The optional temperature control add-on for Orbit mini bilayer workstation allows for the convenient application and automated control of the temperature while performing bilayer experiments. The desired tempearture can simply be defined via the Orbit mini's control software and is automatically kept constat thanks to various sensors inside the device. With the temperature control unit, temperatures on the chip can be varied in between 0°C to 50°C, as it contains an active cooling and active heating function. Automated temperature control throughout whole experiment, ensuring precisely controlled, constant temperatures, even during long-term experiments. Available temperature allows for experiments at physiological temperature, as well.