product design

Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

Technical Details


Detection modes UV-Vis absorbance
Read methods Endpoint, kinetic, absorbance spectral scanning (onboard software and under Gen5 control)
Endpoint, kinetic, absorbance spectral scanning, well area scanning (under Gen5 control)
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Other labware supported Take3 Micro-Volume Plates (onboard software)
Take3 and Take3 Trio Micro-Volume Plates (under Gen5 control)
Standard cuvette (option)
Temperature control 4-Zone™ incubation to 65 °C with Condensation Control
Shaking Linear, orbital, double orbital
Software Onboard software with easy programming and several predefined protocols (touchscreen configurations)
Full reader control and data analysis and reporting under Gen5 Software control (Gen5 Software included)
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible
BenchCel Microplate Handler compatible


Light source Xenon flash
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection monochromator
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Monochromator bandwidth 2.9 nm
Dynamic range 0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD (onboard software)
0.0001 OD (under Gen5 control)
Pathlength correction yes (under Gen5 Control)
Monochromator wavelength accuracy + 2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability + 0.2 nm
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 2.5 OD
OD linearity <1% from 0 to 2.5 OD
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD
Stray light 0.03% at 230 nm
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells sweep read: 8 seconds
384 wells sweep read: 14 seconds

Physical Characteristics

Power External 24 VDC power supply compatible with 100-240 volts AC at 50-60Hz.
60 W maximum consumption.
Dimensions Touch screen models: 12.5” H x 12.75” W x 15.5” D (32 x 32.3 x 39.54 cm)
Non-touch screen models approximately 8.5” H x 12.75” W x 15.5” D (22 x 32.3 x 39.54 cm)
Weight 25 lbs (11.34 kg)


Regulatory CE and TUV marked, RoHS compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.