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Blue Force 1L

Introducing a new generation of centrifuges. The Blue Force 1L is a brand new centrifuge from MSE designed for routine laboratory use with a wide range of accessories available.

The Blue Force 1L is the successor to the hugely popular Mistral 2000, Harrier 15/80 and Harrier Plus centrifuges. All Harrier accessories including rotors, buckets and adaptors are fully compatible with the Blue Force 1L.

The Blue Force 1L centrifuge represents excellent value for money in terms of performance, ease of use, safety and reliability.

Touch Screen Technology

The Blue Force 1L has an easy-to-use resistive touch screen interface which can be used with or without surgical gloves. The full colour touch screen can incorporate pre-loaded video tutorials and an operator's manual.

Cutting Edge Electronics

The Blue Force 1L uses the latest Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) technology developed on conjunction with the leading electronics manufacturer OMRON.

Spin More Tubes

Spin up to 48 VacutainerTM tubes per run in a swing out rotor. The Blue Force 1L is capable of spinning a multitude of other containers including Falcon tubes and polypropylene bottles.

  • Intelligent Microprocessor Control
  • Programmable Logic Controller
  • Inverter Controlled Brushless Motor
  • Automatic Rotor Identification System
  • Set And Run In RCF Or RPM
  • Key Lock Facility
  • Instant RCF Reading
  • Last Run Memory
  • 90mm Full Colour Touch Screen
  • Overspeed Protection System
  • Full Lid Interlock
  • Imbalance Detection System
  • Self Diagnostics
  • Status Indicator
  • Removable Stainless Steel Inner Bowl
  • Simple And Easy To Use Controls
  • Easy To Service
  • Superior Lid Lock Mechanism
  • 10 Acceleration Rates
  • 10 Brake Rates
  • Wide Range Of Accessories, Custom Made Adaptors Available
  • All Accessories Fully Autoclavable
  • Sealed Buckets With Porton Down Approval
  • Sealed 24 Place Microtube Rotor Available
  • Language Options Available

Automatic rotor identification system

The Blue Force 1L incorporates an automatic rotor identification system. This important feature ensures that the centrifuge recognises the rotor in use and prevents it from being used beyond its safe maximum speed. As the centrifuge identifies the rotor in use, it can also work out the ‘g’ force at any set speed. This means the centrifuge can convert rpm to ‘g’ and vice versa once in use.

Microprocessor controlled induction drive

The Blue Force 1L utilises an induction motor for maintenance free long life operation. This motor has no carbon brushes so not only is there no need for routine maintenance but there is no build-up of carbon dust inside the centrifuge. This makes it suitable for use in clean environments. Microprocessor control combined with the frequency driven motor ensures accurate operation for run to run reproducibility.

High speed microtube rotor

The use of the induction motor provides another benefit in that higher rotational speeds can be achieved. This allows the Blue Force 1L to have a maximum speed of 15,000 rpm with the 24 place microtube rotor.

Wide range of accessories available

For routine bench top work, the 4 x 200ml swing out rotor and 200ml sealed buckets are available on the Blue Force 1L. These, combined with a wide range of adaptors, can accommodate most manufacturers’ tubes. As well as the swing out rotor, other angle rotors and specialist rotors are available. Please see tables for details.


Max speed Swing-out Rotor 4,500 rpm
Max RCF Swing-out Rotor 3,690 xg
Max speed Angle Rotor 6,500 rpm
Max RCF Angle Rotor 5,574 xg
Max speed Microtube Rotor 15,000 rpm
Max RCF microtube Rotor 20,125 xg
Max bottle size 200ml
Max capacity 800ml
Speed Control Range 1-15,000rpm
Speed Control Accuracy 1 rpm
Speed display ±1 rpm
Timer Range 1 sec to 99 hours 59 mins 59 secs
Time Hold/Continuous
Power Requirements 220-240V AC, 50/60Hz
110-120V AC, 50/60Hz
Height 338mm
Width 480mm
Depth 634mm
Weight 37kg


Adaptors for 200ml Sealed Buckets (43551–1215) with 4 x 200ml Swing–Out Rotor (43124–134) Max. Speed 4,500 rpm.

Cat. No. Adaptor Colour Rotor Capacity Max. Dia. Min. Length Max. Length Max. RCF
 34159–3021  1 x 100ml (Round Bottom Tube) Brown 4 x 100ml  39mm 85mm  118mm 3,611 xg
 34159–3017  1 x 50ml (Universal Tube) Yellow  4 x 50ml  29mm 85mm  118mm 3,599 xg
 34159–3040  7 x 15ml (Blood Tube) Green  28 x 15ml  17mm  74mm  115mm 3,611 xg
 34159–3036  4 x 10ml (Flat Bottom Tube) Grey  16 x 10ml  16mm  42mm  115mm 3,599 xg
 34159–3055  9 x 7ml (Blood tube) Orange  36 x 7ml  13mm  57.5mm  115mm 3,611 xg
 34159-3055A  9 X 7ml (Large Caps) White  36 x 7ml  12.7mm  57.5mm  115mm 3,599 xg
 34159–306A  12 x 5ml (Blood Tube) Blue  48 x 5ml  12mm  48mm  115mm 3,611xg
34159-307 1 x 30 ml (Universal Tube) White 4 x 30ml 26mm 66mm 100mm 3,214 xg
34159–308 7 x 15ml (Flat Bottom Tube) Black 28 x 15ml 17mm 72mm 115mm 3,577 xg
34159–309 1 x 50ml (Falcon Tube) Beige 4 x 50ml 29mm 101mm 118mm 3,599 xg
34159–310 3 x 15ml (Falcon Tube) Maroon 12 x 15ml 18mm 91mm 115mm 3,667 xg


Cat. No. Rotor Capacity Max. Dia. Max. Length Max. RC (4,500RPM)
200ml Bottle (43551–103A)
Does not require adaptor
4 x 200ml 57mm 120mm 3,667 xg


4 x 30ml Universal Square Bucket (43551–1255) for use with 4 x 200ml Rotor (43124–134) Max. Speed 4,500 rpm

Cat. No. Adaptor Max. Dia. Max. Length Max. RC (4,500RPM)
43551–1255 16 x 30ml (1 oz) 28mm 92mm 3,237 xg


 8 x 30ml/50ml Sealed Bucket (43156-6038) with Trunnion Carrier (34136-110) for use with 4 x 200ml Rotor (43124–134) Max. Speed 4,500 rpm

Cat. No. Bucket Max. Dia. Max. Length Max. RC (4,500RPM)
34142-1208 8 x 30ml Universal 29mm 92mm 3,205 xg
34142-1108 8 x 50ml Falcon 29mm 115mm 3,690 xg


Microtitration Rotor (43121-117) Max. speed 2,600RPM

Type of Container Max. Dia. Max. Length Capacity Max. RCF(6,000RPM)
96 well micro plate 85mm 127mm 2 normal per carrier (4 in total) 733 xg (upper tray)
      1 deep well per carrier (2 in total) 835 xg (lower tray)


Angle Rotors

Rotor Capacity Bucket Adaptor Max. Speed Max. RCF
43117–608 6 x 50ml 43156–6026 34144-30726 15ml Falcon 6,500 rpm 5,574 xg
    43156-6026  34141-11516 30ml Universal 6,500 rpm 5,574 xg
    43156-6026 34142-1016 50ml Falcon 6,500 rpm 5,574 xg
43117–607 12 x 15ml 43156–6012 34142-1019 15ml Blood tube 6,500 rpm 5,290 xg
43117–609 4 x 50ml 43156–6034 34142–1204 30ml Universal 6,500 rpm 5,195 xg
    43156–6034 34142-1104 50ml Falcon 6,500 rpm 5,195 xg


High Speed Angle Rotor. Optional Sealing Lid Available (43117–614)

Rotor Capacity Max. Speed Max. RCF
43117–612 24 x 2ml 15,000 rpm 20,125 xg


Ordering Information

Model Description
MSB080.CX3.1 Blue Force 1L Centrifuge 120V 50/60Hz
MSB080.CX3.5 Blue Force 1L Centrifuge 220–230V 50/60Hz

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