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DASH Apex 12

Affordable STAT Centrifuge for
High Performance Processing

  • Horizontal Centrifugation
  • 12 Tube Capacity
  • Illuminated Lid Lighting
  • STAT Specimen Processing
  • 5,200 Max RPM
  • 4,000 XG Max RCF
  • UL/CE Safety Approved
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Designed, Built, and Supported in the USA

Rotor and Tube Holders Included

The DASH Apex 12 STAT centrifuge offers simple controls and powerful performance to minimize lab error, reduce turnaround time, and streamline training. The user-friendly two-button interface makes it easier than ever to select a preset or program your custom validated STAT cycles. LED lid lighting indicates when the centrifuge is ready to load (off), running (on), or done (flashing) and prevents forgotten samples, even in the busiest labs. Each centrifuge comes ready to run with the rotor, tube holders, and warranty included in the affordable price.

DASH Apex Series Operator’s Manual (English)

DASH Apex 12 Operator’s Manual (International)

DASH Apex 12 Service Manual (English)

DASH Apex 6, 12, and 24 Product Data Sheet (English)

DASH Flex 12, Apex 12 Product Data Sheet (English)

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  • Electronic Timer – 3 easily selectable pre-set cycles (default or custom)
  • Capacity – Up to twelve (12) tubes
  • Tube Sizes – 3 mL to 10 mL: up to 17 mm x 75 – 100 mm
  • Brushless DC Motor – Years of operation with no routine maintenance
  • 2-Stage Horizontal Rotor – Drucker Diagnostics’ patented swing-out horizontal rotor design produces ideal horizontally separated samples
  • Cool Operation – Unique design of the convection based cooling system protects the samples even under the heaviest workloads
  • Automatic Lid Lock – Centrifuge will not run with the lid open and the lid cannot be opened while samples are spinning
  • Positive Lid Latching – Firm mechanical latching of the lid prevents the escape of debris
  • Clear Shatter Proof Lid – Allows for safe sample observation and optical calibrations
  • Reinforced Guard Bowl – Provides maximum safety and durability
  • Regulatory Approvals – Certified to US, Canadian, and European Safety regulations and standards
  • Height – 9 in. (23 cm)
  • Width – 13 in. (33 cm)
  • Depth – 15 in. (38 cm)
  • Weight – 34 lbs. (15 kg)
  • Max. Acceleration Time – 35 Seconds
  • Max. Deceleration Time – 40 Seconds
  • Factory Setting Range – 1 to 30 Minutes (± 1%)
  • Voltage – 95 to 253 VAC
  • Frequency – 50/60 Hz
  • Max. Power Requirements – 230 Watts
  • Centrifuge Motor – 1/2 H.P. Brushless DC


  • Speed – DASH Apex 12 PST/SST (Cat. No. 00-083-009-000)
    • 5,200 RPM with BD Vacutainer Barricor™ Tubes
    • 5,200 RPM with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 3,600 RPM with Gel (PST/SST) Tubes
  • Speed – DASH Apex 12 PST II/SST II (Cat. No. 00-083-009-001)
    • 5,200 RPM with BD Vacutainer Barricor™ Tubes
    • 5,200 RPM with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 4,400 RPM with Chemistry Tubes
  • Force – DASH Apex 12 PST/SST (Cat. No. 00-083-009-000)
    • 4,000 xg with BD Vacuatainer Barricor™ Tubes
    • 4,000 xg with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 2,000 xg with Gel (PST/SST) Tubes
  • Force – DASH Apex 12 PST II/SST II (Cat. No. 00-083-009-001)
    • 4,000 xg with BD Vacuatainer Barricor™ Tubes
    • 4,000 xg with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 3,000 xg with Chemistry Tubes
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the warranty on Drucker’s centrifuges?

Drucker Diagnostics provides a two (2) year parts and labor warranty (except the rotor – see question below).

What is the warranty on the rotor?

All rotors carry a lifetime warranty. Should the rotor ever fail, for as long as you own your centrifuge, Drucker Diagnostics will replace it free of charge.

Will I need to purchase accessories for the centrifuge separately?

All of our centrifuges are sold complete with the rotor and tube holders. No additional accessories are necessary though there are additional options available for purchase.

How often should my centrifuge be calibrated?

Drucker Diagnostics recommends the centrifuge be calibrated every 2 years or 5,000 cycles.

How can I validate my centrifuge for use with different tubes (Vacuette, Monovette, etc.)?

Drucker products Centrifugation Validation documents for STAT testing. They can be downloaded here.

What should be used to clean and disinfect the Apex 12?

ONLY isopropyl alcohol, soap and water, or a 10% (5,500 PPM) bleach solution should be used for cleaning and disinfection of the centrifuge and accessories. All surfaces must be dried immediately after  cleaning and disinfecting.

What cleaning solutions should be avoided?

TBQ Germicidal products should not be used as they will cause damage to the centrifuge and void the warranty. The use of fully/partially halogenated hydrocarbons, ketones, esters, ethers, benzyls, ethyl benzenes, and all other chemicals not prescribed by Drucker Diagnostics should not be used as they may cause damage to the rotor chamber, rotor, tube holders, accessories, and centrifuge exterior. If this occurs the warranty will be voided.

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Designed, built, and supported in the USA