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November 4, 2013


 Product Resources

 Top 7 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Centrifuge

  1. See, hear, smell—You see rust and corrosion or damage, it makes noises that cannot be explained/fixed by service, or it has strange smells that cannot be explained.
  2. You make a lot of adjustments to run your application— i.e. there is a more efficient, modern, innovative rotor/tube/adapter to perform your application.
  3. There are no longer rotors to buy (rotors are obsolete).
  4. Your instrument is no longer supported by the supplier’s service department, or you’ve received a letter from the supplier that parts are no longer available.
  5. Service and/or parts replacement purchases are increasing—i.e. more breakdowns as time goes on.
  6. No one can remember when it was purchased.
  7. It is older than you are.

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Centrifuge

  1. What is the maximum g-force the centrifuge can generate?
  2. How does the company’s centrifuge differ from other ones that have the same speed and capacity?
  3. What kind of warranty comes with the centrifuge, what does it cover?
  4. If the company discontinues the product, for how many years do they provide accessories and parts for the centrifuge?
  5. Ask about cost of the purchase—not just the price of the product being installed but the total cost of ownership, which includes price, service expectations, warranty, etc.

To learn more about centrifuges, click here.

 Product of Interest

Benchtop Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods - CleaTech

We offer the following vertical laminar flow hoods. (Class 100 air filtered Clean Benches)

Please use "Click! Price Check" button to see Specifications and detail pricing.

  1. Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods With Air Recirculation
  2. Economic Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods Without Air Recirculation
  3. Portable vertical laminar flow hood
  4. Free-Standing Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods

Visit the CLEATECH website to learn more about their Benchtop Flow Hoods.

COY Anaerobic Monitor – Model 12

The CAM-12 is the only analyzer that offers both O2 (ppm) and H2 (%) monitoring in one unit for the same price as most conventional Oxygen monitors. It provides a constant digital display of both levels in your anaerobic chamber utilizing H2 and palladium catalyst for O2 control. The CAM-12 is a significant upgrade from the previous COY Gas Analyzer, using the same patented technology.

Learn more about the COY Anaerobic Monitor - Model 12 by visiting the COY website.


 Featured Question and Discussions

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Wilson Hardness Rockwell 574
We have a flashing message of E06 - Limits Error for The Wilson Hardness Rockwell 574.  Would you assist us to trouble shoot the problem?

Heraeus Biofuge 15R temperature problems
When you set the temperature to 37 degrees it instead displays 29/28 degrees and it stops there.  I have also a mega fuge centrifuge displays Error 3.  Share your knowledge

Thermo Scientific iCE 3000 Series question
We've been having numerous errors on our ice 3000 and we're wondering if it's suitable in our samples. We are a testing lab for minerals. The DL of the equipment is too low, so that we have to switch to secondary wavelength more often. Are minerals one of the types of samples this AAS can analyze? We are having trouble with the accuracy and precision of our results.  Provide feedback to this member.

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 Company News Hot Off The Press

Ultra Fast Acquisition of Dynamic Thermal Events
FLIR Systems has launched its new X6580sc thermal imaging camera as a solution for researchers and scientists that require ultra-fast frame rate acquisition of extremely dynamic thermal events.  The versatile FLIR X6580sc camera uniquely combines high speed and high resolution with ease of use and ­the flexibility to be configured for just about any scientific or research application.  To learn more about the X6580sc click here.

Porvair Sciences Chromatrap96 HT
The Chromatrap®96 HT is a new high throughput ChIP microplate based on the novel spin-column ChIP technology. It is essentially 96 separate Chromatrap spin-columns in one device designed to enable researchers to perform up to 96 ChIP experiments in parallel. Assays can be performed either by using hand-held multichannel pipette or by using automated liquid handling robots for even higher throughputs.  Read more about the Chromatrap®96 HT.

Unique sample preparation tool for LC-MS
The AC Extraction Plate is a 96-position, deep-well microplate, with the inner surface of each well coated with a highly controlled layer of TICE material. This coating efficiently extracts low molecular weight analytes – such as vitamin D and testosterone – from aqueous solutions, eliminating the need for the laborious and time-consuming filtration, centrifugation and evaporation steps that are often integral to other methods. Click here for more information.

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 Sponsor of the Week

Thank you Thermo Scientific for sponsoring the Centrifuge Category on LabWrench

Think Thermo Scientific for superior analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents. Find better workflow solutions spanning sample preparation, sample analysis, and data interpretation.

From discovering to manufacturing, Thermo Scientific technologies put science on fast forward and help customers produce better, faster results.

Visit the Thermo Scientific website to learn more about their Centrifuge offerings.

 Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

Does the Eppendorf 5810R have a safety fuse or something like that for power switch?
Several days ago, we turned it on, however after a second it went off and never came back. Was the safety fuse burnt out? Where is it? Provide direction.

Rotor Won't spin
I have a Thermo Centra-CL3R and whenever I attempt to use it, I get Err1. The tachometer is getting no reading. By luck, I was turning the rotor and noticed that the tachometer does give a reading if it's being moved by hand. I suspect the issue may be the motor, how should I proceed?  Help this member.

Iris StatSpin Express 3 - Coagulation tubes
Can we use the stat spin 3 for Coag specimens? The recommended G force for Citrate tubes is 5,000 g for 15 min. (as per manufacturer). Share your knowledge.

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