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Centrifuges, bench top, ventilated/refrigerated, Mega Star 1.6 / 1.6R

Supplier: VWR Collection
These versatile centrifuges are ideal for a range of routine applications in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as for academic research. They offer good capacity and ergonomic design which facilitates work on a bench top.

  • Auto-Lock® III rotor system: Tool-free rotor exchange system enables quick rotor exchange; with just the push of a button users can quickly change rotors and easily access the rotor chamber for cleaning
  • Aerosol-tight ClickSeal® bucket sealing system: Glove friendly one handed open/close capability, no need for screw caps and complicated clips
  • SMARTSpin® technology optimises acceleration, braking and residual load imbalance for maximum safety, smooth runs and reproducible separations
  • Time saving pulse function for short runs
  • Intuitive controls and large, bright LCD display aid operation and programming

Mega Star centrifuges are available as ventilated or refrigerated versions. The refrigerated version, with pre-cooling function, is suitable for temperature-sensitive sample processing with control between −10 and +40 °C.

TX-400 swing-out rotor: This rotor is designed for a broad range of laboratory throughput needs. With a capacity of 4×400 ml, 76×5/7 ml blood tubes or up to 36×15 ml conical tubes in a single run, it provides very high configuration flexibility.

Ordering information: Supplied as complete packages, incl. centrifuge, rotor, set of four round buckets, four ClickSeal® lids and two power cords (EU and UK plug). Adapters need to be ordered separately. Centrifuges can be used with all rotors suitable for Megafuge 16 / 16R centrifuges. Additional rotors are available on request.



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Refrigerated bench top centrifuge, Mega Star 1.6R, package incl. TX-400 rotor, buckets and lids 1 521-1750
Ventilated bench top centrifuge, Mega Star 1.6, package incl. TX-400 rotor, buckets and lids 1 521-1749
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Model Mega Star 1.6R Mega Star 1.6
Max. capacity - swing-out rotor 4×400 ml
Max. speed - swing-out rotor (min-1) 4700
Max. RCF - swing-out rotor (×g) 4149
Temperature (°C) –10...+40 -
Acceleration/braking ramps 9/10
Motor Brushless induction motor
Control Microprocessor
Functions Auto-Lock® III rotor locking system, pre-cooling and CFC-free refrigeration, ClickSeal® sealing system Auto-Lock® III rotor locking system, ClickSeal® sealing system
Programs 6 (direct access)
Timer 9 h 99 min + continuous
Anti-unbalance system SMARTSpin®
Display Large, bright LCD
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian
Noise level (dB(A)) <55 <61
Power supply 230 V / 50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption (W) 1400 1010
W×D×H (mm) 623×605×360 440×605×360
Weight (kg) 91,5 (centrifuge only) 57,5 (centrifuge only)


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Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Adapter for 19×5/7 ml blood collection tubes, 12×110 mm for TX-400 4 521-1416
Adapter for 14×10/15 ml blood collection tubes, 15×113 mm for TX-400 4 521-1417
Adapter for 9×15 ml conical tubes, 16,5×121 mm for TX-400 4 521-1418
Adapter for 4×50 ml conical tubes, 29,5×116 mm for TX-400 4 521-1419
Adapter for 34×1,5/2 ml microtubes, 11×45 mm for TX-400 4 521-1568
Adapter for 5×25/30 ml DIN round/flat bottom tubes, 25,5×108 mm for TX-400 4 521-1425
Adapter for 10×15 ml Sarstedt® tubes, 17×105 mm for TX-400 4 521-1426
Adapter for 4×25 ml universals, 25×110 mm for TX-400 4 521-1427
Adapter for 3×50 ml DIN round tubes, 34,5×105 mm for TX-400 4 521-1428
Adapter for 1×100 ml round open tubes, 45×117 mm for TX-400 4 521-1429
Adapter for 1×250 ml Nalgene bottle, Ø 62×125 mm for TX-400 4 521-1454
Adapter for 19×3 ml RIA open tubes, 11×110 mm for TX-400 4 521-1571
Adapter for 4×15 ml blood collection tubes, 15,5×131 mm for TX-400 4 521-1456
Adapter for 7×14 ml conical urine tubes, 17×112 mm for TX-400 4 521-1457
Adapter for 4×50 ml round tubes, 28,5×114 mm for TX-400 4 521-1458
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