Fully Searchable Centrifuge Knowledge and Video Database - Hettich

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Validations

When replacing the temperature sensor, the EPROM, or the electronics, or when erasing the EEPROM, one must check for and offset any temperature measurement deviations. Failure to compensate for temperature sensor deviations can cause inaccurate temperature distribution. To compensate for temperature measurement deviations, please follow the instructions in the video or in the link below.

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Preventative Maintenance

Most facilities have a pre-determined schedule of maintenance for the different categories of equipment. Hettich recommends cleanings and inspections of all Hettich equipment be conducted at regular intervals. For optimal results, Hettich suggest following the attached Preventative Maintenance Schedule.

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

According to the Operator’s manual, the cleaning agent used must be specifically labeled as being an agent for the removal of radioactive contaminants.

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

For general disinfection of Hettich equipment, Hettich suggests using surface decontaminants such as "BDD" or "Bacdown" from Decon Laboratories (www.deconlabs.com). Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions regarding safe use of any product used for cleaning and decontamination.

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

For the safety of transportation personnel as well as our own receiving department, a certificate of decontamination MUST accompany all products returned to Hettich Instruments.

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

Most facilities have a pre-determined schedule of maintenance for the different categories of equipment. Hettich recommends all centrifuges be cleaned and inspected at "regular intervals". For high usage (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week), once a month is strongly suggested. For mid to low usage, (normal business hours, weekdays only), every three months.

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Installation & Set-up

A brief tutorial on how to remove and replace the transport bolts of your Hettich centrifuge. This video pertains to the EBA 20s Centrifuge model. Any questions please contact Hettich service ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Installation & Set-up

A brief tutorial on how to unpack your Hettich centrifuge. This video pertains to the EBA 20 Centrifuge model. Any questions please contact Hettich service ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

During a power failure, centrifuges with a motorized lid cannot be unlocked. For access to items locked inside a centrifuge, an emergency release of the lid has to be executed by hand.

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

Hettich suggests using a cleaning agent specifically labeled as being an agent for the removal of radioactive material, as noted in the Hettich Product Manual.