Technical Data

  • Biometra TRobot II

PCR module


Biometra TRobot II 96 G

Biometra TRobot II 96 SGBiometra TRobot II 384 G
Sample blockAluminum, special alloySilver, gold coating

Aluminum, special alloy

Block capacity

96 x 0.2 mL tubes,
96 well microplate or 8 well strips
96 x 0.2 mL tubes,
96 well microplate or 8 well strips
384 well microplate
Proposed sample volume5–50 µL5–100 µL5–25 µL

Maximum heatinga

4.0 °C/sc5.0 °C/s2.5 °C/sc

Average heatinga

3.7 °C/sc4.9 °C/s2.3 °C/sc
Maximum coolinga3.3 °C/sc4.8 °C/s1.5 °C/sc

Average coolinga

3.0 °C/sc4.5 °C/s1.3 °C/sc
Temperature uniformityb

95 °C ± 0.60 °C
70 °C ± 0.30 °C

55 °C ± 0.20 °C

95 °C ± 0.50 °C
70 °C ± 0.25 °C

55 °C ± 0.15 °C

95 °C ± 0.60 °C
70 °C ± 0.30 °C

55 °C ± 0.15 °C


Linear Gradient ToolLinear Gradient ToolLinear Gradient Tool
Max./Min. gradient24 °C/0.1 °C30 °C/0.1 °C18 °C/0.1 °C
Adjustable gradient range12 rows 20 °C to 99 °C12 rows 10 °C to 99 °C24 rows 20 °C to 99 °C

Block exchange

Tempering methodPeltier elements
Standby temperatureYes, down to 4 °C
Temperature control modeBlock control
Adjustable temperature range3 °C to 99 °C
Temperature control accuracy± 0.1 °C
Lid typeMotorized lid with heating module, which is connected spring-loaded to the lid
Lid temperature30 °C to 110 °C
Contact pressureConstant contact pressure independent from the used consumables adjustable via software in the range of 4 kg to 12 kg.
Typical standard settings: 8 kg to 10 kg
Compatible sealing systemsSealing foils, mats and lids
Plate lifter

Motor-driven, direct compatible with full-skirted PCR plates. With optional Biometra TRobot II adapter frame also compatible with semi-skirted PCR plates with the following plate dimensions:
12–14 mm distance between well tip and skirt edge with 96 well aluminum block
11–13 mm distance between well tip and skirt edge with 96 well silver block

Consumable compatibilityLow-profile and high-profile plastics with or without skirt, as well for semi-skirt
Application softwareBiometra TSuite computer software
Integration softwareBiometra Library (dll file) for integration into an automation system´s scheduler software
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows minimum Windows 7, preferably Windows 10
LanguageEnglish, German
Data transferVia Ethernet, USB2.0 or serial RS232 interface (encrypted transmission of data packets for run log files and service files)
Autorestart functionYes
Quick start functionVia dashboard in Biometra TSuite software
Time increment1 to 240 s/cycle
Temperature increment/decrement±0.1 to 20 °C/cycle
Memory capacity

Controller: 394 programs of 6 steps in up to 90 user folders.

On computer or network: unlimited, depending on storage space
Further features 
  • Graphical and table programming
  • Protocol templates
  • Linear gradient function
  • Monitoring of programs in graphical and table view
  • Incubation mode
  • User management
  • Log file, detailed run log file
  • Extended self-test

Noise emission

Max. 45 dB(A) (measured for standard applications)
Operating conditions15 °C to 30 °C, max. 70 % humidity, max. 2000 m above sea level, overvoltage category II, pollution degree 2, IP20

(W x D x H)

208 mm x 260 mm x 209 mm (closed)
208 mm x 332 mm x 264 mm (with open lid)
208 mm x 315 mm x 291 mm (with open lid in middle opening position)
Required clearance zone20 cm to the rear of the device. When operating several units side by side, an additional 10 cm between the units.
Weight netto9.5 kg
Interfaces to the controllerFor DSub 24W7 signal cable and for DSub 12 supply cable.
Warranty2 years

a measured at cavity wall of the block
b after 15 s
c preliminary data


Power supply100 V, 115 V or 230 V ±10 %, 50 – 60 Hz
Fuse2x 8AT 250 V (specific fuse type needed). Contact the Analytik Jena Service.
Power consumptionMax. 550 W
Interfaces to the computerSerial RS232, USB2.0 via RS232-to-USB adapter and Ethernet. A 3 m long RS232 cable is included in delivery.  The network cable must be at least performance class Cat 5e and the cable configuration has to be STP. Cable lengths ≤ 30 m are permitted.
Interfaces to the PCR moduleDSub 24W7 signal cable, DSub 12 power cable.  Cable lengths: 3 m. The cables are permanently connected to the controller.
Dimensions (W × D × H)240 mm x 397 (444 incl. cable ports) mm x 139 mm
Weight8.4 kg
Required clearance zone10 cm to the rear of the device.