The medium capacity Allegra X-30 Series Benchtop Centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Inc was introduced at the 2011 AACC/ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo. The compact, 18-inch-wide instrument is now available individually or packaged with the appropriate rotors and labware to provide high-level performance in a range of applications.
Beckman Coulter offers the new benchtop centrifuge with its newest swinging-bucket rotor and 15 mL and 50 mL conical tube adapters to comprise a cell culture application package. Blood sample processing and microplate application packages also provide everything needed—centrifuge, rotor, and adapters. Centrifuge packages are given a single part number.
Fixed-angle and microplate rotors performance specifications include: 18,000 rpm and 30,000 x g for the fixed-angle rotor, and 4,700 rpm and 2,721 x g for the microplate rotor. The swinging-bucket rotor’s maximum speed is 4,700 rpm, with rcf of 4,255 x g. In total, the Allegra X-30 accepts 13 different rotors and a range of labware to accommodate a variety of samples and run conditions.
A refrigerated version of the centrifuge, the X-30R, can be cooled from room temperature down to 4ºC in less than 10 minutes.
Source: Beckman Coulter Inc