Dri-Block Inserts

Techne® Aluminium Dri-block inserts

Introduction
Manufactured from anodised aluminium, Techne has the widest choice of interchangeable block inserts of any manufacturer. This allows Techne Dri-Block® heaters to accommodate the widest variety of microtubes, test tubes, cups, plates, cuvettes and vials on the market, resulting in the most flexible Dri-Block® heater range available. Techne Dri-Block® inserts are either single-width to accommodate a wide variety of tubes and vials, double-width to accommodate microtitre and PCR plates or triple width to accommodate select consumables. Most blocks have a separate hole to accommodate a thermometer if required. Techne® also offer a half-width plastic spacer, commonly used in the Techne® FSC496D Sample Concentrator. Technical drawings are available to download below.

Wide choice of blocks
For use with Techne® Dri-Block® heaters, anodised aluminium alloy blocks provide excellent thermal
conductivity. Most blocks have a separate hole to accommodate a thermometer if required. Techne®
Dri-Block® heaters can accommodate block inserts in any combination (size-permitting). Depending on the combination of blocks selected, plastic spacers can be employed to fill a half-width recess, ensuring optimal thermal performance. A close fitting of sample tubes ensures efficient heat transfer. The new heater design, temperature sensor and updated circuitry provide exceptionally high thermal temperature control uniformity.

Block extraction tool
When removing aluminium blocks from the Techne® Dri-Block® heater, the process is made easier with
a block extraction tool, especially if the blocks still contain some residual heat. Most blocks contain a screw-thread to facilitate quick and simple removal with the block extraction Tool. Techne® Dri-Block® heaters are supplied complete with a block extraction tool but without aluminium blocks, which are ordered separately. In some cases, at additional cost, bespoke blocks can be manufactured, please contact Techne for details. For use with Techne® block heaters. Manufactured from anodised aluminium, most blocks have a separate hole to accommodate a thermometer if required.

Dimensions
- Half width blocks have dimensions (D x W x H) 95 x 37 x 50mm.
- Single width blocks have dimensions (D x W x H) 95 x 75 x 50mm.
- Double width blocks have dimensions (D x W x H) 95 x 150 x 61mm.
- Triple width blocks have dimensions (D x W x H) 95 x 225 x 50mm.

Specification and Ordering Information

Product Code Tube Diameter Number of Holes Thermometer hole Block Size (DWH mm)
F3501 Plain None No 95 x 75 x 50
F3502 6mm 30 (38mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3503 10mm 20 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3504 12mm 20 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3505 13mm 20 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3506 15mm 12 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3507 15ml Falcon tubes (16mm) 12 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3508 19mm 8 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3509 25mm 6 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3510 10mm cuvettes 2 channels 13mm x 38mm Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F3512 Plain (triple width) None Yes 95 x 225 x 50
F4460 Plain (single width) None Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4461 7mm and 9mm 20 and 10 (38mm deep & conical) No 95 x 75 x 50
F4462 24mm 6 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4463 26mm 6 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4464 1.5ml tubes 20 (35mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4464B 1.5ml tubes (blue) 20 (35mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4464R 1.5ml tubes (red) 20 (35mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4465 0.5ml tubes 30 (27mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4466 Plastic spacer (2 pack) None No 95 x 37 x 50
F4467 96-well HIGH-TEMP 96 Yes 95 x 150 x 61
F4468 96-well culture plate 96 (round wells) Yes 95 x 150 x 61
F4469 96-well culture plate 96 (flat wells) Yes 95 x 150 x 61
F4470 2.0ml tubes 20 (35mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4471 0.2ml tubes 72 (13.8mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4473 96-well PCR plate 96 (17.3mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 150 x 61
F4474 1.0ml Porvair Plate 96 No 95 x 150 x 48
F4476 Gelation Timer block 1 sample cup & flat Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4477 384-well PCR plate 384 (7mm deep & tapered) Yes 95 x 150 x 61
F4480 50ml Falcon tubes 5 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4481 96-well Flat-bottom plate Perimeter ridge Yes 95 x 150 x 61
F4485 30mm 5 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4487 43mm 2 (45mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4490 20mm 8 (48mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4501 12mm 20 (24mm deep & conical) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4515 20mm 18 (35mm deep & flat) 2 95 x 225 x 50
F4516 23mm 18 (35mm deep & flat) 2 95 x 225 x 50
F4567 12mm 20 (24mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4568 15mm 12 (30mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4569 12mm 20 (20mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4675 16mm 12 (35mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4676 13mm 20 (25mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50
F4677 17mm 12 (48mm deep & flat) Yes 95 x 75 x 50

Block extraction tool


6101308 Spare Techne® Dri-Block® Aluminium block extraction tool



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