For both platforms automatic cool-down, warm-up and timer features are controlled by the CryoPlatform resp. The Prodigy Control Unit and the associated CryoPanel™ software. The one button operation of cool-down and warm-up are completed in ~4 hours for the CryoPlatform. For the Prodigy platform the corresponding durations are ~2 hours. A timer feature enables the execution of these functions at any predefined time, whether or not the user is attending. Once in the cold state a Cryoprobe can be used just like a conventional probe. The cooling systems control all functions and guarantee excellent stability during both short and long term experiments.
Although only about a millimeter away from the cold zone of the CryoProbe, the sample is stabilized at a user-defined temperature around ambient or, depending on the probe options, at a temperature between -40 °C and +135°C. Sample handling in a CryoProbe is the same as for room temperature high resolution probes. All cryogenic probes can be fitted with an ATM-Unit for automatic tuning and matching of all probe channels. For automatic sample changing Bruker Biospin offers different solutions ranging from high-throughput screening, overnight automation to multi-user open access (SampleJet, SampleXpress, SampleCase). For flow methods, CryoProbes are compatible with the BEST™ Flow Injection Accessory and may also be used in combination with LC-NMR. With CryoFIT™ a CryoProbe can be converted from tube operation to flow methods.