User manual

User manual
3000
Thermocycler
User manual
June 2004
050-720
050-723
050-724
T3000 Thermocycler 20
T3000 Thermocycler 48
T3000 Thermocycler combi
3000
Thermocycler
User manual
June 2004
Order-No
050-720
050-723
050-724
T3000 Thermocycler 20
T3000 Thermocycler 48
T3000 Thermocycler combi
Biometra
biomedizinische Analytik GmbH
Rudolf-Wissell-Str. 30, D-37079 Goettingen
Tel.: 0551/50 686-0; Fax: 0551/50 686-66
email: [email protected]
http://www.biometra.com
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1
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................1
1.1 Three independent Thermocyclers in one instrument .........................................................1
1.2 Easy programming ..............................................................................................................1
1.3 Higher speed........................................................................................................................1
1.4 Smart lid technology ...........................................................................................................1
2
Before you start .....................................................................................................................2
2.1 Safety precautions ...............................................................................................................2
2.2 T3000 Thermocycler installation ........................................................................................3
3
First steps with the T3000.....................................................................................................4
3.1 The T3000 Thermocycler front view ..................................................................................4
3.2 The T3000 Thermocycler rear view....................................................................................5
3.3 The T3000 control panel .....................................................................................................6
3.4 Initial self test ......................................................................................................................7
3.5 The T3000 display...............................................................................................................7
3.6 Navigation within the T3000 software................................................................................7
3.7 Handling of the adjustable heated Lid.................................................................................8
3.8 Releasing wheel in case of blocked lid ...............................................................................8
4
Create program ..................................................................................................................10
4.1 Select directory..................................................................................................................10
4.2 Select program store..........................................................................................................11
4.3 Enter program name ..........................................................................................................11
4.4 Enter lid temperature.........................................................................................................12
4.5 Select / deselect lid pre-heating.........................................................................................13
4.6 Enter temperature and time settings ..................................................................................13
4.7 Set loop..............................................................................................................................14
4.8 Cool below ambient temperature ......................................................................................15
4.9 Save program.....................................................................................................................15
5
Edit programs ......................................................................................................................17
5.1 Delete program steps .........................................................................................................17
5.2 Insert program steps ..........................................................................................................18
5.3 Copy program....................................................................................................................19
5.4 Delete program ..................................................................................................................20
6
Further programming options ...........................................................................................22
6.1 Program time increments ..................................................................................................22
6.2 Program touch down .........................................................................................................23
6.3 Adjust heating and cooling ramps .....................................................................................23
7
Run program .......................................................................................................................24
7.1 Select and start program ....................................................................................................24
7.2 View program prior to start ...............................................................................................25
7.3 Display during operation...................................................................................................26
7.4 View remaining run time...................................................................................................26
7.5 Pause / stop program .........................................................................................................26
8
System settings.....................................................................................................................28
8.1 System Info .......................................................................................................................28
8.2 Switch beep on/off ............................................................................................................28
8.3 Select language..................................................................................................................29
Index________________________________________________________________________II
8.4 Display contrast................................................................................................................. 29
8.5 Diagnostics........................................................................................................................ 29
8.6 Temperature readout ......................................................................................................... 30
9
Maintenance ........................................................................................................................ 31
9.1 Cleaning ............................................................................................................................ 31
9.2 Trouble shooting ............................................................................................................... 31
9.2.1 Slow heating and cooling.......................................................................................... 31
9.2.2 Restart due to unrecognised power failure................................................................ 31
9.2.3 Adaptation of protocols from other cyclers .............................................................. 31
9.3 Service and repair.............................................................................................................. 31
10
Instructions for return shipment ....................................................................................... 32
11
Technical specification T3000 Thermocycler ................................................................... 33
12
Order information............................................................................................................... 34
13
Warranty.............................................................................................................................. 35
14
Equipment Decontamination Certificate .......................................................................... 36
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1
Introduction
The T3000 Thermocycler represents the technological upgrade of one of the most successful
Thermocyclers in Biometra’s history. Utilising the popular triple block concept, the T3000 has
been equipped with the latest in Peltier technology to achieve excellent heating and cooling rates.
In addition the software has been completely revised for improved ease of use.
High performance on a small footprint combined with unlimited flexibility, this is what makes
the new T3000 Thermocycler the ideal instrument for all laboratories where flexibility and high
performance is needed.
1.1
Three independent Thermocyclers in one instrument
The T3000 Thermocylcer offers three independent blocks in one housing, thus different
protocols can be run at the same time. This makes the T3000 Thermocycler the perfect
instrument for laboratories where high flexibility is needed. With a maximum capacity of 3 x 48
wells the T3000 also offers high throughput in parallel operation. The T3000 Thermocycler is
available in three different block versions for 0.2ml tubes, 0.5ml tubes or both in the combi
block.
1.2
Easy programming
The T3000 Thermocycler offers intuitive programming and a new memory structure. New
programs are easily created using the spread sheet layout that shows all important parameters on
one screen. Four softkeys directly below the display offer quick access to all functions needed in
the individual context. For easy retrieval, programs can be stored in individual subdirectories.
Software options include both incremental and decremental temperature and time, automatic
restart after power failure and extended incubation at sub-ambient temperatures.
1.3
Higher speed
The T3000 Thermocycler has been equipped with the latest in Peltier technology. In addition, the
heat sink and ventilation system have been completely revised. Thanks to these improvements
the T3000 achieves faster heating and cooling performance. High ramping rates provide both
short experimental times and increased specificity.
1.4
Smart lid technology
Like all Biometra Thermocyclers the T3000 provides heated lids with automatic pressure
control. The temperature can be set for each lid individually between 30 and 110°C. The unique
design ensures the tubes are not damaged in any way by allowing the heated lid to be lowered
until the optimum pressure is achieved. This enables close contact between lid and tubes, and
reliably prevents excessive pressure.
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2
2.1
Before you start
Safety precautions
Please read this manual carefully before starting operation of the T3000 Thermocycler.
·
General safety precautions for laboratory work must be observed when working with the
T3000 thermocycler.
·
Be aware that samples are reaching high temperatures. Do not touch or open hot tubes or
microplates, because hot liquid may quickly spill out.
·
Do not heat samples without having the lid locked securely.
·
Before opening of the lid, release lid pressure (see section 3.7)
·
Do not place fingers between lid and housing when opening or closing the lid.
·
Do not touch the heated lid.
·
When only few samples are put in the block place additional tubes in the four corner
positions. This is to evenly distribute the lid pressure and prevents single tubes from
excessive pressure. Use of few tubes may result in damage of the tubes by excessive
pressure.
·
Use only suited plastic ware in the T3000 thermocycler. Tubes and plates must show good fit
when placed in the thermoblock. Only use tubes that are suited for high temperatures (tight
lids).
·
The T3000 Thermocyler contains no user serviceable parts. Do not open the housing
instrument. Service and repair may only be carried out by the Biometra Service department
or otherwise qualified technical personal.
·
Do not use the instrument when damages of the housing, block, cable or other parts are
visible.
·
The T3000 Thermocycler must not be used with explosive, flammable or volatile liquids.
·
Appropriate safety regulations must be observed when working with infectious or pathogenic
material.
The thermoblock and the heated lid will reach high temperatures
during operation. Both thermoblock and heated lid can burn you.
Rapid heating of the thermoblock can cause liquids to boil
explosively. Always wear safety goggles during operation. Close the
lid before starting a program.
It is not necessary to apply oil into the opening of the block in order
to improve the heat transfer between the block and the sample tubes.
If you still decide to use oil, do not use silicon oil. Mineral oil may
be used.
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2.2
T3000 Thermocycler installation
·
Place the T3000 Thermocycler on a stable surface in a dry environment.
·
Let equilibrate the T3000 Thermocycler to room temperature before starting operation (1 to
6h).
·
Make sure that the ventilation slots on the bottom and the rear are not obstructed (see section
3.2). There must be sufficient distance between the ventilation slots on the rear side of the
Thermocycler and a wall or another instrument (min 10 cm). Make sure that there is no
object underneath the thermocycler that may block the ventilation slots on the bottom (e.g. a
piece of paper etc.)
·
Make sure that the main supply voltage is in accordance with the label above the power
connection (see section 3.2)
·
Connect the T3000 Thermocycler to a grounded socket.
·
Please keep the original packaging material for return shipment in case of servicing. The
T3000 carton provides a specially developed system for contact-free transport of this
electronic device.
·
The display contrast can be adjusted to local lightning conditions (see section 8.4)
Before connecting the unit to the power source please ensure that the
voltage selector at the back side of the instrument is set to the required
voltage.
Danger of electric shock! Unplug the power cable before you open the
T3000 Thermocycler.
Ensure that both the rear and bottom ventilation slits of the rear and
bottom of the instrument are unobstructed.
Insufficient ventilation can cause overheating of the instrument.
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3
First steps with the T3000
3.1
The T3000 Thermocycler front view
Lid release bolt
wheel for lid pressure
adjustment
Graphical display
Ventilation slots
Power switch
Keypad
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3.2
The T3000 Thermocycler rear view
RS232
serial port
(data interface)
Fuse holder
(2 x TT 4A, see
type label)
Power connection
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3.3
The T3000 control panel
Block status
LED
Graphical
display
T 3000
Thermocycler
Power switch
Softkeys
context sensitive
Navigation keys
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3.4
Initial self test
After switching on the T3000 the serial number of the instrument and the software version is
displayed.
T3000 Thermocycler
Serial number
Block type
Vers.
(c) Biometra 2004
The T3000 then checks all programs in all subdirectories (so called RAM check).
T3000 Thermocycler
Serial number
Block type
Checking directory 7 program 4
3.5
The T3000 display
The T3000 display provides information about the instrument and about the status of the active
program.
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
Softkey 1
23.9C
23.8C
24.0C
System
23.9C
Start/Stop
Softkey 2
Softkey 3
23.9C
23.9C
Edit
Softkey 4
The function of the four soft keys beneath the display is context sensitive. The respective
function is shown in the display. The function of each key can differ from screen to screen.
3.6
Navigation within the T3000 software
The T3000 thermocyclers provides spread sheet programming. This means that all program
parameters are entered into a simple central spreadsheet.
Four navigation keys provide easy navigation within the software. The back and the forward key
have additional functions as described below:
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The right cursor key moves the cursor to the next field.
This cursor can also be used to complete data entry. By pressing the right cursor
settings will be saved and the cursor moves to the next field.
In the file directory, this key moves to cursor forward to the next (lower) level.
The left cursor key moves the cursor back to the previous field.
In most screens this cursor is equivalent to the ”back” softkey.
In the file directory, this key moves the cursor back to the higher level.
3.7
Handling of the adjustable heated Lid
To achieve optimum pressure on the tubes the T3000 is equipped with an height adjustable
heated lid.
Close the lid:
After the samples have been placed in the block close the lid. Turn the wheel clockwise until you
hear a clicking noise. In this mode the pressure will not increase further, even when you keep on
turning the wheel.
Note: The pressure of the lid has been optimise for a fully loaded block. If only very few tubes
are loaded to the block you should place dummy tubes in the four corner positions to avoid
damage of tubes by excessive pressure.
Open the heated lid:
First: Release pressure by turning the wheel counter clockwise. As soon as there is no more
resistance the pressure has been released. Then: now you can open the lid with the knob.
Important: The lid should not be opened under pressure because this leads to damage of the
locking mechanism.
3.8
Releasing wheel in case of blocked lid
Note: When the lid is in the extreme up or down position, it may happen that the wheel is
uncoupled. In this situation the clutch mechanism is active in both directions (clicking noise in
either direction).
To unlock wheel, press down metal pin with a ball pen and turn wheel carefully. This pin
overcomes the automatic clutch mechanism. Thus, care must be taken not to apply excessive
pressure.
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Lid arrested in upper position:
carefully turn wheel with pressed pin
CLOCKWISE, until you feel normal
resistance (no more clicking noise,
clutch is released). Release pin and
turn lid down, until the clutch
mechanism is activated (clicking
noise, optimum pressure applied).
Lid arrested in down position:
carefully turn wheel with pressed pin
COUNTER CLOCKWISE, until you
feel normal resistance (no more
clicking noise, clutch is released).
Release pin and turn wheel counter
clockwise until pressure is completely
released. Open lid.
IMPORTANT: WHEN THE CLUTCH MECHANISM IS ACTIVE (= OPTIMUM
PRESSURE IS APPLIED), DO NOT USE PIN TO FURTHER INCREASE PRESSURE.
THIS MAY LEAD TO DAMAGE OF TUBES AND INSTRUMENT!
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4
Create program
Prior to writing a new program, a program store has to be chosen. The T3000 Thermocycler
provides 10 subdirectories of which each can store up to 99 different programs. For easy
identification of the selected storage place, the subdirectories can be named (see section).
4.1
Select directory
Start with the main screen.
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
23.9C
24.0C
System
23.8C
23.9C
23.9C
Start/Stop
23.9C
Edit
Press
Press [Edit] to enter the edit mode.
-
0 0:
0 1:
0 2:
0 3:
0 4:
Page ­¯
edit program
Name
Back
Enter
You are now in the directory structure of the edit mode.
Use cursor keys to select a subdirectory.
-
0 0:
0 1:
0 2:
0 3:
0 4:
Page ­¯
edit program
Name
Back
Enter
Press [Enter] to enter highlighted subdirectory. The program storages are displayed.
- 0 3: -------------- 2 0: empty
2 1: empty
Edit program
2 2: empty
2 3: empty
2 4: empty
Copy/Del.
Page ­
Page ¯
Edit
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4.2
Select program store
Use cursor keys to select a program store.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
.
0
-
Tip: Use numeric keypad to directly enter program number.
For numbers smaller than 10 enter “0” plus number.
- 0 3: -------------- 2 0: empty
2 1: empty
Edit program
2 2: empty
2 3: empty
2 4: empty
Copy/Del.
Page á
Page â
Edit
Using the softkeys [Page á] and [Page â] you can scroll through the list in 5 program steps.
Press [Edit] to write new program in Program store 03.
4.3
Enter program name
Each program is specified by a program number and a subdirectory number. To make retrieval of
a program easier, you can enter a name for each program existing of letters, numbers and
symbols.
- 0 3: -------------- 2 3:
Blank
ß Del.
Ù
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
-()#C/,áñ&+.%!
Name OK
Enter
Use cursor keys to select a letter.
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Accept letter with [Enter].
- 0 3: -------------- 2 3:
Blank
B
Ù
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
-()#C/,áñ&+.%!
Name OK
Enter
¬ Del.
Use cursor keys to select next letter.
Accept letter with [Enter]. Repeat until name is completed.
- 0 3: -------------- 2 3:
Blank
BIOMETRA
Ù
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
-()#C/,áñ&+.%!
Name OK
Enter
¬ Del.
Once the name is completed, confirm name with [name OK].
- 0 3: -------------- 2
3: BIOMETRA
Lid temp ----C
Preheating On
Info
4.4
Page ¯
Save Pgm
Enter
Enter lid temperature
You can now enter a temperature for the heated lid.
Note: In general, the lid temperature should be about 10°C above the highest temperature in the
protocol. Example: If your denaturation step is at 99°C, enter 109°C for the lid.
- 0 3: -------------- 2
3: BIOMETRA
Lid temp 109.0C
Preheating On
Info
Page ¯
Save Pgm
Enter
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4.5
Select / deselect lid pre-heating
You can choose whether the lid is pre-heated before the program starts. This is to avoid
condensation during the initial heating phase.
Note: During the preheating of the lid, the block is held constant at 25°C.
- 0 3: -------------- 2
3: BIOMETRA
Lid temp 109.0C
Preheating On
Info
Page ¯
Save Pgm
1. Enter
Note: The default setting, which is recommended for most applications, is preheating: On.
After all pre-settings have been made, press [Enter] to open the programming spreadsheet.
4.6
Enter temperature and time settings
The programming spreadsheet:
Temp[C]
1:
2:
3:
4:
Info
Time
¬
Insert/Del
#
Options -->
Save Pgm
Enter
Note: In this spreadsheet you can enter all parameters for your cycling protocol. In addition, you
can set special parameters like touch down, ramping rates or time increments. For details on
these special parameters, see section 5.1.
You can navigate in the spreadsheet without limitations with the four
cursor keys
Note: Each setting is confirmed with [Enter]. The cursor moves automatically to the next field.
Alternatively, you can confirm a value by moving forward with the cursor keys.
Note: At any time you can call up the help function with [Info]
Note: In an existing protocol program steps can be deleted and inserted. For further information
on deleting and inserting program steps see section 5.1.
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Now enter temperature for the first step an press [Enter]. In the next row you can enter the time
for this temperature:
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2:
3:
4:
Info
Time
Insert/Del
¬
#
Options -->
Save Pgm
Enter
Note: There is a convention on how time settings are entered in all BIOMETRA cyclers:
hours l minutes l seconds
If you enter a number without “dot” this value will be interpreted as seconds (“300” => 5
minutes). To program minutes enter a “l” after the number of minutes. To enter hours enter l l
after the number. You can also enter any combination of hours, minutes and seconds. Example:
for 1 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds enter 1l 30 l 20.
The time values will be displayed in the following format: 0h 00 m 00s
Enter “5” “dot” for 5 minutes initial denaturation. Press [Enter]
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2:
3:
4:
Info
Time
¬
0h 5m 0s
Insert/Del
#
Options -->
Save Pgm
Enter
Repeat for all temperature steps in the program.
4.7
Set loop
Note: In general, loops are defined by selecting the target for the back loop and the number of
backloops.
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
In the row labelled with ß enter the target step for a backloop and press [Enter].
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Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
In the row labelled with # you can enter the number of backloops. Note: total cycler number = (n
backloops) + 1, e.g. enter 29 for a total number of 30 cycles.
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
This protocol now contains 25 cycles between step 2 (99.0°C for 1minute) and step 3 (55.0 °C
for 1 minute).
4.8
Cool below ambient temperature
Temp[C]
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
5:
4.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
0h 1m 0s
Pause
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
To hold the temperature for an indefinite time enter “0”. After pressing [Enter] “pause” is
displayed.
4.9
Save program
Save program with [Save Pgm]. The program data are written to the permanent memory.
Temp[C]
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
5:
4.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
0h 1m 0s
Pause
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
Save program with [Save Pgm].
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- 0 3: -------------- 2
3: BIOMETRA
Save changes?
Cancel
Yes
No
Confirm changes with [Yes]. The run time is calculated.
- 0 3: -------------- 2
3: BIOMETRA
Number of steps: 5
Run time:
1h13m46
>>> Saving program.<<<
Note: The run time is calculated according to the block type. Please be aware that different block
types provide different ramping rates (see section 10, Technical specification)
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
22.1C
22.0C
System
22.0C
22.1C
Start/Stop
22.1C
22.0C
Edit
Note: To view the remaining runtime during a run press [Info] in the main menu.
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5
Edit programs
Select program as described in section 4.2.
Note: During operation of the cycler the active program can be viewed but not modified. If you
want to change settings of the active program for further experiments you have to save a copy of
this program to another memory. For further information about copying programs see section
5.3.
5.1
Delete program steps
The programming spreadsheet:
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
To delete a program step press [Insert/Del]
Insert / Delete step:
1: 99.0
0h 5m 0s
2: 99.0
0h 1m 0s
3: 55.0
0h 1m 0s
4: 34.0
0h 1m 0s
Cancel
¬ Del.
2
24
Delete
Insert
Enter the number of the step that you want to delete.
Insert / Delete step: 3
1: 99.0
0h 5m 0s
2: 99.0
0h 1m 0s
3: 55.0
0h 1m 0s 2
24
4: 34.0
0h 1m 0s
Cancel
Delete
¬ Del.
Press [Delete]
Insert / Delete step: 3
1: 99.0
0h 5m 0s
2: 99.0
0h 1m 0s
3: 55.0
0h 1m 0s 2
4: 34.0
0h 1m 0s
>>> Deleting step 3... <<<
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Insert
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Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 34.0
4:
4.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s
Pause
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
Note: The loop has been deleted together with steps three.
5.2
Insert program steps
The programming spreadsheet:
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
To insert a program step press [Insert/Del]
Insert / Delete step:
1: 99.0
0h 5m 0s
2: 99.0
0h 1m 0s
3: 55.0
0h 1m 0s
4: 34.0
0h 1m 0s
Cancel
¬ Del.
2
24
Delete
Insert
Enter the number of the step that you want to insert / delete.
Example: To Insert new step at step 3, Enter “3”
Insert / Delete step: 3
1: 99.0
0h 5m 0s
2: 99.0
0h 1m 0s
3: 55.0
0h 1m 0s 2
24
4: 34.0
0h 1m 0s
Cancel
Delete
¬ Del.
Insert
Press [Insert]
Insert / Delete step: 3
1: 99.0
0h 5m 0s
2: 99.0
0h 1m 0s
3: 55.0
0h 1m 0s 2
24
4: 34.0
0h 1m 0s
>>> Inserting new step at step 3... <<<
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A new step is inserted (Temp 0°C, Time 0h 0m 1s).
Note: The new step has been entered within an existing loop, this loop now consists of three
steps.
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 0.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 0m 1s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
Enter temperature and time for new step.
Note: Additional steps will be inserted before the selected step. The following steps are shifted
by one position.
Note: The insertion and deletion of steps may have an influence on existing loops. Be sure that
all settings are updated to maintain a correct cycle.
5.3
Copy program
Select the program you want to copy as described in section 0 and 4.2
- 0 3: -------------- 2 0: TEST1
2 1: TEST2
Edit program
2 2: BIOMET1
2 3: BIOMET2
2 4: BIOMET3
Copy/Del.
Edit
Page á
Page â
Press [Copy/Del.]
- 0 3: --------------
Copy Pgm
Delete Pgm
2
3: BIOMET2
Back
To copy this program press [Copy Pgm]
-
0 0:
0 1:
0 2:
0 3:
0 4:
Info
Target
Page áâ
Back
Enter
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Select the subdirectory with the cursor keys, or enter number on the keypad:
-
0 0:
0 1:
0 2:
0 3:
0 4:
Info
Target
Page áâ
Back
Enter
0: empty
1: empty
2: empty
3: empty
4: empty
Back
Edit
Press [Enter]
- 0 2: -------------- 2
2
Target
2
2
2
Page á
Page â
Select program number for the program copy and confirm with [Enter]:
Copy
- 0 3: ---------To
- 0 2: ----------
2
2
3: BIOMET2
3: empty
Back
Copy
Press [Copy]
Copy
- 0 3: ---------2 3: BIOMET2
To
- 0 2: ---------2 3: empty
>>> Copying program... <<<
- 0 2: -------------- 2 0: empty
2 1: empty
Edit program
2 2: empty
2 3: BIOMET2
2 4: empty
Copy/Del.
Edit
Page á
Page â
5.4
Delete program
Select program as described in sections 4.1 and 4.2
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 21
- 0 3: -------------- 2 0: TEST1
2 1: TEST2
Edit program
2 2: BIOMET1
2 3: BIOMET2
2 4: BIOMET3
Copy/Del.
Edit
Page á
Page â
Press [Copy/Del.]
- 0 3: --------------
Copy Pgm
2
Delete Pgm
3: BIOMET2
Back
To delete this program press [Delete pgm]
- 0 3: --------------
2
3: BIOMET2
Delete program?
Cancel
Delete
Note: Once a program has been deleted, it cannot be restored!
Press [Delete]
- 0 3: --------------
2
3: BIOMET2
>>> Deleting program... <<<
In the directory structure the program is displayed as empty.
- 0 3: -------------- 2 0: TEST1
2 1: TEST2
Edit program
2 2: BIOMET1
2 3: empty
2 4: BIOMET3
Copy/Del.
Edit
Page á
Page â
You can enter a new program .
To get back to the main screen, 2 x press cursor key [¬]
22 ___________________________________________________________________________
6
Further programming options
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
Note: To program special parameters you can scroll the display to the right.
Move the cursor to the right side row of the display (Options à).
Main funct.
dT[C]
1:
ß
2:
ß
3:
ß
4:
ß
Info
Insert/Del
dt[s]
°C/s
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
Save Pgm
Enter
Note: To go back to programming sheet, move the cursor to the very left side of the display (row
“Main funct.”).
Alternatively you can move the cursor to the very right.
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Info
Time
# Options -->
¬
0h 5m 0s
0h 1m 0s
0h 1m 0s 2
24
+
0h 1m 0s
Insert/Del
Save Pgm
Enter
Note: In the main screen you will find an information that a special parameter has been
modified. This is indicated by a + in the row labelled with opt à.
6.1
Program time increments
To compensate for loss in enzyme activity each step within a loop can be extended from cycle to
cycle. Enter the desired time increment [seconds] in the row labelled with dt[s]. This value will
be added to the time value from cycle to cycle.
Main funct.
dT[C]
1:
ß
2:
ß
3:
ß
4:
ß
Info
Insert/Del
dt[s]
°C/s
3.00
3.00
10
3.00
3.00
Save Pgm
Enter
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 23
Note: A time increment will have an impact on the total runtime depending on the numbers of
cycles and the size of the increment. A program with many cycles and large time increments will
take a significantly longer time than a standard protocol.
6.2
Program touch down
For some applications it is useful to start with a higher annealing temperature and to decrease the
temperature from cycle to cycle. This subsequent lowering of the annealing temperature is called
touch down.
To decrease the annealing temperature from cycle to cycle enter a negative temperature
increment in the row labelled with dT[s].
Main funct.
dT[C]
1:
ß
2:
ß
3:
- 0.10
ß
4:
ß
Info
Insert/Del
ä[°/s]
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
Save Pgm
Enter
dt[s]
Note: Be sure that the temperature decrease is set in a step that lies within a loop. Otherwise
there will be no iterative temperature decrease.
6.3
Adjust heating and cooling ramps
Since the T3000 is a fast thermocycler it may be necessary to reduce the heating and cooling
ramp for some applications. For example this is helpful if protocols from other Thermocyclers
shall be used.
The heating or cooling ramp respectively can be set in the row labelled with ä[°/s].
Main funct.
dT[C]
1:
ß
2:
ß
3:
ß
4:
ß
Info
Insert/Del
ä[°/s]
3.00
1.00
3.00
3.00
Save Pgm
Enter
dt[s]
Note: The default setting [3.00 °/s] indicates maximum ramping.
24 ___________________________________________________________________________
7
7.1
Run program
Select and start program
Main display:
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
23.9C
24.0C
System
23.8C
23.9C
Start/Stop
23.9C
23.9C
Edit
To run a program press [Start/Stop]
Block 1
Inactive
Block 2
inactive
Block 3
inactive
Start
Start
Start
Info
Direct
Back
Enter
Select block with cursor keys [à] and [ß].
Block 1
Inactive
Block 2
Inactive
Block 3
inactive
Start
Start
Start
Info
Direct
Back
Enter
Press [Enter]
- 0 0:
- 0 1:
- 0 2:
- 0 3:
- 0 4:
Page áâ
Start block 2
Direct
Back
Enter
Select directory with cursor keys [á] [â]or enter directory number and press [Enter].
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 25
- 0 2: -------------- 2
2
Edit program
2
2
2
Page á
Page â
0: BIOMET1
1: BIOMET1
2: BIOMET1
3: BERND2
4: BIOMET1
View
Start
Select program with cursor keys or enter program number.
Note: To be sure that the correct program is selected, it can be displayed by pressing [View] (see
section 7.2).
Press [Start] to run program.
7.2
View program prior to start
- 0 2: -------------- 2
2
Edit program
2
2
2
Page á
Page â
0: BIOMET1
1: BIOMET1
2: BIOMET1
3: BERND2
4: BIOMET1
View
Start
To check a program prior to start, it can be displayed by pressing [View]
- 0 2: -------------- 2
3: BERND2
Lid temp
Preheating
Page â
Back
109.0C
Off
Start
Scroll through the program with [page ­] and [page ¯­]
Temp[C]
1: 99.0
2: 99.0
3: 55.0
4: 34.0
Time
0h 5m
0h 1m
0h 1m
0h 1m
page áâ
To run program press [Start].
0s
0s
0s
0s
¬
#
2
24
Back
Options -->
Start
26 ___________________________________________________________________________
7.3
Display during operation
During preheating of the lid the following screen is displayed:
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
3: Biometra
1
20.3 99.0à99.0C
0h 1m13s
20.2
109.0
System
Start/Stop
20.3
20.2
Edit
Note: While lid preheating, the block is held constantly at 25.0°C. The program starts as soon as
the lid has reached the set temperature. During the preheating phase the display of the lid
temperature alternates between the current lid temperature and “preheating”.
7.4
View remaining run time
Display during operation:
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
3: Biometra
1
20.3 99.0à99.0C
0h 1m13s
20.2
109.0
System
Start/Stop
20.3
20.2
Edit
To view remaining run time press [Info].
Info
Dir
Prog
Remain
Status
Block 1
Block 2
3
3: BIOMETRA
1h13m
Inactive
Active
Back
Block 3
Inactive
The current remaining run time id displayed in line 4 [Remain].
7.5
Pause / stop program
Display during operation:
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
3: Biometra
1
20.3 99.0à99.0C
0h 1m13s
20.2
109.0
System
Start/Stop
20.3
20.2
Edit
To pause or stop one of the three blocks press Start/Stop]
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 27
Info
Block 1
inactive
Block 2
active
Block 3
inactive
Start
Pause/Stop
Start
Direct
Back
Enter
Move cursor to desired block and press [Enter]
Block 2
active
Pause/Stop
Info
Pause
Back
Stop
Press [Pause] to pause block
Press [Stop] to stop block
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
3: Biometra
1
20.3 99.0à99.0C
Pause
20.2
109.0
System
Start/Stop
20.3
20.2
Edit
Note: The program pauses in the current state. The word “Pause” is displayed and alternates
with the elapsed time. You can continue the run with [Start/Stop].
28 ___________________________________________________________________________
8
System settings
Main screen
Prog
Step
Temp
Time
Lid
Info
23.9C
24.0C
System
23.8C
23.9C
Start/Stop
23.9C
23.9C
Edit
To change instrument settings press [System]
1
2
3
4
5
System-Info
Signal
Language/Sprache
Display contrast
Diagnostics
Page áâ
Back
Enter
Scroll though the list with the cursor keys [á] [â]. Enter selected function with [Enter]
8.1
System Info
Select System info, Press [Enter]
T3000 Thermocycler
Serial Number 123456
Block type
Vers. 0.51t3p
© Biometra 2004
Info
Cancel
Enter
This page shows the serial number of the instrument and software version.
8.2
Switch beep on/off
There is an option for an audible signal whenever a program enters a pause and when the
program is finished. If this option is active, the beep can be switched off by pressing any key of
the keyboard.
Select Signal, Press [Enter]
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 29
With signal?
Info
8.3
Yes
NO
Cancel
Enter
Select language
The display of the T3000 can be switched from English to German.
Select Language/Sprache, Press [Enter]
Language/Sprache:
Info
German/Deutsch
English/Englisch
Cancel
Enter
To confirm your selection press [Enter]
8.4
Display contrast
The display contrast can be set in 4 levels to achieve optimum visibility under individual light
conditions.
Select Display Contrast, press [Enter]
Contrast (0-4 or arrows):
Info
Cancel
2
Enter
User cursor keys to in/decrease contrast value or directly enter setting.
The default setting is “2” which is meets average conditions.
8.5
Diagnostics
The diagnostic screen contains internal information used by the Biometra service department for
servicing.
30 ___________________________________________________________________________
8.6
Temperature readout
Each T3000 block can be equipped with an in tube-temperature sensor (050-408 for 0.2ml wells;
050-409 for 0.5ml wells). This sensor is to monitor the temperature inside a test tube.
The temperature of the in tube-sensor can be shown in the T3000 display. The sensor display
will replace the display of the lid temperature.
Temperature read out:
Heated lid
Tube -Sensor
Cancel
Enter
Note: The in tube sensor is NOT used to control the instrument.
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 31
9
Maintenance
9.1
Cleaning
The T3000 was built to operate for a long time without the need for periodical maintenance. The
Thermocycler housing may be cleaned from time to time with a smooth cotton cloth. Do not use
strong detergents or organic solvents for cleaning.
9.2
9.2.1
Trouble shooting
Slow heating and cooling
The T3000 is equipped with a strong ventilator for the cooling of the heat sink. The inlet of this
fan is located at the bottom side of the instrument. Be sure that the inlet is not clogged by dust or
other material (e.g. a sheet of paper placed under the cycler can be attached to the inlet as the fan
is in operation). Dust can be removed easily from the inlet with a conventional vacuum cleaner.
9.2.2
Restart due to unrecognised power failure
High voltage fluctuation can lead to an automatic restart of the thermocycler. In this case the
cycler restarts at the step where there power failure has occurred. To avoid voltage fluctuation,
do not connect the cycler to a socket shared by a strong power consumer like a refrigerator or a
centrifuge.
9.2.3
Adaptation of protocols from other cyclers
Since the T3000 is a fast instrument it may be necessary to reduce the heating and cooling ramps
to run protocols from other cyclers. For the setting of the heating and cooling ramps see section
6.3. Alternatively, the time settings may be extended.
9.3
Service and repair
The T3000 Thermocyler contains no user serviceable parts. Do not open the housing instrument.
Service and repair may only be carried out by the Biometra Service department or otherwise
qualified technical personal.
32 ___________________________________________________________________________
10 Instructions for return shipment
In case of an instrument failure that cannot be fixed by the procedures described in section 9.2
please proceed as follows:
· Return only defective devices. For technical problems which are not definitively recognisable
as device faults please contact the Technical Service Department at Biometra ( Tel.:
+49/551/5068640, Fax: ++49/551/5068666, e-mail: [email protected]).
· Important: Carefully clean all parts of the instrument of biologically dangerous, chemical or
radioactive contaminants. If a an instrument is contaminated, Biometra will be forced to
refuse to accept the device. The sender of the repair order will be held liable for possible
losses resulting from insufficient decontamination of the device.
· Please prepare written confirmation that the device is free from biologically dangerous and
radioactive contaminants. The declaration of decontamination (see 14) has to be attached to
the outside of the packaging.
· Use the original packing material. If not available, contact Biometra or your local distributor.
·
Label the outside of the box with “CAUTION! SENSITIVE ELECTRONIC
INSTRUMENT!”
· Please enclose a note which contains the following:
a) Sender’s name and address,
b) Name of a contact person for further inquiries with telephone number,
c) Description of the fault, which also reveals during which procedures the fault occurred, if
possible
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 33
11 Technical specification T3000 Thermocycler
Order number
050-720
050-723
T3000 Thermocylcer 20
T3000 Thermocylcer 48
3 blocks for 20 x 0.5ml
tubes each
3 blocks for 48 x 0.2ml
tubes
or 48 well microplates
or 6 x 8er strips each
Heating rate*
2.1 °C/sec
2.2 °C/sec
1.4 °C/sec
Cooling rate*
1.7 °C/sec
2.0 °C/sec
1.2 °C/sec
Capacity
-3°C to 99.9°C
Temperature range
0.1°C
Control accuracy
Aluminium
Blocks
Program memory
Display
T3000 Thermocylcer
combi
3 combi blocks for 18 x
0.5ml tubes
or 48 x 0.2ml tubes,
or 48 well microplates
or 6 x 8er strips
+/- 0.5 °C
Temperature Uniformity*
Software
050-724
Program steps are easily entered in a spread sheet
Options: time increment, temperature increment, set ramping rate, direct mode
(for use as thermoblock), program storage in 10 individual subdirectories
10 individual subdirectories,
total capacity of 1.500 program steps (equivalent to 250 average programs)
High brightness CFL backlight graphical LC Display,
viewing area 124 mm x 34 mm, resolution 256 x 64 dots
Auto restart after power
failure
Yes
Cool samples at 4°C
Yes
Smart lid technology
Yes
Lid temperature range
30 – 110°C
Power consumption
420 Watt
Noise emission
Very low
Interfaces
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight
Working conditions
*According to Biometra standard procedure.
Serial RS232 port (data interface)
30 cm x 38 cm x 19 cm
11.9 kg
5 – 35°C, 70% relative humidity
Technical specifications are subject to change
34 ___________________________________________________________________________
12 Order information
T3000 Thermocycler 20
T3000 Thermocycler 48
T3000 Thermocycler combi
Order-No.
050-720
050-723
050-724
For information about tubes, strips, microplates and other consumables please contact
BIOMETRA or your local BIOMETRA distributor.
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 35
13 Warranty
This Biometra instrument has been carefully built, inspected and quality controlled before
dispatch. Hereby Biometra warrants that this instrument conforms to the specifications given in
this manual. This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship for 24 months as
described under the following conditions:
This warranty is valid for 12 month from date of shipment to the customer from Biometra or an
authorised distributor. This warranty will not be extended to a third party without a written
agreement of Biometra.
This warranty covers only the instrument and all original accessories delivered with the
instrument. This warranty is valid only if the instrument is operated as described in the manual.
Biometra will repair or replace each part which is returned and found to be defective. This
warranty does not apply to wear from normal use, failure to follow operating instructions,
negligence or to parts altered or abused.
36 ___________________________________________________________________________
14 Equipment Decontamination Certificate
To enable us to comply with German law (i.e. §28 StrlSchV, §17 GefStoffV and §19 ChemG)
and to avoid exposure to hazardous materials during handling or repair, will you please complete
this form, prior to the equipment leaving your laboratory
COMPANY / INSTITUTE ________________________________________________
ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________
TEL NO _____________________ FAX NO _____________________ E-MAIL
_____________________ ________________________________________________
EQUIPMENT
Model
__________
__________
__________
__________
Serial No
__________
__________
__________
__________
If on loan / evaluationStart Date: ________ Finish Date ________
Hazardous materials used with this equipment
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Has the equipment been cleaned and decontaminated? YES / NO (delete)
Method of cleaning / Decontamination
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
NAME ________________________________ POSITION __________________________
(HEAD OF DIV./ DEP./ INSTITUTE / COMPANY)
SIGNED ______________________________ DATE ______________________________
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO BIOMETRA GmbH OR YOUR LOCAL BIOMETRA
DISTRIBUTOR TOGETHER WITH THE EQUIPMENT.
PLEASE ATTACH THIS CERTIFICATE OUTSIDE THE PACKAGING. INSTRUMENTS
WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE ATTACHED WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER.
T3000 Manual __________________________________________________________________ 37
15 Declaration of conformity
EU - Konformitätserklärung
EU - Declaration of Conformity
Göttingen, Mai 2004
im Sinne der EG-Richtlinie über elektrische Betriebsmittel zur Verwendung innerhalb
bestimmter Spannungsgrenzen 73/23/EWG
following the EC directive about electrical equipment for use within certain limits of voltage
73/23/EEC
und / and
im Sinne der EG-Richtlinie für die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit 89/336/EWG.
following the EC directive about the electromagnetic compatibility 89/336/EEC.
Hiermit erklären wir, daß folgende Thermocycler:
Herewith we declare that the following thermocyclers:
Typen:
types:
T3000 Thermocycler 20, T3000 Thermocycler 48, T3000 Thermocycler combi
T3000 Thermocycler 20, T3000 Thermocycler 48, T3000 Thermocycler combi
Best.-Nr. / Order No.: 050-720, 050-723, 050-724
den grundlegenden Anforderungen der
corresponds to the basic requirements of
EG-Niederspannungsrichtlinie 73/23/EWG und der
EC low voltage directive 73/23/EEC and the
EG-Richtlinie über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit 89/336/EWG entsprechen.
EC directive about the electromagnetic compatibility 89/336/EEC.
Folgende harmonisierte Normen wurden angewandt:
The following harmonized standards have been used:
EN 55011
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-6
EN 61000-4-11
EN 55022
EN 61000-3-3
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-5
EN 61000-4-8
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