Centrifuge, Sorvall, RC-5B Plus

Centrifuge, Sorvall, RC-5B Plus


Kendro Laboratory Products


RC-5B Plus


Available for scheduled use. Contact Hui Wang at huiwang@iastate.edu or (515) 294-3572 for availability.

Power Specifications

Motor: Spindle driven, Sorvall RC-5B+, SN 9801276
Voltage/Amperage: 200-240V/Single Phase/30A
Speed Settings: 500-21,000 (± 100) rpm @ 60 Hz.
Temperature Range: -20°C to +40°C
Time Settings: 0-120 minutes or HOLD


Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)

The Sorvall Model RC-5B Plus is a high-speed, microprocessor-controlled refrigerated floor-model centrifuge used to separate substances of different sizes or densities. The centrifuge operates over a temperature range of -20°C to +40°C and a time range of up to 120 min (plus a “Hold” setting that allows operation without a time limit). The centrifuge has a speed selection range of 500-21,000 (± 100) rpm and a maximum relative centrifugal force of 51,427 x g (using the F-20/Micro Rotor).