UV Crosslinkers

Designed to monitor UV radiation and self-adjust to variations in UV intensity, all Spectroline UV crosslinkers feature a “smart” microprocessor controller and unique true UV monitoring circuitry to enable users to get errorfree results with speed, accuracy and safety.

The Spectrolinker™ series was developed to be one of the most advanced, versatile and accurate UV crosslinkers and is a now worldwide best-seller.

Currently not available in CE rated housings; not for sale in the European Union. 


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  • Covalently binds nucleic acid sequences and hybridization membranes in 30 seconds or less
  • Safeguards your valuable test results from washouts
  • Ensures optimum nucleic acid membrane binding, even when UV output varies
  • Provides ultimate ease of use and accuracy with “Smart” microprocessor controller
  • Protects users from UV exposure with fully enclosed chamber

Spectrolinker™ Series

  • Rugged, anodized aluminum housing
  • Long lasting anodized aluminum chamber prevents rusting
  • Available in SW, MW and LW wavelengths
  • Available in Two Sizes: Standard XL-1000 Series, and Large XL-1500 Series
The 254nm versions of the Spectrolinker™ UV crosslinkers provide super-fast DNA and RNA crosslinking to membranes for improved hybridization-signal sensitivity. At peak, these units can process samples in under 30 seconds — that’s 240 times faster than vacuum-oven baking! Our exclusive, wavelength-specific, multi-stack UV photo sensor, which is factory-calibrated to NIST standards, provides precise UV-only dosage measurements. Full range display resolution is accurate to 5μW/cm2 EMI/RFI protection. All models from both series offer exceptional accuracy and precision irradiation, even compensating for aging UV tubes when output diminishes over time.

Programmable “Smart” Microprocessor Controller

  • crosslinker_keypadLED-function indicators and color-coded keypad
  • Built-in “help” messages
  • Four operation modes
  • Auto Repeat function remembers last operation without reprogramming

Four operation modes —

  • Optimal Crosslink mode automatically provides a preset UV energy dosage of 120 mJ/cm2
  • Energy-set mode (0-999,990 μJ/cm2) allows for variable amounts of UV energy to be programmed
  • Time mode (0-9,900 seconds), allows for variable time settings to be established
  • Intensity mode shows steady-state UV intensity output

Note: All units have an irradiance display resolution of ±5μW/cm2 over the entire range.

Built-in “help” messages —

  • Bulb: When the UV tubes need to be replaced
  • Door open: the unit also protects users from accidental UV radiation when the door is opened during a run
  • End: End of cycle confirmed by display and audible beep
  • Remaining Time/Energy provides operation status report
  • When the operation has been interrupted. The RESET button cancels the latest settings and START button automatically resumes the current operation.

Standard Size Product Details

Spectrolinker™ XL-1000 Series 

  • Overall housing dimensions (W x H x D): 19.5″ x 10.5″ x 9″, 49.5 x 26.7 x 22.9cm
  • Effective inner chamber dimensions (W x H x D): 13.5″ x 7.0″ x 7.5″, 34.3 x 17.8 x 19.1cm
  • Door dimensions (W x H): 12.0″ x 6.25″, 30.5 x 15.9cm
  • Viewing window dimensions (W x H): 6.0″ x 2.5″, 15.2 x 6.4cm for XL-series, 6.0″ x 3.0″, 15.2 x 7.6cm for XLE-series
  • Net weight: 17.5 lb, 7.9kg
  • Power: 120V-60Hz-2A, 230V-50Hz-2A, 100V-50/60Hz-2A


Large Size

Spectrolinker™ XL-1500 Series only

  • Overall housing dimensions (W x H x D): 24.0″ x 10.5″ x 14″, 61.0 x 26.7 x 35.6cm
  • Effective inner chamber dimensions (W x H x D): 18.25″ x 6.25″ x 12.5″, 46.4 x 15.9 x 31.8cm
  • Door dimensions (W x H): 16.0″ x 6.25″, 40.6 x 15.9cm
  • Viewing window dimensions (W x H): 6.0″ x 2.5″, 15.2 x 6.4cm
  • Net weight: 26 lb, 11.8kg
  • Power: 120V-60Hz-3A, 230V-50Hz-3A, 100V-50/60Hz-3A