Thermo Scientific™ ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer

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Thermo Scientific™
ALPS30
Manual Heat Sealer
May 2015
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Symbols Used in Manual
4
Chapter 2
Safety Precautions and Limitations of Use
5
Chapter 3
Regulatory Limitations of Use
9
Chapter 4
Unit Description
11
Description
11
Intended Use
11
Components
12
Chapter 5
Unit Installation
15
Chapter 6
Unit Operation
18
Status Indicator LEDs
18
Performing a Sealing Operation
19
Maintenance and Servicing
21
Replacing the Unit Fuse
22
Over-Temperature Safety Cutout
22
Routine Cleaning and Inspection
23
Decontamination Procedure
24
Transportation and Storage
25
Product Disposal
25
Chapter 8
Warranty and Returns
26
Chapter 9
Technical Support
27
Chapter 7
Chapter 10 Technical Specifications
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
28
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Symbols Used in Manual
1
The following advisory symbols are used in this manual.
Table 1: Advisory Symbol Meanings
DANGER
Indicates a Risk of Electric Shock which could, if not avoided, result in
severe injury or death.
Indicates a Burn Hazard which could, if not avoided, result in severe
injury or death.
DANGER
Indicates a Risk of Explosion which could, if not avoided, result in
severe injury or death.
DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation which could, if not avoided, result in
severe injury or death or severely damage the unit.
WARNING
CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation which could, if not avoided, result in
minor or moderate injury or degrade or impair the functionality of the
unit.
Indicates a Risk of Crush hazard due to moving parts which could, if
not avoided, result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
Advisory note or other useful information.
NOTE
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Safety Precautions and Limitations
of Use
It is essential that all users of this equipment fully read and understand the
following safety precautions and limitations of use before installing or operating
the ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer.
IMPORTANT
The protection provided by this equipment may be impaired if it is not
used in a manner described in this manual.
WARNING
It is essential that the user of this equipment is aware of the potential
hazards associated with the unit and its accessories.
WARNING
All operators should be familiar with the safety precautions and
warnings given in these instructions before attempting to operate the
unit.
Improper use of this unit or its accessories may impair their functionality and invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
Unit Handling Precautions
CAUTION
Care should be taken not to drop the unit or subject it to rough
physical handling, both during normal use and during transportation
and storage.
The unit should be held by the handle when being lifted or moved. Do
not lift the unit by any other part of the casework.
WARNING
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Care should be taken when lifting due to the unit’s weight.
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Chapter 2: Safety Precautions and Limitations of Use
Unit Installation and Operating Environment
The ALPS30 unit is designed for indoor laboratory use only.
DANGER
WARNING
The acceptable operating temperature range is 65 to 85ºF (18 to
30ºC), with a relative humidity of 20 to 80% non-condensing, at a
maximum altitude of 7200 ft (2200 m) above sea level.
If the unit is stored in conditions outside of these ranges, it must
be left to stand unpowered until it has acclimatized to within these
environmental limits before being powered.
Use only the AC mains power cord provided with the unit or as
specified in Technical Specifications
DANGER
WARNING
DANGER
The unit must be connected to a suitably grounded mains power
supply, with appropriate ground-leakage and over-current protection.
Always ensure that the mains power connector is securely inserted
into the rear of the unit and any excess power cord does not pose a
potential trip or pull hazard.
Do not operate the unit in any area which is, has been, or is thought
to have been exposed to explosive or flammable gases, vapors, or
liquids.
The unit must be installed and operated on a solid, stable, and level
working surface.
WARNING
General Operating Precautions
DANGER
Ensure that the power is switched off at both the AC mains supply
outlet and at the back of the unit before inserting or removing the
mains power cord.
The HEATER PLATE reaches a temperature of 340ºF (170ºC) and will
remain hot for a considerable time after being turned off.
DANGER
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Extreme care must be taken not to touch the HEATER PLATE as it will
cause a severe burn injury.
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General Operating Precautions
The unit is intended for use with plates containing biological samples
only.
DANGER
Never use the unit to seal any explosive, volatile, or highly reactive
substances or chemicals.
There is a possible finger crush hazard due to the moving parts of the
HANDLE and PLATE CARRIER.
CAUTION
Care should be taken when operating the HANDLE.
Unit Maintenance and Serviceability
There are no user or operator serviceable parts inside the unit.
DANGER
Do not remove the unit casework.
Removal of the unit’s casework will void the manufacturer’s warranty
and may expose the user to a Risk of Electric Shock resulting in
serious injury or death.
WARNING
DANGER
Once installed, the EXTERNALLY ACCESSIBLE UNIT FUSE will only
blow under a fault condition. This FUSE should only be changed after
the unit has been thoroughly inspected by a qualified technician. See
Replacing the Unit Fuse for details.
Always switch off the unit and disconnect the power cord before
performing any cleaning or decontamination procedure.
DANGER
CAUTION
If liquid is spilled into or over the unit, switch off the unit and disconnect the power from the AC mains outlet before attempting to deal
with the spillage.
Ensure that the HEATER PLATE has cooled down to room temperature before performing any cleaning operation and before moving or
storing the unit.
The use of harsh chemicals or cleaning agents may damage the unit
and degrade its performance.
CAUTION
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Always follow the cleaning and decontamination procedures specified
in Routine Cleaning and Inspection and Decontamination Procedure
sections of this instruction manual.
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Unit Maintenance and Serviceability
Do not autoclave any part of the unit or its accessories.
CAUTION
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Regulatory Limitations of Use
Declaration of Conformity
Thermo Fisher Scientific affirms that this product fulfills the essential
requirements of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC and the
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, when installed and operated in accordance with the instructions in this manual.
The ALPS30 unit has been type tested by Trac Global (UKAS approved
test facility and UK appointed Notified Body) against the EMC
Requirements listed below, and issued Certificate No 6660/10 and
6661/10.
Safety and EMC Requirements
SAFETY
EMC
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• EN 61010-1:2010, EN 61010-2-051:2003
• UL 61010-1:2001 2nd Edition (CAN C22.2 CSA 61010-1)
• EN 61326:2006, Class B
• FCC CFR 47 Parts 15.107 and 15.109, Class B
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Chapter 3: Regulatory Limitations of Use
RoHS and WEEE Directive Compliance
This product is compliant with the requirements of the RoHS2
Directive 2011/65/EU for Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
Where applicable, the ALPS30 unit should be disposed of in accordance with the European Union WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
Do not dispose of this product into unsorted municipal waste or public
landfill. Please refer to Product Disposal section for details of how to
correctly dispose of this product.
WEEE
The ALPS30 unit is designed and manufactured under ISO 9001 by:
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75 Panorama Creek Drive
Rochester, NY 14625
1-585-586-8800 (US Toll-free: 800-625-4327)
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Unit Description
4
Description
The Thermo Scientific™ ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer is a hand-operated microplate heat sealer that provides a safe and controlled method for sealing plastic
sample plates to protect the samples from evaporation and contamination during
storage.
Intended Use
The ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer is intended to apply a consistent, secure, tight
seal around individual wells, eliminating sample loss through evaporation and
cross contamination between wells. The Heat Sealer is designed to provide sealing
consistency in low throughput labs. Heat sealing offers superior sample protection
of storage and reaction plates in applications including compound storage, sample
archiving, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
The ALPS30 Heat Sealer is compatible with virtually any height microplate or
block, including PCR plates, by using the three ADAPTER BLOCKS included with
the unit (see Table 3: Plate and Adapter Block Types). Choose from a wide range
of heat seals — including pierceable, optically clear, and permanent — for any
application (see Table 4: Recommended Film and Foil Types).
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Chapter 4: Unit Description
Components
The ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer has the following external features:
1
2
3
5
6
7
4
Figure 1: Unit Components
and Features
Table 2: Unit Features
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1
Seal Activation Handle
2
Status Indicator LEDs
3
Heater Plate (Internal)
4
Adapter Plate Carrier
5
Power Inlet, On/Off Switch, and Fuse Holder
See Unit Installation
6
Mains Voltage Selector
See Unit Installation
7
Product Information Label
See Status Indicator LEDs
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The ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer comes with three ADAPTER BLOCKS to accommodate a range of sample plates and consumables. The ADAPTER BLOCK types
and suitable plate types are listed in Table 3: Plate and Adapter Block Types.
Table 3: Plate and Adapter Block Types
Adapter Blocks
Suitable Plate Types
96-Well Microtiter Plate
384-Well Microtiter Plate
96-Well Skirted PCR Plate
96-Well Semi-skirted PCR Plate
96-Well Unskirted PCR Plate
Deepwell Plates
Plate Material Types
Polypropylene, Polyethylene, or Polystyrene
Other specialist ADAPTER BLOCKS may be available on request. Please contact
your distributor for details.
A comprehensive range of Thermo Scientific clear films and foils are available.
Please contact your distributor for details.
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Chapter 4: Unit Description
Table 4: Recommended Film and Foil Types
Compatible
Seal
Sealing
Description Plate
Integrity
Conditions
Material
Range
Clear Seal
Films
Clear Seal
Diamond
Clear Seal
Strong
Thermo-Seal
Easy Pierce
Easy Peel
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-200 to
90°C
and up
to 120°C
with cycler
pressure
Suitable for fluorescence and
colorimetric applications;
suitable for PCR applications
with screw-down or clip-down
heated lid thermal cyclers only
-80 to
120°C
Ideal for fluorescence and
colorimetric applications;
suitable for PCR applications
with screw-down or clip-down
heated lid thermal cyclers only
-80 to
120°C
Clear for sample inspection;
due to strong, unpeelable seal
properties, it is suitable for storage and disposal of hazardous
material; also suitable for PCR
applications
PP, PS, PE
1.5 to 2.5
seconds
at 165 to
170°C
PP, PS, PE,
COC
1.5 to 3.0
seconds at
170°C
PP
1.5 to 2.0
seconds at
170°C
PP
1.5 to 2.5
seconds at
165 to
170°C
-80 to
120°C
Long term storage including
storage at low temperatures;
transportation and high
temperature applications such
as PCR, including use in water
bath thermal cyclers
PP, PE
0.5 to 3.0
seconds
at 165 to
175°C
-80 to
80°C
and up to
120°C with
cycler lid
pressure
Formats where piercing is a
useful method for sample retrieval; second seal can be applied over existing seal; suitable
for PCR with screw-down lid
PP, PE
0.5 to 2.0
seconds
at 165 to
175°C
-80 to
80°C
and up to
120°C with
cycler lid
pressure
Well suited for 384-well
formats where piercing is a
useful method for sample
retrieval; suitable for PCR with
screw-down lid
PP, PE, COC
1.5 to 2.5
seconds
at 165 to
170°C
-200 to
90°C and
up to
120°C
with cycler
pressure
Ideal for long term storage at
low temperatures; seal can be
applied, removed and a new
seal applied several times; suitable for PCR with screw-down
heated lid thermal cyclers only
Foils
Easy Pierce
20 μm
Applications
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Unit Installation
5
Before installing the ALPS30 unit, verify that the delivery is complete and that the
unit and any accessory parts are intact and free from any signs of transportation
damage. Ensure that all external and internal packaging has been removed from
the unit before installation.
Please retain all packaging for future transportation and storage of the
unit and its accessories.
NOTE
The ALPS30 unit should be installed in a location which meets the following
requirements:
• S afe and suitable operating environment (see Safety Precautions and
Limitations of Use)
• Solid, stable, and level working surface
• At least 4 in. (10 cm) clearance around the unit to adjacent objects and
walls
• Grounded AC mains power connection (see Technical Specifications)
WARNING
Please observe and abide by the Unit Installation and Operating
Environment safety precautions and preconditions listed in Safety
Precautions and Limitations of Use section.
It is important to check that the MAINS VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH on the rear
of the unit is set to the correct position for the desired operating voltage, and that
the correct fuse type is fitted in the FUSE HOLDER (see Table 5: Mains Voltage
Selection).
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Chapter 5: Unit Installation
Table 5: Mains Voltage Selection
Operating Voltage
110 to 120 V AC
220 to 230 V AC
Voltage Selection
115
230
3.15 AH
1.6 AH
See Components for
switch location ( 6 )
on unit rear panel.
Fuse Rating
WARNING
Ensure that the correct fuse type is fitted in the MAINS INLET FUSE
HOLDER for the desired voltage selector switch value. See Table 5:
Mains Voltage Selection for details.
Verify or check the fuse using the following procedure:
1. Remove the AC plug from the
POWER INLET MODULE.
2. Use a small, flat-bladed screwdriver to push the two securing
tabs inwards (highlighted in red)
and pull out the FUSE HOLDER.
3. Fit the correct fuse in the lower
position only.
4. Push the FUSE HOLDER back into
the POWER INLET MODULE.
Install and test the ALPS30 unit using the following procedure:
1. Place the unit on the suitably selected working surface (as specified above).
2. Connect the unit to the AC mains power outlet using the mains power cord
supplied or as specified in Technical Specifications.
3. Switch the mains power on at the supply outlet first, and then switch the
unit on using the POWER SWITCH located at the rear of the unit. (See
Components for POWER SWITCH location.)
4. Verify the unit is stable and safe by performing a trial sealing operation, as
described in Performing a Sealing Operation.
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DANGER
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If the unit has been stored in a cool environment, it must be left to
stand unplugged until it has acclimatized to the new room temperature
before connecting to power.
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Unit Operation
WARNING
6
Please ensure that you have read and fully understand all of the Safety
Precautions and Limitations of Use before attempting to operate the
ALPS30 unit.
Status Indicator LEDs
The ALPS30 unit operates at a fixed sealing temperature and requires no user
set-up or controls. There are two status indicator LEDs on the front of the unit with
the functions listed in Table 6: Status Indicator LEDs.
Table 6: Status Indicator LEDs
Amber HEATER Indicator:
On – HEATER PLATE is warming up
Off – HEATER PLATE is cooling down
Flashing – HEATER PLATE at 340ºF ±5ºF (170ºC ±2ºC)
Green POWER Indicator:
On – Unit switched on
Off – Unit switched off (or no power)
When the unit is switched on, the green POWER LED will illuminate and the unit
will automatically start heating to 340ºF (170ºC). This is indicated by the amber
HEATER LED being on.
Once the HEATER PLATE has reached the correct temperature to perform sealing
(within 5ºF of the 340ºF set point) the HEATER LED will start flashing, indicating
that the ALPS30 unit is ready for use.
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NOTE
If a fault condition occurs, the HEATER LED may illuminate but the
HEATER PLATE will remain cold. See Over-Temperature Safety Cutout
for details.
Performing a Sealing Operation
Various types of plastic sample plates may be loaded onto a PLATE CARRIER and
heat sealed using a suitable foil or clear film. See Table 4: Recommended Film and
Foil Types for details.
A typical operating sequence is:
1. Switch the ALPS30 sealer on at the rear of
the unit and allow sufficient time for it to
reach temperature (the HEATER LED will
start flashing).
2. Using a suitable ADAPTER BLOCK (listed
inTable 3: Plate and Adapter Block Types),
load the sample plate onto the PLATE
CARRIER and add the sealing film on top,
right side up.
DANGER
Care should be taken not to touch the
surface of the HEATER PLATE while loading
the sample plate.
3. Grasp the HANDLE with one or two hands as
needed, and pull the HANDLE forward and
down until the HEATER PLATE contacts the
sample plate.
CAUTION
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Do not apply more force to the handle than
is necessary to keep the heater in contact
with the sample.
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4. When the required amount of time has
passed, return the HANDLE to its upmost
position*.
CAUTION
Leaving the HANDLE down for too long
could damage the sample plate and
degrade the seal quality.
5. Using appropriate personal protective
equipment (PPE), remove the sealed plate
from the unit and review the seal integrity.
WARNING
The sample plate and film/foil may remain
hot for several seconds after being
removed from the unit.
*The time taken to successfully seal a sample plate
may vary with both plate and film/foil types. For
optimum seal integrity, the sealing time may need
to be adjusted empirically to achieve the desired
seal quality.
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Maintenance and Servicing
7
Although the ALPS30 unit does not require scheduled maintenance or servicing,
the operator should regularly clean the unit and inspect it for any defects, as
described in Routine Cleaning and Inspection.
Please observe and comply with all of the Unit Maintenance and
Serviceability precautions listed in Safety Precautions and Limitations
of Use.
DANGER
WARNING
Never remove the unit casework. There are no user or operator serviceable parts inside the unit.
Always switch off and unplug the unit before performing any cleaning or
disinfecting tasks.
For technical and service related inquiries, please contact your distributor or
Thermo Fisher Scientific at the address given in Technical Support.
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Chapter 7: Maintenance and Servicing
Replacing the Unit Fuse
The unit fuse should only be replaced by a qualified technician.
DANGER
The unit fuse may blow as a result of an internal unit fault or if the
VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH has been incorrectly set (see Unit
Installation). This fuse should only be changed after the unit has
been thoroughly inspected and must be replaced with the exact type
specified in Technical Specifications.
Thoroughly inspect the unit for any signs of damage, loose components, or liquid
spillage. If in doubt, please contact Thermo Fisher Scientific at the number given in
Technical Support.
The FUSE HOLDER is removed by disconnecting the mains power cord
and then using a small, flat-bladed screwdriver to carefully unclip and
pull open the FUSE HOLDER (see Unit Installation).
DANGER
Verify that the new fuse is the correct one for the operating voltage
being used (see Table 5: Mains Voltage Selection). After replacing
the fuse, push the FUSE HOLDER firmly back into the POWER INLET
MODULE.
The unit must be safety tested for excess current leakage before being
repowered from the mains supply.
Over-Temperature Safety Cutout
The unit is fitted with a non-resettable, thermal fuse which blows if the HEATER
PLATE temperature exceeds 385ºF (195ºC).
In the unlikely event of a fault condition, this fuse will permanently disable the
heater to protect the user and the unit from injury or damage. If this occurs, the
amber HEATER LED will illuminate, but the HEATER PLATE will remain cold, and
the ALPS30 unit will need to be returned for repair.
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Routine Cleaning and Inspection
The unit casework should be cleaned and inspected at regular intervals and
whenever contamination or spillage occurs.
Clean and inspect the ALPS30 unit using the following procedure:
1. Switch off the unit and disconnect the power before performing any inspection checks or cleaning, and ensure that the HEATER PLATE has cooled
down to room temperature before handling the unit.
2. Before cleaning, always inspect the unit casework, HEATER PLATE, and all
moving parts for any signs of wear, damage, cracks, or other defects.
3. Wearing suitable PPE, clean the casework using a damp cloth soaked with a
disinfectant solution (such as Virkon™).
4. Carefully clean the HEATER PLATE surface to remove any debris or sealing
material.
5. Remove any debris from around or between the moving parts of the handle
mechanism.
6. Check and clean the ADAPTER BLOCKS.
DANGER
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After cleaning, ensure that the unit is thoroughly dry, especially around
the POWER INLET MODULE, before reconnecting the power cord and
switching on the unit.
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Chapter 7: Maintenance and Servicing
Decontamination Procedure
The unit and accessories must be decontaminated using the following procedure
before being stored or transported.
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Transportation and Storage
The ALPS30 unit and its accessories must be thoroughly decontaminated using
the Decontamination Procedure before being placed in its original packaging for
transportation or storage.
See Technical Specifications for the acceptable range of storage and
transportation environmental conditions.
WARNING
Always ensure that the unit and accessories are completely dry and
free of any condensation before being packed.
Product Disposal
At end-of-life, this product must be disposed of in accordance with your local
authority regulations for the disposal of potentially hazardous waste and electronic
equipment.
The unit and its accessories must be decontaminated using the Decontamination
Procedure before disposal or shipping. Do not dispose of this product into
unsorted municipal waste or public landfill.
Do not dispose of this product into unsorted municipal waste or public
landfill.
Please contact your distributor (or Thermo Fisher Scientific at the address given in
Technical Support) for details of how to correctly dispose of this product.
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Warranty and Returns
8
Thermo Fisher Scientific warrants the ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer to be free from
defects in materials and workmanship when purchased new and installed and
operated in accordance with the instructions of this manual, and will repair or
replace at their discretion any unit or accessory which exhibits such defects.
In no event will Thermo Fisher Scientific be liable for any indirect, incidental, or
consequential damages resulting from any defect or warranty claim.
NOTE
Unspecified use or unauthorized modification of any part of the ALPS30
unit or its accessories or the use or attachment of any adapter or
peripheral not supplied, specified, or sanctioned by Thermo Fisher
Scientific will invalidate this warranty.
This warranty is provided to the original purchaser of the product for one year from
the date of purchase.
Under the terms of this warranty, the product must be returned in its original
packaging, transportation prepaid by the sender, with a copy of the Proof of
Purchase and a detailed description of the problem.
The product must be decontaminated using the Decontamination
Procedure and a Certificate of Decontamination supplied with any
return.
WARNING
If the product is considered too hazardous to be shipped, please contact
Thermo Fisher Scientific at the number given in Technical Support for
further instructions.
Please contact your distributor (or Thermo Fisher Scientific) to receive authorization to return the product.
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Technical Support
9
For technical support of the ALPS30 Heat Sealer, contact the following:
North America
Thermo Fisher Scientific
75 Panorama Creek Drive
Rochester, NY 14625
Tel: +585 586 8800
1 800 625 4327
Email: technicalsupport@thermofisher.com
Europe (UK)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Robert-Bosch-Straße 1
63505 Langenselbold
Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 6184 906 000
Email: orders.labequipment.de@thermofisher.com
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Technical Specifications
Model Type
Model Name
ALPS30 Manual Heat Sealer
Catalog No.
AB-0400
Physical Unit Properties
Dimensions (W x D x H)
8.7 x 9.8 x 9.1 in. (220 x 250 x 230 mm)
Weight (without adapter)
8.8 lb (4 kg)
Mains Supply
Power Cord Rating
IEC C13, 3-Core, 5A min
Inlet Module Type
IEC C14, DPST, Single Fuse
Supply Voltage Selections
115 110 to 120 V AC ±10%
230 220 to 230 V AC ±10%
Supply Frequency Range
50 to 60 Hz ±5%
Power Consumption
350 W max
Fuse Ratings and Sizes
115 T3.15AH 250V 20 x 5 mm
230 T1.6AH 250V 20 x 5 mm
Operating Environment
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Temperature Range
65 to 85ºF (18 to 30ºC)
Relative Humidity Range
20 to 80% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude
7200 ft (2200 m) above sea level
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Storage and Transportation
Temperature Range
15 to 120ºF (-10 to +50ºC)
Relative Humidity Range
20 to 95% non-condensing
Sealing Parameters
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Temperature Set-point
340ºF (170ºC) (Non-adjustable)
Temperature Accuracy
±2ºC
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Glossary of Terms and
Abbreviations
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ANSI
American National Standards Institute
Autoclave
To sterilize equipment by subjecting it to highpressure saturated steam
Deepwell Plate (DWP)
Plate with an SBS footprint featuring 48, 96, or
384 wells with a larger volume than microplates
DWP
Deepwell Plate
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Microtiter Plate (MTP)
Plate with an SBS footprint featuring 24, 48, 96,
or 384 wells
MTP
Microtiter Plate
PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
SBS
Society for Biomolecular Screening
Semi-skirted PCR Plate
PCR plate with an outer surrounding half edge
Skirted PCR Plate
PCR plate with an outer surrounding edge
Un-skirted PCR Plate
PCR plate without an outer surrounding edge
Well
A single sample cavity in a Microtiter plate, PCR
plate, or Deepwell plate
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Notes
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