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Types of Rotors

Fixed-Angle Rotors
Fixed-Angle Rotors

Fixed Angle Centrifuge Rotors Fixed-angle rotors feature a medium pathlength, a fast run time and excellent resolution. In fixed-angle rotors, tubes are held at a constant angle during the spinning operation, typically between 23 ° – 38 ° from vertical.

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Swing-Bucket Rotors
Swing-Bucket Rotors

Swing-Bucket centrifuge rotor from Thermo Scientific. The centrifuge is composed of a rotor, which is used to house the tubes where separation occurs. There are two main types of centrifuge rotors: fixed-angle or swinging bucket.

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Vertical Rotors
Vertical Rotors

Vertical Angle Rotors Vertical angle rotors feature the shortest pathlength of any rotor type, the fastest run time, and the highest resolution. In a vertical rotor, tubes are vertical during the run.

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