grant-bio

Grant Instruments is a world leader in the manufacture and design of equipment for sample preparation, scientific analysis, data acquisition and data analysis providing solutions to the global scientific and industrial markets. We have a worldwide reputation for paying the highest attention to quality, reliability, service and support.

Authorised dealer for:

Worldwide (except the Americas)

26/01/2021

Grant Bio vortexer from Wolflabs

Product Update

Introduction
Grant Bio PV-1 vortexer from Wolflabs. The PV-1 is compact making it perfect to sit in almost any location. 

Features and benefits
- Adjustable speed control.
- Continuous or touch operation.
- For tubes up to 20 mm diameter.
- Pressure sensitive cup accommodates tubes up to 20mm diameter.
- Reliable and extremely quiet motor produces regulated and reproducible agitation throughout the speed range.
- Exceptionally compact with a low profile and small footprint.

Product Category: Vortexers

Manufacturer: Grant Bio

22/12/2020

Grant Bio non incubating shaker from Wolflabs

Product Update

Introduction
Grant Bio PSU-20i  non incubating shaker from Wolflabs.

Features and benefits
- Orbital motion, reciprocation and vibration functions all in one product.
- Fully programmable sequence of functions.
- Simple to set up and easy to operate.
- Brushless motor for longetivity.
- Easy to operate.

Product Category: Shakers - Non Incubating

Manufacturer: Grant Bio

03/06/2020

Grant Bio benchtop centrifuge from Wolflabs

Product Update

Introduction
Grant Bio LMC-3000 benchtop centrifuge from Wolflabs. The Grant bio LMC-3000 is a low speed benchtop centrifuge for biomedical applications. It has interchangeable rotors for accommodating centrifuge tubes (10 to 15 ml or 50 ml) or standard 96-well microtitre plates. 

Features and benefits
- Spin speed: up to 3000 rpm for tubes, up to 2000 rpm for microtitre plates.
- Timed operation (1 to 90 minutes), with automatic switch-off.
- Choice of interchangeable rotors for up to 12 centrifuge tubes or 2 microtitre plates.
- Easy set-up of spin speed and time via 2-line LCD display and simple push buttons.
- Sturdy metal housing and lid, automatic imbalance switch-off and lid lock when centrifuge is running provide for safe operation in your workplace.
- Compact design with small footprint which fits neatly into the workspace.

Product Category: Centrifuges - Benchtop

Manufacturer: Grant Bio

21/05/2020

Grant Bio aspirator from Wolflabs

Product Update

Introduction
Grant Bio FTA-2i aspirator from Wolflabs. The FTA-2i aspirator with a 2 litre trap flask is designed for the removal of alcohol, buffer and liquid from reaction vessels during DNA / RNA purification and other macromolecule re-precipitation techniques.

Features and benefits
- All in one system with integrated pump.
- 2L autoclavable polypropylene trap flask.
- Fitted with hydrophobic microbiological filter.
- Overflow protection.

Product Category: Aspirators

Manufacturer: Grant Bio

21/11/2019

Grant Bio microplate shaker from Wolflabs

Product Update

Introduction
Grant Bio PHMP-100 microplate shaker from Wolflabs. The PHMP-100 can be used with all types of standard depth microplates and offers three devices in one for maximum versatility and efficiency.

Features and benefits
- Rapid heat-up.
- Continuous or timed operation, with alarm buzzer and automatic switch-off facility.
- Patented dual heating of microplates.
- Shaking speed: 250 to 1200 rpm.

 

Product Category: Shakers - Microplate

Manufacturer: Grant Bio

Shaking Incubators - Benchtop Refrigerated - Grant

(PCMT)

Variable speed, variable temperature heating and cooling thermoshaker with a choice of blocks for microtubes and microplates.

•Fast heat-up and cooling times
•Temperature setting range +4°C to +100°C
•Temperature control range 15°C below ambient to +100°C
•Shaking speed: 250 to 1400 rpm
•Temperature uniformity ±0.1°C
•Even mixing across the thermoshaker block
•Excellent uniformity across the block
•Clear 16 x 2 character LCD display indicates the set and actual time of operation, mixing speed and temperature
•Digital timer with sound alarm 1 min to 96 hours
•Simultaneous or independent heating and mixing functions
•Choice of 5 interchangable blocks including a block suitable for microplates:
- HC18 20 (20 x 0.5 ml and 12 x 1.5 ml microtubes)
- HC15 (20 x 1.5 ml microtubes)
- HC32 (20 x 0.2 ml and 12 x 1.5 ml microtubes)
- HC24 (24 x 2 ml microtubes)
- HC96 (96-well microplate for PCR, 0.2 ml)
Block is required. Specify when ordering.

Technical Specifications

Thermoshakers - models and specifications
  Microtube/Microplate thermoshaker with cooling
PCMT
h: 130 mm
d: 230 mm
w: 205 mm
Temperature setting range °C + 4 to 100
Temperature control range 15° below ambient to +100°C
Temperature uniformity ±0.1
Temperature stability °C -
Temperature display 2 line x 16 character LCD
Average heat up speed 5°C / min from +25°C to +100°C
  (HC15 block)
Average cooling speed (HC15 block)  
@ +100°C to + 25°C 5°C / min
@ + 25°C to + 15°C below ambient 1.8°C / min
Capacity microtubes see accessories below
Capacity microplates 1
Shaking speed rpm 250 to 1400
Speed setting resolution rpm -
Orbit diameter mm 2
Timer 1 min to 96 hours
(with auto-off and audible alarm) (1 min increment)
Max. height of microplates mm -
Weight kg 4
Input voltage V dc 12
Input current A 4.16
External power supply V 120 or 230

Shakers - Non Incubating - Grant

PMS-1000

The PMS-1000 microplate shaker provides reliable, regulated shaking for two or four microplates. With a speed range of 150 to 1000 rpm, the PMS-1000 can be adjusted to suit the application – gentle shaking to ensure that the well contents are not ejected, or more vigorous agitation for effective aeration across the small surface area of each of the wells.

Suitable for mixing, incubation and cultivation of biological and chemical components in many life science disciplines including microbiology, cell and molecular biology, immunology and biotechnology. Specific applications include: immunoassays, HTS applications, colouration tests, binding of template DNA to silica-coated magnetic beads.

The PMS-1000 avoids low signal caused by inadequate re-suspension of purified PCR products, helps ensure the correct optical density in each of the wells and helps achieve maximum yield and quality in production of plasmid DNA.

  • Variable shaking speed: 150 to 1000 rpm

  • Holds two or four microtitre plates

  • Quick and easy screw fitting of any standard-depth 96- or 384-well plate

  • Continuous or timed operation, with automatic switch off

Technical Information

Model

PMS–1000
Speed (rpm)
150 to 1000
Orbit (mm)
2
Footprint (mm)w/d
175/185
Overall height (mm)
90
Ambient temperature range (ºC)
4 to 45
Capacity
2 microplates standard, 4 microplates using optional MPP-4
Timer
1 min to 24 hrs
Timer setting Resolution (sec)
10
Input voltage (V)
12
Input type
dc
Input current (A)
0.5

Rotator Grant Bio PTR-60 multi-function includes platform for 48 x microtubes

The Grant-Bio PTR-60 multi-function rotator provides all that is required for thorough mixing of microtubes, for reproducible sample preparation:

  • 360° vertical rotation
  • reciprocal rotation, turning angle from 15° to 90°
  • vibration, settable in a burst of 1 to 5 seconds
  • 5 second pause
  • all actions may be set for continuous or timed operation, and individual phases may be linked together for absolute flexibility:

360° vertical rotation
360° and reciprocal
360° and reciprocal and vibration
360° and reciprocal and pause
reciprocal
reciprocal and pause
vibration and reciprocal

Designed to meet the challenge of workspace restrictions, the Grant-bio vertical rotator is compact, with a low profile and small footprint, fitting neatly into the smallest workspace. It is also extremely quiet.

Small but highly functional, the stepper motor produces regulated and reproducible rotation throughout the speed range and, combined with the sturdy construction, will guarantee years of consistent operation.

The Grant-bio vertical rotator is quiet and extremely easy to operate, with very simple set-up of a multi-segment program, using the two line set-up and status display.

  • variable speed, variable angle, 360° vertical multi-function rotator
  • multi-function: rotation, reciprocation, vibration
  • standard platform for microtubes up to 15mm diameter
    PTR-60: for 48 microtubes
  • alternative platforms available for larger tubes/ tube combinations
  • variable speed, variable tilt rotator
  • variable speed
    PTR-60: 5 to 60 rpm
  • integral timer, 1 min to 24 hours, with automatic switch-off
  • adjustable angle in reciprocal mode: 15 to 90° tilt angle
  • timed operation for each phase
  • low voltage power supply enables safe cold room operation
  • operating ambient temperature range 4°C to 45°C, for use in a cold room or an incubator
  • low energy consumption

Mixing of small volumes is extremely difficult due to surface tension of viscous liquids, but insufficient mixing can lead to a high percentage error. 360° vertical rotation (turning the tube end over end) has a highly efficient mixing effect. The Grant-Bio PTR-60 not only provides 360° vertical rotation, they also emulate other manual actions used for mixing in small tubes: reciprocal rotation has the effect of backward and forward shaking, a brief pause allows droplets to slide down the tube walls, and the vibration motion emulates a light tap with a finger.

The goal of mixing is to produce a uniform and reproducible mixture from an assortment of components of different size and characteristics. In spite of considerable interchangeability, the correct kind of movement is often critical and can affect the outcome of an experiment or a diagnosis. One of the key criteria is the particle size of each component, as this determines which type of 'wave' motion is needed to produce adequate mixing for that particular component:

small particles require short wave motion
medium size particles require medium wave motion
large particles require long wave motion

A short wave motion, for example, will have very little effect on large particles.

The 360° vertical rotator provides all that is needed for a mixture of different sized particles:

360° vertical rotation long wave
reciprocal action long and medium wave
vibration short wave

and a dedicated program may be configured for every different combination of components, to produce the correct result.

 

Accessories

For PTR-60

PRS8-26
platform for 8 tubes up to 30mm diameter (e.g. 50ml centrifuge tubes) plus 24 tubes up to 15mm diameter (e.g. 1.5ml, 2.0ml, 15ml tubes)

PRS-14
platform for 14 tubes up to 30mm diameter (e.g. 50ml centrifuge tubes)

Applications

Suitable for 360° vertical mixing applications in many different fields, with specific applications including:

  • immunoprecipitations and other affinity matrix applications
  • prevention of blood coagulation
  • latex diagnostics

Rotators - Grant


(Left: PTR-35, Right: PTR-60)

PTR-35

The PTR-35 is a compact and highly efficient variable-speed, variable-angle vertical rotator providing all the functionality in one piece of equipment for thorough mixing of microtubes and reproducible sample preparation.

•360° vertical rotation – creates long wave motion for mixing large particles
•Reciprocation – creates long and medium wave motion for medium and large particles
•Vibration – creates short wave motion for mixing for small particles
•Pause

All actions may be set for continuous or timed operation, and individual phases may be linked together for absolute flexibility.

•360°C vertical rotation, reciprocation and vibration functions all in one compact product
•Choice of two models - PTR-35 or PTR-60 - with different speeds and microtube capacities
•Vertical rotation speed: 10 to 100 rpm
•Reciprocal rotation: 1 to 90° turning angle
•Vibration: programmable in a burst of 1 to 5 seconds
•Fully programmable sequence of functions, including pause
•Supplied with a platform accommodating up to 26 microtubes
•Optional accessory platform for accommodating tubes of different diameters
Suitable for 360° vertical mixing applications including immuno precipitations and other affinity matrix applications, prevention of blood coagulation, latex diagnostics.


PTR-60

The PTR-60 is a compact and highly efficient variable-speed, variable-angle vertical rotator providing all the functionality in one piece of equipment for thorough mixing of microtubes and reproducible sample preparation.

•360° vertical rotation – creates long wave motion for mixing large particles
•Reciprocation – creates long and medium wave motion for medium and large particles
•Vibration – creates short wave motion for mixing for small particles
•Pause

All actions may be set for continuous or timed operation, and individual phases may be linked together for absolute flexibility.
Suitable for 360° vertical mixing applications including immuno precipitations and other affinity matrix applications, prevention of blood coagulation, latex diagnostics.

•360°C vertical rotation, reciprocation and vibration functions all in one compact product
•Choice of two models - PTR-35 or PTR-60 - with different speeds and microtube capacities
•Vertical rotation speed: 10 to 100 rpm
•Reciprocal rotation: 15 to 90° turning angle
•Vibration: programmable in a burst of 1 to 5 seconds
•Fully programmable sequence of functions, including pause
•Supplied with platform accommodating up to 48 microtubes
•Optional accessory platforms for accommodating tubes of different diameters

Technical Information

Model: PTR-35 PTR-60
Capacity, microtubes standard 26 standard 48
General timer 1 min to 24 hours 1 min to 24 hours
360° vertical mode
Speed rpm 10 to 100 10 to 100
Timer sec 1 to 250 1 to 250
Reciprocal mode
Turning angle ° 15 to 90 15 to 90
Timer sec 1 to 250 1 to 250
Vibration mode
Turning angle ° 1 to 5 1 to 5
Timer sec 1 to 5 1 to 5
Pause sec 1 to 5 1 to 5
Display 2 line x 16 character LCD 2 line x 16 character LCD
Ambient temperature range °C 4 to 40 4 to 45
Maximum load kg 0.5 0.8
Overall dimensions w/d/hmm 365x155x195 420x230x230
Input voltage V dc 12 12
Input current A 0.5 SA

PS-M3D
Multi-Function 3D Rotator

Ideally sized for personal use, the Grant-bio PS-M3DGrant-bio PS-M3D multi-function 3D rotator multi-function rotator provides all that is required for thorough mixing in flasks, dishes, petri dishes and boxes:

 

  • 3D rotation over the speed range 5 to 30rpm
  • reciprocal 3D rotation from 1 to 360°
  • vibration, from 1 to 6°, settable in a burst of 1 to 5 seconds
  • all actions may be set for continuous or timed operation, and individual phases may be linked together for absolute operational flexibility:

3D orbital

 

3D reciprocal

 

3D vibration

 

3D orbital and reciprocal

 

3D orbital and vibration

 

3D orbital and reciprocal and vibration

 

3D reciprocal and vibration

Designed to meet the challenge of workspace restrictions, the Grant-bio PS-M3D rotator is compact, with a low profile and small footprint, fitting neatly into the smallest workspace. It is also extremely quiet.

Small but highly functional, the stepper motor produces regulated and reproducible rotation throughout the speed range and, combined with the sturdy construction, will guarantee years of consistent operation.

The PS-M3D is extremely easy to operate, with very simple set-up of a multi-segment program, using the two line set-up and status display.

  • variable speed, fixed angle multi-function 3D rotator
  • multi-function: rotation, reciprocation, vibration
  • variable speed: 5 to 30 rpm
  • fixed angle: 7° tilt
  • timed operation for each phase
  • 215 x 215mm platform
  • smooth, non-slip mat supplied as standard; optional dimpled mat also available
  • for loads up to 1kg
  • low voltage power supply enables safe cold room operation
  • operating ambient temperature range 4°C to 45°C, for use in a cold room or incubator
  • low energy consumption

The goal of mixing is to produce a uniform and reproducible mixture from an assortment of components of different size and characteristics. In spite of considerable interchangeability, the correct kind of movement is often critical and can affect the outcome of an experiment or a diagnosis. One of the key criteria is the particle size of each component. This factor is critical, as it determines which type of 'wave' motion is needed to produce adequate mixing for that particular component:

small particles require short wave motion

medium size particles require medium wave motion

large particles require long wave motion

A short wave motion, for example, will have very little effect on large particles.

The PS-M3D provides all that is needed for a mixture of different sized particles:

3D orbital long wave

reciprocal long and medium wave

vibration short wave

An individual program may be configured for any different combination of components, to ensure the optimum mixing conditions.

Accessories PDM dimpled mat

PTP-26 tube adaptor for 26 tubes up to 11mm diameter

PDM dimpled mat, prevents tubes from rolling around

ApplicationsGrant -bio PTP-26 tube adaptor

Suitable for applications in many different fields with specific applications including:

  • immunoprecipitations and other affinity matrix applications
  • treatment of adherent tissue culture in small volumes e.g. for trypsinisation
  • gel staining and destaining
  • antibody staining
  • washes
  • hybridisations
  • Southern blots
  • western blots
  • in situs

Specification

     
PS-M3D
tilt angle  
°
7
orbit diameter  
mm
22
orbital mode
speed  
rpm
5 to 30
timer  
sec
1 to 250
reciprocal mode
turning angle  
°
1 to 360
timer  
sec
1 to 250
vibration mode
turning angle  
°
1 to 6
timer  
sec
1 to 5
number of cycles    
1 to 125
ambient temperature range  
°C
4 to 45
maximum load  
kg
1
platform working area
w/d
mm
215 x 215
platform outer dimensions
w/d
mm
238 x 238
footprint
w/d
mm
225 x 170
overall height  
mm
125
input voltage  
V
12
input type    
dc
input current  
A
0.5

PS-3D
3D platform rotator

Ideally sized for personal use, the Grant-bio PS-3DGrant-bio PS-3D 3D platform rotator platform rotator provides a smooth 3D orbital motion for mixing in tubes, culture flasks, dishes and boxes over the speed range 15 to 30 rpm. The gentle movement is ideal for staining and destaining of gels without destroying the gel edges, or for keeping fragile tissue intact during incubations. The 3D motion provides very effective sample coverage, for efficient mixing with a reduced quantity of solution.

Designed to meet the challenge of workspace restrictions, the PS-3D is compact, with a low profile and small footprint, fitting neatly into the smallest workspace. It is also extremely quiet. Small but highly functional, the reliable motor produces regulated and reproducible rotating throughout the speed range and, combined with the sturdy construction, will guarantee years of consistent operation.

Speed setting is simple, using a graduated dial.

  • variable speed, fixed angle 3D rotator
  • variable speed: 15 to 30 rpm
  • fixed angle: 7° tilt
  • 200 x 200mm platform accommodates most commonly used vessels
  • smooth, non-slip mat supplied as standard; optional dimpled mat also available
  • for loads up to 0.5kg
  • low voltage power supply enables safe cold room operation
  • operating ambient temperature range 4°C to 45°C, for use in a cold room or incubator
  • low energy consumption

AccessoriesGrant -bio PTP-26 tube adaptor

PTP-26 tube adaptor for 26 tubes up to 11mm diameter

PDM dimpled mat, prevents tubes from rolling around

ApplicationsGrant-bio PDM dimpled mat

Suitable for mixing applications in many different fields, with specific applications including:

  • gel staining and destaining
  • antibody staining
  • washes
  • hybridisations
  • immunoprecipitations
  • Southern blots
  • western blots
  • in situs

Specification

     
PS-3D
speed  
rpm
15 to 30
tilt angle  
°
7
ambient temperature range  
°C
4 to 45
maximum load  
kg
0.5
platform dimensions
w/d
mm
200/200
footprint
w/d
mm
85/150
overall height  
mm
100
input voltage  
V
12
input type    
dc
input current  
A
0.5