Centro and Centro XS³ LB 960 Microplate Luminometer Brochure
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The Centro supports all basic luminescence technologies including:
Thanks to a stringent selection of photomultipliers working in photon counting mode and more than 40 years of experience building, the Centro provides highly sensitive luminescence detection: less than 5 amol ATP/well (25 fM) can be detected reliably. In the Centro XS³, optics have been optimized to increase its sensitivity even further: below 1.5 amol ATP/well (7.5 fM).
Do you often see a few high-intensity samples surrounded by wells of low-intensity when running your samples? Then you´re potentially affected by a phenomenon called, that can produce wrong results and, hence, wrong conclusions. The crosstalk reduction design of the Centro does almost eliminate this problem: with a crosstalk of 10-6, you never have to worry about the position of your high-intensity samples in your plate.
Thanks to its built-in waste pump, you don’t need to worry about loading microplates, waste containers or removal of injector tips for washing and filling the reagent lines; the built-in waste pump takes care of the safe removal of excess liquids.
All Berthold Technologies luminometers ensure light-tightness of the housing and the doors, checked against a light source of 30,000 Lux without any influence on the measured values. The reagents are protected from strong ambient illumination by a special attenuating reagent compartment cover.
The Centro can be equipped with up to 3 JET injectors with variable volumes in pre-measurement or measurement position*. The ultra-fast injection speed of JET injectors eliminates any delay between injection and measurement and enables measurement of fast reactions, e.g. flash luminescence.
Berthold Technologies' JET injectors use Teflon bellows for accurate and fast injections and guarantee most efficient mixing as well as extreme longevity.
* All injectors in pre-measurement position in the Centro XS³.
The Centro is driven by the MikroWin software for both instrument control and data evaluation. MikroWin enables:
Low-noise photomultiplier tube in single photon counting mode
|Measurement modes||Endpoint, Kinetics, Repeated, Area scan (up to 100 x 100 points per well)|
|Spectral range luminescence||340-630 nm|
|Injectors||Up to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operation|
|Injector volume||10-100 µL in 1 µL steps|
|Injector accuracy||Better than 2% across the entire volume range|
|Injector precision||Better than 2% across the entire volume range|
|Microplate formats||96- and 384-well|
|Shaking||Linear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameter|
|Temperature control||From ambient +5° to 45° C (not available in Centro XS³)|
Centro: <5 amol (25 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)
Centro XS³: <1.5 amol (7.5 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)
|Dynamic range||>6 orders of magnitude|
|Interface||Windows software, connected to computer by USB|
|Operating system||Windows 7 or better|
|Available software packages|| |
|Regulations||CE, UL, CSA|
|Power Supply||110-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 70 VA|
|Temperature tolerance||Storage: 0-40° C|
Operation: 15-35° C
Dimensions (W x D x H)
|330 x 430 x 295 mm|
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Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co.KG
Calmbacher Str. 22
75323 Bad Wildbad
Tel.: (+49) 7081 177 0
Fax: (+49) 7081 177 100