Quality and Safety

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: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

Only approved, Hettich manufactured rotors and accessories should be used in Hettich centrifuges. All rotors and accessories are designed to fit and work properly and safely in each designated centrifuge. Hettich does not endorse the use of other manufacturers' rotors and accessories in Hettich equipment.

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

In the rare instance a Hettich centrifuge needs repair, please contact us at 1.866.370.4388 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Hettich USA in Beverly, MA, is a fully authorized depot repair facility with spare parts in stock.

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

All Hettich products are manufactured using high quality materials that are engineered to last for many years.

Category: Care & Maintenance, Quality & Safety, Operation & Use
Topic: Preventive Maintenance, Centrifugation Safety

Predictive Maintenance: Life Cycle Counts/Maximum Cycles

Like most mechanical devices, such as a car or truck, centrifuges follow a maintenace program and part replacement schedule base on maximum cycle counts. Although this can take many years, eventually the materials used in your rotor, buckets, and centrifuges will reach the end of their useful life. By performing mechanical stress tests, we have determined the maximum amount of cycles our products should undergo before being retired.

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

Hettich manufactures a variety of buckets and lids designed for bio-containment. These lids and buckets have a special screw cap and bio-safety seal designed to contain any accidental tube breakage during centrifugation. When used properly, all liquids will be contained within the bucket/ lid set. In a bio-safety system, droplets and aerosols are prevented from escaping by a rubber bio-seal, or a ring.If the bucket of a bio-safety system is used without the lid, the ring must be removed from the bucket in order to prevent the ring from being damaged during the centrifugation spin. Damaged rings must not be used to seal the bio-safety system. Without the use of a bio-safety system, the centrifuge is not microbiologically sealed in accordance with the EN/ IEC 610101-2-020 standard.

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifuge Safety

All Hettich centrifuges should be placed on a solid, stable base. For specific information on setting up your centrifuge, please click here.

Category: Quality & Safety
Topic: Centrifugation Safety

All Hettich centrifuges are designed to properly identify the rotor upon installation via a series of magnets in the bottom of the rotor. These magnets are set in a special pattern to send specific information to the centrifuge. Information such as the rotor part number (rotor code), maximum rotor speed (Nmax) and present centrifuging radius (R) (on C panels only) will be displayed on the centrifuge screen.