Climate Chambers

Climate Chamber ICH260eco L


Product Description

Memmert has launched two temperature control appliances with climate-neutral CO2 as the refrigerant (R744) during ACHEMA 2018. The ICHeco climate chamber and the ICPeco compressor-cooled incubator are not only more environmentally friendly, but also more efficient than appliances cooled with fluorinated greenhouse gases. Experience unparalleled homogeneity of temperature and humidity. For stability testing according to ICH - WHO - EMA - ASEAN- GMP - GLP – GCCP.

The climate chamber ICHeco is virtually maintenance-free, extremely powerful and environmentally-friendly. Compared to appliances with refrigerant R134a, it scores with faster change speeds during cooling. For a transition period, the Memmert climate chambers ICH / ICH L / ICH C with refrigerant R134a will be available in parallel.

Experience an average of 20 % faster temperature change rates with a CO2-cooled compressor (measurement ICH750eco at an ambient temperature of +22 °C according to IEC 60068-3-5).

Not all climate chambers are the same. The humidity content of the chamber load, the ambient conditions, and the respective temperature-humidity working range are decisive factors in the selection of the right appliance.

CO2 refrigerant is climate-neutral

With the gradual phasing out of synthetic refrigerants, Memmert is expanding its range of environmentally-friendly temperature control appliances. The European Union's new F-gas regulation aims to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases by around 90 % by 2050 compared with 1990. Measures include gradual reductions in volumes and bans on placing it on the market. For example, new commercial refrigerators with a GWP greater than 150 may no longer be sold from 1 January 2022.

The GWP value (Global Warming Potential) is used to compare the effects of substances on the warming of air layers near the ground and thus on the greenhouse effect. The refrigerant used with immediate effect in Memmert ICHeco/ICPeco appliances with the abbreviation R744 and the chemical molecular formula CO2 has a GWP value of 1 and is therefore practically climate-neutral. By contrast, the refrigerant R134a, with a GWP of 1430, contributes 1430 times as much to the greenhouse effect in the first 100 years after its release. In addition, R744 does not contain chlorine, is neither flammable nor toxic, does not cause ozone depletion in the atmosphere and does not need to be disposed of or recycled. This is a by-product of industrial processes, which is why far less energy is used for its production than for synthetic, fluorinated refrigerants.

Main Features and Benefits

  • For stability testing accordig to:
    - ICH
    - WHO
    - EMA
    - ASEAN
    - GMP
    - GLP
    - GCCP
  • Working temperature range: +10°C up to +60°C with humidity
  • Setting arruracy temperature: 0.1 °C
  • Temperature: 2 Pt100 sensors DIN Class A in 4-wire-circuit for mutual monitoring, taking over functions in case of an error
  • Humidity supply with distilled water from external tank by self-priming pump
  • Active humidifying and de-humidifying adjustable from 10-80 % rh with digital display of relative humidity - resolution of display 0.1 %, setting accuracy 0.5 %
  • Humidification by hot steam generator
  • Cold white light +/- 6 %, for UV-light +/- 10 %
  • Illumination unit consisting of 4 fluorescent lights with cold white light (standard illuminant D65, 6.500K) and 2 UV-lamps in the spectral range of 320-400 nm
  • ControlCOCKPIT: TwinDISPLAY. Adaptive multifunctional digital PID-microprocessor controller with 2 high-definition TFT-colour displays
  • Digital backwards timer with target time setting, adjustable from 1 minute to 99 days
  • Language settings: German, English, Spanish, French, Polish, Czech, Hungarian
  • Function SetpointWAIT - the process time does not start until the set temperature is reached
  • Calibration: three freely selectable values each, temperature/humidity/CO2
  • Adjustable parameters: temperature (Celsius or Fahrenheit), fan speed, light, programme time, time zones, daylight savings
  • Ventilation fan with forced air circulation in working chamber adjustable from 10 to 100 % in 10 % steps
  • Program for documentation storage in case of power failure
  • AtmoCONTROL software on a USB stick for programming, managing and transferring programmes via Ethernet interface or USB port
  • Temperature safety control: mechanical temperature limiter TB, protection class 1 according to DIN 12880 to switch off the heating approx. 10°C above nominal temperature
  • Cooling compressor with climate-neutral refrigerant CO2 (R744), GWP1
  • Air jacket heating system for gentle all-around heating
  • No drying-up of the load caused by the cooling device due to separation of thermal jacket from interior
  • Highly efficient automatic defrosting system
  • Interior glass doors


  • Daylight and UV-light can be programmed individually via controller
  • Interior socket, ampacity 230 V/2.2 A, can be switched off with the On/Off switch, cannot be switched individually, moisture tight IP68
  • Alternative light boxes
  • Works calibration certificate for one (freely selectable) temperature and humidity value
  • Door hinged on the left
  • MobileALERT, notification by SMS in case of any error or alarm of the device (requires option H6 "floating contact for alarm")


  • Stainless steel slide-in drip tray, 15 mm rim (may affect the temperature distribution) - cannot be used in connection with option K1
  • Stainless steel bottom drip tray, 15 mm rim (may affect the temperature distribution) - cannot be used in connection with option K1
  • USB-Ethernet adapter
  • Ethernet connection cable 5 m for computer interface
  • Subframe, adjustable in height (size 30 to 75: height 600 mm, size 110 to 450: height 500 mm)
  • Subframe, on castors (size 30 to 75: height 660 mm, size 110 to 160: height 560 mm)
  • Castor frame (2-part), height 140 mm


Additional Product Model Imagery

New Memmert climate chambers and incubators ICHeco/ICPeco

Dimensions of the ICH260eco L

Average time to change temperature graph

Subframe on castors

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