Avanti J-26S centrifuge offers environmental and safety benefits

Published: 21-Aug-2012

New 1-litre bottles provide sample security

The redesigned Avanti J-26S centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences combines environmental benefits with increased BioSafety features. Coupling the J-26S with new 1-litre polypropylene bottles furthers sample security and extends the range of biopharmaceutical and research applications, the Swiss firm says.

The centrifuge provides high speed, low heat output, imbalance tolerance and low noise, and a range of expanding separations capabilities. Ergonomic design, featuring lower instrument height and hands-free door operation, remains unchanged.

New 1-litre polypropylene bottles furthers sample security

New 1-litre polypropylene bottles furthers sample security

Dual-system rotor recognition automatically detects which rotor is installed and prevents it from being run above its maximum rated speed, and does so without shutting down the run. The rotor library includes fixed-angle, swinging bucket, elutriation, continuous flow and zonal rotors that offer speeds up to 26,000rpm and rcf up to 81,800 (x g).

The J-26S can process up to six litres of fermenter output, deliver a sub-cellular fraction, run 24 microplates at a time, and separate live-cell populations with centrifugal elutriation.

BioCertified rotors, instruments and labware reduce microbiological aerosols, while sterilising grade filters capture harmful aerosols that might be expelled into the lab environment.

Made of resin that incorporates 18% post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles, each centrifuge keeps approximately 7.5lb of post-consumer materials from entering landfill. The resin offers impact, scratch and chemical resistance. Non-CFC, non-ozone depleting refrigerant extends the environmental benefits.

Thick walls made of strong resin enable the 1-litre polypropylene bottles to be used in runs at speeds up to 16,800 x g and temperatures up to 40°C.

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