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Centrifuges, benchtop, ventilated/refrigerated, Heraeus® Megafuge® 8 / 8R

Supplier: Thermo Scientific
Heraeus® Megafuge®
These durable centrifuges are available as ventilated or refrigerated versions and provide exceptional capacity in a compact design with a smart, simple interface.

  • Quiet performance provides a safe, stress-free environment
  • One touch operation with pre-saved protocols and password protection
  • Highly visible backlit display for easy reading of parameters
  • Secure, push-button Auto-Lock™ function enables quick and easy rotor exchange and clear chamber access for cleaning convenience
  • Biocontainment sealing options, including certified ClickSeal® lids for glove-friendly, one handed operation
  • 8R model: Powerful refrigeration system with pre-cooling function

The wide variety of the 11 (for Megafuge® 8) or even 13 (for Megafuge® 8R) available rotors provide the flexibility to support both clinical and research applications. These centrifuges conform to latest clinical and safety standards (IVD).

Ordering information: The units are supplied without rotor. Rotors, adapters and other accessories are available separately. Please contact your local VWR sales office for further information.



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Megafuge® 8
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Benchtop centrifuge Megafuge® 8, without accessories 1 521-1765

Megafuge® 8R
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Benchtop refrigerated centrifuge Megafuge® 8R, without accessories 1 521-1857

Versatile swing-bucket rotors
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Swing out rotor, TX-150, for 24× 5/7 ml blood collection tubes or 8 × 50 ml conical tubes (4500 min-1 / 3260 ×g) 1 521-1778
Swing out rotor, MT-12, for 12 microtubes and filtration columns (13000 min-1 / 16438 ×g) 1 521-1777
Swing out rotor, M-10, for 4 standard microplates or 2 Deepwell microplates (4500 min-1 / 2576 ×g) 1 521-1783
Adapter, 1×50 ml conical or skirted tube (Ø×L: 29,5×120 mm) 4 521-1793
Adapter, 2×15 ml conical tubes (Ø×L: 17×122 mm) 4 521-1794

Clinical swing-bucket rotors
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Swing out clinical rotor, TX-100, incl. unsealed carriers, for 16× 5 / 7 ml blood collection tubes (4500 min-1 / 3260 ×g) 1 521-1782
Swing out clinical rotor, TX-100S, incl. sealed carriers, for 8× 5 / 7 ml blood collection tubes (4500 min-1 / 3215 ×g) 1 521-1781

Fixed angle rotors
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Fixed-angle rotor, MicroClick, incl. certified biocontainment lid, for 24×2 ml microtubes (16000 min-1 / 24372 ×g for Megafuge® 8; 17850 min-1 /  30279 ×g for Megafuge® 8R) 1 521-1786
CLINIConic™ fixed-angle rotor, 37°, R max 140 mm, 30×15 ml tubes (5650 min-1, 4997 ×g) 1 521-1565
Adapter for Microclick 18×5 rotor, 1,5/2 ml micro tube (Ø×L: 11×45 mm) 2 521-1854
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Model Megafuge® 8 Megafuge® 8R
Max. capacity - fixed angle rotor 6×50 ml (with HIGHConic™ rotor)
Max. capacity - swing-out rotor 4×145 ml (with TX-150 rotor)
Max. speed - fixed angle rotor (min-1) 16000 (with MicroClick 24×2 rotor) 17850 (with MicroClick 24 x 2 rotor)
Max. speed - swing-out rotor (min-1) 4500 (with TX-150 rotor)
Max. RCF - fixed angle rotor (×g) 24328 (with MicroClick 24×2 rotor) 30279 (with MicroClick 24 x 2 rotor)
Max. RCF - swing-out rotor (×g) 3260 (with TX-150 rotor)
Temperature (°C) - −10...+40 °C
Acceleration/braking ramps 2
Control Microprocessor
Programs 4 protocols via direct access key 3 protocols via direct access key, plus 96 additional programs accessible via folder
Timer 99 h 59 min + continuous
Anti-unbalance system SMARTSpin
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian
Noise level (dB(A)) <58 (with TX-150 rotor); <61 (with MicroClick 24×2 rotor) <56 (with all rotors); <52 (with MicroClick 24×2 rotor)
Power supply 230 V / 50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption (W) 310 750
W×D×H (mm) 370×480×310 (lid closed) 460×670×320 (lid closed)
Weight (kg) 35 71
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