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A centrifuge usually driven by a motor utilises centrifugal force to evenly distributing substances of greater and lesser density, it puts an object in rotation around a fixed axis. A common application for a centrifuge is in the clinical and research areas, laboratory centrifuges are available in a variety of capacities for volumes from as little as 0.2ml up to 12L. Various applications require additional features such as refrigeration, heating and robotic control. The 2 main styles of rotor used in a laboratory are swing out rotors for high volume low speed applications and fixed angle rotors which are capable of running at a much greater speed.

Good Centrifuge Practice

Centrifuges can be potentially dangerous. Therefore it is vital that they are properly maintained and used correctly.

  • Always run with a full compliment of buckets. Failure to do so can distort rotor.
  • Ensure the rotor and all lids are tightened correctly before use.
  • Only use accessories intended for use in your particular centrifuge, as recommended by your centrifuge supplier.
  • Balance accessories and samples to within less than 2 gms per bucket.
  • Samples should be diametrically distributed evenly around the buckets as shown.
  • Clean and lubricate rotor pins monthly.
  • High strength aluminium corrodes easily, to prevent this, remove adaptors and keep buckets clean and dry at all times.
  • Only clean aluminium buckets in a neutral ph cleaner. Do not use strong alkalis, acids or chloros.
  • Condensation build up in a centrifuge bowl will damage the motor and buckets.
  • Allow condensation to evaporate by leaving the lid open at night with power switched off.
  • Corroded centrifuge cups removed from use

    Downloadable Safety Posters

    To help maintain safe practice we have created these downloadable safety posters for display around your working area.

    Posters available for: Bucket Cleaning Procedure Good Centrifuge Practice and RCF Calculator

    Simply click on the icons below to download your posters!

    Bucket Cleaning Guidelines Good Centrifuge Practice RCF Calculator

    Laboratory Centrifuges

    Laboratory centrifuges are avaliable in a variety of sizes from small micro centrifuges through to large floor standing ultra centrifuges.