Centrifuges 101: The Spin is Strong With This One

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An array of laboratory-scale centrifuges are used in scientific practices such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and clinical medicine. Their purpose is to isolate and separate suspensions and immiscible liquids according to their size, shape, density, and viscosity. This specific variety of lab equipment has many applications, but how do you maintain confidence in the optimal performance of new or used laboratory equipment?


Choosing Lab Supplies to Fuel Your Research

  • RPM vs. G-Force: It’s common for centrifuges to include the RPM in their listing. While this information is useful, it does not always give us the finite details we need to make the best decision while purchasing laboratory equipment. Knowing which G-force is required from your samples is the most powerful indicator of your needs from science lab equipment. 
  • Capacity: The capacity of your centrifuge is vital to doing efficient work in the lab. Take time to identify centrifuge capacity options that prove to be flexible with your work in addition to having a wide range of rotors.
  • Warranty: Make sure your centrifuge comes with a warranty to avoid laboratory equipment maintenance costs. At REUZEit, all equipment sold with a 30-day warranty is subjected to a rigorous condition assessment & inspection to guarantee superb performance.


Choosing the Right Centrifuge Tubes

  • Material Compatibility: It’s important to make sure that your samples will not attack the centrifuge tubes you’re using. Centrifugal tubes made from Polypropylene are proven to be resistant to the majority of substances and hold excellent durability properties.
  • Sample Volume: It’s important not to overfill your centrifuge tubes in order to avoid leakage during the centrifugal process. It’s recommended that you only fill your centrifuge tubes ¾ full. Make sure you invest in tubes with the necessary capacity for your research. 


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