TurboFuge

More Capacity, Higher Safety

The TurboFuge is a compact microcentrifuge with 24/36-place capacity that gives you a more flexible and efficient solution for a wide range of laboratory applications. With multiple safety features and superior heat dissipation design, TurboFuge ensures a safer working environment with delicate sample protection.

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Features and Benefits

Safety Comes First

1. Lid Drop Protection
The lid is held at 5-60 degrees to allow easy loading and unloading of tubes.

2. A Robust Construction
The metal lid and chamber provide stability and solid protection from the hazard of rotor imbalance also reduce the noise.

3. An Aerosol-Tight Metal Rotor Lid
can be chosen to prevent from the dispersal of hazardous aerosols.

4. Intelligent Imbalance Detection
The rotor imbalance sensor turns the centrifuge off immediately if rotor imbalance is detected.

5. The Motorized Dual Lock
ensures that the lid is always safely locked when the rotor is running.

Ease of Operation

The LED display and the graphics icons show the status and settings of the centrifuge; you can adjust functions easily at a touch of the SYSTEM button.

Visual Indication
● The distinct blue/red backlight shows the run status.
● A high-brightness blue Lid Open key indicator

Improved Sample Protection and Reliability

● The enhanced ventilation design and heat sink around the chamber suppresses temperature rise during high-speed centrifugation thus protecting sensitive samples.

● The metal rotor lid and rotor can be autoclaved to avoid contamination of samples.

● The motor of the centrifuge has passed 1,500 hours of continuous run.

● The lid has passed the 20,000 open/close cycle test.

Enabled Flexible Capacity in One Unit

Fitted with interchangeable 24- and 36-well rotor options, TurboFuge can accommodate more tubes within the same compact device. The aerosol-tight metal rotor lid option is also available.

Specifications

  • Max. Speed
  • 15,000 rpm
  • Max. RCF
  • 21,400 xg
  • Max. Capacity
  • 36 x 1.5/2.0 ml
  • Available Rotors
  • 24/36-well for 1.5/2.0 ml tube
  • ACC/DEC Time
  • 15 s / 90 s
  • Ramps
  • 9
  • Timer
  • 30 s to 99 m, with continuous mode
  • Power Supply
  • AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 250 W Max
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 25 x 34 x 24 cm
  • Weight without Rotor
  • 10 kg
  • Certifications
  • CE, RoHS

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Ordering Information

  • AAMC-2410
  • TurboFuge with 24-well rotor/plastic lid
  • AAMC-2411
  • TurboFuge with 24-well rotor/metal lid
  • AAMC-3610
  • TurboFuge with 36-well rotor/plastic lid
  • AAMC-3611
  • TurboFuge with 36-well rotor/metal lid
  • R-2420F
  • Rotor 24 x 1.5/2.0 ml, Fix-angle
  • R-3620F
  • Rotor 36 x 1.5/2.0 ml, Fix-angle
  • RL-01
  • Plastic rotor lid
  • RL-02
  • Metal rotor lid, aerosol tight

Resources

FAQ

  • 1 How do I set the Speed and Time for a spin?

    Press the Speed button and rotate the knob to select the speed. Time is adjusted in the same way.

  • 2 What does RCF mean? How do I convert RPM to RCF?

    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

  • 3 What does the “System” key on the front panel do?

    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.

  • 4 What is the function of the Auto-lid (AUTO LID)?

    When Auto-lid is on, the lid of the centrifuge will open automatically at the end of a run.

  • 5 What is the function of the count up (CP)?

    This will tell you how long your sample stays in the chamber after a run has been completed.

  • 6 What does Short/Spin do?

    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.

  • 7 How is the Short/Spin speed adjusted?

    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.

  • 8 Why is it necessary to hold the lid for half a second for the latch to close?

    This is a safety feature to ensure that the lid has been closed intentionally.

  • 9 I feel air flow underneath the lid during centrifugation. Is that normal?

    Yes, it is normal. There is a cooling fan in the lid and the chamber is sealed when the lid is locked.

  • 10 I can hear the fan running when the centrifuge is in idle mode, is that normal?

    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.

  • 11 What is the purpose of the ventilation slits on the top of the centrifuge lid?

    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.

  • 12 Can I change the speed and time during centrifugation?

    Yes, you can change the speed and time during centrifugation.

  • 13 Can I do a slow (soft) ramp in this centrifuge?

    Yes. You can set the centrifuge to 9 different ramps. The acceleration and deceleration times can be set from 15 to 90 seconds.

  • 14 Will the temperature of the sample inside the chamber at maximum speed increase over time?

    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.

  • 15 Does the centrifuge need calibration?

    No. The rotor is driven by a brushless DC motor that does not need calibration.

  • 16 Does the centrifuge need regular maintenance?

    Yes, it does. Regular maintenance includes checks on possible chemical damage. It can extend the maximum operating life of the centrifuge.

  • 17 What kind of maintenance is necessary?

    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.