Beckman Coulter - Optima™ TLX

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Optima™ TLX Personal Benchtop Ultracentrifuge

The Optima TLX features maximum performance capabilities of 657,000 x g and sample volumes ranging from 0.2 mL to 5.1 mL per tube. System features include imbalance-tolerant, direct vacuum-encased, air-cooled drives with 5-year warranties; rotor imbalance detection; moisture-purging vacuum pump; fixed angle rotors with a fluid-containment annulus; chlorofluorocarbon-free, solid-state temperature control systems; automatic rotor identification; user diagnostics; programmability with up to five step changes; ten selectable acceleration/deceleration rates; and microprocessor control. Rotors are sold separately and are fully warranted for five years.
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Features of Optima™ TLX
  • Reduced separation time  
  • Improved resolution  
  • Greater volume  
  • Improves work flow and productivity  
  • Reduces time spent transporting samples  
  • Occupies less space
General Specifications
Maximum RCF657000 xg
Noise Level60 dB 3 ft (1 m) away
OrientationBenchtop
RefrigeratedYes CFC-Free
Depth 23 in
Height21 in
Width 29 in
Weight178 lbs
Additional Specifications

Speed control: ± 50 rpm of set speed  
Sample imbalance tolerance: Up to 10% of volume in opposite tubes  
Drive cooling: Air-cooled*  
Ambient operating range: 15°C to 35°C  
User-settable programs: 10 user programs; all user programs have up to five steps  
Acceleration/Deceleration rates: 10 Accel/11 Decel  
Moisture-purging vacuum system: Yes  
Heat output: 0.6 kW/hr (1,750 BTU/hr)  
Remote control via RS-232: Optional  
HEPA filter: Optional

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