Beckman Coulter, Inc from Orange County, CA, released its new Optima X product line of ultracentrifuges. They can run samples at a maximum speed of 100,000 RPM’s and produce g-forces of 802,000 x g. The devices come with a large touch screen, viewable from across the lab, an intuitive graphical interface and multilingual software. Real-time graphs display speed and temperature plots over time as a run progresses.
A built-in Ethernet port allows the system to connect with an existing laboratory network. This makes it possible for lab technicians to operate, download information and set email notifications to alert them of any unusual occurrences during a run. In addition to remote access via computers, each device is also accessible through an iPhone using the custom Optima XPN application.
The Optima X Series instruments are available in two models. The XE delivers all of the basic features required to quickly set up and complete a run, and the XPN includes all features of the XE plus networking capability, on-board simulation tools and a variety of customizable security and tracking features.
Product page: Optima XPN…