Benchmark Scientific Plate Fuge C2000 for Microplates and Microtubes
Benchmark Scientific’s PlateFuge C2000 is the first “mini” sized centrifuge with a swing-out rotor for microplates.
Centrifuging plates before PCR ensures all reactants are at the bottom of the wells for proper concentrations and improved yields.
In spite of its remarkably small footprint (9×10 inches), the Benchmark Scientific PlateFuge C2000 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 degree angle. This allows the 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 over 600x g, 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 smooth stop in about seven seconds. Plates can then be easily removed from the rotor.
An optional deep well adapter can be purchased to accommodate plates as tall as 25mm. Look to the right of the page to select this option.