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Sorvall™ RC4 General Purpose Floor Model Centrifuge

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Process the optimal capacity for small to medium size blood processing centers with the ability to spin 4 or 8 blood bags in a wide range of bag configurations when using the Thermo Scientific™ Sorvall™ RC4 Low-Speed Floor Model Centrifuge, a flexible refrigerated centrifuge for blood banking and clinical applications. Using flexible accessory systems, it spins everything from doubles to 500mL quints with in-line leukoreduction filters. A versatile performer, the RC-4 is in a class of its own.

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High-Throughput and Versatiliy

  • Spins larger numbers of tubes at higher RCFs than competing models
  • Powerful induction drive and optional swinging bucket rotor (which accommodates DoubleSpin buckets) combine to provide higher RCFs and capacities for the most popular sample formats
  • Exceptional capacity for all popular sample formats, including 15 and 50mL tissue culture tubes, and many others. A wide range of rotors makes it suitable for biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, pharmaceutical and blood processing labs

Safe Operation

  • The RC4 meets stringent international safety standards. It offers a wide selection of independently tested biocontainment rotors that comply with rigorous international guidelines for aerosol containment of bacteria and viruses

Optimal Run Stability

  • The Thermo Scientific™ SMARTspin™ Imbalance Detection System automatically brakes unit if an excessive imbalance is detected, for example, due to tube leakage
  • The reliable imbalance detection means that even large swinging-bucket rotors can operate safely with a 30g imbalance

Easy to Use

  • EASYcontrol™ II Soft-Touch Keypad is located at the front of the instrument, eliminating awkward reaching
  • Soft-Touch Lid Lock allows effortless opening and closing
  • Intuitive operator keypad allows you to recall up to 9 protocols

Key Features

  • Max capacity of 4 x 1000mL bottles, 8 x 500mL blood bags or 4 to 8 standard microplates
  • Fastest processing and highest throughput of any 4L low-speed centrifuge
  • Unmatched RCFs with fixed-angle rotors for bacterial, tissue culture and general pelleting needs
  • Enhanced user safety: choose from 4 biocontainment rotors accommodating samples from 1.5 to 1000mL
  • HIGHplate™ rotor spins DNA/RNA filter plates to 85mm in height
  • Optimum run stability with SMARTspin™ Imbalance Detection System
  • Reduced maintenance with brushless induction drive
  • Whisper quiet operation at a noise level under 58dBA


Rotor (sold separately)


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