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Pathogenic Decontamination

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

For Pathogenic decontamination, 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.

Product Registration

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

Your safety is most important to us. Product registration is an important way we can help you stay informed with all the latest information regarding your centrifuge. It is fast; takes less than 2 minutes!

Product Support Time Length

Category: Other
Topic: General

The product support period is normally 10 years from the last date of production. Hettich typically tries to maintain a stock of support parts that will last through the product support period.

Proper space around the centrifuge

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.

Radioactive Decontamination

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.

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.

Recommended Decontamination Products

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Decontamination

The following products are recommended by Hettich to remove radioactive materials from Hettich centrifuges and accessories. "No Count" or "Contrad 70". For proper use, follow instructions listed on the cleaning agent.

Removal of Packaging

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

Remove all strapping from the carton.

Lift the carton upward and remove the padding.

Repairs

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.

Rotor Recognition

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.

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