Centrifuges, Centrifuges with vortex function
Laboratory Centrifuges - manufacturers and areas of application
Centrifuges are used in laboratories, science, research, production and industry. Our laboratory centrifuges are essential items of laboratory equipment for sedimentation, which is carried out in very many applications in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The available laboratory centrifuges by the manufacturers SIGMA, MPW, IKA, Hettich, Witeg or BioSan are employed in laboratories of all kinds, research institutions and production works. They are used, for example, in medical diagnostics, the pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries, PCR/DNS research, blood banks, clinical laboratories, medical practices, molecular and microbiology, environmental laboratories and in water and waste water management. From us you can obtain laboratory centrifuges and the rotors for them in different designs, for diverse applications, numbers of containers, vessels, volumes and speed ranges. Many of the rotors enable you to optimally adapt the centrifuges entirely to meet your requirements. We are happy to advise you in the selection of the centrifuges and rotors necessary for your applications in the laboratory: +49(0)3338 - 75 10 456.
Lab Centrifuges - functional principle
Laboratory centrifuges are sedimentation centrifuges that assume many functions and tasks in the laboratory, whereby different laboratory centrifuges are used depending on the area of application and sedimentation task involved. The functional principle of a centrifuge is based on the centrifugal brought about by a uniform circular movement of the substances to be centrifuged. Laboratory centrifuges utilise the centrifugal force acting on substance mixtures during the circular motion in order to separate the components. A prerequisite for this a sufficiently great difference in the density of the components, as particles or media with a higher density migrate outwards during sedimentation in a centrifuge due to the greater inertia and in doing so they displace particles of lower density which therefore move towards the centre. In contrast to sedimentation by gravity, this procedure is much quicker, or even possible at all, since counteracting forces such as adhesion, thermal molecular movement or viscosity are overcome.
Laboratory Centrifuge - types
Centrifuges come in a variety of designs, sizes and models. The spectrum of offered laboratory centrifuges ranges from small micro and bench-top centrifuges for routine tasks in the laboratory, via haematocrit centrifuges, cyto centrifuges, microtitre plate centrifuges to large-volume floor-standing centrifuges which are used for the processing of large sample quantities and sample containers. Which centrifuges are used in a laboratory is essentially dependent on the sedimentation tasks that are carried out, the rotor, number of containers, vessels, vessel volume and speed. We sub-divide our laboratory centrifuges into the following types: heated centrifuges, small centrifuges, refrigerated centrifuges, micro-centrifuges, floor-standing centrifuges, universal centrifuges and special centrifuges.
Micro-Centrifuge: Micro centrifuges are small, compact high-speed centrifuges for general use in the laboratory. These centrifuges are ideal for use in genetic research, in medical, biochemical, micro- and molecular biological or industrial laboratories. Rotors for reaction vessels up to 2 ml are generally supplied as standard. PCR vessels and stripes can be centrifuged with special rotors.
Small Centrifuge: Small centrifuges are compact centrifuges which can be conveniently transported and take up little space on the laboratory bench. These laboratory centrifuges are designed for small to medium sample quantities and for use in biochemical, veterinary or industrial laboratories. They are the centrifuges of choice for medical laboratories and practices.
Universal Centrifuge: Universal centrifuges are bench-top centrifuges for universal use in numerous laboratories. Various rotors, adapters and accessories make these laboratory centrifuges flexible for the use of different centrifuging vessels. Some universal centrifuges are available in refrigerated and heated versions.
Floor-standing Centrifuge: Floor-standing centrifuges are large-volume centrifuges for processing large sample quantities in large sample vessels. They are suitable for use in blood banks and laboratories in hospitals and in the pharmaceutical industry for high-throughput screening.
Refrigerated Centrifuge: Refrigerated centrifuges are lab centrifuges with a temperature range generally starting at -20°C and are used, for example in cell biology and enzymology.
Heated Centrifuge: Heated centrifuges are laboratory centrifuges with a temperature range of up to 60°C.
Special Centrifuge: Special centrifuges include laboratory centrifuges for implantology, column tests and cytological tests.
Lab Centrifuges - accessories
Our centrifuges by renowned manufacturers are characterised by their robust designs, reliability and flexibility in allowing components to be changed or added. The large selection of rotors enables you to simply adapt your laboratory centrifuge for numerous laboratory applications and reaction vessels. Depending on the laboratory centrifuge type and manufacturer, you can order a wide range of different components and laboratory centrifuge accessories such as adapters, frames, containers, vessels and many others for the laboratory centrifuges we offer.