Zenith Lab Inc. Strives to answer your questions no matter the problem. “You need it, we Do It!” Recently we’ve have had the common questions of how to keep a centrifuge balanced. Below are a few examples, using 2-12 samples at a time in a 12 tube rotor.
However, despite balancing the rotor. We’ve also encountered at times. “What to do when ONLY ONE sample is being tested?” Zenith Lab Inc has recommended to use a tube filled with water, to insure the rotor is kept balanced. Volume of fluids need to be same all around.
**If the tubes are in the correct position in the rotor, they need to have an equal mass (example: they need to contain the same volume of liquid). If your tubes have unequal volumes (or you have an odd number of tubes), make sure that you include a balance tube containing the correct volume of liquid**
Not keeping the symmetrical value and volumes will cause damage to the equipment or the samples.