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VetVisit Centrifuge Kit

The VetVisit Centrifuge Kit is a portable centrifuge designed to run off a cart battery for users who need to carry out centrifugation out in the field, away from the laboratory.

The VetVisit Centrifuge Kit includes:

  • MSE Kestrel centrifuge capable of speeds up to 6,000 rpm
  • 6 place angle rotor
  • Set of 6 stainless steel tube holders for blood tubes up to 15ml
  • Inverter and connection leads to run centrifuge off a car battery
  • Carry Case

Kestrel Centrifuge

The Kestrel is a small benchtop centrifuge capable of spinning 6 blood tubes at over 3000g.  Reliable, compact and easy to use, the Kestrel centrifuge is the perfect addition to any medical environment where a small number of blood tubes need to be processed quickly and efficiently.

The powerful induction drive motor can reach speeds of up to 6000rpm (3340g) whilst creating only 56db of noise output.  A range of tubes can be used in the Kestrel centrifuge, from the standard 15ml Vacutainer® blood tube to the 10ml Sarstedt Monovette®.  The Kestrel rotor can also accomodate flat and conical bottomed tubes using innovative shaped rubber cushions placed in the base of each bucket.  In addition to this, all Micro Centaur Plus rotors can be used in the Kestrel centrifuge.

The rotor is easy and quick to load using the Allen key provided.  The rotor, along with the buckets can be sterilised in an autoclave up to temperatures of 124°C.

Incredibly Light and Small

The Kestrel centrifuge 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.

Smooth, Quiet Operation

The rotor is designed in such a way to ensure noise and vibration levels are minimised whilst the centrifuge is in operation, even at maximum speed.

Safety Lid Lock

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.


Max. Speed 6,000 rpm
Min. Speed 100 rpm
Max. RCF 3,340 xg
Tube Capacity
6 x 15ml (blood tube)

3 x 15ml (conical base Falcon® tube)


6 x 10ml (flat bottom tube)

6 x 5-10ml (Sarstedt Monovette®)

6 x 5-7ml (blood tube)

6 x 2-4ml (blood tube, requires 34141-1140 insert)

Timer Range 1-60 mins
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

Kestrel centrifuge, complete with 6 x 15ml rotor and 15ml stainless steel buckets (set of 6)

240V, 50Hz version


Kestrel centrifuge, complete with 6 x 15ml rotor and 15ml stainless streel buckets (set of 6) 

110V, 60Hz version

34141-1140 Tube support inserts for 15ml stainless steel buckets (for use with 2-4ml blood tubes)


VetVisit Centrifuge Kit
VetVisit Centrifuge Kit



6 x 15ml angle microcentrifuge rotor
6 x 15ml Angle Rotor