The core competence of Herolab is based in Centrifuges with the necessary accessories and its ability to meet the needs of any application – from the small table top centrifuge to the high speed floor model with a capacity of up to 6 liters. Herolab attained to the illustrious circle of high speed centrifuges manufacturer and is well-known to customers all over the world. Different rotors and accessories provide unlimited versatility. More than 250 different tubes and bottles for high-speed and ultra centrifugation leave nothing to be desired.
Rotors are classified by their geometry – we distinguish fixed angle, swing-out and vertical rotors. The limiting factors are given by the maximum speed they can withstand, by the nature of the sample and the desired separation method.
All Herolab rotors are made of high-strength aluminum alloy and are therefore very heavy, especially the types with large volume. For frequent changes we recommend carbon fiber rotors which are sometimes only half as heavy but also more expensive.
Speed and g-Force
The maximum speed and g-force numbers are the limits that the rotors are designed for. The real speed and g-force depends on the power of the centrifuge type.
Both rotor types have eight pockets at a vertical angle of 0° and a specially designed lid which counteracts the hydraulic pressure in the tubes by increasing downward pressure the faster the rotor turns.
All Herolab High-Speed Centrifuges have a non-contact rotor recognition system (Herolab APRI™- System).
The microprocessor checks if the preset values for speed or g-force fits to the recognized respectively selected rotor. After starting, during the start-up phase, the computer checks the identity of the rotor. Input errors are impossible.
This means that the highest reliability and safety is guaranteed in Herolab centrifuges.