MC-12 MicroCentrifuge from Benchmark Scientific

Controls (Digital/Analog) Digital
Refrigerated No
Speed Type Variable Speed
Rotor Fixed Angle
Max Speed (RPM) 15500
Run Time Min (sec) 20
Run Time Max (sec) 99
Acceleration Time to Full Speed (sec) 12
Deceleration Time to Full Stop (sec) 10
Max Capacity 1.5 mL 12
Max Capacity 2 mL 12
Timer Yes
CE approved Yes
CSA approved No

Whether you are dealing with sample preparation and processing, cell and tissue culture, drug discovery, microplate processing, blood banking, or other clinical applications, reliable separation of liquids based on density is crucial. Looking for the perfect laboratory centrifuge to spin fluid samples or remove suspended samples from various solutions is crucial. Considering a variety of models, brands, and online shops available, getting the perfect lab centrifuge for your protocols might be an adventure. Lab.Equipment is here to cut the frills for you! Discover how the Benchmark MC-12 suits your separation needs and routine applications below. If it does not make your cut, read through our review, FAQ, and comparison of the MC-12 with other lab centrifuges to discover the ideal unit for your application requirements.

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What is the speed offered by the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge?

Rotational Speed / Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)

The Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge is a fixed speed unit, letting users to work on liquid samples at 15,500 RPM.

What type of rotors does the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge feature?

Rotor Type

With fixed angle rotors capable of holding sample tubes at a stable angle, typically ranging from 25° to 40°, the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge is recommended when working with high centrifugal forces and is best for pelleting particles from suspension, collecting pellets, or removing excess debris.

Is the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge a refrigerated unit or not?

Because it is a non-refrigerated or ambient-temperature unit, the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge is recommended for applications dealing with non-temperature sensitive samples as well as different clinical and routine applications that do not demand precise temperature control.

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Here are some of the key features of the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge:

Maximum Capacity

You can fit and run this many tubes in the unit:
1.5 mL: 12
2.0 mL: 12


Automatically turn off the Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge after a preset time because comes with a timer that can run from 20 to 99 seconds.

Acceleration Time to Full Speed

The Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge takes 12 seconds to get to full speed.

Deceleration Time to Full Stop

The Benchmark MC-12 MicroCentrifuge just takes 12 seconds to get to a full stop.

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Benchmark's MC-12 is the first and only compact microcentrifuge capable of achieving centrifugal speeds up to the critical threshold of 16,000 xg, often held as the standard for many molecular biology/DNA protocols. It's brushless, maintenance free drive system makes it powerful, yet compact enough to allow each work station to be fully equipped with a personal centrifuge.

The MC-12 defines a new class of microcentrifuge: compact, quick, powerful and affordable. All aspects of microcentrifuge performance were taken into consideration and no compromises were made. In addition to its unsurpassed speed, the MC-12 also delivers shortened acceleration/deceleration times, whisper quiet operation and its computer-designed airflow pattern minimizes sample temperature increases during longer runs at high speeds. All operating parameters are set using

a single, conveniently located control knob and the large, bright LCD provides a clear indication of time and rpm or g-force. A separate momentary spin button permits instant spin downs, without setting or disturbing any preset parameters. The aircraft grade aluminum rotor accepts 1.5 to 2.0ml tubes directly, as well as 0.5 and 0.2ml tubes with optional adapters. For applications requiring sub-ambient temperatures, the MC-12 is cold room safe.

  • 12 tube capacity / Up to 16,100xg

  • Less than 9 in. wide

  • Quick deceleration

  • Whisper quiet operation

Headquartered in Sayerville, NJ, Benchmark Scientific is a well-known provider of high quality and economical lab equipment ranging from benchtop centrifuges, incubators, thermal cyclers, autoclaves, vortex mixers, and homogenizers to name a few. With innovative solutions engineered to boost not just lab efficiency and safety but also results, Benchmark Scientific makes way for improved productivity of various life science research centers, molecular laboratories, clinical facilities, and universities.

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CE approved: Yes
CSA approved: No
Controls (Digital/Analog): Digital
Refrigerated: No
Timer: Yes
[Lab Centrifuge] Acceleration Time to Full Speed (sec): 12
[Lab Centrifuge] Deceleration Time to Full Stop (sec): 10
[Lab Centrifuge] Max Capacity 1.5 mL: 12
[Lab Centrifuge] Max Capacity 2 mL: 12
[Lab Centrifuge] Max Speed (RPM): 15500
[Lab Centrifuge] Rotor: Fixed Angle
[Lab Centrifuge] Run Time Max (sec): 99
[Lab Centrifuge] Run Time Min (sec): 20
[Lab Centrifuge] Speed Type: Variable Speed

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