A new innovation from BINDER: The fail-safe function

October 2019 Safety for samples 24/7

BINDER looks to the future


BINDER incubators are the best on the market. Why is this? There is a simple answer in the first instance: Because they are constructed in as straightforward a way as possible, they are incredibly reliable.
The risk of the cultures inside a BINDER incubator becoming contaminated is reduced to a minimum.


But BINDER customers have high standards and want to know more about the details. This is exactly where the innovative features of BINDER's incubators come into play, with the CO2 fail-safe function,
for example, making all the difference.


The advantage of the fail-safe function is that in the event of a sensor failure, the CO2 concentration is maintained in a range that enables the cell cultures to survive.


The principle of the fail-safe function is based on stopping CO2 regulation immediately should a sensor fail, in order to prevent too much gas being fed into the incubator. At the same time, CO2 control that works on the basis of preset CO2 levels is activated to prevent the CO2 content from dropping.


Naturally, should a fault occur, an alarm will sound via all active channels to inform the user. Alongside a visual and audible alarm signal, the alarm can also be visualized and sounded via the in-house alarm system or in APT-COM 4. In adopting this approach, BINDER is ensuring that if a sensor should fail, a scientist's samples will survive even over an entire weekend without being monitored, and valuable cells are not lost as a result of a technical problem.


This innovation is yet another example of BINDER demonstrating its pedigree on the incubator market.