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Centrifuges > Micro > Variable-Speed, Digital MC12
catalog numberC1612
EA @ $1,641.10
Product Details

MC-12 High Speed Micro centrifuge

·         12 tube capacity / Up to 16,100 xg

·         Less than 9 in. wide

·         Quick deceleration

·         Whisper quiet operation


Speed                          500 to 15,500 rpm

(Up to 16,100 xg)

Capacity                      12 x 1.5/2.0ml

Acceleration                10 seconds

Deceleration                12 seconds

Speed increment        100 rpm or 100 rcf

Timer                           20 sec. to 99min. / cont.

Momentary                 Yes

Dimensions                 (W x D x H)     8.7 x 10.6 x 5.9 in. (22 x 27 x 15 cm)

Weight                         10.5 lbs. / 4.8 kg

Electrical                     115V or 230V. 50-60 Hz, 100W

Warranty                     2 Years


Benchmark’s MC-12 is the first and only compact micro centrifuge capable of achieving centrifugal speeds up to the critical threshold of 16,000 xg, often held as the standard for many molecular biology/DNA protocols. Its’ brushless, maintenance free drive system makes it powerful, yet compact enough to allow each work station to be fully equipped with a personal centrifuge.


The MC-12 defines a new class of micro centrifuge: compact, quick, powerful and affordable. All aspects of micro centrifuge performance were taken into consideration and no compromises were made. In addition to its unsurpassed speed, the MC-12 also delivers shortened acceleration/deceleration times, whisper quiet operation and its computer-designed airflow pattern minimizes sample temperature increases during longer runs at high speeds.


All operating parameters are set using a single, conveniently located control knob and the large, bright LCD provides a clear indication of time and rpm or g-force. A separate momentary spin button permits instant spin downs, without setting or disturbing any preset parameters. The aircraft grade aluminum rotor accepts 1.5 to 2.0ml tubes directly, as well as 0.5ml and 0.2ml tubes with optional adapters. For applications requiring sub-ambient temperatures, the MC-12 is cold room safe.