One of a Kind Plate Centrifuge.
- Quickly spins down droplets in PCR plates
- Unique rotor design prevents sample spillage
- 50% smaller than traditional centrifuges
- Accepts all popular PCR plates (skirted, semi and non) and most microtiter plates
Benchmark's PlateFugeTM is the first "mini" sized centrifuge with a swing out rotor for microplates. Centrifuging plates before PCR ensures all reactants are in the bottom of the wells for proper concentrations and improved yields. In spite of its remarkably small footprint (9 x 10"), the PlateFugeTM 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° angle. This allows 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 600 xg, most samples can be spun down in less than 20 seconds. To end a run, simply open the lid and the automatic, electric break brings the rotor to a quick, smooth stop in about 4 seconds. Plates can then be easily removed from the rotor.