The majority of all centrifuge accidents that happen in today’s labs result from user error. Safe and correct use of centrifuges, rotors and accompanying labware will help prevent rotor failure and other centrifuge-related accidents, keeping labs running efficiently.

Centrifuges may operate at very high speeds, but when deconstructed, are simple machines comprised of a rotor, drive shaft and motor. To know and understand the principles of centrifugation gives you the power to run a smooth and efficient research, diagnostic or clinical lab.

Check out our training materials below, which help make it easy to train your operators:

Centrifuge 101: Centrifuge, Rotors and Labware Videos

These segments of Science Insider take a fun approach in explaining centrifugation and what it means in today’s lab, detailing how centrifuges, rotors and associated labware operate.

Centrifuge 101: A Primer

This booklet provides an overview of basic centrifugation operating principles. Understanding why separations can be made using centrifugal force will help researchers, lab managers and students become better operators.

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