Sorvall RC-5C Superspeed Centrifuge

Sorvall RC-5C Superspeed Centrifuge

  • Microprocessor-controlled system
  • Automatic temperature calculations
  • Advanced LED display
  • RCF Mode for G-Force calculations
  • Omega squared dt calculation
  • GMI sells BRAND NEW Superspeed Centrifuges

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The Sorvall RC-5C Superspeed Centrifuge offers a unique combination of advanced features that enhance centrifugation performance. The Sorvall centrifuge is engineered to provide excellent precision and remarkable versatility while maintaining simple centrifuge operation. With its ability to operate on maximum rotor speed without the use of a vacuum system, the RC-5C can achieve 21,000 rpm with centrifugation forces of up to 51,427 x g. The total capacity of this high performance centrifuge is 4 liters.

Featuring a microprocessor-controlled system, the Sorvall RC-5C centrifuge guarantees remarkably fast and reliable separations. Temperature calculations are done automatically, and operating parameters are shown by an advanced LED display. The RC-5C is also equipped with an RCF Mode feature for G-Force calculations, and omega squared dt calculation for run to run reproducibility.

Other features of the Sorvall RC-5C Superspeed Centrifuge include an auto rate control setting for density gradient work, an interlock door to prevent centrifuge door from opening during acceleration, and user-adjustable speed, time, and temperature settings.

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Sorvall RC-5C Superspeed Centrifuge Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)45” x 30” x 33”
Weight680 lbs.
Max Speed21,000 rpm
Max Volume4 Liters/td>
Electrical Requirement30Amps, 220Volts
Digital timer0 to 99hr, 59min
Time HoldDisplays remaining time
Temperature Set Range-20C to 40C
Temperature Control Range2C to 40C
Braking SystemDynamic Electric Brake
Speed Control Accuracy±100 RPM or 1% whichever is greater
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