Planer Kryo 560-16

Planer Kryo 560-16

A medium sized controlled rate freezer with sample capacity sufficient for a busy laboratory. Simple to programme and easy to operate.
This rugged and reliable controlled rate freezer has a top opening chamber, a lid that is warmed to prevent freezing shut at cryogenic temperatures plus the unique forced laminar flow pattern ensuring excellent temperature control in all phases of the protocol. Planer’s MRV Controller system offers multiple protocol availability.
The -180ºC end temperature ensures sample integrity during transfer to storage at liquid nitrogen temperatures whilst the flexibility of the system, including protocol stage transition based on sample or chamber temperature or time, is ideal for the more demanding protocols associated with advanced cryo-preservation techniques.
The equipment is also available in a Medical Device version.


  • Freezes samples in bags, vials and straws
  • Validation offered via Controller password controlled access on multiple user levels
  • Menu driven controller, simple to operate
  • Displays demand, sample and chamber temperatures
  • Displays alphanumerically and graphically via an easy view display
  • Trigger on sample, time or temperature
  • Top opening chamber; lid is kept warm to prevent freezing shut at cryogenic temperatures
  • Run print out via integral full view printer
  • Time and date stamping, programme preview/verification before running


  • Chamber volume: 16 litres
  • Capacity: 11 x 250/500/750ml bags, horizontally or vertically in chamber
  • 48 x 25ml PALL bags
  • Vial or ampoule capacity: 726 x 2ml in baskets
  • Straw capacity: 608 x 2ml on canes (horizontal)
  • Lower temperature limit: -180ºC
  • Cooling rates: -0.01 to -50ºC/Min
  • Controlled heating rates:0.01 to 10ºC/Min
  • Controlled heating; start above ambient
  • Data Printing (integral printer); Comms port for PC connection
  • System controller: Planer's MRV
  • System Pump: Planer's LNP4
  • System Dewar: Chart LAB 30
  • PC Software: Includes Planer's DeltaT Lite (Upgradable to Planer's DeltaT)

This range of controlled rate freezers is used in areas such as :

  • Biobanks
  • Cell based research
  • Biotech areas
  • Human and animal IVF
  • Blood and Tissue Banks
  • Biorepositories
  • Regenerative medicine


Planer Kryo 560 Data Sheet