Sigma’s high capacity, refrigerated centrifuge, the 8K contains a solid construction and is suitable for continuous use. With a capacity of up to 6 L in a fixed-angle rotor, and 12 x 1 L, 6 x 1.5 L or 12 blood bags in a swing-out rotor, this universal centrifuge is ideal for blood banks, clinical laboratories and high volume sedimentation applications.
The 8K has a speed range of 100-10, 500rpm and generates high g-forces: in the 5 x 500ml fixed-angle rotor, a maximum of 20, 460 x g, or in swing-out rotor 6 x 1000ml a maximum of 8,578 x g.
The 8K has a powerful refrigeration function with an adjustable temperature range of -20oC to +40oC and standstill cooling with environmentally friendly refrigerant R404a. The rotor drive is maintenance-free and has a high imbalance tolerance of up to approx 80g. Automatic rotor identification prevents spinning rotors from over speeding.
A special armoured chamber surrounding the rotor chamber, reinforced lid and lock system guarantees safe operation.
The 8K also features a user friendly control unit which can store up to 60 programs in memory all with run parameters. It incorporates an electronic imbalance monitoring system, a plain text display of information and error messages, as well as run time and cycles count for the rotors used.