Sorvall RC 5B,RC-5B superspeed

Item: 1318 CENTRI


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Sorvall RC-5B refrigerated floor model centrifuge

  • Speed range: 500 to 21,000rpm
  • Max capacity: 6 x 500mL
  • Rotors available, sold separately
  • 90 day warranty

The Sorvall RC-5B has been an industry standard for years. This is a reliable machine that delivers safe, reproducible results and comes with several built-in safety features. The Sorvall RC-5B has a universal drive motor designed for quiet and dependable operation. This model has automatic pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration rates and allows the user to set speed, time and temperature of runs. The Sorvall RC-5B is compatible with fixed angle, swinging bucket, vertical, zonal, and microtube rotors (please call or email for rotor availability and cost). Temperature range can be set from -20°C to + 40°C. Speed control is accurate to +/-1% of setpoint.

Sorvall RC-5B refrigerated floor model centrifuge specifications

Speed Range

500 rpm to 21,000 rpm


6 x 500ml

Temperature Range

-20°C to +40°C


48”H x 30”W x 40”D


685 lbs

Electrical Requirements (call to confirm)

230V, 50/60Hz


All of our equipment is used and reconditioned. Our technicians test the performance of all centrifuges and make sure the rotating assembly is properly balanced; the bearings, seals and gaskets on the spindle assembly are in good shape; and the controls work properly. If the centrifuge is refrigerated we also test to make sure that the machine reaches and hold temperature properly. All tolerances are measured and the exterior and interior of all units are fully cleaned.  If the unit is being purchased with a rotor we test the rotor/centrifuge combination together. 

Our technicians inspect all rotors, including any buckets, gaskets and overspeed disks. Fixed angle rotors are closely inspected for body integrity; swinging bucket rotors supplied with buckets are checked for proper weight distribution. When possible we run each rotor in a compatible centrifuge to make sure the rotor spins properly.

The photos above are representative. Please bear in mind that the equipment shown is currently in storage in our warehouse and that in addition to testing each machine we will clean all the equipment thoroughly prior to shipment. We often have multiple units of each model in stock and sometimes we're unable to feature photos of every single unit. At your request, we can provide photos of the equipment in your order after it has been tested and cleaned.

Please call 978-521-2221 or email us today for pricing and additional information regarding the Sorvall RC-5B floor model centrifuge.