Our small benchtop centrifuges were engineered to fit in your lab space. Their outstanding capacity and compact design, combined with Thermo Scientific innovative technologies such as Auto‐Lock™ rotor exchange and ClickSeal™ biocontainment lids, make them a standout. Designed to anticipate and address your lab's most pressing needs, this line of centrifuges accommodates multi‐laboratory settings, with the flexibility to adapt to evolving clinical and research applications. A floor model is available for laboratories where bench space is limited.

Compact benchtop centrifuges are ideal for use in these applications:

  • Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Immunology, Clinical Studies
  • Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Genomics / Molecular Biology, Proteomics, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Studies


What kind of compact centrifuge fits your needs best?

Our industry-leading portfolio of compact centrifuges includes multiple models that come in ventilated, refrigerated, and floor-standing units in trusted brands and voltages necessary to meet the needs of our customers around the world. Choose your favorite brand below.

 

Ventilated

Refrigerated

Floor-standing
(portable)

  ventilated compact benchtop centrifuge refrigerated compact benchtop centrifuge floor-standing compact benchtop centrifuge
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  A compact platform with multiple choices of rotor, including both fixed angle and swinging bucket. Outstanding capacity up to 24 x 5/6mL blood tubes. Smart and simple interface with four customized program memory. High-speed microliter performance at up to 30,279 x g enables quicker spins and improved separations. Designed for a wide range of applications including clinical diagnostic, molecular biology and cell culture. Ergonomically designed floor-standing model enhances placement flexibility in the lab. An ideal choice of centrifuge to improve the workflow efficiency in the cell culture lab.
Max capacity 6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
Max speed 16,000 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
Max G force 24,328 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
Programs 4 direct program buttons 3 direct program buttons, 96 additional programs accessible via folder
3 direct program buttons,
96 additional programs accessible via folder
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Lid closed:
12.2 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(31 x 37 x 48cm)

Lid open:
26.8 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(67 x 37 x 48cm)
Lid closed:
12.6 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(32 x 46 x 67cm)

Lid open:
27.5 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(70 x 46 x 67cm)
Lid closed:
30.7 to 32.7 (adjustable) x 18.3 x 20.5 in.
(79 to 84 x 47 x 52cm)

Lid open:
30.7 to 32.7 (adjustable) x 18.3 x 20.5 in.
(117 to 122 x 47 x 52cm)
Weight 77 lbs. (35 kg) 156 lbs. (71kg)
191 lbs. (87kg)
Display type LCD LCD LCD
 

Ventilated

Refrigerated

  ventilated compact benchtop centrifuge refrigerated compact benchtop centrifuge
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  A compact platform with multiple choices of rotor, including both fixed angle and swinging bucket. Outstanding capacity up to 24 x 5/6mL blood tubes. Smart and simple interface with four customized program memory. High-speed microliter performance at up to 30,279 x g enables quicker spins and improved separations. Designed for a wide range of applications including clinical diagnostic, molecular biology and cell culture.
Max capacity 6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
Max speed 16,000 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
Max G force 24,328 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
Programs 4 direct program buttons 3 direct program buttons, 96 additional programs accessible via folder
Dimensions w/lid closed (H x W x D) 12.2 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(31 x 37 x 48cm)
12.6 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(32 x 46 x 67cm)
Weight 77 lbs. (35 kg) 156 lbs. (71kg)
Display type LCD LCD
 

Ventilated

Refrigerated

  ventilated compact benchtop centrifuge refrigerated compact benchtop centrifuge
Request a quote
  A compact platform with multiple choices of rotor, including both fixed angle and swinging bucket. Outstanding capacity up to 24 x 5/6mL blood tubes. Smart and simple interface with four customized program memory. High-speed microliter performance at up to 30,279 x g enables quicker spins and improved separations. Designed for wide range of applications including clinical diagnostic, molecular biology and cell culture.
Max capacity 6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
Max speed 16,000 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
Max G force 24,328 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
Programs 4 direct program buttons 3 direct program buttons, 96 additional programs accessible via folder
Dimensions w/lid closed (HWD) 12.2 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(31 x 37 x 48cm)
12.6 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(32 x 46 x 67cm)
Weight 77 lbs. (35 kg) 156 lbs. (71kg)
Display type LCD LCD
 

Ventilated

Refrigerated

Floor-standing
(portable)

  ventilated compact benchtop centrifuge refrigerated compact benchtop centrifuge floor-standing compact benchtop centrifuge
Request a quote
  A compact platform with multiple choices of rotor, including both fixed angle and swinging bucket. Outstanding capacity up to 24 x 5/6mL blood tubes. Smart and simple interface with four customized program memory. High-speed microliter performance at up to 30,279 x g enables quicker spins and improved separations. Designed for a wide range of applications including clinical diagnostic, molecular biology and cell culture. Ergonomically designed floor-standing model enhances placement flexibility in the lab. An ideal choice of centrifuge to improve the workflow efficiency in the cell culture lab.
Max capacity 6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
Max speed 16,000 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
Max G force 24,328 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
Programs 4 direct program buttons 3 direct program buttons, 96 additional programs accessible via folder
3 direct program buttons,
96 additional programs accessible via folder
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Lid closed:
12.2 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(31 x 37 x 48cm)

Lid open:
26.8 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(67 x 37 x 48cm)
Lid closed:
12.6 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(32 x 46 x 67cm)

Lid open:
27.5 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(70 x 46 x 67cm)
Lid closed:
30.7 to 32.7 (adjustable) x 18.3 x 20.5 in.
(79 to 84 x 47 x 52cm)

Lid open:
30.7 to 32.7 (adjustable) x 18.3 x 20.5 in.
(117 to 122 x 47 x 52cm)
Weight 77 lbs. (35 kg) 156 lbs. (71kg)
191 lbs. (87kg)
Display type LCD LCD LCD
 

Ventilated

Refrigerated

  ventilated compact benchtop centrifuge refrigerated compact benchtop centrifuge
Request a quote
  A compact platform with multiple choices of rotor, including both fixed angle and swinging bucket. Outstanding capacity up to 24 x 5/6mL blood tubes. Smart and simple interface with four customized program memory. High-speed microliter performance at up to 30,279 x g enables quicker spins and improved separations. Designed for a wide range of applications including clinical diagnostic, molecular biology and cell culture.
Max capacity 6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
Max speed 16,000 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
Max G force 24,328 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
Programs 4 direct program buttons 3 direct program buttons, 96 additional programs accessible via folder
Dimensions w/lid closed (H x W x D) 12.2 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(31 x 37 x 48cm)
12.6 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(32 x 46 x 67cm)
Weight 77 lbs. (35 kg) 156 lbs. (71kg)
Display type LCD LCD
 

Ventilated

Refrigerated

  ventilated compact benchtop centrifuge refrigerated compact benchtop centrifuge
Request a quote
  A compact platform with multiple choices of rotor, including both fixed angle and swinging bucket. Outstanding capacity up to 24 x 5/6mL blood tubes. Smart and simple interface with four customized program memory. High-speed microliter performance at up to 30,279 x g enables quicker spins and improved separations. Designed for wide range of applications including clinical diagnostic, molecular biology and cell culture.
Max capacity 6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
6 x 50mL (fixed angle)
4 x 145mL (swinging bucket)
Max speed 16,000 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
17,850 rpm (fixed angle)
4,500 rpm (swinging bucket)
Max G force 24,328 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
30,279 x G (fixed angle)
3,260 x G (swinging bucket)
Programs 4 direct program buttons 3 direct program buttons, 96 additional programs accessible via folder
Dimensions w/lid closed (HWD) 12.2 x 14.6 x 18.9 in.
(31 x 37 x 48cm)
12.6 x 18.1 x 26.4 in.
(32 x 46 x 67cm)
Weight 77 lbs. (35 kg) 156 lbs. (71kg)
Display type LCD LCD

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