Finding the correct freezer racks for laboratory freezers, including upright, chest and liquid nitrogen LN2 freezers, can be difficult. With thousands of options to choose from, it can be an extremely tedious task to go through all of the specifications for each rack. Even knowing the dimensions of the inside of your lab freezer may not be enough as internal doors or shelf placements may cause space issues. If you find yourself asking, “How do I know which freezer racks will fit in my particular laboratory freezer?” or “How can I figure out how many freezer racks will fit to maximize the internal freezer capacity?”; we have a solution to your questions. The laboratory freezer rack configurator.
LabRepCo’s laboratory freezer rack configurator offers a fast and easy way to build your own freezer rack inventory system and maximize the storage space for your specific laboratory freezer. Simple make selections through the 4 steps (questions) about your laboratory freezer and storage needs. Each selection will help narrow down our catalog to the correct freezer rack(s) that will fit and optimize your freezers storage space.
**The information needed for these questions can be found on the freezer’s product page on our website. We have provided specifications and features to help you.
Step 1: What Type of Laboratory Freezer Are You Looking to Purchase Racks For?
In this first step you will be asked to identify the type of freezer you have whether it is an upright style ultra low temp laboratory freezer, a chest style freezer, or a liquid nitrogen (LN2) freezer. This will determine whether you will need upright freezer racks or vertical (chest/LN2) freezer racks.
Step 2: What is the Manufacturer/Brand of Your Lab Freezer?
The make or brand of your freezer is an extremely important detail when it comes to finding the correct racks because of various internal capacity and specific build of each unique freezer. All manufacturers construct their internal space and shelving sizes differently, while some also have internal doors. Popular manufacturers/brands to select from are: LabRepCo brand, PHCbi (formerly Panasonic/Sanyo), MVE, IC Biomedical, So-Low, NuAire, Stirling Ultracold, Thermo Scientific and more.
Step 3: What is Your Freezers Internal Cu. Ft. Capacity or Model Number?
This step will help identify the amount of internal space your freezer has and how many freezer racks will be needed to completely outfit your freezer to its maximum capacity. Unsure of what your freezers internal capacity is? The freezer rack configurator also lists model numbers so you can easily identify your exact freezer without even knowing the size.
Step 4: What Type of Storage / Type of Freezer Rack Do You Need?
Whether you store biological samples in vials, tubes, microtiter plates or by other means, we offer a variety of different types of freezer racks to satisfy your cold storage needs. Select from a list of types of racks including 2” and 3” storage boxes for vials, racks for storage of centrifuge tubes, MATRIX/FluidX boxes, racks for storage in vapor, aluminum or stainless steel racks, drawer racks…the list goes on.
The Final Results:
Once you have completed “Step 4” your final result will be a list of options you can choose from that will optimally fit your laboratory freezer. It will also explain the maximum racks you can fit in the freezer, how many total boxes will fit in each rack and the total amount of boxes per freezer. From here you can simply click “View more information” about a specific freezer rack. Once on the product page you can click “Add to cart” to purchase your product online or request a quote to receive a quote from your local area sales rep.
Why use the Freezer Rack Configurator?
Guessing can lead to frustrations when the freezer racks that are purchased don’t exactly fit into your freezer, don’t fit your needs or just aren’t what you thought you needed. It can also result in returns/exchanges, loss of time and money that could be better spent on your research.
How to Navigate to the Freezer Rack Configurator:
A link to the Freezer Rack Configurator can always be found in every Freezer Rack category or by going to “Browse Products” and then from the drop down menu selecting “Cold Storage Equipment” and then under “Laboratory Freezer Racks”. Also make sure to take a look at the other cold storage equipment and variety of other laboratory equipment we have on our website. You might find something else you need and if you can’t find it on our website, contact us today and we can still help you out with your request.