What size centrifuge do I need?

Centrifuges come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from those that can sit on a sheet of A4 paper to those that have to be stood on the floor and can easily come up to benchtop height. As expected the larger the centrifuge the larger the capacity. The largest laboratory models can have up to 12 litre capacity and many models across the ranges will spin samples as small as 0.2ml. Even if an application does not require large sample containers to be centrifugated, the larger models are often popular with high capacity, high throughput labs as they can take vast quantities of standard tubes per run. The very smallest models are better suited to smaller units such as doctors or veterinary laboratories where smaller quantities of samples are spun for standard seperation applications.