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DASH Apex 6

STAT Centrifugation for
Fast Specimen Processing

  • Horizontal Centrifugation
  • 6 Tube Capacity
  • Single Button Operation
  • Preset Speed and Runtime
  • 5300 Max RPM
  • 4000 xg Max RCF
  • UL/CE Safety Approved
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Designed, Built, and Supported in the USA

Rotor and Tube Holders Included

Meet the DASH Apex 6

Your lab is at the heart of fast and accurate healthcare delivery. That means pressure. Pressure for quick turnaround times. Pressure for high-quality samples. You have an efficient team, so how can you speed up and simplify the testing process without drastic workflow changes or taking big bites out of your budget?

Problem solved! Meet the DASH Apex 6 by Drucker Diagnostics, a new cost-effective centrifuge that can cut your STAT turnaround time in half. With an innovative and patented design, the Apex 6 provides quality plasma samples in minutes. Now lab results can be analyzed and returned to doctors in record time.

The Apex 6 is small and nimble. An array can fit on any table top area, including your accessioning station, so plasma tubes can be spun right after they received. No queuing necessary. Just drop tubes in and spin.

Even better, there’s no programming required. DASH Apex centrifuges are ready to use out of the box thanks to a simple two-button interface. And they fit any 75 or 100 mm tube, so say goodbye to unique holders that cost you time and money.

But what if you need additional help? A Drucker Diagnostics site visit will show you how to make some small changes, integrate DASH centrifuges into your lab and reduce your STAT turnaround time. We also provide free online training, software, webinars and other resources on our website.

Faster turnaround time. High quality samples. Improved workflow.

When you’re at the heart of healthcare, small changes can make a big impact.

For more information, contact our team today.

Meet the DASH Apex 6

Your lab is at the heart of fast and accurate healthcare delivery. That means pressure. Pressure for quick turnaround times. Pressure for high-quality samples. You have an efficient team, so how can you speed up and simplify the testing process without drastic workflow changes or taking big bites out of your budget?

Problem solved! Meet the DASH Apex 6 by Drucker Diagnostics, a new cost-effective centrifuge that can cut your STAT turnaround time in half. With an innovative and patented design, the Apex 6 provides quality plasma samples in minutes. Now lab results can be analyzed and returned to doctors in record time.

The Apex 6 is small and nimble. An array can fit on any table top area, including your accessioning station, so plasma tubes can be spun right after they received. No queuing necessary. Just drop tubes in and spin.

Even better, there’s no programming required. DASH Apex centrifuges are ready to use out of the box thanks to a simple two-button interface. And they fit any 75 or 100 mm tube, so say goodbye to unique holders that cost you time and money.

But what if you need additional help? A Drucker Diagnostics site visit will show you how to make some small changes, integrate DASH centrifuges into your lab and reduce your STAT turnaround time. We also provide free online training, software, webinars and other resources on our website.

Faster turnaround time. High quality samples. Improved workflow.

When you’re at the heart of healthcare, small changes can make a big impact.

For more information, contact our team today.

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

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

Features

  • Capacity – Up to six (6) tubes
  • Tube Sizes – 3 mL to 10 mL: up to 17 mm x 75 – 100 mm
  • Electronic Timer – 3 easily selectable preset cycles (default or custom)
  • 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 – 8 in. (20 cm)
  • Width – 11 in. (28 cm)
  • Depth – 13.5 in. (34 cm)
  • Weight – 12 lbs. (5.4 kg)
  • Max. Acceleration Time – 20 Seconds
  • Max. Deceleration Time – 20 Seconds
  • Factory Setting Range – 1 to 30 Minutes (± 1%)
  • Voltage – 95 to 253 VAC
  • Frequency – 50/60 Hz
  • Max. Power Requirements – 220 Watts
  • Centrifuge Motor – 1/2 H.P. Brushless DC
  • Speed – DASH Apex 6 PST/SST (Cat. No. 00-076-009-001)
    • 5,300 RPM with BD Vacutainer Barricor Tubes
    • 5,300 RPM with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 3,800 RPM with Gel (PST/SST) Tubes
  • Speed – DASH Apex 6 PST II/SST II (Cat. No. 00-076-009-002)
    • 5,300 RPM with BD Vacutainer Barricor Tubes
    • 5,300 RPM with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 4,600 RPM with Gel (PST II/SST II) Tubes
  • Force – DASH Apex 6 PST/SST (Cat. No. 00-076-009-001)
    • 4,000 xg with BD Vacutainer Barricor Tubes
    • 4,000 xg with Coag (PPP) Tubes
    • 2,000 xg with Gel (PST/SST) Tubes
  • Force – DASH Apex 6 PST II/SST II (Cat. No. 00-076-009-002)
    • 4,000 xg with BD Vacutainer Barricor Tubes
    • 4,000 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.

RPM to G-Force Conversion

The force exerted on a sample in a centrifuge is a function of the rotation speed of the centrifuge (RPM) and the radius of the rotor. If you know the RPM, refer to the table below, or use the following equations to calculate g-force:

(inches) 0.0000284 x Rotor Radius x RPM² or (centimeters) 0.00001118 x Rotor Radius x RPM²

Radius: 5.0 in (12.7 cm)

RPM G-Force
1000 140 xg
1100 170 xg
1200 200 xg
1300 240 xg
1400 280 xg
1500 320 xg
1600 360 xg
1700 400 xg
1800 450 xg
1900 500 xg
2000 600 xg
2100 650 xg
2200 700 xg
2300 750 xg
2400 800 xg
2500 900 xg
2600 950 xg
2700 1050 xg
2800 1100 xg
2900 1200 xg
3000 1300 xg
3100 1350 xg
3200 1450 xg
3300 1550 xg
3400 1650 xg
3500 1750 xg
3600 1850 xg
3700 1950 xg
3800 2050 xg
3900 2150 xg
4000 2300 xg
4100 2400 xg
4200 2500 xg
4300 2600 xg
4400 2750 xg
4500 2900 xg
4600 3000 xg
4700 3150 xg
4800 3300 xg
4900 3400 xg
5000 3550 xg
5100 3700 xg
5200 3850 xg
5300 4000 xg

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Designed, built, and supported in the USA