Esco Technologies Swift™ Spectrum 48


Swift™ Spectrum 48

Swift Spectrum 48 Thermal Cycler is an advanced real-time thermal cycler, which uses diode activation, PMT detection and a proprietary Peltier block design. It monitors the real-time progress of the PCR completely revolutionizes the way one approaches PCR-based quantization of DNA and RNA. 
This simple 48 well, real-time PCR system combines the PCR amplification, detection and analysis steps into one single procedure, is designed with a user-friendly interface for researchers of all experience levels, which has improved temperature control and guaranteed uniform heating throughout the sandwich design sample block to achieve outstanding results as the decreased hands-on time, increased reliability and improved quantitative accuracy.
Swift™ Spectrum 48
Gradient Capability Yes
Real-Time PCR Yes
Gradient Range 1 to 24 °C
Temperature Accuracy ± .1 °C
Depth 20.4 in
Height 12.6 in
Width 17.7 in
Power Requirements 110V or 220V/ 50 ~ 60Hz
Additional Specifications Number of Channels:
Excitation Wavelength (450 – 590mm): Standard channels: F1:470nm F2:523nm F3:543nm F4:571nm 
Emission Wavelength: Standard channels: F1:525nm F2:564nm F3:584nm F4:612nm 
Fluorescence: FAM, SYBR Green 1, HEX, VIC, TAMRA, TEX RED, ROX 
Temperature Range: 4°C ~ 99.9°C 
Heating Rate (max): 4.0°C/ sec 
Cooling Rate: 4.0°C/ sec 
Block Temperature Uniformity: ±0.3°C 
Temperature Control Accuracy: ±0.1°C 
Gradient Range: 1°C ~ 24°C 
Hot-lid Range: 80°C ~ 110°C 
Sample Capacity: 48 x 0.2ml 
Sample Volume: 10 ~ 100Μl 
Dynamic Range: 10 ~ 10¹º copies 
Software Operating System: Windows 2000/XP


  • 48-well sandwich design sample block guarantees accurate and uniform temperature, delivers precise, high quality PCR results. 
  • Peltier positioning guarantees rapid heat exchange and long life, shown to last on average 10 times longer than conventional blocks. 
  • Top quality PMT as detection system- almost noise free, high signal to noise ratio, high sensitivity. The resulting gain makes it possible to detect single photons. 
  • Coaxial fiber optics in the instrument increases the signal-to-noise ratio and improves accuracy. 
  • Blue diode fluorescence activation ensures reproducibility and low maintenance costs.  
  • 4-Channel LED-PMT based optical system for FAM™,SYBR® Green, HEX, VIC®, JOE™, TAMRA™, TEXAS RED, ROX™, CY3 
  • Multi-task software designed to analyze data from many applications, including quantitative, standard curve, melting curves, SNP's and many more. 
  • Gradient function creates a temperature gradient of 24°C across the sample block. 
  • Fast ramp rates can be adjusted to allow the direct application of established protocols. 
  • Open platform chemistry assures compatibility with commonly used protocols. 
  • Define experimental conditions with easy-to-use PC-based software; uploads available online. 
  • Software automatically adjusts ramp rates to differences in sample volumes. 
  • Automatic hot lid provides constant temperature and even pressure; hot lid temperature is adjustable to 110°C. 
  • All data is saved automatically in the event of a power failure occurring to the spectrum 48 during the reaction. 
  • An automatic over temperature function sounds an audible warning at excessive temperatures and automatically shuts down the instrument. 
  • A direct current power supply improves thermal efficiency, performance stability and reduces power consumption by 30%. 
  • The system automatically holds samples at 4°C following completion of the cycle. 
  • Compact footprint fits any laboratory setting. 


Swift™ Spectrum 48 Real Time Thermal Cyclers

Swift™ Spectrum 48 Real Time Thermal Cyclers

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