Press the Speed button and rotate the knob to select the speed. Time is adjusted in the same way.
The Short/Spin button starts the centrifuge running and it will continue to run as long 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 System. Press the System button and select the speed on the Main Screen. Turn the knob to the required speed and press enter. The ON/OFF icon will flash. Select On to confirm.
RCF (Relative Centrifuge Force) is a measure of the centripetal 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, C UP and SPIN.
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 chamber after a run has been completed.
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 low speed when the rotor is not running.
These slits allow excessive heat to escape when the centrifuge is running at 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 slow ramp. The acceleration and deceleration times can be extended to 90 second.
The sample temperature (equivalent to the chamber temperature) will increase by no more than 10ºC 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 and 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.