- Quickly spins down droplets in PCR plates
- Unique swing-out rotor design prevents spillage(patented)
- Half the size of traditional centrifuges
Accepts all popular types of PCR plates
(skirted, semi, and non) and most microtiter plates
|C2000*||PlateFuge Microplate Centrifuge with rotor and plate carriers|
|C2000-A02||Tube adapter, holds 96 x 0.2ml or 8 and 12 position PCR strips, 2/pk|
|C2000-DWMP||Optional rotor with carriers for deep well plates up to 35mm tall (speed: 1,500 rpm)|
|* Includes US Plug. For EU plug, please add (-E).|
|Speed||2,550 rpm/ 600 xg|
|Capacity||2 x 2PCR Plates
2 x microtiter plates
(up to 25mm)
24 x 0.2ml PCR strips
(W x D x H)
|9.2 x 10.2 x 7.75 in.
(23 x 26 x 19.7 cm)
|Weight||9 lbs/ 4.1 kg|
|Electrical||115V or 230V, 50-60 Hz, 250W|
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 (9×10 in.), 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.