2 Independently Operating Refrigeration Systems for Failsafe Protection of Sensitive Samples

Wood Dale, IL- March 10, 2010 – SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) Biomedical and Environmental Solutions Division introduces the Twin Guard Series™ MDF-U500VXC, the first 18.3 cu.ft., -86°C Ultralow Temperature Freezer to be offered and sold in North America with Dual° Cool™ technology. Unlike traditional cascade systems, Dual° Cool operates as two refrigeration systems with two individual compressors each purpose-built to operate independently in the unusual event of an unexpected failure. Combined with optional liquid nitrogen or liquid CO2 back-up systems, the user is ensured unmatched protection. During normal operation, the dual compressors can run in tandem to employ energy-saving EcoMode.™ The Twin Guard Series™ is designed to preserve even the most sensitive, high-value biologicals and is ideally suited for critical storage in repositories, clinics and medical research facilities. Featuring the twin guard refrigeration system, energy saving modes, and advanced controls and monitoring, the MDF-U500VXC is available through SANYO Biomedical sales representatives.

Chris Stannard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, “When preserving the research of a lifetime, the only option is double backup protection. The Twin Guard™ series with Dual° Cool™ technology represents the most extensive and creatively designed refrigeration system in the industry, continuing SANYO’s core strategy of providing innovative cold storage technology to the life sciences market.”

“The MDF-U500VXC adds an important element to our product lineup. SANYO is known for its superior reliability and with the Twin Guard™, you are ensured multiple layers of protection that no other manufacturer can provide,” explains Matt Siebert, Product Manager.

Twin Guard Refrigeration System
Advanced Dual° Cool™ technology allows the unit to operate as two independent refrigeration systems with two independent compressors and mixed refrigerant autocascade (MRA) cooling systems that are each capable of maintaining ultra-low temperatures. Each refrigeration circuit includes a closed-loop evaporator configured to parallel the other with each unique circuit maintaining operating temperature. If one refrigeration system malfunctions, the other is deployed automatically to assure continuity of operation at -65°C. Embedded evaporator coils are oriented to provide the best temperature uniformity at all inventory levels, top-to-bottom and front-to-back.

Energy Saving
EcoMode™ is a settable option that optimizes energy consumption by orchestrating run times for each refrigeration system in response to cooling demands. In addition, SANYO’s patented VIP™ vacuum panel cabinet maximizes interior storage space, while reducing laboratory footprint.

Advanced Control and Monitoring
An integrated microprocessor controller with LCD graphical display allows for utmost control and performance monitoring at a glance. Uniform ultra-low temperature is achieved through a combination of performance systems supervised by the controller complete with alarm, programming and diagnostic protocols.

For more information and an interactive demo of the Twin Guard Series™ visit twinguardseries.com.