Sorvall RC-5B Superspeed Centrifuge

Sorvall RC-5B Superspeed Centrifuge

  • High-speed, refrigerated floor model
  • Universal direct drive motor system
  • Reduced noise and maintenance
  • Consider the more energy efficient Beckman J2 Series
  • Wide rotor range in stock at GMI
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The Sorvall RC-5B centrifuge is a high-speed, refrigerated floor model. Built to deliver streamlined operation and superior performance, the reliable RC-5B system can be employed for tough laboratory and clinical applications.

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Equipped with a universal drive motor, the Sorvall centrifuge offers quiet operation. With automatic programmed acceleration and braking features, the motor armature of the drive system is balanced to give minimum vibration over a full range of speeds. This feature extends the life of the bearings and brushes, and reduces maintenance.

Capable of operating at speeds of 21,000 rpm, the Sorvall RC-5B system is dependable and fast, even during intensive processes. The user-friendly controls also make set-up simple for inexperienced users, speeding up parameter setting and reducing errors. The user can set the speed, time, and temperature in any order, and change them at any time during a run.

Other features of the Sorvall RC-5B centrifuge include a rotor, angular velocity and time/min knob, automatic programmed acceleration, a simple on/off switch, and a wide rotor range – from fixed angle, swinging bucket, vertical, microtube, zonal to continuous flow types.

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Sorvall RC-5B Superspeed Centrifuge Specifications

Maximum Speed21000 rpm
Speed Range500 to 21000 rpm
Speed Control Accuracy+/- 1 percent or 100 rpm- whichever is greater
Maximum RCF51070 x g
Measurement Channels4
Accel/Decel Rates1 acceleration, 2 deceleration
Temperature Control Range-20°C to +40°C
Chamber16” diameter
Dimensions (H x W x D)45 in. x 30 in. x 39 in.
Weight680 lbs
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