Thermal Insert (TB-4 CS)

Thermal Insert (TB-4 CS)

The Warner TB-4 CS Thermal Insert is a versatile platform for cell/tissue culture work on the NanoScanZ stage from Prior Scientific.

  • Improved thermal conductance!
  • Designed for use with Prior Scientific NZ200CE NanoScanZ Piezo Z stage
  • Optimized for rectangular chambered slides and chambered coverglass
  • Can accept up to 1 x 3' slides
  • Temperature control from 5° to 50°C
  • Magnetic stainless steel allows use of magnetic holders
  • Additional stage adapters available

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
64-1646 (TB-4CS) Thermal insert for Prior Nanoscan Z
64-0352 CL-100 Bipolar Temperature Controller
64-1723 (CL-200A) Dual Channel Bipolar Temperature Controller
64-1922 (LCS-1) Liquid Cooling System
64-0107 TA-29 Replacement Cable with Bead Thermistor
64-0106 Model CC-28 Cable Assemblies with Connector for TC-324B/344B
64-1404 Perfusion Tube for use with QE-1 chamber
64-1553 (MAG-6) Magnetic clamp for suction tubes, 0.05 in, 18 gauge
64-1403 Micro Suction Tube, Slit Design for use with QE-1 chamber
64-1554 (MAG-7) Magnetic clamp for suction tubes, 0.065 in, 16 gauge
64-0297NZ (SA-20KZnano) Stage adapter, for K stage
64-0296NZ (SA-20LZnano) Stage adapter, for Zeiss
64-0291NZ (SA-NIKnano) Stage adapter for Nikon
64-0295NZ (SA-OLY/2nano) Stage adapter for Olympus
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The TB-4CS is structurally similar to the TB-3CS with the inclusion of additional material crossing the bottom aperture. This extra material provides improved thermal conductance to the bottom of the coverglass. As in the TB-3CS, the TB-4CS is designed to accommodate rectangular chambered slides and coverglass from several manufactures. Slides up to 1x3' can also be used.

Precise temperature control of the media is possible when used with our low noise CL-100 or CL-200A temperature controller and heat exchanger (LCS-1, Liquid Cooling System). An integral water jacket is used to remove excess heat from the internal Peltier device. Running water either from a tap or from Warner's LCS-1 may be used.

Magnetic clamps hold slides and chambered coverglasses securely in place. Magnetic stainless steel along the perimeter of the platform allow the use of magnetic tools. It is supplied with two 'L' shaped chambered slide holding brackets, two chambered slide hold-down clamps, one TA- 29 bead thermistor, one MAG-3 magnetic holder for wires, four M- 2 x 10 mm mounting screws for the Prior stage, 20 feet of 1/8' ID x 1/4' OD soft tubing, an allen wrench, and lift tool.

Optional magnetic holders for perfusion and suction tubes allow perfusion in the wells. Stage adapters are available for several major microscopes in addition to the NanoScanZ stage.



Temperature Range 5° to 50°C
Accuracy ±0.1°C
Feedback Thermistor Built in Unical 10kΩ at 25°C
Controller CL-100 Bipolar Controller
Physical Dimensions
Aperture Size (D x L) 21.5 x 52.3 mm
Thermal Insert Size(D x L x H) 64.0 x 92.2 x 10.5 mm
Weight 105 g
Cable Length 2.4 m
Connector Type 15 pin Male 'D'
Water Jacket Ports 1/8' Barb Fittings
Warranty One Year

Infrared Image

TB-4 CS infrared image TB-4CS Thermal Insert with Nunc 4 well chamber slide: static bath cooling
Ambient Temperature 21.5oC
Relative Humidity 62.3%
CL-200 Temperature Controller: 
TB-4CS Set Temperature 5.0oC
Plate Temperature 7.0oC


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