HERMLE Z496-K Series Ultra High Capacity Refrigerated Centrifuges

Category Floor Standing Centrifuges
Manufacturer Hermle
Country of manufacture Germany

The Z496-K centrifuges offer the highest tube/bottle capacity in the Hermle line.

Several rotors are available, including a popular 4 position swinging bucket rotor with a wide offering of accessories for the centrifugation of tubes, bottles, plates and blood bags. The high capacity rectangular buckets accept microplates directly or a variety of tube inserts for accommodating as many as 40 x 50ml conical or 96 x 15ml conical tubes per run.

Advanced microprocessor controls allow for instant rotor identification, which automatically converts the rotational speed to the relevant g-force (rcf), preventing the user from setting a speed above the capabilities of the installed rotor. In addition to retrieving up to 99 saved programs, the easy to use front panel can adjust accel/decel rates, time, and convert operation between rpm and rcf. The powerful refrigeration system, with a range of -20° to 40° C, also features a precool function that ensures the temperature of the chamber is optimized for any application.

A standard floor standing model is available (height: 38.6 in.) which includes a convenient lower drawer for the storage of frequently used rotors and accessories. In addition, a space saving “underbench” model (height: 27.5 in.) is available when under the counter storage is preferred. Both models are equipped with wheels for easy maneuverability around the laboratory.

For all your high capacity, high volume needs, the Z496-K floor standing series is the perfect centrifuge.


  • Speed up to 10,500 rpm
  • G-Force up to 16,022 x g
  • Swing Out Capacity:
    • 4 x 1000ml
    • 4 x 500/750ml blood bags
    • 40 x 50ml
    • 96 x 15ml
    • 24 x microplates
  • Angle Rotor Capacity
    • 10 x 50ml
    • 6 x 250ml
    • 4 x 500ml
  • Microprocessor Control
    • Over-speed protection
    • Automatic rotor identification
    • Program Storage (99)
    • Pre-Cool function
    • Momentary spin button
    • Imbalance detection
    • Adjustable Accel/Decel
    • Audible end of run alarm
  • Available underbench model
  • Maintenance free induction drive
  • Motor driven safety lid-lock
  • Quiet operation, less than 65 DB
  • Splash proof display
  • Powerful refrigeration
  • Storage drawer (Floor standing only)

Additional Rotor specifications can be found on the accessory pages linked below

Key Attributes
RPM 10,500
RCF 16,022
Refrigeration Yes
Capacity 4 x 1000 ml
Warranty (years) 5
Manufacturer Specifications

Speed Range: 200 to 10,500 rpm
Max. RCF: 16,022 xg
Max Capacity: 4 x 1000 ml
Timer: up to 99 hr, 59 min.
Dimensions: Underbench
24 x 27 x 27.5 in.
(W x D x H) 62 x 69 x 70 cm.
Floor Standing
24 x 27 x 38.6 in.
62 x 69 x 98 cm.
Weight: 346 lbs (157 kg)
Floor Standing 419 lbs (190 kg)
Electrical: 230V, 50/60Hz
Power Draw: 2300 W
Temp Range: -20° to 40° C

For additional Rotor specifications, see accessories link below


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