The IceCube 17L is equipped with the CRYOSUPERIOR Technology and represents the largest chamber volume available.  Using parallel flow technology the air/gas exchange is carried out in a large scale circulating motion and the return takes place in the isolated outer  area of the cooling chamber  

As a member of the large-scale series, the IceCube 17L achieves parallel and cross sectional replacement of gas volume across the whole chamber to give a uniform temperature profile. The gas flow in the instrument has been engineered to ensure a homogeneous temperature distribution throughout the chamber.   

Tightly controlled injectors meter the liquid nitrogen addition according to the temperature difference between the set-point and the actual reading.

Technical specifications

17L with PC and Touchscreen
17L with open door
Temperature range

+40°C to -180°C (104°F to 292°F)

(313K to 93K)

Cooling rates

0,01°C to 30°C/min

Heating rates

0,01°C/min to max. 5°C/min

Temperature sensors

Pt-100, 1.5 mm Ø  x 65 mm length,
or (option) 1 and 1,5 mm Ø x 6/100/160/200 mm 
or flat foil temperature sensor 

Temp. display resolution


Freezing chamber size

L x D x H: 660 x 340 x 390 mm, 88 litres
 25,9 x 13,4 x 15,35 inch

Max. Capacity

 11.040 Straws 0.25 ml or 7.440 straws 0.5 ml
 2256 vials 1.8 - 2 ml in 12 racks  
1128 vials 5 ml in 6 racks
Boxes and SBS format racks -available on request
22 Bloodbags*,
32 Bloodbags in metal cassettes*

Outer dimensions
weight w/o PC

W x D x H (H with open lid)
mm: 1090 x 660 x 560 (1010), 85 kg
inch: 43 x 25 x 22,1 (39,8)

LIN Supply container

Liquid cylinder, pressure 1.5 bar
70 - 160 l

Pressure sensor (option)supply pressure monitor recording in real time
preparation (Option)

second LIN manifold with magnetic valve for automatic
supply of a seeding rack for vials or straws 

Electric supply

115 or 230 V AC (11 or 5,5A), please specify at order

Accessories options 

various chamber furniture/racks, 3.+4. temp. sensors, flat foil temp. sensor, potential free alarm outputs, uninterruptable power supply (UPS), insulated LIN hoses, LIN supply vessels, LIN storage solutions for processed samples, shipping containers, protective wear/ face shields, aprons, gloves, Medical Product registration requires tech. monitoring and periodic inspection

*) dependent on size and/or  filling volume

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice

17L Versions & Software

  • Versions 17L
  • Software
  • Available Versions





    • 17L: Basic version (Tablet- PC and Support or PC with Monitor required
    • 17L: Version with integrated Tablet PC with Touch Monitor
    • IQ/OQ documents (optional)
    • Instrument available as: Icecube (non-MED), Icecube MED.X (MDD/class I) and Icecube MED (MDD/class IIa). Please mind the intended purpose of the respective variant.
  • Software Features



    • wide range of control varieties
    • automatic program optimization
    • high freezing curves resolution
    • touch monitor
    • internal processor plus PC
    • virtual unlimited program storage

Accessories for 17L

For the big variety of applications we have different accessories available.
Please follow the link to see and select between the different accessories
for our freezers.

Accessories 14/17 Series