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DASH Apex 24

STAT Sample Processing for
Demanding Lean Laboratories

  • Horizontal Centrifugation
  • 24 Tube Capacity
  • Illuminated Lid Lighting
  • STAT Specimen Processing
  • 4200 Max RPM
  • 3000 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 24 centrifuge is built to meet the needs of large, high-volume STAT labs. Prevent forgotten samples and reduce turnaround time with LED lid lighting (patent pending). Bright lights indicate when the centrifuge is ready, running, or done, even in the noisiest labs. With a small footprint, it fits easily in accessioning, and its 24-tube capacity allows it to be loaded and run more quickly, further driving down TAT. Use the simple set-and-lock controls to choose from one of three presets, or lock to a single cycle for maximum repeatability.

DASH Apex Manual Operator’s Manual for Drucker’s DASH Apex Series

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

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Features

  • Electronic Timer – 3 easily selectable pre-set cycles (default or custom)
  • Capacity – Up to twenty-four (24) 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
Specifications
  • Height – 9 in. (23 cm)
  • Width – 14.5 in. (37 cm)
  • Depth – 17 in. (43 cm)
  • Weight – 39 lbs. (17 kg)
  • Max. Acceleration Time – 45 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 – 280 Watts
  • Centrifuge Motor – 1/2 H.P. Brushless DC

 

  • Speed – DASH Apex 24 PST/SST (Cat. No. 00-084-009-000)
    • 4,200 RPM with BD Vacutainer Barricor Tubes
    • 4,200 RPM with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 3,500 RPM with Gel (PST/SST) Tubes
  • Speed – DASH Apex 24 PST II/SST II (Cat. No. 00-084-009-003)
    • 4,200 RPM with BD Vacutainer Barricor Tubes
    • 4,200 RPM with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 4,200 RPM with Gel (PST II/SST II) Tubes
  • Force – DASH Apex 24 PST/SST (Cat. No. 00-084-009-000)
    • 3,000 xg with BD Vacuatainer Barricor Tubes
    • 3,000 xg with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 2,000 xg with Gel (PST/SST) Tubes
  • Force – DASH Apex 24 PST II/SST II (Cat. No. 00-084-009-003)
    • 3,000 xg with BD Vacuatainer Barricor Tubes
    • 3,000 xg with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 3,000 xg with Gel (PST II/SST II) 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.

What should be used to clean and disinfect the Apex 6?

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