Benchmark's PlateFuge™ is the first "mini" sized centrifuge with a swing out rotor for microplates. Centrifuging plates before PCR ensures all reactants are in the bottom of the wells for proper concentrations and improved yields.
In spite of its remarkably small footprint (9" x10"), the PlateFuge™ includes a uniquely designed, swing out rotor (patent pending) capable of securing 2 microplates. The easily accessible rotor chamber includes two plate carriers that rest at a 75° angle. This allows plates to be inserted confidently without sealing tapes or caps. Upon closing the lid of the centrifuge, the rotor accelerates and the centrifugal force "swings" the plates into a horizontal position. Any droplets on the walls of the plate quickly concentrate into the well bottoms.
With a g-force of 600 xg, most samples can be spun down in less than 20 seconds. To end a run, simply open the lid and the automatic, electric brake brings the rotor to a quick, smooth stop in just 4 seconds. Plates can then be easily removed from the rotor. Technical Data:
Speed: 2,550 rpm / 600 xg
Capacity: 2 x PCR Plates*, 2 x Microtiter Plates, 24 x 0.2ml PCR Strips (*When stacking skirted PCR plates, max. capacity is 4 plates)
Deceleration: 4 sec.
Dimensions: 9.2" W x 10.2" D x 7.75" H
Weight: 9 lbs.
Electrical: 115V, 60Hz
Warranty: 2 Years
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How sensitive is the rotor to imbalance? How should I balance the plates? I often don't have 2 plates with the same number of wells filled. Would it stop spinning if it detects the imbalance? Does it have an imbalance sensor?
The C2000 Platefuge does not have an imbalance sensor. We recommend balancing your spin with another plate with the same amount of volume as the "sample" plate. Otherwise, you will be experiencing some heavy vibrations and shaking. If you can make a "balance" plate filled with distilled water in the wells, this may help. In addition, the centrifuge will not automatically stop once it starts...