HETTCUBE 600 | 600 R


HETTCUBE 600 | 600 R


The most popular model in the HettCube incubator range.

Building on the base of the 400 model, the HettCube 600 has a maximum validated usuable space of 351 l. This model is capable of holding up to 1,800 petri dishes.

This incubator is available with refrigeration and a temperature range from 0 °C to +65 °C (HettCube 600 R).

Facts & Numbers


520 l

351 l

4 (3 Standard + 1 HTS)

0.058 kWh/h

710 x 825 x 1,990 mm

Cat. No.: 66000 | 66005

Fields of Application

Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Monitoring

Clinical specimen taken from patients or obtained in the course of hygienic monitoring of hospitals are incubated to identify bacteria, fungi, and yeast.

Industry and Research

In many fields, microbiological examination is required. Food must be monitored as well as drinking water or water samples. Cosmetic products must be monitored for safety. In research labs, bacteria are grown for genetic tests or tests in molecular biology.


  • Microbiological labs
  • Hospital labs
  • Pharmaceutical labs
  • Food analyzing labs
  • Scientific labs in universities
  • Cosmetic industry
  • Food and beverage
  • Agricultural industry
  • Life Science

6 Reasons for a HettCube


Intuitive operation with the new touchscreen

Maintain control over the entire incubation process - at a glance!

The 4.3 inch touchscreen with clearly arranged dashboard shows the target and actual display, the status of the incubator as well as an overview of all events and alarm messages. Even if these were already 4 weeks ago. Every irregularity due to door openings, tolerance band violations or power failures is additionally documented as an electronic footprint in the logbook.

Easy weekly programming

Define without additional software and directly at the device, temperature drop down for your days off months in advance. Simply determine the start time or the time span as well as the frequency of your temperature reduction in a real-time calendar.



Flexible settings

Various events and alarm functions are individually adjustable. For example: Deviations from the interior temperature can be limited asymmetrically via tolerance band limits or fixed via the temperature selection monitor of class 3.1 and 3.2. Class 3.2 is already included in the standard equipment of all cooled incubators.

Sample safety even in case of power failure

With the new setting options, you retain control over your samples even in the event of a power failure. Define the behaviour of your HettCube over a time period or the tolerance band yourself with various setting options.

When setting the time period, you specify the maximum period to be accepted during which your samples cannot be incubated. After the voltage has been restored in the event of a power failure, the HettCube checks whether this has been exceeded. If this is the case, the program is aborted and your HettCube goes into standstill mode. Otherwise it will resume its work.

By defining tolerance band limits and holding temperature, the HettCube checks after a power failure whether these have been violated and then automatically adjusts to the holding temperature. If there is no injury, it resumes its work.

Perfect conditions
HettCube incubators combine the advantages of natural and forced convection to provide a stable and uniform environment for cultures. The fan is housed outside of usable space, providing higher throughputs and limiting airflow inside the incubator. Temperature is primarily maintained by radiated heat to ensure even temperature distribution and to prevent hotspots. This yields optimum growth conditions and considerably reduces the potential of samples drying out. The well-conceived air-guiding system, combined with optimal insulation, saves you an interior door. This allows easy and quick access and reduces maintenance and
service costs.


The slim design requires little space. This offers you up to 50 % more usable space with the same footprint.

In addition, Hettich incubators with their gentle airflow guarantee stable and homogeneous temperatures in a considerably larger part of the interior and thus offer 30 % more validated usable space.



From the door to the optimised Hettich Telescope System slide-in units to the remarkable low noise level of ≤ 44 dB(A), the HettCube is characterised by its ease of use. HettCubes make your work easier by providing quick and convenient access to your samples with just one hand.



Minimal operating costs

Our HettCubes heat or cool only when necessary. At an operating temperature of 37 °C, they consume no more than 0.06 kWh. Thus you save up to 450 Euro energy costs per year with a HettCube. Thanks to the low energy consumption, with a HettCube you also avoid emissions of up to 940 kg CO2 per year and protect the environment.

First - class isolation

The isolation of the HettCubes consists of water-driven foam which does not contain any fluorinated hydrocarbons. Their GWP value (Global Warming Potential) is a thousand times lower than that of conventional insulating foams.

Use your uncooled HettCube even where comparable incubators need cooling, because HettCubes keep the temperature stable even at a difference of only 1 K (°C) to the ambient temperature. 


6. Certifications

Hettich products comply with all applicable safety regulations, carry the TÜV seal and are compliant with IVDR. Hettich manufactures according to the applicable quality and environmental management systems, including ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001. Each HettCube is temperature validated before delivery by means of the 9 point measurement and recieves a HettCert factory certificate, included free of charge. All temperature data are determined according to DIN 12880: 2007-5.


01 / 09

Parameters for continuous cooling operation

Hettich offers an alternative operating mode in its cooled incubators for special applications where low temperatures below 15°C are required over long periods. This ensures high temperature homogeneity and temperature stability. At the same time, the unit's compressor is better protected, which contributes to a longer service life of the unit and a reduction in energy consumption. Temperatures between +1°C and +5°C usually lead to icing of the cooling unit during continuous operation. If the cooling unit is briefly warmed up once a day, ice formation is reliably prevented. For this purpose, a DeFrost program can easily be created by the user with the help of the touch screen.


1. Unit cools down to the individual temperature of the customer: in this example first segment to +1°C
2. The cooling unit is briefly heated up: in this example second segment to +10°C for the duration of 1 minute
3. The device remains in stand-by mode: in this example third segment for 3 minutes
4. The unit cools down to an intermediate temperature, this must be 2°C above the set temperature: in this example fourth segment 3°C for Duration of 1 minute


Cat. No.: 60526

02 / 09

Hettich Telescope System (HTS)

The Hettich Telescope System, which fits in all three incubator sizes, allows the internal space of the HettCube to be used optimally. Telescopic rails make it easy to work and permit use of the entire surface area. Even samples that are way in the back can be easily reached.

The trays, drawers, holders and rails are separate components. You just hang the rails in the grids of the holders and put in the tray or drawer of your choice.                   

Tray pulls out up to 70 %.


Cat. No.:  60031 (Standard tray)

Differents sets are available.

03 / 09

Rack for Petri dishes

The new Petri dish rack allows large numbers of cultures to be processed quickly and economically. The rack has been specially developed to make the handling of Petri dishes easier. Made of stainless steel, autoclavable.

Advantages for the user in:

  • Space-saving
  • Easy handling
  • Clear layout


Usable for:

90 Petri dishes per rack (Ø 90 mm)
2 racks per pair of rails = 180 dishes                 

HettCube 200

HettCube 400

HettCube 600

 360 Petri dishes

 900 Petri dishes

1800 Petri dishes

Cat. No.: 60040 (Rack for Petri dishes, also with HTS available)    

04 / 09


Process large sample quantities conveniently and economically.

With an inclination angle of 5°, the slide-in units are ideally suited for the Loewenstein method. The racks are made of high-quality stainless steel and are autoclavable.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • optimal space utilization
  • convenient handling
  • better temperature transfer of the samples because the samples are directly on the insert


Optimum use of space:

81 tubes (diameter 15 - 20 mm, length 160 mm) per insert

HettCube 200HettCube 400HettCube 600
6 racks = 486 tubes16 racks = 1296 tubes18 racks = 1782 tubes


Cat. no.: 60041 (also available with HTS)

05 / 09

Frame L & XL

These flexible racks simplify handling, save time and enable the use of 16 tubes for different slant angles with 5° or 20°. The slant angle of the tubes can be very easily changed without the need for tools. 

To use for:

  • Tube diameter: 15-20 mm
  • Tube lengths: 100-125 mm or 126- 170 m

Made of stainless steel, autoclavable.


Cat. No.:

Frame L: 60027

Frame XL: 60028

06 / 09

Passive Dehumidification

Passive Dehumidification has been developed to reduce humidity quickly and specifically and to avoid condensation inside the incubator. The integrated ventilation opening on the incubator rear wall can be opened or closed manually or time-controlled via the touch control panel. For best results, the ambient temperature should be at least 5°C below the incubator's target temperature when using this option. At the same time, a higher relative humidity in the interior compared to the incubator environment creates optimal conditions.


Cat. No.: 60042

07 / 09

Glass door

No additional inner door!

The glass door enables users to check on their cultures without opening the door. The well-conceived air-guiding system makes this possible.


Cat. No.: 

HettCube 200: 60013

HettCube 400: 60029

HettCube 600: 60030

08 / 09


On the back of the device Hettich is offering as additional option a 4-place socket strip, which is controllable as a unit via display.

Cat. No.: 60521

09 / 09

Service: Changing the door hinge

Incubators can be ordered directly from the factory with this service with a left-hinged door.

Cat. No.: 60044




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