Benchmark's LC-8 series of laboratory centrifuges is uniquely designed to meet a wide range of applications in both the clinical and research laboratory. An 8-position rotor is included and designed to directly accept 10mL and 15mL test tubes (conical or round-bottom), while optional adapters are also available for use with all popular sizes of blood collection and culture tubes. Unlike most compact centrifuges in this class, the rotor can be easily removed from the chamber for cleaning.
The back-lit, liquid crystal display provides full control over the set run time and rotational speed. The rotational speed can be set/viewed in rpm or rcf and acceleration/deceleration levels can be easily adjusted in the advanced settings mode.
To ensure safety, the digital microprocessor ensures that the lid has been closed and that the safety lid lock is engaged prior to starting a centrifugation cycle. In addition, an advanced imbalance detection system constantly monitors the balance and vibration, automatically bringing the rotor to a stop if an imbalance is detected.
Two models are offered, the LC-8 (speed up to 3500 rpm) and the LC-8 Plus (speed up to 5000 rpm).
|Speed||400-3500 rpm (1500 x g)||400-5000 rpm (3070 x g)|
|Capacity||8 x 15mL|
|Accel/Decel||9 sec. / 25 sec.||19 sec. / 39 sec.|
|Increment||100 rpm increments|
|Timer||20 sec. to 99 min.|
|Dimensions||11.6 x 14.4 x 8.3" / 29.5 x 36.5 x 21cm|
|Weight||15 lbs / 6.8 kg|
|Electrical||115V, 501 Hz or 230V, 60 Hz|