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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. These sealed cups have been tested and approved for use by CAMR, Porton Down, England.

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 x g
Time Display Range 0–30 mins
Time Accuracy ±1 min
Dimensions
Height 336mm
Width 436mm
Depth 487mm
Weight 36kg

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. Max. Length Max. g
34159–3021 1 x 100ml Brown 4 x 100ml 39.5mm 113mm 2,200
34159–3017 1 x 50ml Yellow 4 x 50ml 29.0mm 113mm 2,200
34159–3040 7 x 15ml Green 28 x 15ml 17.0mm 110mm 2,200
34159–3036 4 x 10ml Grey 16 x 10ml 16.5mm 105mm 2,180
34159–3055 9 x 13mm Orange 36 x 13mm 13.0mm 110mm 2,187
34159–306A 12 x 12mm Blue 48 x 12mm 12.0mm 110mm 2,200
34159–308 7 x 17mm Black 28 x 17mm 17.0mm 107mm 2,165
43551–103A* 4 x 200ml 57.7mm 120mm 2,200
34159–309 1 x 50ml Falcon Beige 4 x 50ml 29.0mm 120mm 2,200
34159–310 3 x 15ml Falcon Maroon 12 x 15ml 17.0mm 120mm 2,200
 
Adaptors for use with 100ml metal Buckets (34411-912) and the 4 x 100ml Swing–Out Rotor (34121-607) with 100ml Trunnion (31434-611) and optional Sealing Cap (43561-607)
Cat. No. Adaptor Colour No. Tubes Max. Dia. Max. Length Max. g
4 41mm 118mm 2,361
43155–145 1 x 50ml Red 4 29mm 120mm 2,316
43155–146 1/2 x 15ml Green 4/8* 17mm 120mm 2,361
43155–147 1 x 1oz Yellow 4 30mm 117mm 2,361
43155–148 2 x 16.5mm Grey 8 16.5mm 105mm 1,977
43155–149 5 x 12mm Blue 20 12mm 113mm 2,158
43155–154 1 x 50ml Falcon Beige 4 29mm 120mm 2,316
43155–155 1 x 15ml Falcon Maroon 4 17mm 120mm 2,361
* capacity for capped tubes is 4 , for uncapped tubes capacity is 8
Angle Rotors
(see price list for details of cushions and Adaptors)
Cat. No. Capacity Bucket Max. Speed Max. g
34117–603 8 x 50ml 43156–602 4,600 rpm 3,120
34117–604 12 x 15ml 34411–904 4,660 rpm 3,000
 
Microtitration Plate Rotor (43121–116) Max. Speed 2,600 rpm
MID TRAY CORNER TRAY  
Radius RCF 'g' Radius RCF 'g' No. Plates
113mm 854 130mm 982 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… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
43124–1263 Swing–Out Rotor 4–Place (x1) 1
43551–1215 Buckets, Polycarbonate, 200ml (x4) 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… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
34117–6034 Angle Rotor, 8 x 50ml 1
43156–602 Buckets, 50ml, Matched (x4) 2
 
Centaur 2 with 12 x 15ml Angle Rotor (unsealed)
Cat. No. Description Quantity
MSB020… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
34117–6049 Angle Rotor, 12 Place (x1) 1
43156–601 Buckets, Stainless Steel, 15ml (x4) 3
 
Centaur 2 benchtop centrifuge with Microtitration Plate Rotor
Cat. No. Description Quantity
MSB020… Order centrifuge to suit local voltage (see above) 1
43121–116 Microtitre Plate Rotor (x1) 1
Centaur 2 centrifuge