Benchmark PlateFuge Mini Centrifuge

Category Mini Centrifuges
Manufacturer Benchmark Scientific
Country of manufacture China

Benchmark’s PlateFuge™ is the first “mini” sized centrifuge with a swing out rotor for microplates. Centrifuging plates before PCR ensures all reactants are in the bottom of the wells for proper concentrations and improved yields.

In spite of its remarkably small footprint (9×10 in.), the PlateFuge™ includes a uniquely designed, swing out rotor (patent pending) capable of securing 2 microplates. The easily accessible rotor chamber includes two plate carriers that rest at a 75° angle. This allows plates to be inserted confidently without sealing tapes or caps. Upon closing the lid of the centrifuge, the rotor accelerates and the centrifugal force “swings” the plates into a horizontal position. Any droplets on the walls of the plate quickly concentrate into the well bottoms.

With a g-force of 600 xg, most samples can be spun down in less than 20 seconds.

To end a run, simply open the lid and the automatic, electric brake brings the rotor to a quick, smooth stop in just 4 seconds. Plates can then be easily removed from the rotor.


  • Quickly spins down droplets in PCR plates
  • Unique swing-out rotor design prevents spillage 
  • (patented)
  • Half the size of traditional centrifuges
  • Accepts all popular types of PCR plates 
  • (skirted, semi, and non) and most microtiter plates
Key Attributes
RPM 2,550
RCF 600
Refrigeration No
Capacity 2 x 2PCR Plates
Warranty (years) 2
Manufacturer Specifications
Speed 2,550 rpm/ 600 xg
Capacity 2 x 2PCR Plates
2 x microtiter plates
(up to 25mm)
24 x 0.2ml PCR strips
Deceleration 4 Seconds
(W x D x H)
9.2 x 10.2 x 7.75 in. 
(23 x 26 x 19.7 cm)
Weight 9 lbs/ 4.1 kg
Electrical 115V or 230V, 50-60 Hz, 250W
Warranty 2 Years

I see that the plates are entered into the PlateFuge at an angle. Will this cause spillage if the wells are relatively full?

Yes, if the wells of the microplate are relatively full, there is the risk of spillage. The PlateFuge is ideally suited for situations where either the microplates are sealed or the wells of the plate are no more than half full.


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