Centrifuges are an important piece of lab equipment used to separate materials with different densities, such as solids and fats.
We provide 13 different models of Beckman Coulter centrifuges, each offering important, productive solutions for laboratories, hospitals and universities. Innovative centrifugation technology has helped us serve customers in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics, academic and industrial sectors around the world.
These units are designed to meet a wide variety of applications, including working with nucleic acids and proteins, pelleting, purifications, concentrations, phase separations and rapid sedimentation of protein precipitates.
Our centrifuges offer a range of options in terms of model types, capacity and speed. Here’s an overview of what you should consider:
Type of Unit: Choose from benchtop microcentrifuges, benchtop centrifuges, ultracentrifuges and analytical centrifuges. An ultracentrifuge is known for its high speed, and an analytical centrifuge “is the most versatile, rigorous and accurate technology available for determining the molecular weight, hydrodynamic and thermodynamic properties of a protein or other macromolecule.” The benchtop units are available in refrigerated and unrefrigerated models, and many of our centrifuges also feature compact, space-saving designs.
Maximum Capacity: The units feature a maximum capacity of 48 mL, 52.8 mL, 1.6 L, 3 L, 4 L or 6 L.
Speed and Run Choice: Depending on your needs, our centrifuges range from 10,200 to 120,000 revolutions per minute. You also have a choice of pulse, timed or continuous runs.
Multi-Dimensional Imbalance Tolerance: Multi-dimensional imbalance tolerance (MIT) can identify imbalances more quickly, reducing the chance of a false positive imbalance alert so you can “set it and forget it.”
User-Friendly, Multilingual Interfaces: Our advanced models feature a full color LCD touchscreen display with nine languages, allowing you to gauge real-time speed, time and temperature.
Remote Monitoring: Some units offer remote monitoring and control capabilities, which allows you to start, stop and monitor the centrifuge from your computer, phone or tablet.
Security: Are you looking for added levels of protection? Look for security and tracking features that manage your rotor life by serial number. Password protection and electronic signatures help maintain chain of custody and compliance.
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What are centrifuges used for?
Centrifuges are used to separate materials with different densities, such as solids and fats.
What does it mean to balance a centrifuge?
Balancing a centrifuge means loading the same amount of weight on either side of the rotor so that the unit is balanced.
What happens if you don’t balance a centrifuge?
If the centrifuge isn’t balanced, you could run the risk of damaging the rotor or worse — injuring yourself and anyone near the unit.
Do you have anything that provides containment of biological agents or infectious substances?
Beckman's Aerosolve canisters and bucket covers offer protection from aerosol leakage and spills from rotor buckets. They have bucket covers ranging from 1.5 mL tubes to 750mL bottles. They also have covers for microplates.
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