SHEL LAB SCO Water Jacketed CO2 Incubators

Category CO2 Incubators
Manufacturer Sheldon Manufacturing
Country of manufacture the United States of America
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Model SCO water jacketed CO2 incubators and is an ideal unit for cell culture applications. It provides a precisely controlled, accurate, pure environment throughout the culturing process. Shel Lab CO2 incubators are designed to provide the uniform temperatures and highly stable CO2 environments that are necessary to prevent shocks to cells. This unit is available in a 1.5 cu ft. Benchtop size or a 5 cu.ft /143 L Floor model size.


  • Infrared (IR) CO2_Sensor is extremely quick to recover CO2 levels after door openings and ensures superior pH stability
  • Unique water jacket design provides excellent temperature uniformity of +/-0.2°C at 37°C
  • Humidity levels maintained through evaporation of up to 95%
  • Data logging capabilities
  • Designed to minimize contamination; includes:
  • Patented copper-caged HEPA filter
  • Heated door to ensure superior temperature uniformity and also reduce the potential for condensation to form on the inner glass door
  • Durable stainless steel chamber with coved corners for easy cleaning
  • Exclusive heated copper CO2 inlet not only promotes temperature uniformity but also prevents moisture from being introduced into the chamber
  • Copper shelving option
  • Autoclavable shelving system
  • Overtemperature Alarm
  • Access Port:1.75 Inch
  • CO2 Range:0-20%
  • Temperature Uniformity:+/-0.2°C at 37°C
  • Temperature Range:Ambient +5°C to 60°C
  • Industry best warranty – 5 years parts and labor in the USA, 7 years on the IR sensor
        Key Attributes
        Cu ft. 1.5, 5
        Max Temp 60°C
        Min Temp Ambient +5°C
        Temp Uniformity ± 0.2°C
        Interior Outlets No
        Alarms Yes
        Datalogging Capable Yes
        Warranty (years) 5
        Site Benchtop
        Weight (lbs) 179, 245


        Manufacturer Specifications
        Water Jacket CO2 Incubators Details SCO2W SCO5W
        Bench Top Floor Model
        Exterior Dimensions (wxdxh) Inches 21.0 x 22.5 x 27.0 26.0 x 25.5 x 40.3
        Chamber Dimensions (wxdxh) Inches 15.7 x 15.7 x 10.2 19.2 x 19.7 x 23.0
        Incubator Chamber Capacity cu ft 1.5 5
        L 42 143
        Number of Shelves Included 3 3


        Aside from the difference in size, what are the differences in features between the SCO "Economy" CO2 Incubator (SCO6WE) and the base model SCO CO2 Incubators (SCO2W and SCO5W)?

        There are a few key differences, as well as a number of feature differences between the SCO5W and SCO2W:

        1. The SCO5W and SCO6WE are stackable, whereas the SCO2W is not.
        2. The SCO5W has a relative humidity display; the SCO6WE and SCO2W do not.
        3. The SCO5W and SCO2W have copper-caged HEPA filters, the SCO6WE does not.

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