* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Press the Speed button and rotate the knob to select the speed. Time is adjusted in the same way.
RCF (Relative Centrifuge Force) is a measure of the centrifugal force exerted by the centrifuge. It can be calculated using the formula shown below:
RCF or G-force = 1.12 x Radius x (RPM/1000)²
Pressing the System key gives access to five system settings, AUTO LID, ALM, SLOW, CP and SPIN.
● AUTO LID: When Auto-lid is selected, the centrifuge lid will open automatically at the end of a run.
● ALM: The alarm volume can be adjusted in ALM.
● SLOW: This function activates slow (soft) acceleration and deceleration of the motor. This is useful for experiments with sensitive reagents or samples. For an upgraded/standard model, there are 9/2 ramps for selection.
● CP: This is the count up function. When CP is on the system it will count the time after a run has been completed.
● SPIN: This allows the maximum speed reached during a Short/Spin to be set.
When Auto-lid is on, the lid of the centrifuge will open automatically at the end of a run.
This will tell you how long your sample stays in the chamber after a run has been completed.
The Short/Spin button starts the centrifuge running and it will continue to run as long as the button is held down. A short spin is usually used to collect the liquid in the tube. The short spin speed can be set in the System.
The Short/Spin speed is set via the System. Press “Speed” on the main screen. Turn the knob to the required speed and press enter. Then find the “SPIN” function in the “System” and select “On” to confirm.
This is a safety feature to ensure that the lid has been closed intentionally.
Yes, it is normal. There is a cooling fan in the lid and the chamber is sealed when the lid is locked.
Yes, it is normal. The fan in the centrifuge cools the chamber to prevent heat accumulation. The fan continues to run at a low speed when the rotor is not running.
These slits allow excessive heat to escape when the centrifuge is running at a high speed and this keeps the heat in the chamber to a minimum.
Yes, you can change the speed and time during centrifugation.
Yes. You can set the centrifuge to 9 different ramps. The acceleration and deceleration times can be set from 15 to 90 seconds.
The sample temperature (equivalent to the chamber temperature) will increase by no more than 12ºC above ambient temperature after 1 hour of centrifugation at maximum speed.
No. The rotor is driven by a brushless DC motor that does not need calibration.
Yes, it does. Regular maintenance includes checks on possible chemical damage. It can extend the maximum operating life of the centrifuge.
The rotor and chamber should be cleaned with a moist cloth and neutral detergents after use and on a weekly basis. In the event of a spill, or contamination of the rotor and chamber by aggressive liquids, it should be cleaned immediately. The rotor and lid can be autoclaved. But never autoclave the rotor with the lid attached.