Q1. Are the TOMY MDX-310 Centrifuge rotors compatible with earlier model centrifuges?
Some centrifuge rotors are compatible with previous centrifuge models! It really depends on the rotors and which previous model centrifuge you have in your lab. We encourage you to reach out to our team to learn more. Contact us
Yes, the CA-300 rotor rack is essential for proper usage of the TOMY MDX-310 Centrifuge. It is what lets you stack up to 3 rotors in the centrifuge (depending on the specific rotor).
Q3. How does the TOMY MDX-310 Centrifuge know which rotor is currently inside the unit?
The TOMY MDX-310 Centrifuge is equipped with a Rotor Identification System. The system recognizes the installed rotor to operate within the optimal settings. The Rotor Identification System is an important safety feature that helps stop the unit from exceeding the maximum allowable speed for the specific rotor.
Q4. How do I load the tubes into the MDX-310 Centrifuge?
Like most centrifuges, the MDX-310 requires centrifugation tubes to be loaded symmetrically around the motor shaft. Opposing adapters, tubes, and samples should be of the same type and tubes should be filled equally to provide necessary counterbalance.
Q5. Does the MDX-310 Centrifuge have the ability to “flash” spin samples?
Absolutely! There is a FLASH function/mode and can even be set to Automatic Flash Mode. Details for short spins can be found in the MDX-310 Operator's Manual.
Q6. Can the MDX-310 display RCF as opposed to RPM?
Yes, adjusting the display to show RCF is simple settings change.
Q7. Can I store my favorite frequently used settings?
The MDX is equipped with a memory function that can save up to 6 sets of operating parameters including temperature, speed/RCF, run time and soft brake mode.
Q8. What is the best way to clean the rotors?
Remove the rotors, buckets, and racks from the unit and wash thoroughly with lukewarm (50°C) water, rinse and wipe dry. To sterilize use ethanol and avoid sterilizing in an autoclave or using dry heat.
Q1. Can this unit really run on battery power?
Yes, that is one of the key features of TOMY Multi Spin Centrifuge. The unit is fully operational on just 4 'AA' batteries. It can also run on AC power, and will give AC power priority if it is plugged in, so it won't drain the batteries. The battery and AC power variability makes the Multi Spin a great solution for "field" use.
Q2. Do I need to balance the tubes in the TOMY Multi Spin Centrifuge?