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Centaur 2

The Centaur 2 is a rugged, simple yet versatile non-refrigerated benchtop centrifuge. It can take a wide range of accessories and is ideally suited for use in clinical, educational and industrial environments.  The Centaur 2 has existed in various different formats for over 25 years and so has a proven track record.

Easy to use

Speed setting and reading with the Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge could not be easier. Simply set the timer, adjust the speed and that’s all there is to it. Once the speed has been set, it can been left in the same position for repeated runs. A wide removable bowl facilitates both easy access and cleaning.

Accessories

There is a wide range of accessories available to run on the Centaur 2. They include 2 swing–out rotors and 2 fixed angle rotors with a wide range of buckets and adaptors to take virtually all tubes from leading manufacturers. In addition, there is a microtitre rotor to encompass the increasing amount of work involving the use of microplates.

 

Centaur 2 swing-out rotor and accessories

Swing-out rotor and accessories

 

Angle rotors alongside the microtitre rotor

Angle rotors alongside the microtitre rotor

 

Biohazard containment

The Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge features the popular 200ml slotted sealed cups which are designed for the safe containment of potentially hazardous samples such as blood and other body fluids.

Safety Features

In common with all other MSE centrifuges, the commitment to safety has been paramount. The Centaur 2 comes with a 5mm thick steel guard ring, a four point burst proof lid fixing, a lid interlock which prevents access to the moving rotor and an out of balance detector which will bring the rotor to rest in the event of a gross imbalance being detected.

Specifications

Specifications
Max. Tube Size 200ml
Max. Capacity 800ml
Max. Speed 4,600 rpm
Max. RCF 3,120 xg
Time Display Range 0–30 mins
Time Accuracy ±1 min
Dimensions
Height 336mm
Width 436mm
Depth 487mm
Weight 36 kg

Adaptors

Adaptors for use with 200ml Sealed Cups
For use with 4 x 200ml sealed cups (43551-1215) and Swing–Out Rotor (43124-126) Max speed 3,600 rpm
Cat. No. Adaptor Colour No. Tubes

Max. Dia.

(With Cap)

Max. Length

(With Cap)

Min. Length

(Without Cap)

Max. RCF

34159–3021 1 x 100ml Brown 4 x 100ml 39mm 118mm 85mm 2,200 xg
34159–3017 1 x 50ml (Universal Tube) Yellow 4 x 50ml 29mm 118mm 85mm 2,200 xg
34159–3040 7 x 15ml Green 28 x 15ml 17mm 115mm 74mm 2,200 xg
34159–3036 4 x 10ml Grey 16 x 10ml 16mm 115mm 42mm 2,180 xg
34159–3055 9 x 7ml Orange 36 x 7ml 13mm 115mm 57.5mm 2,187 xg
34159-3055A 9 x 7ml (Large Caps) White 36 x 7ml 12.7mm 115mm 57.5mm 2,187 xg
34159–306A 12 x 5ml Blue 48 x 12mm 12mm 118mm 48mm 2,200 xg
34159–308 7 x 15 ml (Flat Bottom Tube) Black 28 x 17mm 17mm 115mm 72mm 2,165 xg
34159-307 1 x 30ml (Universal Tube) White 4 x 30ml 26mm 100mm 66mm 2,200 xg
34159–309 1 x 50ml (Falcon Tube) Beige 4 x 50ml 29mm 118mm 101mm 2,200 xg
34159–310 3 x 15ml (Falcon Tube) Maroon 12 x 15ml 18mm 115mm 91mm 2,200 xg
Angle Rotors
(see price list for details of cushions and Adaptors)
Cat. No. Capacity Bucket Max. Speed Max. RCF
34117–6034 8 x 50ml 43156–6028 4,600 rpm 3,120 xg
34117–6049 12 x 15ml 43156-60112 4,660 rpm 3,000 xg
 
Microtitration Plate Rotor (43121–116) Max. Speed 2,600 rpm
MID TRAY CORNER TRAY  
Radius RCF Radius RCF No. Plates
113mm 854 xg 130mm 982 xg 2 per carrier

Ordering Information

Model Description
MSB020.CX1.5 Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge (240V, 50Hz)
MSE020.CX1.1 Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge (120V, 60Hz)

Popular Systems

Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge with 4 x 200ml Swing–Out Rotor (unsealed)
Cat. No. Description Quantity
MSB020.CX1… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
43124–1263 Swing–Out Rotor 4–Place 1
43551–1215 Buckets, Polycarbonate, 200ml (sold in sets of 4) 1
Adaptors Choose the relevant adaptors from above to suit your tubes (sold in sets of 4) 1
 
Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge with 8 x 50ml Angle Rotor (unsealed)
Cat. No. Description Quantity
MSB020.CX1… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
34117–6034 Angle Rotor, 8 x 50ml 1
43156–6028 Buckets, 50ml, Matched (sold in sets of 8) 1
34141-11518 Cushion for Universal 30ml in 50ml bucket (sold in sets of 8) 1
 
Centaur 2 with 12 x 15ml Angle Rotor (unsealed)
Cat. No. Description Quantity
MSB020.CX1… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
34117–6049 Angle Rotor, 12 x 15ml blood tube 1
43156–60112 Buckets, Stainless Steel, 15ml (sold in sets of 12) 1
4142-1019 Cushions for 15ml buckets (sold in sets of 12) 1
 
Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge with Microtitration Plate Rotor
Cat. No. Description Quantity
MSB020.CX1… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
43121–116 Microtitre Plate Rotor 1
Centaur 2 centrifuge