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Model SCO5W water jacketed CO2 incubator and is an ideal unit for cell culture applications. It provides a precisely controlled, accurate, pure environment throughout the culturing process. SHEL LAB CO2 incubators are designed to provide the uniform temperatures and highly stable CO2 environments that are necessary to prevent shocks to cells. Also available in a benchtop 1.5 cu.ft./42 L size (Model SCO2W), and SCO5W units can be stacked with the use of a stacking rack (PN 9751223)

Standard Design Features:

  • Infrared (IR) CO2_Sensor is extremely quick to recover CO2 levels after door openings and ensures superior pH stability
  • Unique water jacket design provides excellent temperature uniformity of +/-0.2°C at 37°C
  • Humidity levels, maintained through evaporation, of up to 95%
  • Temperature-compensated humidity sensor with digital display
  • Data logging capabilities
  • Designed to minimize contamination; includes:
  • Patented copper-caged HEPA filter
  • Heated door to ensure superior temperature uniformity and also reduce the potential for condensation to form on the inner glass door
  • Durable stainless steel chamber with coved corners for easy cleaning
  • Exclusive heated copper CO2 inlet not only promotes temperature uniformity but also prevents moisture from being introduced into the chamber
  • Copper shelving option
  • Autoclavable shelving system
  • Industry-best warranty – 5 years parts and labor in the USA, 7 years on the IR sensor



Part ID


Exterior Dimensions (W × D × H)

26 × 25.5 × 40.3
(661 mm × 648 mm × 1024 mm)

Interior Dimensions (W × D × H)

19.3 × 19.8 × 23
(490 mm × 503 mm × 584 mm)


5.1 cu.ft. (144 L)

Shelf Dimensions (W × D)

19.1 × 19.1 (485 mm × 485 mm)

Unit Weight

254 lbs (115.2 kg)

Interior Metal

300 SST

Exterior Metal

Painted Cold Roll Steel

Operating Temperature Range

Amb +5C - 60C

Temperature Uniformity - Midrange

0.2 °C

Temperature Stability - Midrange

0.1 °C

Controller Type


Display Resolution

0.1 °C

Power Voltage , Frequency and Current

110-120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 5.0 Amps

Safety Certifications

UL 61010-1, EN 61010-1, CSA 61010-1, CE

SCO5W 110/120V Manual

SCO5W 220/240V Manual

SCO5W Brochure

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Sheldon Manufacturing Inc

300 N. 26th Avenue • PO Box 627
Cornelius, OR 97113 USA
(503) 640-3000 •

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