The UNICO Porta Spin Mobile Centrifuge is the perfect answer for all of you traveling nurses out there. I did a blog last week on a battery powered centrifuge by Seperation Technology, which does have a few more bells and whistles. But, if you’re only needing to spin blood on the go and you work out of your vehicle, the UNICO Porta Spin is an excellent solution. The centrifuge plugs directly into your cars 12V power outlet. It has a fixed speed for blood of 3300 RPM with a 30 minute timer. The rotors accommodate 16 x 110 mm tubes with a nominal capacity of 6 x 10 mL.
Your choice is between the C826 (6 place rotor) or the C828 (8 place rotor). If you have a need for both, I would say purchase the C826 and the accessory 8 place rotor (C800-01). There is also an AC Adapter and tube holster available.
Some of the other features include:
- Dual lid latch for added safety
- Convenient stainless steel carrying handle
- Lid mounted “fish-eye” level to level before spinning
Any of our associates here in Lab Sales will be glad to assist you with accessory tube shields or adapters to fit your application. Overall, this is great centrifuge for the buck. I have personally sold many of these with no problems that I can recall. Besides the fact, OpticsPlanet and UNICO stand behind all of the products we sell.
Again, please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.