Centrifuge Preventive Maintenance and Repairs


A floor-standing or a benchtop centrifuge, being a heavily used equipment, can be prone to damages when it is not maintained properly.

Professional repair for benchtop centrifuges can be costly, but you can easily avoid this by making sure that the equipment is cleaned and maintained regularly. Likewise, it helps that you check its performance to identify potential issues before they deteriorate and cause further damage.

Daily centrifuge cleaning

Cleaning the centrifuge daily can help maintain its optimal performance and longevity. Cleaning can be done via the following steps:

  • Clean the exterior and interior parts of the centrifuge using a sponge, warm water, and a designated cleaning solution (or mild detergent).
  • After cleaning, use the centrifuge lubricant to lubricate the trunnions and bucket grooves. This will allow the rotor to run smoothly.
  • Use approved disinfectants and spill kits to ensure that the centrifuge is removed of bacteria and other contaminants.
  • Always check for residue and corrosion on the rotors to have them repaired or replaced accordingly.
  • You may want to schedule the centrifuge cleaning at the end of the day. It also prepares the centrifuge for the next day’s use.

Regular preventive maintenance

Performing routine preventive maintenance will ensure that your centrifuge is functioning well. You can schedule regular maintenance visits with a trained centrifuge technician so that issues can be immediately identified and addressed.

Regular maintenance prevents potential problems from deteriorate or doing more damage to your centrifuge. It also increases the device’s functionality and durability.

Preventive maintenance includes:

  • Inspection of physical parts
  • Inspection of the device’s electrical condition
  • Cleaning and testing the centrifuge
  • Inspection of the speed and time