Beckman Optima TLX Ultracentrifuge

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The Beckman Optima TLX is a high performance benchtop ultracentrifuge.  The Optima TLX features a built-in imbalance detector alerting the user when a load is not balanced safely for a run.  Another great feature is a built-in vacuum system, which purges moisture while in motion and seal the centrifuge chamber so the user cannot open the door for added safety.  The Beckman Optima TLX Ultracentrifuge comes with an air cooled drive and solid state temperature control. This sleek Ultracentrifuge conveniently fits on any lab bench, freeing valuable floor space within your lab. 

The Beckman Optima TLX comes with ten preset programs for acceleration and deceleration.  User can easily program their own runs with the microprocessor controls and save it within the Ultracentrifuge’s onboard memory bank.  Choose from a wide variety of ultracentrifuge rotors and reducing time to transport sensitive samples.  The Beckman Optima TLX comes with full dynamic breaking system and user can choose to coasting to stop, to save on the wear and tear of the breaks.  The Ultracentrifuge runs on standard 115-120V power, but should be plugged into its own dedicated outlet, as it draws over 12Amps.  If you have temperature sensitive samples you need to run at top speeds, the Beckman Optima TLX is the centrifuge for you. 

This Ultracentrifuge comes with a built-in refrigeration system with a set point temperature range of 2° to 40°C.  The motor on the Beckman TLX is a direct-drive maintenance free system with a decibel level less than 60dBA.  All in all, the Beckman Optima TLX packs quite a punch for such a small benchtop ultracentrifuge.  Instrument tops out at speeds of 120,000 RPM and a g-force of 657,000 x g.  Not too shabby for such a small centrifuge.  Contact us today to learn more about our Beckman Optima TLX Ultracentrifuge.

Beckman Optima TLX Ultracentrifuge Specifications:

Speed Range1 to 120,000 RPM
RCF657,000 x g
Temperature Set Points2° to 40°C
Temperature Accuracy±2°C of Setpoint
Capacity0.2ml to 5.1ml
Deceleration Profile11 
Acceleration Profile10
Humidity Restriction<95% noncondensing
Clearance Requirement3” inches on all sides of the ultracentrifuge
Power115V 50/60Hz 12Amp 
Dimensions23” x 29” x 20” 
Weight178 lb

  • Beckman Optima TLX (part 41103907)
  • TLA 100.3 (part 349490)
  • Power Cord
  • Operator's Guide
  • 30-Day Warranty

The Beckman Optima TLX just came into stock and is in excellent working condition.  Our service departed went through the ultracentrifuge to guarantee it was working up to factory specification.  We ran the centrifuge multiple times at 60,000 and 100,000 to ensure the speeds were equaling out to the speedometer reading.  We use a laser tachometer to perform this test.  In addition, we also check to make sure the breaking system was well inline with this ultracentrifuge and the motor was operating at a low decibel.  Last, we ran the Beckman Optima Max at various temperatures testing the air-cooling system.  We use an NIST traceable thermometer to complete this test.  This ultracentrifuge is as new as it gets, without paying the MSRP retail price.

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