Kilo Scale LFC-5000 Centrifuge

Western States - Kilo Laboratory CentrifugeFeatures

  • cGMP Sanitary Centrifuge design is small enough for laboratory separation work (< 927 cm3)
  • Suitable for benchtop use
  • Ideal for solid-liquid separation, washing and extraction of food ingredients, polysaccharides, crystals, botanical extracts, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals
  • Easily removed basket requires no tools - simply lift out and carry to workbench
  • Repeatability enhanced with electronic speed control and digital run timer

Western States - Lab Centrifuge Capacities

Lab Centrifuge Overview

Basket Design

  • 6" diameter x 3.6" high x 1" cap, machined from solid 316 stainless steel
  • basket removal: simply lift the basket and carry away - magnetic coupling (Patent Pending) does not require tools for basket removal
  • solids holding capacity: 56.6 in3 (927 cm3)
  • filtration surface area: 68 in2 (438 cm2)
  • highly perforated basket (2,520 holes) eliminates need for backing screen
  • filtration medium: disposable paper or cloth
  • basket speed: 0-5,000 rpm
  • separation force: 2,130 gravities


  • slurry feed with 1/2" ball valve and tri-clamp fittings
  • wash/spray line with 1/2" ball valve and tri-clamp fittings
  • 3" sight glass with 20 watt sanitary light
  • 316L stainless steel
  • welds ground smooth and flush - 32 RA (180 grit) polish inside and out
  • full-draining 6° sloped bottom and 1" tri-clamp ferrule drain
  • vapor-tight (no pressure) vessel with O-ring lid seal
  • twin gas springs (stainless) on hinged lid for easy opening
  • interlock prevents lid from opening when basket is rotating


NEMA-4X electrical enclosure in base frame:

  • variable frequency drive - 0-5,000 rpm, 1/2 HP
  • start/stop push buttons
  • digital speed control with actual basket rpm display
  • digital timer for run time
  • power disconnect
  • 110 volt, 1-p

The ease of use and flexibility of the lab centrifuge is enhanced by the tool-less basket removal - simply lift the basket off the shaft and carry it to your workbench and recover 100% of the solids. The removable basket also allows cleaning or sterilizing of the basket. There are no cracks or crevices in the basket to trap product or microbes because the basket is machined from a solid block of stainless steel.

Removing the Basket

Western States - Laboratory Centrifuge Removing Basket

Laboratory Centrifuge Dimensions

Western States - Laboratory Centrifuge Dimensions