05 Dec

Fingerprint Development Chamber

4762065There are eight million stories in the naked city; this is one of them.  Okay, if you didn’t grow up in the 60′s, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about.  This was the opening line from the old Dragnet TV Series.  Guess I’m dating myself.  Getting to the point, here’s another nifty item that probably wasn’t around back then.  The Fingerprint Development Chamber.  The unit is designed to accelerate the Fingerprint Development Process.

Fingerprints are detected at a faster rate, and with better clarity, by precisely controlling conditions of high temperature and high relative humidity.  Typical operating conditions are 100ºC for DFO and 80ºC/65% RH for
Ninhydrin.  The wide temperature and humidity range allows fingerprints to be processed in just a matter of minutes in comparrison to days from technology of the past.  The large viewing area offers easy observation of critical samples. The chamber interior is made of seam-welded aluminum coated with high-quality, corrosion-resistant epoxy paint.

Specifications for the Chamber are as follows:

  • Chamber Volume:        141.6L
  • Exterior Dimentions:  37 x 29 x 26
  • Humidity Control:        +/- 3%
  • Interior Dimentions:   22 x 24 x 18
  • Relative Humidity:       40% – 80%
  • Temperature:                +/- 0.5 c
  • Temperature Range:   40 -100 c  (104-212 F)

Standard Features Include:

A low water level warning light notifies the operator when to add water.

Digital countdown timer displays time remaining in test procedure.

Slide-out shelves allow for quick and easy loading and unloading of samples.

Unit comes complete with a key lockable door and two rods and four clips for hanging evidence.

For additional information or availability, please give any one of our knowledgeable staff a call or email here at Labplanet.

Thanks for reading my blog.  As always, I welcome your feedback and comments.

Stephen Gonshorek