Beckman Coulter - Optima L-100K
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Capable of generating 802,000 x g at speeds up to 100,000 rpm, Beckman Coulter's Optima L-100 K Ultracentrifuge enables you to perform — in less time — more separations, such as high-purity plasmid DNA, sub-cellular particles and virus isolation. This versatile floor model operates with a broad range of superb rotors, including zonal and continuous flow for large-volume separations. The L-100 K offers the reliability of a vacuum-encased induction drive, the simplicity of user-friendly, microprocessor-based control, and environmentally-friendly cooling system that eliminates the need for CFCs and other harmful liquid refrigerants. All this makes the L-100 K the right choice for your laboratory's routine separation needs.

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a month ago
Screen Fades to solid black
I have a Beckman Coulter Optima L-100K Ultracentrifuge. When I turn the machine on the screen goes from with then in the middle area it starts getting black until the whole screen becomes black. Has anyone had this before? I replaced the screen but no luck. Thanks This is the color screen modelReply


4 years ago
Error Message: DIAG 66: Drive Malfunction
I have a 1990's model Beckman Optima XL-100K centrifuge. Had been running well for over a year. Recently, the recent runs have shut down after about 5 minutes. The unit will restart and shut down about 5 min after hitting speed. There are no weird noises that I can ascertain. The centrifuge has been shutting down with the above error message. Among things I suspect is that the oil in the drive needs changing. I looked on line and there is no informatiion that I could find. When I querried Beckman about buying a service manual, the price was $3,213. Seems a bit steep for a nearly 30 yr old centrifuge. Any ideas on how to proceed? What can a reasonably competent user investigate and service to correct this situation.Reply


11 years ago
hi..i m one of BC optima L-100K user.i m running my recombinant protein extraction project that require this machine. my question is.. i would like to run this machine at 44K rpm for 1hr & 20 mins at 4 C long does it take for this machine to run once i key in all the setting that i i have to wait the vaccum drop until Reply
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Maximum Speed100000 rpm
Height47.5 in
Length 26.5 in
Weight1025 lbs
Width37 in

Additional Specifications

    Speed control: ± 20 rpm of set speed 
    Sample imbalance tolerance: ± 5 mL or 10% whichever is greater 
    Drive cooling: Air-cooled 
    Set temperature range: 0°C to 40°C in 1°C increments 
    Temperature control: ± 0.5°C of set 
    Ambient operating range: 15°C to 40°C 
    User-settable programs: 9 user programs, with delayed start capability 
    Acceleration/Deceleration rates: 2 Accel/3 Decel 
    Heat output: 1.0 kW/h (3,400 BTU/h) 

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