Hettich EBA 280 / 280S centrifuge

EBA 280 / 280S

The EBA 280, Hettich’s new, high-performance clinical centrifuge, offers versatility, convenience, and safety within a compact, elegant frame. Though smaller than a standard toaster oven, the EBA 280 maximizes its dimensions to fit 90° swing-out rotors for flat separation. Hettich rotors for the EBA 280 fit all standard blood tubes, pediatric tubes, and KOVA tubes and feature the Hettich Quick-Lift Rotor System for easy installation and added safety.

Main features:

  • Compact & powerful clinical tabletop centrifuge for 90° flat separation of all standard blood, urine and pediatric tubes
  • Quiet Operation
  • Easy-Lift™
  • Safety-Lock™ Lid
  • Memory control system
  • Ergonomic Quick-Lift™ Rotor System
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The EBA 280 is ideal for serology, blood, urinalysis, and pediatric testing. The higher performance version, the EBA 280 S, delivers flat separation STAT, coag. and PPP in minutes. With its impressive versatility, compactness, and performance, the EBA 280 sets a new standard for tabletop clinical centrifugation.
Simplify your workflow with Hettich’s new Quick-Lift™ rotor and Memory Control System. Quick-Lift allows you to effortlessly install the rotor and manage your samples without tools or physical stress. Instead of loading the samples while the rotor is still in the centrifuge, Quick-Lift enables you to easily remove the rotor and load the samples safely on the benchtop. Additionally, the 1146 rotor is self-standing, decreasing the chance of spillage or other accidents. Once loaded, simply place the rotor onto the motor shaft and the rotor will automatically lock into position for safe centrifugation.

The Memory Control System further enables simplified and secure centrifugation by providing 10 pre-programmable settings for easy recall of application parameters. This feature not only saves time but ensures repeatability and limits programming errors.

Advanced safety features of the EBA 280 include its all-metal containment and the Hettich Safety-Lock™ lid, which ensures a safe, tight closure on the centrifuge chamber during operation.

Additionally, the EBA 280 employs the Hettich Easy-Lift™ lid that further limits repetitive stress injuries, spillage, and accidental sample disruption when loading and unloading your centrifuge.

Hettich centrifuges adhere to all national and international safety standards and certifications and, as always, are backed by Hettich’s two-year warranty and 24/7 direct support system.

Hettich EBA 280 close up panel

Popular configurations

6 1.6 – 5 13 x 75 4,700 2,618
6 4 – 7 13 x 100 4,700 3,112
6 4 – 7 16 x 75 4,700 2,865
6 8.5 – 10 16 x 100 4,700 3,112

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (6) Buckets, (6) Adapters 13 x 75 mm, (6) Adapters 16 x 75 mm

6 1.6 – 5 13 x 75 6,000 4,266
6 4 – 7 13 x 100 6,000 5,071
6 4 – 7 16 x 75 6,000 4,699
6 8.5 – 10 16 x 100 6,000 5,071

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (6) Buckets, (6) Adapters 13 x 75 mm, (6) Adapters 16 x 75 mm

8 1.6 – 5 13 x 75 5,000 2,991
8 4 – 7 16 x 75 5,000 2,991

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (8) Buckets 13 x 75 mm, (8) Buckets 16 x 75 mm

12 1.6 – 5 13 x 75 6,000 3,300
12 4 – 7 13 x 100 6,000 4,146
12 4 – 10 16 x 75/100 6,000 4,146

(1) Centrifuge, (1) Fixed-angle Rotor, (12) Adapters 13 x 75 mm/ 100 mm

6 0.5 10.7 x 36 6,000 3,059

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (6) Buckets, (6) Adapters

Centrifuge EBA 280 EBA 280S
Dimensions 248 x 327 x 388 mm 248 x 327 x 388 mm
Weight: approx. 11kg approx. 11kg
Max Capacity 8 x 15 mL 8 x 15 mL
Max RPM 6,000 8,000
Max RCF 3,461 6,153
Refrigerated No No
Fixed angle or swing-out rotor. What is the difference?

A swing out rotor means that the tubes are loaded into individual buckets which swing out at 90 degrees during centrifugation. This results in flat separation. However, the speed that the rotor can achieve is lower, as it is not so aerodynamic.

A fixed angle rotor, as the name suggests, means that the sample will be spun at a fixed angle. Tubes are usually loaded directly into the rotor as opposed to individual buckets. This results in an angular separation. Drag is reduced due to the aerodynamic nature of a fixed angle rotor, which means that a higher speed can be achieved. Higher speeds are needed for some sample types in order to achieve adequate separation.

Does this centrifuge use a brushless motor?

All Hettich centrifuges are fitted with a powerful, carbon free (brushless) induction drive motor.

Does this centrifuge conform to IVD directive 98/79/EC?

Yes. This centrifuge conforms to the In-vitro Diagnostics (IvD) EU directive. This means that the products are guaranteed a standardised level of quality and safety.

Does the manufacturer comply with ISO 13485?

Yes. Hettich complies with ISO 13485. This standard relates to the design and manufacture of medical devices.

Can you perform a UKAS calibration on this centrifuge?

We can perform a UKAS calibration for speed, temperature and time. For more details, please consult our schedule.

Does the centrifuge have out-of-balance detection?

Yes. All Hettich centrifuges have an out-of-balance detection system built into the centrifuge.

Do you also supply the tubes and bottles?

We have stock of some, but not all tubes. Please contact us with more details of your requirements.

What is the warranty period?

All Hettich centrifuges come with a 2-year warranty as standard.

But what if I want a longer warranty?

We can arrange a longer warranty for a small fee.

Are these products CE marked?

Yes. All Hettich centrifuges are CE marked.

Can you autoclave the rotor, buckets and adaptors?

Yes. All Hettich accessories can be autoclaved.

Are spare parts readily available?

We stock thousands of centrifuge spare parts in our London warehouse. However, if we do not have the part in stock, we can source it from the manufacturer. Hettich guarantees that all spare parts will still be available for purchase 7 years from the date production has ceased.

What is the typical lead time of this centrifuge?

We hold stock of centrifuges at our London warehouse. If the centrifuge is in stock at the time of ordering, then we can deliver it to you by the next working day. If the centrifuge is not in stock, we will have to order the instrument from the manufacturer. In this case, delivery time is normally between 2 and 4 weeks.

Where is this centrifuge manufactured?

All Hettich centrifuges are made in Germany.

What happens if there is a power failure, or a fault with the centrifuge and my samples get stuck inside?

All Hettich centrifuges have an emergency lid lock release, which can be activated in the event of a lid-lock failure. Please contact our technical team should this happen.

How do I dispose of the centrifuge when it comes to the end of its life?

We can collect your centrifuge and recycle it responsibly, ensuring that any harmful substances are recovered in the process. A charge is sometimes applicable for this service, depending on the make and model. Please contact us for more details.

Do you offer training on this centrifuge?

Yes. Henderson Biomedical can offer training. Please contact us for more details.