There are many choices when it comes to buying an under counter biomedical freezer. It’s no wonder it can be confusing to know which one is right for you. In this month’s blog, we will review the popular Vestfrost F-138i frost-free, undercounter biomedical freezer. This freezer is ideal for life science and pharmaceutical applications. Let’s take a closer look:
Vestfrost F-138i under counter biomedical freezer features and functionality
Easy to use interface
Vestfrost have developed a new ‘i-Care’ series of controllers for their biomedical freezers. This is in the form of a touch screen interface which is mounted on the front of the freezer. The five-inch touch screen is easy to use and allows you to access the information you need at a touch of the screen. Users can customise the settings of their under counter biomedical freezer to meet their unique requirements.
For users who don’t want to spend time setting up customised settings, you can just go through a short setup wizard to establish the F-138i with Vestfrost’s pre-programmed settings.
Innovative cooling technology
Most other brands of undercounter biomedical freezers use a conventional compressor to achieve and maintain temperature. This compressor is either fully on or off, which is not a particularly efficient use of power.
The Vestfrost F-138i under counter biomedical freezer can reach temperatures of -25°C by using their Adaptive Cooling Technology. This technology has 55% lower power consumption and a faster cooldown after the door is opened, when compared to other under counter biomedical freezers. Vestfrost’s Adaptive Cooling Technology is also a lot quieter, creating only 45dB of noise when in use. This is compared to other brands which produce well over 60dB.
Another good feature is that the shelves of the F-138i under counter biomedical freezer are made of sheet aluminium which has been perforated with holes. This flat surface is better for storing slim items that do not sit well on a traditional wire shelf. The perforated holes assist with the airflow. This allows better overall temperature uniformity inside the freezer.
Information and data for your Vestfrost F-138i under counter biomedical freezer
Information on the Vestfrost F-138i under counter biomedical freezer can be found in the event log. This event log is built into the 5-inch touch screen and stores data such as door openings, alarms, defrosting and maintenance schedules. There is also a temperature graph which shows you the current and historical temperature data. All this information can be downloaded via the USB port built into the unit itself.
Alternatively, you can use a separate Eupry temperature data logger. The Eupry temperature data logger will not only record the temperature, but also alert you when the temperature exceeds pre-determined thresholds set by the user. You could even use both the built-in data logging function of the Vestfrost F-138i combined with the Eupry data logger to cross check the two temperatures.
Other features of the Vestfrost F-138i under counter biomedical freezer
The Vestfrost F-138i is fitted with a spring loaded automatic door closure. This means that you never have to worry about the door being left open ajar. In addition to this, if you open the door at more than a 90 degree angle, it will hold in position, which frees up both hands.
- Spring loaded automatic door closure means that you never have to worry about the door being left open ajar.
- Easy to use touch screen.
- Energy efficient cooling technology.
- Very quiet operation when compared to other model in the market.
- No frost system means no having to scrap off ice build-up.
- 3 year warranty as standard.
- Can be expensive for some.
- Might not fit into certain tight spaces.
Overall score: 9/10
How Henderson Biomedical can help
Henderson Biomedical are the UK distributor of the Vestfrost F-138i under counter biomedical freezer and all the other models in their range. We can offer you great prices on their equipment as well as service and calibration of your freezers for many years to come. For more information, please contact our friendly team on 020 8663 4610 or alternatively, you can use our online form.