VIP® Series Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers


VIP Series Ultra-Low Temperature Lab Freezers

-80°C ultra-low temperature freezers for secure sample storage, maximum capacity and a minimal footprint.

VIP Series freezers, the most reliable lab freezer


VIP Series Freezer Offers Proven Reliability

VIP Series ultra-low temperature freezers have a performance history of reliability with more than 99% uptime over the -86°C freezer life cycle.

PHC Designed Compressors for VIP Series Freezers

The PHC designed compressor is specifically engineered to achieve and maintain ultra-low temperatures.
VIP upright freezer technology

Applies only to upright VIP ultra-low temperature freezers.

Using the Same Energy Twice

Compressors in the PHCbi brand cascade refrigeration system run cooler than compressors not designed for ultra-low temperature applications. By using the same energy twice, the PHCbi brand system borrows refrigerant flow from the high-stage circuit (A), looping it through both compressor reservoirs (C) to cool the lubricating oil and extend compressor life.


Oil in the compressor lubricates the internal bearings. Each compressor motor doubles as a pump (D) and sprays an oil mist on the discharge head (E) for cooling. This spray significantly reduces the compressor discharge temperatures.

Heat Transfer

PHC has developed and implemented a new heat exchanger with added surface area to transfer heat out of the low-stage refrigeration condenser and into the high-stage evaporator. A secondary heat exchanger in the low-stage circuit (B) also reduces stress on the low-stage compressor. Better heat transfer assures cooler compressor operating temperatures, longer life and increased power to tolerate high ambient temperatures.

Application Specific Design

Refrigeration components are meticulously selected and matched for optimum, efficient operation under demanding laboratory environments.

High Technology Insulation

VIP (vacuum insulation panels), a foamed-in-place polyurethane composite, results in an efficient, thin-wall cabinet, which has a higher insulation rating than conventional insulated cabinets. Insulated inner doors improve temperature uniformity, reduce cold air loss during door openings and extend warm-up times during power outages. Better insulation results in shorter compressor run time and lower energy consumption.

Robust Cabinet Construction

VIP freezers include an electro-galvanized interior surface selected for excellent heat transfer from the freezer chamber. The computer-designed evaporator coil is enhanced with a 90% metal bonding agent and strategically placed to achieve maximum surface area.
VIP Series Ultra-low Temperature freezer

The EZlatch, available on VIP ECO models, spans only 45 degrees of total movement for easy, one-handed operation.

Ergonomic Design

The VIP Series upright freezer's access system is comprised of the outer door and inner doors, door gaskets, positive inner and outer door latches and a vacuum relief port. Chest freezer incorporates a positive latch, lid gasket and insulated sub-lid. These individual components work together to ensure comfortable operation, sample security, temperature integrity and frost control.

VIP ECO Series -86°C Upright Freezers

VIP ECO Series freezers are ENERGY STAR® Certified and use natural refrigerants that minimize environmental impact without compromising ultra-low temperature performance. VIP ECO freezers include the ergonomically designed EZlatch door handle for one-handed operation.

Energy Efficient VIP Series Freezers

The PHC design is a practical balance among components engineered to maintain operational reliability throughout the freezer life cycle. Compressors and intermediate systems work together to assure reliability first, then to optimize energy efficiency in the process.

Choosing a VIP Series Freezer

Select from the compact 3.0 cu.ft. chest freezer or view the full selection of VIP ECO upright freezers, including sizes from 18.6 cu.ft. to large 29.8 cu.ft. freezers designed for high volume storage in biorepositories and biobanking.
-86°C Chest Freezer
3.0 cu.ft. | 84 L
  • 42 2" boxes | 30 3" boxes
  • 115V, 15 Amp
  • Five Year Warranty
For more information on a new class of PHCbi ultra-low temperature freezers operating on natural refrigerants, visit the VIP ECO page.

LabAlert monitoring systems


LabAlert Monitoring System - PHC offers a real-time monitoring and notification system developed to protect your stored product investment. PHCbi LabAlert provides independent wireless monitoring for refrigerators and freezers. The secure, cloud-based solution offers comprehensive monitoring with customizable dashboards for easy user interface. No software installation is required. Supports FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. LabAlert is scalable to meet corporate enterprise standards for pharmaceutical / vaccine efficacy and safety. It works across multiple units, multiple locations and easily adapts to growing facilities.

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About PHC Corporation of North America

PHC Corporation of North America, located in Wood Dale, IL, is a leader in laboratory equipment for the biopharmaceutical, life sciences, academic, healthcare and government markets. Product lines under the PHCbi brand include the space saving and energy efficient VIP® ECO and TwinGuard® ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic and biomedical freezers, pharmacy and high-performance refrigerators, cell culture CO2 and multigas incubators, and Drosophila/plant growth chambers. PHC Corporation of North America is a subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, which is a global healthcare company that develops, manufactures, sells, and services solutions across diabetes management, healthcare solutions, diagnostics and life sciences.