Consider the MSE Harrier with an enviable reputation for reliability…

Harrier 15/80

MSE have always had an enviable reputation for their benchtop centrifuges and the Harrier range continues this tradition.  The Harrier 15/80 is designed for routine laboratory use and has a range of accessories available for most applications. The Harrier 15/80 centrifuge represents excellent value for money in terms of performance, ease of use, safety and reliability. Price does not include rotor.


Harrier 15-80
Harrier 15-80
  • Intelligent Microprocessor Control
  • Inverter Controlled Brushless Motor
  • Automatic Rotor Identification System
  • Set And Run In RCF Or RPM
  • Key Lock Facility
  • Instant RCF Reading
  • Last Run Memory
  • Green Led Display
  • Overspeed Protection System
  • Full Lid Interlock
  • Imbalance Detection System
  • Self Diagnostics
  • Status Indicator
  • Removable Stainless Steel Inner Bowl (Harrier 15/80)
  • Simple And Easy To Use
  • Easy To Service
  • Superior Lid Lock Mechanism
  • 9 Acceleration Rates
  • 9 Brake Rates
  • Wide Range Of Accessories
  • All Accessories Fully Autoclavable
  • Sealed Buckets With Porton Down Approval
  • Sealed 24 Place Microtube Rotor Available
  • Designed To Comply With Bs En 61010-2-020: 1995
  • Language Options Available

Automatic rotor identification system

The Harrier range incorporates an automatic rotor identification system. This important feature ensures that the centrifuge recognises the rotor in use and prevents it from being used beyond its safe maximum speed. As the centrifuge identifies the rotor in use, it can also work out the ‘g’ force at any set speed. This means the centrifuge can convert rpm to ‘g’ and vice versa once in use.

Microprocessor controlled induction drive

The Harrier range utilises an induction motor for maintenance free long life operation. This motor has no carbon brushes so not only is there no need for routine maintenance but there is no build-up of carbon dust inside the centrifuge. This makes it suitable for use in clean environments. Microprocessor control combined with the frequency driven motor ensures accurate operation for run to run reproducibility.

Refrigerated version available

The Harrier 18/80R combines all the capabilities of the proven Harrier 15/80 in a refrigerated format. The selectable temperature range is from −90C to +40C and uses CFC–free R134a refrigerant gas. This means that in refrigerant terms, the Harrier 18/80R complies with all the regulations pertaining to the Montreal Protocol. A precool facility allows the bowl to be cooled to the required temperature prior to use.

High speed microtube rotor

The use of the induction motor provides another benefit in that higher rotational speeds can be achieved. This allows the Harrier range to have a maximum speed in excess of 15,000 rpm with the 24 place microtube rotor. The addition of refrigeration in the Harrier 18/80R unit allows the microtube rotor an increase in speed to 18,000 rpm giving a maximum ‘g’ force of 28,980 ‘g. See rotor table for details.

Wide range of accessories available

For routine bench top work, the 4 x 200ml swing out rotor and 200ml sealed buckets are available on the Harrier 15/80. These, combined with a wide range of adaptors, can accommodate most manufacturers’ tubes. As well as the swing out rotor, other angle rotors and specialist rotors are available. Please see tables for details.


Max. Speed Swing–Out Rotor 4,500 rpm
Max. RCF Swing–Out Rotor 3,637 x g
Max. Speed Angle Rotor 6,500 rpm
Max. RCF Angle Rotor 5,574 x g
Max. Speed Microtube Rotor 15,000 rpm
Max. RCF Microtube Rotor 20,125 x g
Max. Bottle Size 200ml
Max. Capacity 800ml
Speed Control Range 1–15,000 rpm
Speed Control Accuracy 1 rpm
Speed Display ±10 rpm
Time Set Range
0–59 mins 59 secs
0–99 hours 59 mins
Time Hold
Time Accuracy 0.1 secs
Height 355mm
Width 470mm
Depth 580mm

Details of the rotors can be found here

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