The Compact Centrifuge option enables the integration of a small centrifuge within the automated sample preparation process using the MultiPurposeSampler MPS. The centrifuge is capable of centrifuging up to 8 samples at the same time. The Compact Centrifuge option is suitable for phase separation performed as part of a liquid-liquid or solid-liquid extraction. It is available for vials of different sizes and achieves accelerations of between 2000g and 5000g. The centrifuge is characterized by its compactness and its ability to centrifuge flammable liquids. The system is controlled using the MAESTRO software. Within the software itself, all preparation steps can be prepped ahead to save time.
Functional principle of the Compact Centrifuge option
The centrifuge hangs from the MPS rail. The MPS transports samples in closed vials into the centrifuge. In the centrifuge, the samples are centrifuged. Once centrifugation has been performed, the MPS removes the vials. The phase that is of interest can either be transferred into a new vial and processed further or injected immediately. The centrifugation step can be incorporated at any point within the automated sample preparation process using the MPS.
With the Compact Centrifuge option, you can completely automate liquid-liquid and solid-liquid extractions using the MPS. Phase separation during liquid-liquid extraction is performed rapidly and safely. Centrifugation prevents solids from contaminated samples from entering the analytical system. The Compact Centrifuge option is even capable of centrifuging flammable liquids. As a result of its compact construction, the centrifuge is easy to move and to adapt in accordance with the individual requirements in your laboratory. Thanks to the MAESTRO software, controlling the system as a whole is simple and intuitive.
Rotors for vials of different sizes are available for the centrifuge. The maximum possible acceleration during centrifugation will depend on the vial sizes used.