Model: Sorvall WX Ultraseries

Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific


Spinning up to 100,000 rpm, this Sorvall WX+ ultracentrifuge deliver the speed and performance required for high performance processing applications. It has an easily accessible touch screen interface and imbalance tolerance to accelerate run step-up.

Typical applications
  • QA/QC testing
  • Fast pelleting and density gradient separations
  • Density gradient runs and for locating small pellets at the bottom of a tube
  • Fast lipoprotein and plasmid DNA separations
  • Rotor used is optimized for CsCl Plasmid DNA separations
Features and benefits
  • Able to accommodate tubes from 0.2 ml to 36 ml.
  • Have a self-locking rotor system that ensure the rotor is automatically and securely locked.
  • Automatic tube balance compensation accelerates sample preparation by allowing visual sample balancing up to 5 mm.
  • Intuitive full color LCD touch screen keeps operation and programming simple. This easy-to-navigate graphical display provides quick access to all functions and menus.
  • Monitor instrument status from across the lab with Stat Light, programmable 47 cm long LED bar mounted on the front of the instrument for easy visibility.
Technical specifications
PropertiesSorvall WX Ultraseries
Program storage1000 programs with step-runs
StandardsCE and cCSAus
Temperature range0 °C to +40 °C
Rotors available
1) TH-641 (Swinging bucket)
Capacity: 6 x 13.2 ml
Max speed: 41,000 rpm
2) T-865 ( Fixed angle)
Capacity: 8 x 36 ml
Max speed: 65,000 rpm
3) T-890 (Fixed angle)
Capacity: 8 x 12.5 ml
Max speed: 90,000 rpm
Maximum RCF287,660 x g (TH-641 rotor)
429,459 x g (T-865 rotor)
802,000 x g (T-890 rotor)
Control speed accuracy+2 rpm
Ambient temperature operating range+10 °C to +30 °C
Heat output1 kw or below
Refrigerator system type
Thermo-module cooling system
 Solid-state thermoelectric refrigeration
Certification/complianceCE and cCSAus
Capacity6 x 250 ml


Services to run samples are available. However, the tube for the samples are not provided. The recommended consumables (not provided) is tube PC 10 ml (part no: SOR#03237).


Person in charge: Fadzly Adzhar bin Kamarulzaman

Lab location: 3-4-04

Email address: fadzly.adzhar@monash.edu

Contact number: +603-55161595