Sorvall Centrifuge Family

Thermo Scientific Sorvall centrifuges and their innovative rotors are available for your processing needs—spanning protein and cell biology to molecular biology and drug discovery to clinical research, and supporting labware from microplates and microtubes to large-capacity bottles. Sorvall products are designed to deliver outstanding performance, spin after spin.

Product selection guides to help you choose your Sorvall solution

Utilize our most popular product selection tools to quickly and easily find your centrifuge and rotor combination.

Discover the Sorvall centrifuge portfolio

Accelerate your micro-volume separations with our compact, safe, and easy-to-use microcentrifuges, offering power and versatility for routine laboratory work as well as high-end applications. Available in two speed options with both refrigerated and ventilated models, including ready-to-use configurations, find the reliability, flexibility and convenience you need to maximize your lab's productivity.

Sorvall Legend MicroCL 17/21 and MicroCL 17R/21R

Thermo Scientific Sorvall Legend MicroCL 17 and MicroCL 17R
  • 17,000–21,100 xg max RCF
  • 13,300–14,800 rpm max speed
  • 7 available rotors for 0.2–5mL tube volumes, PCR tube strips, and capillary tubes

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Thermo Scientific compact and general purpose centrifuges provide exceptional capacity (up to 4 liters) in compact designs with a smart, simple interface. Featuring innovative Thermo Scientific technologies such as Auto‐Lock rotor exchange and ClickSeal biocontainment lids, and the flexibility to adapt to evolving clinical and research applications.

Sorvall™ ST 8 Small Benchtop Centrifuge
  • 4 x 145mL (with TX-150 rotor), 6 x 50mL (with HIGHConic III rotor)
  • Simplified routine operating interface
  • Performance drive
  • Ventilated and refrigerated options
  • 13 available rotors
Sorvall™ ST 16 Centrifuge Series
  • 1.6-liter capacity (4 x 400mL)
  • Simplified routine operating interface
  • Mid-performance drive
  • Ventilated and refrigerated options
  • 12 available rotors
Sorvall™ Legend™ X1 Centrifuge Series
  • 1.6-liter capacity (4 x 400mL)
  • Advanced research operating interface
  • High-performance drive
  • Ventilated and refrigerated options
  • 14 available rotors
Sorvall™ ST 40 Centrifuge Series
  • 4-liter capacity (4 x 1,000mL)
  • Simplified routine operating interface
  • Mid-performance drive
  • Ventilated and refrigerated options
  • 10 available rotors
Sorvall™ Legend™ XT/XF Centrifuge Series
  • 4-liter capacity (4 x 1,000mL)
  • Advanced research operating interface
  • High-performance drive
  • Ventilated and refrigerated options
  • 17 available rotors

Perform high-speed separations in shared lab settings with Thermo Scientific superspeed and ultracentrifuges. Advanced rotor innovations including Thermo Scientific Auto-Lock rotor exchange and lightweight and durable Thermo Scientific Fiberlite carbon fiber rotors shorten run set-up time and increase rotor security.

Sorvall™ LYNX Superspeed Centrifuges
  • Up to 6 L capacity (6 x 1L bottles)
  • 100,605 x g max RCF
  • 19 available rotors with an additional 44 supported adapters for maximum versatility
  • Auto-Lock rotor exchange and Auto-ID instant rotor detection and programming
  • Touchscreen interface supporting up to 120 programs
  • Mobile app connectivity for setup and monitoring via our Centri-Vue application
Sorvall™ WX+ Ultracentrifuges
  • 802,000 x g max RCF
  • Available in 80,000, 90,000, and 100,000 rpm models
  • 38 available rotor choices with support for ultra rotors from other manufacturers as well
  • Small footprint with non-bolt down design, simplifying installation

Sorvall MX+ and MTX 150 Micro-Ultracentrifuges

Sorvall™ MTX 150 Micro-Ultracentrifuges
  • 1,048,000 x g max RCF
  • 150,000 rpm max speed
  • 180 mL capacity
  • 17 available rotors supporting our self locking rotor system

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Improve the productivity and performance of your separation and purification methods with the Sorvall BIOS 16 bioprocessing centrifuge. With an enhanced capacity of up to 16 Liters of sample volume, a compact footprint and innovative features to simplify operations, maximizing productivity and efficiency is simplified.

Sorvall™ BIOS 16 Bioprocessing Centrifuge
  • 16L max capacity (8 x 2,000mL)
  • 8,200 x g max RCF
  • 4 available rotors
  • Touchscreen interface supporting up to 120 programs
  • Mobile app connectivity for setup and monitoring via our Centri-Vue application

Introducing the Sorvall BP 8 and 16 centrifuges designed for flexible, large capacity blood banking. Enhanced ergonomics, glove-friendly touchscreen interface for quick run set-up and standardization, and improved capacity maximizes your lab's productivity.

Sorvall™ BP 8 and 16 Blood Banking Centrifuges
  • 16 x 500mL max blood bag capacity with available configurations supporting 6, 8, 12, or 16 bags
  • 7,295 x g max RCF
  • 5,000 rpm max speed
  • Touchscreen interface supporting up to 120 programs
  • Mobile app connectivity for setup and monitoring via our Centri-Vue application

Sorvall centrifuge applications and techniques

Advance your research with proven cell culture instruments and equipment, including CO₂ incubators, biological safety cabinets, general purpose centrifuges, lab refrigerators and freezers, automated cell counters, and cell imaging systems.

Maximize your upstream and downstream productivity through enhanced harvest and purification techniques. Our centrifuges for bioprocessing are designed for high quality with run-to-run reproducibility and traceability for all your bioseparation needs, ranging from R&D scale to large-scale production.

Designed for solid reliability and quiet operation, our comprehensive range of clinical solutions (certified for in vitro diagnostic use) fit in your lab with their compact footprints with throughput from 1.5mL to 50mL sample tubes, microplates and 10mL syringes.