Thermo Scientifc Sorvall WX80 Ultracentrifuge

Thermo Scientifc Sorvall WX80 Ultracentrifuge

  • 80,000 rpm model in the WX Series
  • Highly productive ultracentrifuge
  • Delivers the processing power to meet your high-throughput processing needs.
  • Optimal RCFs in the shortest possible time
  • Flexible enough to handle many research applications

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Thermo Scientific Sorvall WX80 Ultracentrifuge

The Sorvall WX80 ultracentrifuge is a next-generation instruments designed to change your expectation of ultracentrifuges. Combining outstanding speed with exceptional safety and ergonomics, the Sorvall WX80 Ultracentrifuge provides a new level of convenience and ease-of-use.

This fast 80,000 rpm, highly productive ultracentrifuge is also are available in 80,000, 100,000 models (see Sorvall WX90 and Sorvall WX100) offering RCF of up to 802,000 g. The Sorvall WX80 ultracentrifuge series delivers the processing power to meet your high-throughput processing needs. Samples will experience optimal RCFs in the shortest possible time. This saves you time ad valuable research hours.

The Sorvall WX series ultracentrifuges are small, quiet and energy-efficient. They have a compact footprint and product low a noise level (Sorvall WX Ultracentrifuge Series sets the standard for operator comfort and space efficiency. The energy-saving design reduces power consumption by up to 15% compared with other ultracentrifuges.

The Sorvall WX series ultracentrifuge range have application flexibility and a versatile rotor portfolio:

  • Thermo Scientific Fiberlite carbon fiber rotors for proteomics, nucleic acid preparation, viral work and cell clarification
  • High performance swinging buckets, fixed angle, vertical and zonal rotors
  • Continuous-flow rotor for biotechnology and pharmaceutical scale-up processes

The Sorvall WX series ultracentrifuge is ideally suite for the following research applications:

Cellular Biology: Cell Lysate Clarification, Subcellular Organelle/Plasma Membrane Isolations.
Genomics/Molecular Biology: Genomic DNA/Plasmid DNA/RNA Isolation/Purification, Plasmid DNA/RNA Gradient (CsCl) Preps
Proteomics: Protein Purification, Lipoprotein Processing/Chylomicron Removal
Microbiology: Bacteria, Yeast/Virus Pelleting, Virus Gradient Isolation/Separation
Biochemistry: Structure and Function of Cellular Components Studies
Pharmaceutical Studies/ Quality Assurance: Drug Discovery Metabolism Studies
Nanotechnology: Nanoparticle Separations
Food Processing: Quality Assurance


Thermo Scientifc Sorvall WX80 Ultracentrifuge Specifications

Maximum Speed80,000 rpm
Maximum RCF602,000 g
Maximum Capacity6x 250 mL
DriveImbalance tolerant direct drive: Eye balance within 5 mm
Accel/ decel Profile10/100
Speed Range1,000 rpm to maximum speed in 100 rpm increments
Speed Control Accuracy± 10 rpm
Temperature Set Range0 to +40°C
Temperature Accuracy±0.5°C
Ambient Temperature Range10 to +40°C
Temperature Control SystemSolid-state thermo electric refrigeration (CFC-free)
Vacuum SystemOil rotary vacuum pump with moisture removal function and oil diffusion pump; vacuum of 0.13 Pa
Dimensions1000 x 790 x 690 mm (39.4 x 31.1 x 27.2 in)
850 mm (33.4 in) height to top of deck
Weight400 kg (881.8 lb)
Programmability20 Programs; Step-Run
Heat Output
Operational Noise53 dBA, measured 1 m in front of instrument
FunctionsAutomatic RCF; ωdt2 Integrator Real Time Controlled Access; Rotor Life Management
Electrical208/220/230/240 V (50/60 Hz), 16/20 A, single phase
CertificationsCE and cCSAus certified
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