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September 15, 2014

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Product Focus: Centrifuges

Today’s centrifuges are more sophisticated than ever. Consequently, customers can find platforms that fit right into today’s wide range of centrifuge applications. In fact, Nick Horsley, general manager at Hettich Instruments in Beverly, Massachusetts, says, “Centrifuge accessories have become very important.” Those accessories can help a lab select a system that can multitask.

Many centrifuge customers want the capability of processing more samples in less space. Peter Will, centrifuge product manager at Labnet International—a part of Corning Life Sciences located in Edison, New Jersey—explains: “Customers are asking us to keep the footprint of centrifuges small but increase the capacity, by redesigning rotors to accommodate more tubes.” In many cases, that spawns advances in benchtop devices. “Many people want the capacity of a floor-model unit of the past but in a benchtop style,” says Will.

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Product of Interest

Hettich MIKRO 185

The MIKRO 185, Hettich’s new, high-performance research centrifuge, offers versatile solutions and improved safety features within a compact, elegant frame. To meet the diverse requirements of research laboratories, the MIKRO 185 features rotors that support a variety of tube sizes and capacities. With the MIKRO 185, users have the option of 12-place, 18-place, and 24-place angle rotors that fit both pediatric tubes and standard microliter tubes. Additionally, an 18-place rotor that conveniently supports spin columns is also available. All rotors have the option of bio-containment lids.

Read more about the MIKRO 185 on the Hettich website.


UVP iBox® Explorer ™ 2

Now researchers can take detection of fluorescent markers in small animals to a new level with the iBox Explorer 2 Imaging Microscope! The iBox Explorer 2 is unique in its ability to view macro to micro in the whole animal to individual cell, subcutaneously and within the body cavity of mice. The upright optics provide an ultra long working distance and high numerical aperture (NA) for detailed fluorescent in vivo imaging.   


Visit the UVP website the learn more about the CORIO Series of Chillers

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Stuck rotor
I have a J2-M1 centrifuge and after spinning, I cannot remove my rotor (JA10). I have tried removing when still cold and at room temp. Any tips on how to remove a stuck rotor?  Advise this member.

Thermo legend Micro 21R latch does not operate
Latch does not open and gives E-24 error. Have 2 of these units with the same problem. Is it likely just the latch assembly or might there be another component needed. The latch assembly is expensive Advise this member.

Sorvall TechnospinR error codes
I have a Sorvall TechnospinR benchtop model that has stopped working. On switching on the error code 02 appears in the display. Any help with this info? Advise this member.

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Hamilton Scientific Introduces Panorama…a Configurable Laboratory Casework Platform
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Thermo Micromax RF Problems
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D11 Drive error after power outage
I am getting a D11 Drive Error on an Avanti J30I centrifuge. There was a recent power outage before this error was observed. Does anyone know of a repair code to enter to clear this error. If relavent, is there a pre-code that must be entered? Advise this member.

Eclipse 80i
There are dark spots in field when i use filters, in bright field no problem, I checked all filters and lenses every thing is fine please help. Advise this member.

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