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Spinning Up To Speed: A Profile of Nonrefrigerated Microcentrifuges

Date: January 19, 1998 Chart 1 Chart 2 Chart 3 They sometimes go by different names. Be it an "air-cooled," "ambient," "ventilated," or "nonrefrigerated" model, they are all the same thing: a microcentrifuge that gets cold only in the cold room. Useful and popular, there are plenty of nonrefrigerated microcentrifuges to choose from across a spectrum of styles, features,, and prices. LabConsumer contacted 19 manufacturers and dealers of nearly 50 nonrefrigerated microcentrifuges in compiling dat

Michael Brush

Date: January 19, 1998 Chart 1 Chart 2 Chart 3
They sometimes go by different names. Be it an "air-cooled," "ambient," "ventilated," or "nonrefrigerated" model, they are all the same thing: a microcentrifuge that gets cold only in the cold room. Useful and popular, there are plenty of nonrefrigerated microcentrifuges to choose from across a spectrum of styles, features,, and prices. LabConsumer contacted 19 manufacturers and dealers of nearly 50 nonrefrigerated microcentrifuges in compiling data for this profile. With the exception of a handful of centrifuges, the most common maximum speeds range between 12,000 and 15,000 rpm. Two machines, the MIKRO 24-48 and the EBA 12, both products of Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co KG, run at speeds up to 18,000 rpm. The MIKRO 24-48 also cranks out the highest maximum g-force seen in the profile of 27,100 xg. Otherwise, g-forces fall most often between 11,000 to 18,000 xg, with...

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