Centrifuges are a vital part of the lab workflow for processing samples from microliter volumes to multi-liter batches. To meet the needs of a wide variety of applications from blood banking, advanced research, to industrial bioprocessing, a Thermo Scientific™ floor model centrifuge gives you speed and power, along with easy-to-use controls to help your work run smoothly.
Our floor model centrifuges can play a vital role in SARS-Cov-2 basic and vaccine research. Powerful combinations of equipment and rotors let you select a suitable centrifuge for every task from genetic and proteomic applications to pilot-scale vaccine research. Our industrial centrifuges take over for purification of vaccines on an R&D scale and then for commercial volumes for batch processing.
Thermo Scientific floor model centrifuges offer an unparalleled selection of rotors. Swinging bucket rotors provide flexible, large capacity options for blood processing and bioproduction. High performance fixed angle rotors accommodate samples from 2 mL microtubes to 1 L bottles. Rounding out the selection are rotors for continuous flow and zonal separations. These rotors can perform high-throughput continuous processing for many bioproduction applications such as vaccine purification and concentration.
Rotors for superspeed centrifuges feature the Auto-Lock™ rotor exchange system for fast, secure rotor installation and removal. For biocontainment, many rotors accommodate ClickSeal™ lids to protect the centrifuge, sample, and operator.
Built to last, unique Thermo Scientific™ Fiberlite™ carbon fiber rotors are lightweight for energy efficiency. Fiberlite rotors are the ideal choice for spinning large volumes at higher speeds and can weigh significantly less than traditional metal rotors.
Large capacity centrifuges are excellent solutions for high-throughput blood banking and bioprocessing applications. Choose from three models to fit your application.
Medium throughput processing (8 x 550 mL capacity) and high throughput processing (16 x 500 mL capacity) models accommodate a variety of swinging bucket rotors, so you can use your validated protocols to process a range of products in blood bags or bottles.
In addition, a lower throughput model is available to fit the needs of smaller labs that require lower volume blood processing, microplate processing, and research work. This model accommodates a wide variety of rotors for biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, pharmaceutical, and blood banking applications.
Regardless of which model you choose, you will have capabilities that make these centrifuges reliable and easy to use, including automatic adjustment of run time to account for variations in acceleration to ensure reproducibility of runs, and automatic imbalance detection for stability of runs.
Friendly, functional software
Control panels for our large capacity centrifuges are easy to view and use, with plenty of sophisticated functionality. Blood processing centrifuges, for example, offer the Thermo Scientific™ Centri-Cross™ program, which converts your existing protocols from other Thermo Scientific models for use on our latest large capacity centrifuges. The Thermo Scientifc™ Centri-Touch™ interface keeps basic centrifuge operation extremely simple. Important run conditions are clearly visible to operators. Optional software applications are available for real-time monitoring and control, and for data collection.
Sorvall™ LYNX™ series centrifuges are ideal for labs with evolving needs and multiple users. These superspeed centrifuges are well suited to applications from genomics, molecular biology, nanotechnology, virus research, to drug development. With RCFs to 100,605 x g and capacities to 6 L, the Sorvall LYNX 6000 is a high-performance solution for applications from basic research to downstream bioprocessing. For a variety of subcellular and cellular separations, consider the versatile Sorvall LYNX 4000. A total of 19 rotors, including fixed angle, swinging bucket, and continuous flow, are offered for application flexibility.
The small footprint design of the Sorvall™ WX+ ultracentrifuge series maximizes space in your lab. Speeds of up to 100,000 rpm match your lab’s needs and provide high performance for applications from genomics to proteomics. An open rotor system lets you use most ultraspeed rotors from other major manufacturers for flexibility.
The Sorvall MTX/MX+ micro-ultracentrifuge series, which produces over 1 million x g, features advanced functionality in a compact footprint, with both floor-standing and benchtop configurations. Quiet operation, as low as 45 dB, lets technicians work with minimal distraction. The self-locking rotor system eliminates the need to bolt down the rotor and ensures that it is securely installed.
Lightweight Fiberlite carbon fiber rotors are versatile options for ultracentrifuges. These fatigue-resistant rotors do not need to be derated over time. Rugged titanium rotors come in a variety of angles and sizes to accommodate different tubes. Continuous flow and zonal rotors are also available for high volume downstream processing, including density gradient separations.
High capacity, high performance
Sorvall BIOS series centrifuges support bioprocessing applications such as vaccines, biologics, biofuels, veterinary medicines, recombinant proteins, and raw materials. These centrifuges are packed with capabilities, including Auto-Lid rotor storage, Auto-ID rotor detection, and automatic load imbalance correction. EcoSpin™ windshielded rotors can reduce energy consumption by up to 64% compared with standard swinging bucket rotors.
Models for medium throughput (6 x 1 L capacity) processing and high throughput processing (8 x 2 L for the Sorvall BIOS 16 and 10 x 1 L for the Sorvall BIOS A) are available. They accommodate a variety of swinging bucket and fixed angle rotors, so you can use your validated protocols to process a range of products in tubes, bags or bottles.
The BIOS series adds intelligence to your process. Programming functions are easily accessible through the Centri-Touch interface, with its highly visible, glove-friendly display. These centrifuges have Centri-Track logging software built in to record users, run conditions, and error messages. Optional Centri-Log Plus software is a protocol tracking solution for centrifuge optimization and compliance with standard operating procedures and traceability.
CC40NX bioprocessing centrifuges for industrial applications separate nano-sized particles with sample and data integrity, and no carryover, even at the highest pressures. With the CC40NX, applications are linearly scalable for both continuous flow and batch operations. High capacity is an advantage: up to 7.7 L with continuous flow operation and 8.0 L for batch processing. The 1.6 L capacity CC40SNX model is suitable for research, development, and small-volume production of biopharmaceuticals. Both models have maximum speeds of 40,000 rpm and RCFs to 118,000 x g.
CC40NX series centrifuges run on one 30 A power supply, so there is no need for a separate air turbine compressor and air exhaust system, or an external cooling water loop, which provides location and workflow flexibility. The centrifuges operate quietly at 68 dB at 40,000 rpm. In the event of a power failure, a backup system automatically maintains oil to the motor bearings.
The microcomputer controls of the centrifuge and a digital display of the centrifuge parameters allow the operator to visually monitor the run. Automatic error detection makes unattended operation practical. Self diagnostics with error codes enables easier correction should a problem occur. Onboard CCManager software collects data for QC and compliance.
Rotor buckets, adapters, and lids
Maximize throughput, convenience, and performance with the exact accessories for your rotor and application. Choose from a wide selection of adapter shapes and sizes for both swinging bucket and fixed angle rotors, and buckets for swinging bucket rotors. For biocontainment, ClickSeal™ lids are sized to fit many bucket shapes and fixed angle rotors.
High performance bottles for superspeed centrifuges
Thermo Scientific™ Fiberlite™ bottles are designed for the speeds and RCFs of our superspeed centrifuges and are ideal for bacterial and yeast isolations and viral harvesting. Choose from 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1,000 mL capacities in polypropylene copolymer and polycarbonate materials.
BIOS bottles for bioprocessing
Thermo Scientific™ 2 liter bottles are the ideal solution for harvesting large volumes in our bioprocessing centrifuges. Harvest up to 16 liters in a single run in a swinging bucket rotor with these translucent polypropylene bottles.