7 Questions to Optimize Centrifuge Performance
Centrifuges play a major role in laboratories.
Centrifuges are application-driven products. Laboratory professionals should be well-informed before determining which is the correct centrifuge to meet their application. In order to help identify the correct product for an application, there are seven questions to consider. These questions will help identify which product category and which model within that category is appropriate. In addition to the correct category and model, it is important to identify the accessories that are available to expand the capabilities of a centrifuge, or allow it to perform a function critical to a needed application. There are many types of centrifuges on the market. These types include microcentrifuges, bench top centrifuges, floor-standing centrifuges, high speed centrifuges, ultra centrifuges, and blood bank centrifuges. For each type of centrifuge, a large number of accessories are available. Accessories, such as rotors, expand the capabilities of a centrifuge, and allow it to be configured for a particular application. Rotors of different structures allow buckets containing sample tubes of many capacities to be spun at different speeds. Carefully consider the accessories which are available for a centrifuge before making a decision.
This white paper will discuss seven questions which can be use to select a centrifuge which is correct for your application. These questions include: the maximum speed necessary, what materials and what quantity of those materials will be spun, how much bench space is available, how versatile is the system, how easy is operation, reliability and serviceability, and availability and reliability of power in the facility where the centrifuge will be used.