• Centrifuges


Process 40% more 50mL conical tubes or 100% more blood tubes with the Thermo Scientific Heraeus Megafuge 40 Centrifuge, offering exceptional capacity, ergonomic features and value for routine sample processing on the benchtop.

Proprietary design innovations enable safe, simple and comfortable operation every day.

Easy to Use

  • Intuitive controls simplify operation and provide detailed information on a wide range of operating parameters and processing status for optimal performance.
  • Proprieteary motorized lid latch enables one finger downward motion for easiest closing and locking of centrifuge lid, even on tall benches.

Thermo Scientific Auto–Lock III Rotor System

  • Secure locking system for easy push-button installation and exchange of rotors
  • Saves time switching between applications
  • Easy access to rotor chamber for quick cleaning, a healthier working environment and longer unit life

Thermo Scientific ClickSeal Bucket Sealing System

  • Biocontainment solution that seals with a snap, eliminating screw caps and complicated clips
  • Glove-friendly, one-handed open/close capability
  • Certified by CAMR in Porton Down, UK

Thermo Scientific SMARTSpin Technology

  • Advanced rotor management system maximizes acceleration, braking and residual load imbalance for each rotor and bucket option.
  • System optimizes safety and improves separations.

Space-Savings Design

  • Compact dimensions optimize work area.
  • Ergonomic height and curved design ensure easy sample loading and unloading and easy cleaning.

Outstanding Energy Efficiency

Up to 40% energy consumption savings on industry standard protocols, such as standard blood separation or conical tubes processing

Ventilated Model Megafuge 40

  • Dimensions: 26.4L × 22.2W × 14.2″H [35.4″H open] (67 × 56.5 × 36cm [90cm open])
  • Net Weight: 189.6 lb. (86kg)

Refrigerated Model Megafuge 40R

  • CFC-free refrigeration system
  • Temperature range: -10° to +40°C
  • Pre-cooling function with direct button
  • 26.4L × 29.3W × 14.2″H [35.4″H open] (67 × 74.5 × 36cm [90cm open])
  • Net Weight: 255.7 lb. (116kg)

A wide range of rotors are available for your daily routine processing requirements. Maximize performance with lighter-weight Thermo Scientific Fiberlite carbon fiber rotors that offer versatility, speed and robust, corrosion-free design. All rotors and adapters are sold separately.


Smartspin Technology. (Rotors, adapters and tubes must be ordered separately to accommodate your application).

Recommended for

  • Cell culture
  • Blood processing
  • Microplates
Use Intuitive display and control, ideal for routine and repetitive environments
Panel Glove- and detergent-friendly
Display Size Large 50 cm2
Display Technology Bright advanced LCD
Display Unit Set
(Direct Button Access)
Acceleration/Deceleration 9/10
Speed Setting Scrolling arrow keys
Speed Accuracy 100 rpm or 100 x g
Time Accuracy hrs/min
Time Setting Countdown from start
Time Range < 9h, 59min + continuous
Temperature Setting Chamber air
RCF calculation Maximum radius
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian,
Dutch and Russian
Swinging Bucket Rotors
Maximum Capacity 4 x 1000 mL (with TX-1000 rotor)
Maximum Speed 5300 rpm (with BIOShield 1000A rotor)
Maximum RCF 5590 x g (with BIOShield 1000A rotor)
Fixed Angle Rotors
Maximum Capacity 6 x 100 mL (with F15-6 x 100 rotor)
Maximum Speed 15200 rpm (with microvolume rotors)
Maximum RCF 25830 x g (with 30 x 2 mL rotor)
Control System Microprocessor
Drive System Direct, brushless induction low profile motor
Rotor Locking System Push-button Auto-Lock
Imbalance Detection System SMARTSpin
Programs 6, direct access
Temperature Set Range* -10 °C to +40 °C
Pre-Cooling Function* Yes, with direct button
Refrigeration System* CFC free
Pulse (Short) Run Yes
Acceleration / Deceleration Rates 9 / 10
Centrifugation Chamber Corrosion-resistant, high-thermal conductivity, 304 grade stainless steel
Maximum Timer Range 9h, 59min + continuous
Sound Level (dBA) with swinging bucket rotor at top speed < 61 / < 57* (TX-750)
Other Features Certified1 ClickSeal biocontainment system, language selection, motorized lid latch
Maximum Power Consumption (W) 120 V 1400
230 V 1700 / 1950*
Maximum Heat Output (BTU/h) 120 V 4776
230 V 5800 / 6653*
Height (lid closed) 36 cm / 14.2 in
Width 56.5 cm / 22.2 in 74.5 cm* / 29.3 in*
Depth 67 cm / 26.4 in
Weight 86 kg / 189.6 lb
116 kg* / 255.7 lb*
Technical Standards IEC 61010-1, IEC 61010-2-020, IEC 61010-2-101
Certifications UL listed, CSA certified, CE marked, IVD compliant, Certified Biosafety, RoHS compliant, WEEE compliant
Heraeus Megafuge, ventilated, 120 V, 60 Hz 75004504
Heraeus Megafuge, refrigerated, 120 V, 60 Hz 75004519