Hettich Rotixa 500 RS centrifuge


The ROTIXA 500 RS is a compact and versatile high-volume blood-processing centrifuge. With the capacity to spin up to (4) 1L blood bags or 192 blood tubes, and the support of convenient accessories such as the HettLiner blood bag insert, the ROTIXA 500 RS is ideal for blood centers big and small.

Main features:

  • High throughputs
  • Holds (4) blood bags (450 – 1,000 mL)
  • Up to 192 blood collection tubes
  • Robust and steady temp. control system (-20°C to +40°C)
  • Fully programmable
  • All-metal containment with Safety-Lock
Hettich Rotixa 500RS rotor 6


The ROTIXA 500 RS offers several convenient features to ensure your laboratory consistently receives the highest product quality. HettLiner blood bag inserts support the sample during centrifugation to maintain its intended shape and facilitate ideal separation. Our Balancing Weights enable users to precisely balance the rotor for smooth rotations and best results.

The ROTIXA 500 RS also provides users with secure programming control and transparent documentation for reliable repeatability. A front-facing control panel enables users to easily store and recall application parameters. The control panel also features a key-lock to prevent desired parameters from being accidently altered. Centrifugation results are recorded simply with the HettInfo data documentation system, which can be added at any time and can support up to 29 centrifuges and 3 external barcode units.

Popular configurations

4 450/500 ≤ 4,500 ≤ 5,252

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (4) Buckets, (4) Adapters 450/500 mL

4 750/1,000 ≤ 4,500 ≤ 5,003

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (4) Buckets, (4) Adapters 750/1,000 mL

120 1.6 – 7 13 x 75/100 ≤ 4,500 ≤ 4,777
120 4 – 10 16 x 75/100 ≤ 4,500 ≤ 4,777

(1) Centrifuge, (1) 90° Swing-out Rotor, (4) Buckets, (4) Adapters 13 x 75/100,
(4) Bio-containment Lids

Dimensions 973 x 650 x 816mm
Weight: approx. 128kg
Max Capacity 4 x 1,000 mL
Max RPM 10,000
Max RCF 17,441
Refrigerated Yes
Does the centrifuge conform to Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC?

Yes. This centrifuge conforms to the Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC. Under Rule 3 in the Classification section of Annex IX of the EU Directive 93/42/EEC, centrifuges used for the manufacture of blood products for transfusion purposes (i.e. it spins blood bags) require certification as a Class IIa medical product. Hettich has this certification for this model and so it is considered MDD compliant.

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.