The Mini-BeadBeater 96 disrupts microbial cells and plant and animal tissue by violently agitating up to forty-five 2 ml screw-cap microvials or a 96 place deep-well microplate containing small ceramic or steel beads and disruption buffer. Even resistant samples like spores or fibrous tissue are completely homogenized in 2- 3 minutes in 0.1 to 1 ml of extraction medium. The high-speed mill can also be used to dry-grind friable or hard frozen samples.
On a busy day thousands of samples can be processed. Accessory 2 ml or 50 ml vial holders machined out of solid aluminum blocks are available for strict temperature control, both at ice and liq N2
Controls: Programmable digital timer, 1 second to 5-minute runtime. Digital speed control, variable from 1400-2400 rpm.
Power: 230 volts, 50/60Hz, 10 amps
Stroke: 1.25 inches (3.175 cm)
Weight: 125 pounds (57 kg)
Dimensions: 16 x 24 x 18 inches (41 x 61 x 46 cm)
Operating Temperature: 10°C to 35°C
Timer: 0 – 5 minutes with automatic reset