What is an Eppendorf 5427 Centrifuge

The Eppendorf 5427 centrifuge is a laboratory centrifuge manufactured by Eppendorf, a renowned provider of laboratory equipment. The Eppendorf 5427 model is a versatile and high-performance centrifuge designed for a wide range of applications in research, clinical, and industrial laboratories.

Here are some key features and specifications of the Eppendorf 5427 centrifuge:

  1. Centrifugation Capacity: The 5427 can accommodate various types of tubes, including microcentrifuge tubes, PCR tubes, conical tubes, and bottles. It typically has a capacity of up to 48 x 1.5/2.0 mL tubes or 6 x 50 mL tubes.
  2. Speed and RCF (Relative Centrifugal Force): The centrifuge offers variable speed settings ranging from a few hundred RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) up to a maximum speed of around 21,300 RPM. The corresponding RCF values can reach up to approximately 31,518 x g.
  3. Temperature Control: The 5427 centrifuge can be equipped with a temperature control system, allowing users to perform temperature-sensitive centrifugation. Temperature options can range from -11°C to +40°C, depending on the model and available accessories.
  4. Rotor Options: The centrifuge can be used with various rotor types, including fixed-angle rotors and swing-out rotors. Different rotor configurations enable specific applications such as high-speed pelleting, low-speed separations, and large-volume processing.
  5. Control Panel and Programming: The 5427 centrifuge typically features a user-friendly control panel with a digital display that allows for easy programming of speed, time, temperature, and other parameters. It may offer pre-programmed protocols and the ability to save custom protocols for frequent use.
  6. Safety Features: The Eppendorf 5427 centrifuge incorporates safety mechanisms to ensure safe operation. These may include features like automatic rotor recognition, imbalance detection, lid-locking mechanisms, and emergency lid release.
  7. Applications: The 5427 centrifuge is suitable for a wide range of applications, including DNA/RNA isolation, protein purification, cell culture, sample preparation, and various centrifugation protocols in research, clinical, and industrial laboratories.

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