Centrifan™ PE Evaporator / Concentrator

Centrifan™ PE Evaporator / Concentrator
Simple, Reliable, Vacuum-Free, Safe for Samples and Users

The Centrifan™ PE Evaporator / Concentrator is a small volume evaporator that eliminates the problem of bumping using SBT (Self Blowdown Technology). SBT allows solvent drying using heated, circulating gas flow and NO VACUUM PUMP !

 

The Centrifan™ requires a rotor for operation. Rotors are not included. Please review the accesories tab below for rotor options.

 


Code Product  
780070

Centrifan™ PE-T Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap and Timer - 110 VAC  

 
780070AR

Centrifan™ PE-T Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap, Timer, and Acid Resistant Rotor - 110 VAC  

 
789070

Centrifan™ PE-T Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap and Timer - 220 VAC  

 
789070AR

Centrifan™ PE-T Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap, Timer, and Acid Resistant Rotor - 220 VAC  

 
780071

Centrifan™ PE     Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap - 110 VAC  

 
780071AR

Centrifan™ PE     Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap and Acid Resistant Rotor - 110 VAC  

 
789071

Centrifan™ PE     Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap - 220 VAC  

 
789071AR

Centrifan™ PE     Personal Evaporator with Cold Trap and Acid Resistant Rotor - 220 VAC  

 
780072

Centrifan™ Lite    Personal Evaporator - 110 VAC (No Cold Trap and Timer)  

 
780072AR

Centrifan™ Lite    Personal Evaporator with Acid Resistant Rotor - 110 VAC (No Cold Trap and Timer)  

 
789072

Centrifan™ Lite    Personal Evaporator - 220 VAC (No Cold Trap and Timer)  

 
789072AR

Centrifan™ Lite    Personal Evaporator with Acid Resistant Rotor - 220 VAC (No Cold Trap and Timer)  

 
  • Vacuum-Free - no bumping or splashing to risk sample purity and yield
  • Centrifugal Evaporation - sample securely pressed in spinning containers
  • Versatile - ideal for LC fractions, synthesis reactions, harsh inorganic chemistry, cold room operations, toxic compounds, radioisotopes
  • Low Maintenance - no vacuum pump; no noise; simple unattended operation
  • Temperature - programmable ambient to 55°C
  • Off-Timer - programmable from minutes to hours
  • Green Solvent Recovery - captured gas recirculates in a closed system; toxic materials are contained
  • Easy-to-Use - close the lid to start
  • Flexible - concentrate samples or evaporate to complete dryness, or collect distillate
  • Compact - portable, minimal bench space
  • Containers - use 20/30/40 mL scintillation vials, 1.6 mL Eppendorf tubes, 4 mL (1 dram) vials, or 16 mm x 100 mm test tubes
  • Low Cost

 

Overview of the Innovative Centrifan PE Featuring Self Blow-down Technology
The KD Scientific Centrifan™ PE uses self-generating blow-down technology to evaporate samples without a vacuum pump within a closed system. Centrifugal force protects samples from loss and cross-contamination, freeing operators for other tasks. If you are using a rotary evaporator, see how the Centrifan™ PE can save 1-operator-hour per sample.

Eliminate Sample Drying Risk while Freeing Operator Time
The Centrifan™ PE employs a novel, recirculating evaporation technique that reuses a captured volume of gas and generates its own gas flow to efficiently evaporate samples in standard 20mL scintillation vials. The technique eliminates the need for a vacuum pump or a large supply of blow down gas, significantly reducing cost, complexity, noise, and maintenance compared to rotary evaporators, vacuum centrifuges, and conventional blow-down equipment. Because it operates without vacuum, the Centrifan™ PE eliminates the potential for cross contamination and sample loss caused by solvent bumping.

Vacuum-Free, Closed System Drying
The Centrifan™ PE has a spinning rotor with fan blades that generate a high flow rate of drying gas which is directed onto the surface of the solvent in the scintillation vials. The rotor generates centrifugal force to keep 100% of the solute pressed in the scintillation vials, thus preventing compound loss and cross contamination. Solvent vapors from the trapped volume of gas are continuously flowed through a secondary loop with a dry ice cold trap to prevent release of toxic fumes. The unit may be purged of air with a nitrogen bleed to perform oxygen-free drying.

 

Rotors
• 6 x 20 ml Scintillation Vials
• 6 x 30 ml Scintillation Vials
• 4 x 40 ml Scintillation Vials
• 8 x 16 mm x 100 mmTest Tubes
• 8 x 1.6 ml Eppendorf Tubes
• 8 x 4 ml (1 dram) Sample Vials
• 10 x 1.5 HPLC Vials

 

Compact, Portable
With a small 8 in x 12 in footprint and only 18 in high, the Centrifan PE is self-contained, requires little bench or hood space, and will even fit in a hot cell.

Configurations
Centrifan PE-L (Lite) has no cold trap; vent to a hood or use with aqueous solutions.
Centrifan PE includes a cold trap for recovering all evaporated solvents.
Centrifan PE-T (Timer) includes the cold trap and an Off-Timer for stopping evaporation before samples reach complete dryness.

Rotor Capacities
  • 6 x 20 mL Scintillation Vials
  • 6 x 30 mL Scintillation Vials
  • 4 x 40 mL Scintillation Vials
  • 8 x 16 mm x 100 mm Test Tubes
  • 8 x 1.6 mL Eppendorf Tubes
  • 8 x 4 mL (1 Dram) Sample Vials
  • 10 x 1.5 HPLC Vials
Temp Controller
  • Ambient to 55°C
Range
  • Ambient 2°C to 40°C
Temperature
  • Cold Finger Capacity 1 L non-freezing liquid plus dry ice nuggets
Power Requirements
  • 115/230 VAC 50-60 Hz 200 watts
Fuse Ratings
  • 3 A (115 V and 230 V) fast acting, 5mmx 20mm
Dimensions
  • 12" (30.5 cm) w x 8" (20.3 cm) d x 18" (45.7 cm) h
Weight
  • 12 lbs (5.5 kg)
788400Centrifan™ Rotor 6 x 20 ml Scintillation Vials
788400ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor 6 x 20 ml Scintillation Vials
788401Centrifan™ Rotor, 8 x 1.6 ml micro centrifuge tubes (Includes one splitter, required for proper evaporation)
788401ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor, 8 x 1.6 ml micro centrifuge tubes
788402Centrifan™ Rotor 6 x 16 mm x 100 mm Test tubes
788402ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor 6 x 16 mm x 100 mm Test tubes
788403Centrifan™ Rotor 8 x 4 ml vials (1 dram; Includes one splitter, required for proper evaporation)
788403ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor 8 x 4 ml vials
788404Centrifan™ Rotor 6 x 30 ml Scintillation Vials
788404ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor 6 x 30 ml Scintillation Vials
788405Centrifan™ Rotor 4 x 40 ml Scintillation Vials
788405ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor 4 x 40 ml Scintillation Vials
788406Centrifan™ Rotor 10 x 1.5 ml HPLC vials
788406ARCentrifan™ Acid Resistant Rotor 10 x 1.5 ml HPLC vials
788408Centrifan™ Accessory 5 pack splitters for 788400 & 788400AR
788409Centrifan™ Accessory 100 pack splitters for 788400 & 788400AR
788410Centrifan™ Accessory 1 splitter 8 x 1.6 ml micro centrifuge tubes for 788401 & 788401AR
788411Centrifan™ Accessory 1 splitter 6 x 16 mm x 100 mm Test tubes for 788402 & 788402AR
788412Centrifan™ Accessory 1 splitter 8 x 4 ml vials (1 dram) for 788403 & 788403AR
788414Centrifan™ Accessory 1 splitter 6 x 30 ml Scintillation Vials for 788404 & 788404AR
788415Centrifan™ Accessory 1 splitter 4 x 40 ml Scintillation Vials for 788405 & 788405AR
788416Centrifan™ Accessory 1 splitter 10 x 1.5 ml HPLC vials for 788406 & 788406AR
788417Centrifan™ Conversion Kit, Add Cold Trap to Centrifan™ PE -Lite
788418Centrifan™ Cold Trap (replacement glassware)
788419Centrifan™ Circulator Coil and Tubing (extended concentraton time with chilled Concentrator, water bath must be supplied.
788421Centrifan™ Flask, round 500 ml, 35/20 socket joint
788422Centrifan™ Flask, round 100 ml, 35/20 socket joint
788423Centrifan™ Adapter Kit, Cold Trap Socket to 20 ml Scintillation Vial (low loss distillate collection)
788424Centrifan™ Clamp pinch, locking, 35/20 Socket Joint