Ultra-low freezer

Right fit. Right partner. Right choice.
Thermo Scientific -80°C lab freezers, also known as ultra-low freezers (ULT), are designed first and foremost to protect samples. They're also designed to maximize storage capacity by offering a range of upright and chest models to accommodate a variety of laboratory footprint requirements. Additional features include energy-savings models that meet today's sustainability demands. Protect your samples with the right, energy-efficient ultra-low temperature freezers; choose from our TSX, Standard Performance (STP) or Performance platforms.

Use our ULT selection guide, browse through our portfolio below, or ask one of our experts to help tailor a solution specific to your needs.

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Performance ultra-low freezers

Standard performance (STP) ultra-low freezers

Premium (TSX) ultra-low freezers

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  Dependable sample storage is our standard. Choose an ultra-low temperature freezer designed specifically for reliability. Exceptional performance for everyday assurance. Protect your precious samples and reduce your energy costs with an ultra-low temperature freezer that's built to last. Peace of mind protection for precious samples. Because your focus should be your discoveries. Our focus is keeping them safe. Our TSX ultra-low temperature freezers provide prime protection, even in the most taxing conditions.
Daily energy consumption  as low as 12.0 kWh/day as low as 10.5 kWh/day as low as 7.9 kWh/day
Door opening recovery as low as 19 min as low as 11 min as low as 17 min
Heat rejection (HVAC load) Medium Low Lowest
Sound Normal Quiet Most quiet
Cooling technology 2-stage cascade compressor

2-stage single speed compressors
Powered by H-Drive

2-stage variable speed compressors 
Powered by V-Drive
System refrigerants HFC1 Natural HC2 Natural HC2
Upright freezer storage capacity 280-360 boxes3 300–600 boxes3 400–700 boxes3
User interface Microprocessor control HIC: Touch button controller VIC: Touchscreen
Certifications UL, cUL, CE, RoHS, xFDA4 UL, cUL, CE, RoHS, FDA Class II, ENERGY STAR?5 UL, cUL, CE, RoHS, ENERGY STAR?
Outer doors Double Single Single
U.S. EPA SNAP compliant  


EU F-Gas compliant ? ? ?
Chest freezers ?    
Soft grip handle     ?
Thin wall high density storage   ? ?
On-board event/temp. recording  


(service only)

Remote monitoring compatible ? ? ?
Access/user setting controls ? ? ?
USB port for data download  


(service only)

Setpoint security ? ? ?
Access key/card control options     ?
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  1. Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants: legacy refrigerants, higher global warming potential (GWP)
  2. Natural hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants: Environmentally friendly, low global warming potential (GWP), SNAP approved.
  3. 2-inch (5cm) high boxes
  4. xFDA certification in various countries. Example: FDA Class 1-US, CFDA-China
  5. On select 600 box STP models


3D Demo: Explore TSX Ultra Low Temperature Freezers

A software tool for exploring the internal and external benefits of the Ultra Low Freezers. Hot spots throughout the tool feature data, researcher opinions, and technical specifications. Mouse operation enables rotation, zoom, and measurement.

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Stability and reliability, without sacrifice.

With temperature security, quick recovery, and reliable validation, Thermo Scientific Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) freezers are designed to deliver confidence — all while reducing your energy footprint.

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