Laboratory Centrifuges

Laboratory Centrifuges are primiarly used for testing liquids and substances such as blood in medical and clinical trials. The process, otherwise known as centrifugation, involves the use of centrifugal forces to separate the liquids and mixtures. Centifugation is commonly used in medical science, laboratory testing and biomedical research. The process works by creating centrifugal force, within a Laboratory Centrifuge, through spinning the samples around a gravitational focus/axis, thus causing force within the mixture, otherwise known as G-force. More dense components within the mixture therefore move away from the axis point, towards the end of the test tube, whilst the less dense components move towards the axis point, causing separation.

By increasing the speed of the rotational mass the separation process time can be increased or decreased depending on the requirements of the experiment. The speed of the rotational mass is measured in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) The more dense material deposited at the bottom is also known as the precipitate. The remaining mixture is called the supernate and can be extracted using a pipette or decanted without disturbing the precipate.

Once separated the mixtures can be analysed and tested for medical research or application as neccessary. Centrifugation can be achieved through the use of centriuges or more importantly Benchtop Centrifuges. Benchtops provide an easy to access, small and versatile centrifuge solution that can be used in any laboratory.

Capricorn Labs supply specialist laboratory equipment and solutions to laboratories and medical research facilities throughout the UK. Capricorn can provide Laboratory Centrifuges, laboratory refrigerators and other specialist laboratory equipment.

Capricorn Laboratories currently supply two types of Benchtop Centrifuges:
CEP Series Laboratory Centrifuge

The CEP series Laboratory Centrifuge is a compact and easy to use unit that has been developed for high performance and ultra quality controls for exceptional medical testing results and analysis. Capricorn Labs are one of the leading suppliers of benchtop centrifuges to the medical and research industries. Follow the link for further information about our CEP series benchtop centrifuges.

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Centrifuge Rotors

Our CEP series Laboratory Centrifuges use rotors to hold the testubes within the centrifuge. Our rotors are high quality design and construction and are built to work perfectly with the CEP series. Curerntly we have two types of rotor: Polypropylene Rotors and flexicool rotors.

Capricorn provides a range of centrifuge rotors for our benchtop centrifuges, specific to a wide variety of different clinical trials and tests.
Mikro 220 R Laboratory Centrifuge

Capricorns Mikro 220 R is the ultimate solution for refrigerated centrifugation in the medical testing industry. The bench top Laboratory Centrifuge for refrigerated centrifugation provides a lightweight portable solution for testing mixtures that need to be kept cool or experiments that operate at specific temperatures such as blood sampling. The Mikro 220 R can be supplied with two different rotor applications, swing out or fixed angle rotors. Click here for more information.


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