Heraeus Megafuge 1.0
Megafuge® 1.0 and 1.0 R can handle up to 48 blood collection tubes or 12 conical tissue culture tubes (50 ml).
All Megafuges® are driven by a frequency-controlled induction motor. This ensures extremely quick braking and acceleration and a long service life. The drive requires virtually no maintenance – there are no carbon brushes to be replaced, and dust build-up is low.
In designing the Megafuge®, our engineers used an innovative material for the base of the centrifuge housing. This material, called
“Centricast”, guarantees extremely smooth and quiet operation.
The cooling system of the Megafuge® 1.0 R uses the environmentally friendly CFC-free refrigerant R 134a.
Thanks to the MEGACONTROL II microprocessor controller, the Megafuge® is extremely easy-to-use and permits results to be reproduced with a high degree of accuracy. The conveniently arranged control buttons and easy-to-read digital displays ensure simple operation and prevent errors.
With the push of a button, the centrifuge displays the current RCF value. The RCF value can also be preset.
A quick-run function has been included for short spins. When working with highly sensitive samples, the soft-brake function ensures gentle processing. The cut-off time for braking can be preset as well.
Every Megafuge® is specially designed with the rotor chamber inside a protective housing, and is equipped with an automatic lid lock and lid interlock. Of course, it also meets all international safety standards.
Easy to Service
The Megafuge® is designed for day-to-day laboratory use. The drive requires virtually no maintenance.
The centrifuges are equipped with a digital self diagnosis system for constant status monitoring. If a fault is detected, a signal immediately appears.
Highly Versatile Swinging Bucket Rotor
Thanks to an exceptionally large range of accessories, Megafuge® can be used for a wide range of applications. The 4-place swinging bucket rotor can be used with various carrier systems: round buckets with aerosol tight caps, carriers for microplates and two rectangular buckets.
Biosafe Round Buckets
Aerosol-tight buckets and a variety of adapters are available for the high-volume swinging bucket rotor. The round buckets, tested using the Porton Down Test1), offer a maximum capacity of 400 ml. All aerosol tight buckets are equipped with a transparent lid. The operator will therefore immediately notice if a tube has broken.
The 4-place sealed rotor safely contains aerosols, guaranteeing maximum operational safety. This means that infectious matter can neither enter the centrifuge nor escape into the environment. A broken tube can be detected immediately through the clear polycarbonate lid. In this situation, the entire rotor can be autoclaved while still closed.
Kendro offers the flexible Centri-Lab® system in various sizes and with uniform color coding. This system can be used with all round and rectangular buckets. These racks distinguish themselves through high mechanical and chemical resistance, and can also be autoclaved. Special adapters are available for centrifuging large tubes in round buckets.
High-Speed Microliter Centrifugation
The refrigerated Megafuge® can be equipped with an aerosol-tight 18-place 1.5/2.0 ml microliter rotor (15,000 rpm max.). The rotor is supplied complete with 3 adapter sets for safe centrifugation of all standard microliter tubes with volumes from 0.2 to 2.0 ml.
If you plan to use the microliter rotor on a regular basis, you may wish to consider our reasonably priced Biofuge® fresco and Biofuge® pico microliter centrifuges.
Safety trolleys for the Megafuge® are available in two heights. As a result, it is possible to use them as underbench models or as mobile tabletop centrifuges. Both trolleys provide additional storage space.
Cyto accessories, used for centrifuging samples on microscopic slides, are compatible with all Megafuges®. They can be used with both the sealed rotor and rectangular buckets 75002252 and 75008030.Learn About Our Rankin Refurbishment Process