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VetSpin® Micro Microcentrifuge Range

The VetSpin Micro & VetSpin Micro PLUS Mini Benchtop Centrifuge

The VetSpin Micro and VetSpin Micro PLUS are mini benchtop centrifuges designed for centrifuging small volumes of biological fluids. Our VetSpin Micros are ideal for separating serum or plasma from blood cells in whole blood samples.

They perform microhaematocrit (packed cell volume) estimations on anticoagulated blood samples and prepare urine for sediment examinations. A variety of capped plastic blood tubes can be accommodated from 0.5ml to 2ml, as well as 40mm microhaematocrit capillary tubes.

Both centrifuges feature a new Rotor Clip System that make rotors simple and quick to change!

‘Clip-on, Clip-off Easy Change Rotor System!’ No Fuss And No Tools!

Easy to Use Mini Benchtop Centrifuges

Simply load and balance your blood tubes correctly, close the lid, set your timer and switch on.

VetSpin Micro with 4-Place Black Microtube Rotor

The VetSpin Micro is a small benchtop centrifuge designed for centrifuging small volumes of biological fluids for separation purposes. The centrifuge is particularly useful for separating serum or plasma from whole blood samples in blood tubes, with or without separation gel. A variety of capped blood tubes can be accommodated from 0.5ml to 2ml, as well as 1.5ml microcentrifuge tubes for spinning down urine.

The VetSpin Micro is supplied with a 4-Place Black Tube Rotor, making this model a great choice for practices which do not require microhaematocrit samples. However, if your requirements should ever change, the 12-Place 40mm haematocrit rotor is available to purchase separately at any time. We are able to offer a VetSpin Micro with just a haematocrit rotor if required.

VetSpin Micro PLUS with Interchangeable 4-Place Rotor & 12-Place 40mm Haematocrit Rotor

The VetSpin Micro PLUS benchtop centrifuge is supplied with both rotors:

The 4-Place Rotor is designed for centrifuging whole blood samples for serum or plasma and also for preparing urine samples for sediment examinations.

The 12-Place Haematocrit Rotor is interchangeable with the 4-Place Rotor and is designed for processing microhaematocrit (packed cell volume) assays on whole anticoagulated blood samples which accommodates 40mm capillary tubes.

Both of the above centrifuges are supplied with:

  • ONE YEAR WARRANTY
  • FREE DELIVERY
  • FREE TIMER
  • FREE READER CARD (PLUS ONLY)

To see our centrifuge consumables, follow this link

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 155 x 168 x 118mm
  • Fixed Speed: 10,000 rpm
  • RCF: 5,610g
  • Power: AC 85-250V, 50/60HZ
  • Fuse: 0.5A, 250V
  • Sample Volume: 0.5ml to 2ml capped tubes and 40mm microhaematocrit tubes
  • Net Weight: 1.2Kg
  • CE Marked
  • Warranty: 12 Months warranty and FREE DELIVERY

VetSpin Micro Warranty Terms & Conditions

Suggested Spinning Times (guidelines only)

Serum/Plasma 2 minutes minimum
Urine – 20 seconds maximum
Microhaematocrit – 3 minutes minimum

 

VetSpin Micro Data Sheet

VetSpin Micro Centrifuge Data Sheet

How and Why to Balance Your Centrifuge

A reliable benchtop centrifuge is essential to many veterinary tests, diagnoses and sample handling procedures. Balancing your laboratory centrifuge before each and every operation is the simplest and most effective action you can take to prolong its life, performance, reliability and safety.

Why Balancing Your Laboratory Centrifuge Matters

However, these same g-forces also magnify any slight differences in the uneven distribution of weight around the rotor. Even a slight weight imbalance between samples will cause the centrifuge to vibrate, shake uncontrollably and, in extreme circumstances, even explode.

Running a high-speed centrifuge with an unevenly loaded rotor is the most common cause of centrifuges breaking down. Out of balance loading causes the moving parts to shake uncontrollably. At best, this means the motor and bearings wear out more quickly. At worst, it risks sudden and explosive failure of the motor or rotor, and serious injury to laboratory personnel.

How to Balance Your Centrifuge 

Click on the PDF below for a visual guide on how to balance your centrifuge 

How To Balance Your Centrifuge

Cat NoDescriptionPrice
4400 VetSpin Micro Centrifuge (with 4-Place Rotor) £299.00 (ex VAT)
4401VetSpin Micro PLUS Centrifuge (with Both Rotors) £395.00 (ex VAT)
4403VetSpin 4-Place Rotor £45.00 (ex VAT)
4404VetSpin 12-Place Microhaematocrit Rotor £96.00 (ex VAT)
1607Vetlab Mhct Capillary Reader Card 40mm £17.00 (ex VAT)
10K Rotors and Parts (Original 10K)
160610K 4-Place Rotor£45.00 (ex VAT)
160510K 12-Place Microhaemaocrit Rotor£96.00 (ex VAT)
162310K HEX Allen Key (for changing rotors) x 1 £2.00 (ex VAT)