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APEX prides itself on providing high quality lab bench equipment for the best industry prices. We have already done the research for you and compared vortex, centrifuge, balance, rotator, revolver, water bath, stirrer, and dry bath equipment across the industry to find the best combined price and quality lab bench equipment. 

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Product Descriptions - APEX Microcentrifuges

Looking for a durable and flexible centrifuge solution? The CAPP Rondo Centrifuge line covers your high speed needs from 6000rpm to 15000rpm, and can accommodate up to a quantity of 12 2ml tubes. The CR-68X is the perfect small-load microcentrifuge solution with variable speed ability, an on-board timer, and last run memory. Its flexible design comes with the adapters to hold up to 8 1.5/2ml tubes and 2 strip tubes. The CR-1512 is the go to centrifuge for higher speeds (15k rpm) and larger loads, with the capability to hold up to 12 1.5/2ml tubes. All CAPP Rondo Centrifuges come with a quiet motor and imbalance detection with auto cutoff to protect both the user and the equipment. These sleek centrifuge systems even come with an internal calibrating microprocessor to make sure your lab work stays simple, accurate, and efficient.

CR-1512 Special Features

  • Holds up to 12 1.5/2 ml Tubes
  • Auto Calibrating Micro Processor
  • Max Speed of 15000RPM (15600 G)
  • On-Board Timer
  • LCD Display
  • Imbalance Detection with Auto Cut-Off Protection
  • Adjustable Speed
  • Last Run Memory
  • USB Interface Available

CR-68X Special Features

  • Holds up to 8 1.5/2 ml Tubes
  • Auto Calibrating Micro Processor
  • Max Speed of 6000RPM (2000 G)
  • On-Board Digital Timer Display
  • Easy Grip Knobs for Timer and Speed Settings
  • Imbalance Detection with Auto Cut-Off Protection
  • Adjustable Speed
  • Last Run Memory
  • USB Interface Available

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The Crystal Mini Centrifuges are specifically designed with a small footprint and light weight plastic material to fit onto a lab worker's crowded lab bench space. The fixed speed options of 4000rpm, 6000rpm, and 10,000rpm allow the selection of an economical unit that fits your spin down needs. Theses units come with an automatic shut-off when open as well as the ability to accommodate up to 8 1.5/2ml tubes or 2 strip tubes. If you are looking for a compact centrifuge unit that is affordable and effective at quick spins, microfiltration, cell separation, and many other applications, then the Crystal Mini Centrifuge is for you.

Special Features

  • Automatic Stop with Open Lid
  • Accommodates 8 1.5/2 ml Tubes or 2 Strip Tubes
  • 4,000 RPM (900 G), 6,000 RPM (2000 G), and 10,000 RPM (5000 G) Options
  • Light Weight and Small Footprint
  • See Through Lid
  • Smooth and Quiet Motor
  • 2 Year Manufacturers Warranty 

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Product Descriptions - APEX Vortex & Mixers

The Scientific Industries Vortex Genie 2 is the most popular Vortex option throughout the laboratory and medical markets. The durable body and the thermoplastic rubber cover are impervious to chemical spills and known for having a very long life. The specially designed feet and distribution of body weight keep the Genie 2 stable even at the highest agitation speeds. The variable speed knob allows flexible operation at speeds from 600 to 3,200rpm. The SI Vortex Genie 2 is the long lasting adaptable vortex solution that will bring ease to your lab processes. 

Special Features

  • Variable Speeds from 600 to 3200 RPM
  • Flat Head and Cup Cap Adapters Come with Each Unit
  • Extremely Stable Design
  • Durbale Body and Cap Designs
  • Works with a Variaty of Tubes, Flasks, and Beakers
  • Easy Pop-off Cup
  • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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The CAPP Rondo Mini Vortex Mixer combines high speed vortexing and high sensitivity into one unit. The light touch sensitive turn on and the precise control variable speed button allow for high precision mixing and flexibility. The max speed of 4500rpm allows for some of the fastest vortex speeds. Even under variable loads, the internal microprocessor will adjust to the different loads to provide maximum speed. The clever low-to-bench-top design, combined with the built-in counter balance system, insures great balance regardless of vortex speed. The CAPP Rondo Mini Vortex Mixer is an impressive combination of precision and speed all wrapped into a smart, low-footprint design made for the lab bench.

Special Features

  • Max Speed of 4500 RPM
  • Variable Speed Control Knob
  • High Touch Turn On Sensitivity
  • Internal Microprocessor and Counter Balance System
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Aluminum Die Cast Base for Durability
  • 4.5mm Orbital Motion
  • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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The Crystal Mini and Digital Vortex Mixers offer a variety of control and speed options to fit your lab applications. The Mini Vortex Mixers are the perfect economical option for a user needing a small footprint, while still reaching speeds up to 3000rpm. The Mini's steel base and durable head give it a long, durable life. The Digital Vortex Mixer opens the door to speed control and multiple operation modes. It includes timer functions, light touch to turn on, and even a continuous on option. The variable speed control allows for speeds from 200 to 3000rpm. The Crystal Digital Vortex also has 9 different head options to accommodate all of your vortex mixing needs.

Mini Vortex Special Features

  • 3000 RPM Fixed Speed
  • Light Touch to Turn On
  • Compact and Durable Steel Body Design
  • 4 Color Options
  • Economical Cost
  • 2 Year Warranty

Digital Vortex Special Features

  • Variable Speeds from 200 to 3,000 RPM
  • Digital Display
  • Counter Balance Design for Minimal Vibration
  • Timer, Touch, and Continuos Functions
  • Durable Design
  • 9 Cap Adapters for Multiple Tube Types
  • 2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

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Product Descriptions - APEX Tube Rotators and Revolvers

The Crystal Tube Rotators bring precision and flexibility to your mixing applications. Using the circular motion of the rotator allows for an effective but gentile mixing of your solutions. These units come with an adjustable head for 0° to 90° angle mixing, and are complemented by their large selection of tube holder assemblies to fit your lab needs. You even have the choice between our digital version, with variable speed control, and our standard fixed speed rotator. Whether you need an accurate and repeatable mixing protocol or flexible mixing in many different orientations and speeds, the Crystal Tube Rotators will exceed your need.

Special Features

  • Adapters Compatible for 1.5 ml to 50 ml Tubes
  • Adjustable Head from 0 to 90°
  • Digital Version with Variable Speed from 2-80 RPM
  • Standard Version with Fixed Speed at 20 RPM
  • Small Footprint Design
  • Timer Function with the Digital Version
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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The Crystal Tube Revolvers combine rotation with oscillation to mix fluids completely and effectively. These units come in both a standard fixed speed option and a digital variable speed option. The maintenance free and quiet motor combined with the "plug and play" operation make these very user friendly revolvers. These tube revolvers also open the door to customized mixing with adjustable paddles that allow you to change the angle at which your tubes rotate. Get the Crystal Tube Revolvers into your lab and get to mixing fast and easy.

Special Features

  • Interchangeable Rotisseries
  • Adjustable Rotation from 0 to 90°
  • Digital Version with Variable Speed from 10-40 RPM
  • Standard Version with Fixed Speed at 18 RPM
  • Oscillations Occur at Every 40° in the Rotation
  • Timer Function with the Digital Version
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Product Descriptions - APEX Rockers and Shakers

The Crystal Tube Shakers come in a variety of platforms, including the 3D Nutating, Orbital, and Incubator Shakers. The 3D Nutating shaker combines the motion of an orbital shaker with a rocker to provide an extra level of mixing, while still remaining gentle to your solutions. The Orbital Shaker platform is designed for large shaking loads, but still takes care of your solutions with gentle speed-up and slow-down, as well as power outage recovery. The Bench Top Incubator Shaker allows you to take your solution shaking to another level with variable speeds from 30-300rpm and heating up to 80°C. With these three shaker platform options, and their great features, the Crystal Shakers are sure to have a solution for your specific applications needs. 

Special Features

  • Dimble Non-skid Mats for Reduced Tube Movement
  • 3D Nutating Shaker Fixed Speed at 20 RPM
  • 20° Rocking with the 3D Nutating Platform
  • Incubator Shaker Comes with Tempered Glass Door and Sliding Platform
  • Up to 80°C Heating with Incubator Shaker
  • Orbital and Incubator Shakers Have Variable Speed from 30-300 RPM
  • Up to 10 Kg Workload with Oribital Shakers
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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The CTI Rockers combine an easy to use design with gentle mixing rocking. Rockers are most prominent when Rocking Western Blots, as well as solutions and samples throughout other applications. This rocker line comes in both a standard fixed speed platform as well as a digital variable speed platform with timer function. The reliable and ultra quiet motor make sure that the CTI Rockers are a positive addition to your lab.

Special Features

  • Digital Unit Comes with Timer, Varable Speed, and  LED Screen
  • Variable Speed from 10-80 RPM
  • Stnadard Unit with Fixed Speed of 18 RPM
  • Compact Body with Oversized Platform for Additional Rocker Space
  • Ultra Quiet Motor Operation
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Product Descriptions - APEX Mini Rollers

The CTI Mini Roller line allows maximum versatility with their ability to stack two units for space saving as well as install up to 11 roller bars. These units even allow the user to space rollers at different distances to accommodate a variety of tube sizes in the same run. The CTI Mini Rollers are designed with an anti-corrosive, wear resistant body and rollers that make it the perfect solution for mixing in CO2 and humid environments. Combined with roller accessories like the remote control box and 3D rocker rollers, the CTI Mini Roller Line is the unit for your various applications. 

Special Features

  • Units Comes with 6 Roller Bars
  • Option to Add up to 11 Total Roller Bars
  • Variable Speed from 0.5 to 80 RPM
  • Resistant to Corrosion and Wear Design
  • Stackable for Space Savings
  • 3D Rocker Roller Option for Shaking While Smooth Rolling
  • Remote Control Box Accesory for Control in Incubators
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Product Descriptions - APEX Stirrers and Hot Plates

With versions including multi-position, motorless, economical, and low profile, the CTI magnetic stirrers have the perfect fit for your lab applications. The motorless stirrer lines have digital displays with a wide range of speeds and timer functions. The low profile unit has the same advantages of the motorless units, but with a sleek, small footprint design that includes a high grade waterproofing coating. Due to their fully sealed body and detachable control panel, the multi-position stirrers are the best fit for any stirring needs in wet environments like water baths. And for the researcher looking for an economical solution, without losing variable speed and timer functions, the CTI motor driven magnetic stirrers are the best solution. 

Special Features

  • Motorless Units Come with Timer and Variable Speed from 80-2000 RPM
  • LCD or LED Options with Motorless Line
  • Low Profile Unit no Taller Than A Penny with 15-15000 RPM Variable Speed
  • Water Proofing Coating on Low Profile Units
  • Mult-positional Comes with Detachable Controller and Fully Sealed Body
  • Magnetic Coil Drive with 5 Levels of Stirring Power with Multi-Positional Units
  • Motor Driven Best in Price with 0-1500 RPM Variable Speed
  • Durable ABS Plastic Plate Resitant to Spills and Holds Up to 10L
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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The CTI Hotplate Magnetic Stirrer combines heating and stirring capabilities into one unit to increase mixing completeness with your labs solutions and samples. These units have a quick heating speed of 8 minutes from room temperature to the 300°C max temperature. The durable design includes a high grade aluminum alloy plate with an anodized surface that is resistant to corrosion. The CTI Hotplates also come with an aluminum body and a maintenance free brushless DC Motor to increase hotplate life and decrease user maintenance. These features along with the "hot temperature" warning light insure a long lasting, safe solution to your heating and stirring needs.

Special Features

  • Variable Speed from 80-1500 RPM
  • 10 RPM Speed Resolution
  • Easy to See LCD Display
  • Room Temp to 300°C in 8 Min
  • Max Capcity of 10L
  • Maintenance Free Brushless DC Motor
  • Anodized Aluminum Alloy Plate for Corrosion Resistance
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Product Descriptions - APEX Balances Internally & Externally Calibrated

Citizen Micro Balances are designed to bring accuracy to small mass measurements. 1μg readability, auto calibration to account for changes in ambient temperature, and a complete metal and glass design ensure that this micro balance line is not affected by temperature drift or electro-static charges and the user will always get precise results. The design also includes a LCD graphical display and an easy to use menu to make sure these balances are easy to function for new and experienced users alike. Citizen Micro Balances also come standard with RS-232 and USB communications making integration into your data recording systems easy. These communications also open the possibility of user built programs that streamline mass measurement for large repetitious projects. So, if you need an accurate and easy to use and/or integrate measurement system, the Citizen Micro Balances are a great solution.

Special Features

  • RS-232 and USB Compatibile
  • 1 μg Readability
  • Internal Calibration
  • Auto Self Calibration to Counter Ambient Temperature Changes
  • Cylindrical Glass Shielding of Weigh Station
  • Full Metal and Glass Design Resistant to Electro-static Changes
  • Large Selection of Weighing Units
  • ISO GLP / GMP Compliance
  • 5 to 10 Second Response Time

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Citizen Semi-Micro Balances 0.01mg readability allows users to key into small mass measurements accurately, while also allowing for the flexibility to measure masses as large as 220g. These balances have a simple weighing application for the general mass measurement, but are also accompanied by 7 programs, highlighted by piece counting, statistics, density measurements, and more. The fully automatic internal calibration, along with the self calibration, ensures accurate measurements, regardless of ambient temperature changes over long operation periods. The calibration features combined with the easy to read and control LCD display make a for a very pleasant experience for the Citizen balance user.

Special Features

  • Standard RS-232 Output
  • 0.01 mg Readability
  • Hanger for Below Balance Weighing
  • Fully Automatic Internal Calibration with Built In Weight
  • Auto Self Calibration to Counter Ambient Temperature Changes
  • Glass Draft Shields
  • Aluminum Dye Cast Design for Durability and Accuracy
  • Large Selection of Weighing Units
  • ISO GLP / GMP Compliance
  • 3 to 5 Second Response Time

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Citizen Analytical Balances come in both an internal calibration design and an economical external calibration design. The external calibration units come with a full complement of sensors for temperature and vibration as well as an internal timer that all trigger alarms to notify the user of the need for calibration. The internal calibration units have the same sensors but automatically adjust the internal calibration with the built in weight for seamless and accurate mass measurement, even over long operation periods. With a 0.1mg readability and potential 400g max weight, the Citizen Analytical Balances are the solution for your general laboratory measurement needs. 

Special Features

  • Standard RS-232 Output
  • 0.1 mg Readability
  • Hanger for Below Balance Weighing
  • Fully Automatic Internal Calibration with Built In Weight (Internal Cal Units)
  • Alarm Function When Units Needs Calibration (External Cal Units)
  • Glass Draft Shield Chambers
  • Large Selection of Weighing Units
  • Aluminum Dye Cast Design for Durability and Accuracy
  • ISO GLP / GMP Compliance
  • 3 to 5 Second Response Time

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Citizen Precision Balances come in both an internal calibration design and an economical external calibration design. The external calibration units come with a full complement of sensors for temperature and vibration as well as an internal timer that all trigger alarms to notify the user the need for calibration. The internal calibration units have the same sensors but automatically adjust the internal calibration with the built in weight for seamless and accurate mass measurement, even over long operation periods. Depending on your measurement needs, the 0.001g readability and potential 1000g max weight may make the Citizen Precision Balances the perfect fit for your application. 

Special Features

  • Standard RS-232 Output
  • 0.001 g Readability
  • Hanger for Below Balance Weighing
  • Fully Automatic Internal Calibration with Built In Weight (Internal Cal Units)
  • Alarm Function When Units Needs Calibration (External Cal Units)
  • Glass Draft Shield Chambers
  • Large Selection of Weighing Units
  • Aluminum Dye Cast Design for Durability and Accuracy
  • ISO GLP / GMP Compliance
  • 3 to 5 Second Response Time

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Citizen Top Loading Precision Balances typically come in the standard external calibration design, with an additional automated internal calibration version as well. The external calibration units come with a full complement of sensors for temperature and vibration, as well as an internal timer that all trigger alarms to notify the user the need for calibration. If your lab has a need for a fast adjustment, the internal calibration unit is an option with its automatically adjusting internal calibration and a built in weight. With a 0.01g readability and potential 6100g max weight, the Citizen Top Loading Precision Balances is the perfect solution for larger mass measurements in the lab environment. 

Special Features

  • Standard RS-232 Output
  • 0.01 g Readability
  • Hanger for Below Balance Weighing
  • Fully Automatic Internal Calibration with Built In Weight (Internal Cal Units)
  • Alarm Function When Units Needs Calibration (External Cal Units)
  • Large Backlit VFD Display 
  • Aluminum Dye Cast Design for Durability and Accuracy
  • Large Selection of Weighing Units
  • ISO GLP / GMP Compliance
  • 2 to 3 Second Response Time

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Citizen High Capacity Precision Balances come in a durable design meant for large mass capacities and long lasting accurate measurement. These units come with the same simple and easy to use interface that all Citizen balances are known for, as well as a large and easy to read backlit LCD display. All high capacity balance units come with an internal electromagnetic weighing mechanism that insures accurate measurement throughout a large load capacity. With its 0.1g readability and up to 100kg max weight, the Citizen High Capacity Precision Balance is the best solution for all of your large mass weighing applications.

Special Features

  • Standard RS-232 Output
  • 0.1 g Readability
  • Hanger for Below Balance Weighing
  • Rust Proof Stainless Steel Balance Plate
  • Alarm Function When Units Needs Calibration (External Cal Units)
  • Large Backlit LCD Display 
  • Large Selection of Weighing Units
  • CE Mark of Conformity
  • 2 to 3 Second Response Time

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Product Descriptions - APEX Digital Dry Baths

CTI Digital Dry Baths bring stability and accuracy to dry heating applications like Rh studies, enzyme reactions, and cholesterol determinations among other applications. With the internal microprocessor with automated PID temperature control program, you can trust your samples are getting stable and accurate temperature baths. Safety was key in the design of these units with a reliable overheating alarm, automatic shut off, and beep alarm when faults are detected all included in these dry bath units. Combined with multiple aluminum block options, the CTI Digital Dry Baths combine accuracy with versatility to fit your specific application.

Special Features

  • Automatic Shut Off Overheating Safety Switch and Alarm
  • Timer Function and Variable Temp Control From 5 to 120°C
  • 0.1°C Temp Accuracy
  • IP21 Class
  • +/- 0.3 to 0.5°C Temp Uniformity
  • Internal Microprocesor for Precsie Temperature Control
  • High Quality Aluminum Block Heating Elements with Fantastic Temp Uniformity
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Product Descriptions - APEX Mini Water Baths

Internal microprocessors bring fast and precise control to the CTI Mini Water Bath line. Safety of you and your samples is also key with the incorporated overheating alarm and automatic heat shut off to prevent dry burning of the bath and over heating of the unit. With a range of tube holders, these water baths are versatile to the many heating applications found in the lab. Whether you are planning for long heat baths of small tubes, or a quick heat shock of larger samples, the CTI Mini Water Baths will bring you reliable heating for all of your various applications.

Special Features

  • VariableTemp Control from 5 to 100°C
  • Internal Microprocessor
  • LCD and LED Display Options
  • Programming Available with the LCD Unit
  • Overheating Alarm and Shut Off
  • Small Footprint Design
  • IP21 Protection Level
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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