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Factory Reconditioned Thermo Scientific Forma -50C to -86C STP Upright Ultra Cold Temp. Freezer

Special Price $10,000.00 Regular Price $22,950.00
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Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ FDE Series ultra-low temperature freezers, powered by H-drive, feature four upright models, maximizing storage capacity from 30,000 up to 60,000 2 mL vials. The FDE series is a sustainable and reliable solution with ultimate sample security and operational savings for every lab.


  • Powered by H-drive's hydrocarbon technology, these systems save up to  25%  in energy usage and heat rejection over conventional refrigerant ultra-low freezers
  • Designed for daily usage, recovers cabinet temperature 20% faster after opening the door. 
  • A quiet sound output below 53 dBA, enables the freezer to come out of the hallway and into the lab
  • Meets +/-10°C validation protocols at -80°C with strong peak variation and steady-state temperature variation
  • Natural hydrocarbon refrigerants reduce system operating stresses promoting outstanding reliability and worry-free sample protection

User Friendly

  • The H-drive Information Center (HIC) combines easy to read temperature with simple capacitive touch buttons in a 5.6” display
  • Four capacities (300, 400, 500 and 600 2-inch box) to accommodate a variety of storage needs and lab footprint specifications
  • All models contain four inner doors allowing for easy sample access without exposing greater freezer content to ambient conditions
  • Improved customer convenience with new ergonomically designed handle, high contrast eye-level display, and comfortable easy-access shelf locations.
  • Compatible with most racking systems including a full range of Thermo Scientific™ racks for boxes, microplates, Thermo Scientific™ Matrix™ and Nunc CryoBank™ tubes
  • Security features including alarm settings and padlock-compatible doors


  • Manufactured in an award-winning, zero-waste to landfill facility
  • Lower HVAC costs as a result of less heat emission into the environment
  • Natural refrigerants and water-blown foam insulation, making the Series compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), the European Union’s F-Gas, and other sustainability standards


-50°C to -86°C
28.8 cu. ft.
60,000 x 2mL
115 V
12.7/20 A
28.3 x 34.4 x 51.2 in. (71.9 x 87.3 x 130.1 cm)
322 kg
372 kg
R290 (1st stage), R170 + R290 mix (2nd stage)
111 kg
Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details
External Monitoring/Cloud Compatible; 4-20mA, RS485, Dry Contacts
Ultra-Low Freezer, Upright
1 Outer, 4 Inner
H-Drive Compressor
Polyurethane Foam (Insulation), Stainless Steel (Interior)
Forma FDE Series Ultra-Low Freezers, 600-Box Capacity, 115V, 60Hz
816 L
115 V 60 Hz
60 Hz
NEMA 5-20
709 lb.
820 lb.
HIC 5.6 in. 7-segment display with capacitive touch buttons
245 lb.
Smart-Vue Compatible
38.5 x 39.6 x 78 in. (97.7 x 100.6 x 198.1 cm)
Energy Efficient
2 in. Boxes (600)
Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIP) + Water-Blown Polyurethane Foam (SNAP-compliant)
Alarm, Recorder


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If a reported issue cannot be resolved, you may return your instrument within 30 days. Depending on the item we reserve the right to assess 20% restocking fee. We do not accept returns on any customized items. Upon receipt back, the equipment will be thoroughly inspected, tested and checked for improper use or mishandling. We reserve the right to refuse returns on any items that were not handled or used properly.