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Whitley M85 Workstation

The Whitley M85 variable atmosphere workstation is ideal for the study and isolation of Campylobacter spp, Helicobacterpylori and other similarly fastidious microaerophiles. This workstation accommodates between 540 and 610 x 90mm plates.
For total flexibility, up to four gases – nitrogen, carbon dioxide, air and a 10% hydrogen/90% nitrogen mix – can be combined within safe and varying ratios to provide a specific atmosphere for your experiments.

  • Large 30 litre airlock with powered internal door provides effective sample and equipment transfer in the fastest possible time whilst ensuring the minimum amount of oxygen is introduced into the chamber.
  • Two oval ports enable you to work gloved or bare handed.
  • Each porthole also acts as a mini-airlock so you can transfer up to 10 plates each time you insert or withdraw your arms, so reducing airlock cycles and gas usage.
  • Colour, touch-screen control panel for ease of use and for visual display of parameters such as temperature, humidity, and airlock cycle status.
  • Optional refrigeration unit available if you are working with organisms that need low temperature incubation or storage conditions.
  • Reminder to perform calibration can be set for between 7 and 21 days.
  • Automatic commissioning cycle to save you time and resources.


View Specifications


Capacity (Litres) 295
Capacity (Petri Dishes) 540 / 610
Port/Airlock Capacity 10 plates per port + 90 plates via airlock (110)
Airlock Size 30 litres
Porthole System Manual
Gas Supplies H2 + N2 / CO2 / N2 / Air
Footswitch Wireless
Auto Sleeve Gassing Not available
Internal Mains Socket Available
Storage Trays Not Available
Spotlight / Inspection Lamp Available
Single Sample Entry Available
ANO2 Conditions Monitor Not available
Refrigeration Available
Data Logging Available
Airlock Cycle Time (seconds) 60, 120, 180, 240 or 300
Extra Cable Glands Available
Microscope Available - please contact us for more information
Automatic Dehumidifier Fitted as standard
Automatic Humidifier Available
Dimensions (w/d/h - mm) 1570 / 760 / 840
Weight (lbs/kg) 330 / 150
CO2 Monitoring Fitted as standard
Vacuum Take-off Available
Temperature Range (°C) 5°C above ambient up to 45°C
Touchscreen control Yes
Remote Access Fitted as standard (network access required)




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