Centrifuge Operation

Changing Centrifugation Parameters During a Run

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

The running time, the speed, the relative centrifugal force (RCF), the centrifuging radius, the run-up and run-down parameters as well as the temperature (for centrifuges with cooling only) can all be changed while the centrifuge is running.

Continuous Operation

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

The run time can be set to continuous using the following steps:

Definition of Mains Reset

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

A mains reset is the removal and re-application of AC power via the power switch.

Emergency Stop

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

The centrifuge will invoke the highest braking intensity (9) by pressing the STOP key twice.

Entering or Changing Programs

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

User created programs can be stored for use in most centrifuges. The programs are stored values of each of the centrifuge parameters that can be recalled quickly without having to reprogram each individual parameter.

Use of glass tubes and containers in a centrifuge

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

Hettich centrifuges are designed to spin a variety of centrifuge tubes and accessories. Particular attention should be used when spinning glass tubes and containers to avoid breakage within the centrifuge's main chamber.

Imbalance errors

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

Imbalance errors are caused by unbalanced loads or imbalance switch signals triggering the error.

Recalling a Program

Category: Operation & Use
Topic: Centrifuge Operation

Rotina 380, Rotina 420, Rotanta 460 & Rotanta 460 Robotic:

Press the PROG key. The parameter RCL is displayed.