A small workstation with big ideas

Don Whitley Scientific has launched its smallest anaerobic workstation: the Whitley A20 Workstation. The anaerobic chamber provides excellent conditions for the processing, incubation and examination of samples without exposure to atmospheric oxygen.

The Whitley A20 is incredibly gas efficient, and can accommodate 240 x 90 mm Petri dishes while retaining a generous working area. It will actually hold up to 400 plates for emergency anaerobic incubation.

Managing director Paul Walton commented, “The A20 is the perfect first step-up from using anaerobic jars to using a workstation. It has the same precise control of parameters as our larger workstations, ensuring the very best anaerobic conditions are maintained. Users can check their plates as often as they like and perform tasks inside the workstation without risk to samples.”

This workstation is equipped with two oval, multifunctional glove ports that act as mini airlocks, each capable of transferring 10 x 90 mm Petri dishes as a user inserts their arms. A side-loading letterbox entry system is also available, providing a straightforward way to introduce individual samples into the workstation quickly. The A20 is fitted with a touchscreen providing the user with an intuitive interface for easy control and operation of the workstation.

This workstation is the up-to-date replacement for the Whitley DG250 Workstation, which has been extremely popular with customers for many years. This new model provides modern features such as the full-colour touchscreen, remote access, data download (for traceability) and the opportunity to have anaerobic and catalyst conditions monitoring.