
  • Indication of set and actual temperature value, CO2
    concentration, time and alarm reports
  • Acoustic and visual alarm
  • Infrared CO2 sensor with exact output with no influence of
    chamber humidity
  • Independent safety thermostat
  • Trial heating system for quick recovery after door opening
  • Fully automatic CO2 zeroing system
  • Data logging capability
  • On-screen HELP facility
  • 80% efficiency of usable volume

CO2cell Available Options

  • Access port dia. 25 mm
  • Copper interior
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Lockable door
  • RS232 interface for printer or PC communication
  • Software for communication with a PC
  • Remote alarm relay contact
  • Automatic CO2 change over unit
  • Two stage CO2, N2, O2 reduction valve
  • High temperature decontamination
  • 2-split inner glass door
  • Internal sealed electric socket