What is Micro Centrifuge?

Micro-Centrifuge is a laboratory equipment that is driven by a motor spinning liquid samples at extremely high speeds. The type of the Micro Centrifuge varies depending on the size and sample capacity. There a different Micro-Centrifuges available for different applications.

Types of Micro Centrifuges:

There are many different types of Micro Centrifuge devices. They are important in providing accurate results in medical studies.

  • It is used in many different industries and medical laboratories. These Micro Centrifuges use glass tubes to store the sample for the process. Although plastic tubes tend to be less expensive.
  • There are Micro Centrifuges  that are used in blood banks and those used in chemical laboratories and then more heavy duty ones used for petroleum products.

Here a few types of Micro Centrifuges listed.

1. Preparative centrifuge :  is used to separate the organelle of a substance.

Preparative centrifuge

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2. Analytical centrifuge :  is used to a great extent in sampling substances of the object.

Analytical Centrifuge

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3. Angle fixed centrifuge :  is the type of centrifuge that lets you adjust the angle of the rotor to allow proper separation of the elements of the objects under scrutiny.

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4. Swing head centrifuge :  Uses its swing rotor to break down the substance properly while getting the separation process in order.

Swing Head Centrifuge

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5. Haematocrit centrifuge : Uses a configuration system established before porches to set the amount of separation of elements than will be generated.

Haematocrit Centrifugeimage courtesy : digisystemlab.com

Using a Micro-Centrifuge:

There are a few simple rules to follow in order to ensure the safety of the Micro Centrifuge device while operating it.

  • It is necessary to counter balance any tube placed in the Micro Centrifuge. This counter balancing needs to be done according the mass and not the volume. This is required since an unbalanced Micro Centrifuge can permanently damage the device.
  • The tube for counter balancing the device is required to be placed in the opposite grove to the current one with the sample.
  • Make the appropriate setting on the Micro Centrifuge device and start it.
  • Make sure to let it complete the process before removing it; furthermore it is advisable not to touch or open the device while it is in operation.

How Micro-Centrifuge Work?


It can be useful in a blood bank, laboratories and even in the dairy industry.

Centrifugal Force:

  • They essentially use centrifugal force for the operation. Centrifugal force is an outward pushing force felt by bodies moving in a circular motion.
  • The unique part is that there is no actual force acting on the device and thus centrifugal force is sometimes known as a fictitious force.
  • This outward force is caused due to the combined effect of inertia and inward pushing external forces. It is only when the objects rotates does the centrifugal force come into play.
  • At times centripetal force is confused with Centrifugal force. Though centrifugal force seems very real to the objects that being rotated but does not actually exist. The fact that it is felt is because of non inertial coordinate system.

Example of the working of the force:

We can consider a real life example to better understand this so called non existence force. Consider a child on a merry go round. The child on the merry go round does not experience any real outward force but does require to exert force to stay on the merry go round. The bigger the objects or the faster the objects the greater this invisible force is.

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