Thermo Scientific™

Sorvall™ CC40 Centrifuge Series

 Related applications:
Purify large-volume samples such as vaccines with the Thermo Scientific™ Sorvall™ CC40 Centrifuge Series. These are continuous-flow centrifuges for commercial purification of viruses and proteins. Depending on the optional cores and sample feed systems selected, they can be used to prepare density gradients of viruses and liposomes (with or without a preclarifier core), batch centrifugation of HBsAg, etc. and even rough separation of large-volume samples for pelleting.

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Key Features:

  • High-throughput batch processing
  • Minimal footprint
  • Quiet operation—68dBA at 40,000rpm
  • Configuration flexibility with a variety of rotors and accessories
  • Maximum speed of 40,000rpm and an RCF of up to 118,000 × g

Microcomputer Control

  • Automatic microcomputer digital control simplifies operation
  • Digital display of rotor speed, time, temperature and vacuum state
  • Operator can visually monitor performance via display

Unattended Operation

  • High reliability and automatic error detection enable unattended operation
  • If the power fails, a backup system automatically maintains oil flow to the motor bearings

Self Diagnostics

  • Self-diagnostics generates an alarm and error code to indicate the area of the abnormality in case of operational error for easy correction

Sorvall CC40 Centrifuge

  • Used expressly to purify large-volume corpuscle samples such as vaccines
  • Batch capacity: 8.0L
  • Continuous-run capacity: 3.2L

Sorvall CC40S Centrifuge

  • Ideal for pharmaceutical research, development and small-volume production
  • Continuous-run capacity: 1.6L
  • Sample-contacting parts, including lift section of main unit, are corrosion-resistant stainless steel as per U.S. FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)


Rotor (sold separately)


Manuals & protocols