Importance to have a High Capacity Refrigerated Centrifuge

One of the most important processes in any kind of laboratory is the separation of particles. That is why centrifuges come in handy, to perform this important procedure in order to accomplish the desired results. Is there another device that can pull off this task? We hardly think so. Centrifuges are the devices you must have if you need to perform rapid spinning force to separate mixture contents with different densities. High capacity refrigerated centrifuges devices have different uses in any medical, science or medical field. For example, blood separation, DNA/RNA separation, cell culture separation and others such as the study of viruses, proteins, nucleic acids and polymers. Its main function is to collect the substances that sediment rapidly like erythrocytes, yeast cell, nuclei and chloroplast.

High capacity refrigerated centrifuges

In the centrifuge process, low density particles and substances rise to the surface while the heavier components settle at the bottom. If you need a big force quite quickly, a centrifuge is a really handy way to generate one. They are the ideal item to have in scientific laboratories, especially when it comes to working with blood, which consists of red blood cells suspended in plasma (a yellowish fluid). Put some blood in a test-tube and spin it at high speed and you separate out these two components very quickly, with the plasma at the top of the tube and the red blood cells at the bottom.

High capacity refrigerated centrifuges should be operated by trained personnel only. These devices must be properly installed according to the recommendations we give you. Another important detail is that you have to check the switch to see if it is working properly to shut off the equipment when the lid is open.

Laboratory centrifuges

You must follow some recommendations in order to check you laboratory centrifuge without hurting yourself or damaging the device. First, you need to balance the load each time the centrifuge is used. In addition, the disconnect switch should automatically shut off the equipment when the top is opened. Another important thing is that you should not overfill the centrifuge tubes. Ensure that they are hung properly. There is another thing you need to be aware of and that is that the lid must be closed before starting the centrifuge. It is very important that you do not overload a rotor beyond the rotor’s maximum mass without reducing the rated rotor speed.

Moreover, you need to check the O-rings and grease the seals routinely with vacuum grease. Make sure that you do not use harsh detergents to clean the rotors, especially aluminum rotors. Use a mild detergent and rinse with deionized water, if possible. In case you are handling flammable and/or hazardous materials, keep the centrifuge under negative pressure to a suitable exhaust system. We also recommend keeping a usage and maintenance log. This way you will know how your laboratory’s personnel is using the device and how often they maintain it.

You should inspect every part of the centrifuge each time you use it. Always look for signs of corrosion of the rotors. You need to know that metal fatigue can cause any rotor to fail. Another important aspect is the coating of the rotor; you must check that it is not damaged. In addition, you have to check the cone area for cracks; this is a highly stressed area during rotation. Finally, another area you can constantly check is the cracks in the tube gravity; make sure there are not any corrosions. Visit our catalog HERE