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Micro Centaur Plus

The Micro Centaur Plus is an improved version of the original Micro Centaur, adding new features and accessories. Its space-saving design and programmable features makes it an ideal choice for your laboratory. This powerful microcentrifuge is capable of speeds up to 14,500 rpm (14,573 g) and can use a range of rotors up to 2.2ml capacity. A Haematocrit and PCR rotor is also available.

Convenient Top–Mounted Rotor

So much easier to load, empty or clean than rotors in wells. The rotor removes quickly for autoclaving. In case of an accident, spilled liquids or broken tubes remain in the rotor, not in the centrifuge.

Timer or 'Pulse' Operation

For short bursts of centrifugation or manual operation, simply press and hold the ‘Pulse’ button. For automatically controlled spins of longer duration, the timer can be set for intervals of up to 99 minutes.

Incredibly Light and Small

The Micro Centaur Plus microcentrifuge weighs only 5 kg meaning you can easily carry it from one laboratory to the next, or use it for off-site research purposes.  Furthermore, its small footprint (270 x 220 x 180mm when closed) makes it an ideal choice in laboratories where space is a premium.

24 Tube Capacity

Choose which rotor best suits your centrifugation needs: 24 x 2.2ml, 18 x 0.5ml rotor, PCR strip or haematocrit rotor. Alternatively, you can combine the 24 x 2.2ml rotor with a tube support for added flexibility.

Smooth, Quiet Operation

The aerodynamically designed rotor spins smoothly and quietly, virtually without vibration, even at maximum speed.

Safety Lid Lock and Out-of-Balance Detection

An electronic interlock prevents operation of the lid release button while the rotor is in motion. An indicator light signals when the rotor has come to rest and the lid may be opened safely. For emergency situations such as power failures, an override key is provided.

The Micro Centaur Plus microcentrifuge is also equipped with an automatic out-of-balance detection system for improved safety.


Max. Speed 14,500 rpm
Min. Speed 300 rpm
Max. RCF 15,279 xg
No. of Acceleration Rates 3
No. of Braking Rates 3
Tube Capacity
24 x 2.2/1.5ml

18 x 0.5ml

2 x 8 x 0.2ml (PCR)

2 x 4 x 0.2ml (PCR)

24 x 50mm Haematocrit

24 x 0.4ml & 24 x 0.5ml with tube support


Timer Range 15 secs to 99 mins, 45 secs
No. of Programmes 9
Pulse Function Yes
Power Requirements
220-240V AC, 50/60Hz
110-120V AC, 50/60Hz
Height 180mm
Width 220mm
Depth 270mm
Weight 5 kg

Ordering Information

Model Description
MSB010.CX3.5 Micro Centaur Plus microcentrifuge, complete with rotor of choice (240V, 50Hz)
MSB010.CX3.1 Micro Centaur Plus microcentrifuge, complete with rotor of choice for (110V, 60Hz)
43117-615 24 x 2.2 or 1.5ml rotor
43117-616 PCR strip rotor- 2 x 8 x 0.2ml plus 2 x 4 x 0.2ml
43117-617 18 x 0.5ml rotor
43117-618 24 x 50mm haematocrit rotor
81780.002 Tube support insert for 24 x 0.4ml and 12 x 0.5ml tubes (for use with 43117-615)

Micro Centaur Plus microcentrifuge
Micro Centaur Plus



18 x 0.5ml angle microcentrifuge rotor
18 x 0.5ml Rotor


24 x 2.2ml angle microcentrifuge rotor
24 x 2.2 or 1.5ml Rotor


Microcentrifuge rotor adapter
Rotor Adapter


24 x 50mm haematocrit microcentrifuge rotor
Haematocrit Rotor


PCR strip microcentrifuge rotor
PCR Strip Rotor