Compact centrifuges designed to fit on lab workbenches and other smaller stations for general and special purposes, clinical settings, and more. Includes a wide variety of rotor and speed combinations. Also includes accessories and replacement parts.
Centrifuges are often placed on the benchtop or work surface for easy and immediate access. Options include general-purpose, clinical, compact, and special-purpose benchtop centrifuges.
These devices may be ventilated (operated without temperature controls), refrigerated, or heated. Units may be sold with or without rotors, and rotor options may also be available. The choice of rotor will determine the maximum number of samples that can be processed simultaneously and will help determine the maximum g-force or speed that can be achieved.
In fixed-angle rotors, the tubes remain the same angled position while being spun. In contrast, as the rotational speed increases, samples in swinging bucket rotors spin in a horizontal position. The type of rotor also affects where the solids 'pellet' forms — on the side (fixed-angle) or the bottom (swinging-bucket) of the tube. Swinging-bucket rotors can also tolerate higher speeds, an important factor when separating biological macromolecules.