Whitley A55 Workstation

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Whitley A55 Workstation

Two sets of oval ports

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The  Whitley A55 provides a huge working capacity when there is a need to  easily process, culture and examine samples without exposure to  atmospheric oxygen. This workstation has two airlocks (one on the left  and one on the right) and provides the ability to manipulate samples in a  sustainable environment where parameters can be altered to create the  required conditions.

The A55 can have four instant access portholes that allow entry  to the chamber in seconds without the need for gloves or sleeves, which  means that sample manipulation within a secure anaerobic environment is  now as easy as working aerobically on the laboratory bench. Two people  can easily work side-by-side in this chamber, in the same environmental  conditions. A HEPA filtered version of the A55 is also available.

ALSO available with a fully integrated anaerobic conditions and catalyst monitoring system with data download facility.

Options include:

  • Five different sleeveless/sleeved port configurations.
  • Single plate entry system
  • Data logging capability
  • Internal electrical sockets

If  you want to be able to operate your workstation with two different  temperature levels, specify the dual temperature option. This provides a  central divider between the workstation chambers allowing you to select  different temperatures for each side. A manually operated sliding door  between the two chambers allows samples to be passed from one area into  the other.

Sample manipulation within a secure anaerobic environment is now as easy as working aerobically at the laboratory bench.

  • Accommodates  between 1,080 and 1,200 x 90mm Petri dishes (depending on whether plate  carriers are used and which accessories and system options have been  incorporated).
  • Removable  front as standard on the right hand half of the unit to facilitate the  transfer of bulk samples or larger pieces of equipment for use inside  the workstation.
  • Two  rapid airlocks each have a 40 Petri dish capacity and allow samples to  be introduced and withdrawn at either end of the workstation offering  maximum flexibility and improving the workflow in your laboratory. Both  airlocks can be operated at the same time.
  • Colour,  touchscreen control panel for ease of use and for visual display of  parameters such as temperature, humidity, and airlock cycle status.
  • Ethernet-enabled for remote access to touchscreen.
  • Comes complete with custom-designed trolley.
  • Optional conventional, oval, sleeved ports or a mixture of oval and instant access ports.
  • Automatic commissioning cycle to save you time and resources.

View Specification


Capacity Petri Dishes
1080 / 1200
Port Airlock Capacity
40 plates via each airlock (2 airlocks)
Airlock Size (litres)
Porthole System
Instant Access or Manual Ports
Gas Supplies
ANO2 / N2
Auto Sleeve Gassing
Internal Mains Sockets
Storage Tray
Inspection Lamp
Single Sample Entry
Data Logging
Airlock Cycle Time (seconds)
Extra Cable Glands
Automatic Dehumidifier
Removable Front
Trolley Available
Vacuum Take Off
Touchscreen Control
Remote Access
Dimensions (W/D/H mm)
2510 / 720 / 710
Weight (lbs/kgs)
440 / 200
Whitley A155 HEPA Workstation

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Whitley A155 HEPA Workstation

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