Thermo Scientific™

Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers

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Cold Storage
Store samples confidently in Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C ultra-low temperature chest freezers. Available in four sizes, and with a full range of racking solutions to accomodate a variety of needs, these freezers deliver all of the same sample protection features of the Forma™ 900 and 7000 upright series.

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Key Features:

  • Centralized information center, including microprocessor control and monitoring system ensures that all controls and displays are easy to reach and read—knee level on the 3 cu. ft. models
  • Improves temperature control and increases reserve BTUH capacity, resulting in a more stable temperature sample
  • Easy to remove, washable filter provides protection from dust on the condenser, causing reduced refrigeration performance and increased risk to samples
  • Simplified installation with our new easy-roll 2 inch locking casters
  • Easy to use ergonomic door handle allows convenient disposal, and retieval of, specimens


  • 5 in.; (127mm) foamed in place, polyurethane insulation reduces power consumption and maintains temperature setpoint
  • Triple-point door gasket provides longer holding time in the event of a door opening
  • Rugged, heavy gauge, cold-rolled steel cabinets resist chipping and rust
  • 1 in. (25mm) access port allows for the use of inexpedient probes or instrumentation
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Polystyrene interior sub-lids reduce cold air loss and improve temperature recovery after door openings

Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details

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