Use this tool to compare the true costs of manual -80 sample storage with the SPT Labtech arktic automated sample store over a 10 year period.

This calculator compares a comprehensive range of cost factors to determine if switching to arktic from manual storage could be cost-effective.

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It looks like there is a strong case to consider switching to an arktic automated sample store. Please fill in the consultation form below to discuss next steps.

- The cost of a manual freezer is $15,500.
- A manual freezer's capacity is 55,000 0.5mL vials, 40,000 1.0mL vials, and 25,000 1.4mL vials.
- The annual energy consumption for a manual freezer is 10,950 kw.
- The electricity rate is $0.20 per kWh.
- A manual freezer takes up 1 square metre of space.
- The cost of the space a manual freezer occupies is $635 per year.
- For every 4 manual freezers you have 1 freezer is redundant.
- Your labour rate is $32 per hour.
- Prep time ahead of a picking session is 20 minutes.
- Average pick to pick samples from manual freezers is 1 min per sample.
- The calculation is based on 48 operational weeks per year, 5 days per week, and 8 hours per day.

- The cost of a manual freezer is £12,000.
- A manual freezer's capacity is 55,000 0.5mL vials, 40,000 1.0mL vials, and 25,000 1.4mL vials.
- The annual energy consumption for a manual freezer is 10,950 kw.
- The electricity rate is £0.15 per kWh.
- A manual freezer takes up 1 square metre of space.
- The cost of the space a manual freezer occupies is £500 per year.
- For every 4 manual freezers you have 1 freezer is redundant.
- Your labour rate is £25 per hour.
- Prep time ahead of a picking session is 20 minutes.
- Average pick to pick samples from manual freezers is 1 min per sample.
- The calculation is based on 48 operational weeks per year, 5 days per week, and 8 hours per day.

- The cost of a manual freezer is €14,000.
- A manual freezer's capacity is 55,000 0.5mL vials, 40,000 1.0mL vials, and 25,000 1.4mL vials.
- The annual energy consumption for a manual freezer is 10,950 kw.
- The electricity rate is €0.17 per kWh.
- A manual freezer takes up 1 square metre of space.
- The cost of the space a manual freezer occupies is €580 per year.
- For every 4 manual freezers you have 1 freezer is redundant.
- Your labour rate is £29 per hour.
- Prep time ahead of a picking session is 20 minutes.
- Average pick to pick samples from manual freezers is 1 min per sample.
- The calculation is based on 48 operational weeks per year, 5 days per week, and 8 hours per day.

It looks like automation may cost more than your current solution but should ensure better sample quality which may justify any additional cost. A more detailed analysis could reveal other benefits or costs savings (sample tracking, consolidated storage, etc.) . If you'd like to explore further, please fill in the consultation form below.

- The cost of a manual freezer is $15,500.
- A manual freezer's capacity is 55,000 0.5mL vials, 40,000 1.0mL vials, and 25,000 1.4mL vials.
- The annual energy consumption for a manual freezer is 10,950 kw.
- The electricity rate is $0.20 per kWh.
- A manual freezer takes up 1 square metre of space.
- The cost of the space a manual freezer occupies is $635 per year.
- For every 4 manual freezers you have 1 freezer is redundant.
- Your labour rate is $32 per hour.
- Prep time ahead of a picking session is 20 minutes.
- Average pick to pick samples from manual freezers is 1 min per sample.
- The calculation is based on 48 operational weeks per year, 5 days per week, and 8 hours per day.

- The cost of a manual freezer is £12,000.
- A manual freezer's capacity is 55,000 0.5mL vials, 40,000 1.0mL vials, and 25,000 1.4mL vials.
- The annual energy consumption for a manual freezer is 10,950 kw.
- The electricity rate is £0.15 per kWh.
- A manual freezer takes up 1 square metre of space.
- The cost of the space a manual freezer occupies is £500 per year.
- For every 4 manual freezers you have 1 freezer is redundant.
- Your labour rate is £25 per hour.
- Prep time ahead of a picking session is 20 minutes.
- Average pick to pick samples from manual freezers is 1 min per sample.
- The calculation is based on 48 operational weeks per year, 5 days per week, and 8 hours per day.

- The cost of a manual freezer is €14,000.
- A manual freezer's capacity is 55,000 0.5mL vials, 40,000 1.0mL vials, and 25,000 1.4mL vials.
- The annual energy consumption for a manual freezer is 10,950 kw.
- The electricity rate is €0.17 per kWh.
- A manual freezer takes up 1 square metre of space.
- The cost of the space a manual freezer occupies is €580 per year.
- For every 4 manual freezers you have 1 freezer is redundant.
- Your labour rate is £29 per hour.
- Prep time ahead of a picking session is 20 minutes.
- Average pick to pick samples from manual freezers is 1 min per sample.
- The calculation is based on 48 operational weeks per year, 5 days per week, and 8 hours per day.

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