bench top insect rearing chamberIRC3- 3 cu.ft Bench top model

Benchtop insect rearing chamber

IRC3- Benchtop insect rearing chamber

This 3 cu.ft benchtop insect rearing chamber is used by scientists in many research areas, from genomics to clinical epidemiology and species conservation. This chamber can be used in many types of insect growing projects where researchers are constrained by laboratory space. The 3 cu.ft benchtop insect rearing chamber is ideal to conduct research at home or laboratory due to its ease of mobility. Chamber features a digital Watlow or equivalent PID temperature control and display along with precision PT100 RTD temperature sensor.

Chamber feature a unique double shell-filled with commercial-grade polyurethane material for optimal insulation. Inlaid sealing ring and nylon latch for enhanced seal/performance. The chamber is made out of LLPDE material shell.

The chamber comes with 12 molded slots. We provide 2 wire shelves with each chamber. Additional shelves are available for purchase. Shelves can support up to 25lbs distributed load. The Chamber comes with 2 hidden molded handles that enables users to move the chamber with ease. The chamber is also stackable without additional parts.

Chamber uses thermoelectric assembly for heating and cooling. This type of cooling/heating system completely eliminates need for conventional refrigeration system and failures due to mechanical components such as compressors thereby drastically increasing the life expectancy of each chamber. Maintenance cost is also lowered by the thermoelectric/Peltier driven heating/cooling system. The chamber is quiet (less than 55dba) while in operation. Chamber temperature set points are tightly controlled using PID controller. Relative humidity set points are achieved via additive ultrasonic humidification. A humidifier is mounted on the back of the chamber. If you need more cu.ft please check out our other growth chambers which includes one door growth chambertwo door growth chamber and glass door growth chamber models. We also offer bench-top model designed for Fruit Fly growth DRS3 and Laboratory humidified bench-top model HC3.

Standard Temperature control features:

  • Control and monitor via Bluetooth App
  • Simplifies Controller Management with Easy-to-Operate Graphic User Interface,LED display, Autotune capability
  • Provides Access to Advanced Scripting Capabilities
  • Save Controller Parameters
  • Access Stored Parameters
  • Log Controller Data
  • Control access via software
  • 2 programmable alarm
  • IP-65 Panel (front panel splash proof)
  • CRC protocol correction build in for error free communication
  • Visually interpret thermal data
  • Set multiple target temperatures and program steps for advanced applications like thermal cycling
  • Save and load script parameters from stored files on your disk drive
  • Multiple jumps and loops function for complex testing profile

Standard Humidity control features:

    •  3% accuracy over the entire input range
    • Displays both the set point and actual relative humidity
    • On/off controller is  standard. if you need PID controller with tighter control up to 1% RH- please contact us.
    • A fast response, capacitive relative humidity sensor is included. It has high accuracy, high reliability, consistency
    • Dual alarm outputs with 10+ activation methods/situation
    • High brightness, large LED display – easily read from distanceFruit
bench top insect rearing chamber

Temperature range

10°C to 40°C

Temperature uniformity

± 0.7°C

Temperature control at sensor

± 0.2°C

Control resolution

± 0.1°C

Humidity range (optional)

50% to 80% (operating temp range: 15°c to 28°c )

Humidity control

±3%

Cooling/Heating type

Thermoelectric/Peltier driven-for heating/Cooling

Chamber Volume in Cu. Ft

3 cu.ft

External Dimension-LXWXH

27″ x 22″ x 23.5”

Internal Dimension-LXWXH

21″ x 13.5″ x 20″

Cabinet specs

Durable-Polyethylene construction with CFC Free polyurethane insulation.

Lights

LED lights with timer.

Electrical requirement

115V/60hz/1ph, Unit plugs into standard wall outlet.

Shelf quantity, type

2 per chamber/ additional shelves available, wire shelf- PVC coated or stainless steel.

Weight specs

Chamber weight- 35lbs

Shipping weight- 50lbs

Genetic research link:

https://www.hhmi.org/topics/genetics