Benchmark BeadBlaster 24R Refrigerated Microtube Homogenizer, 115V


The BeadBlaster™ 24R is a refrigerated bead homogenizer that protects temperature-sensitive samples from heat degradation and denaturation. The system uses actual compressor-driven refrigeration and does not need liquid nitrogen or compressed air for cool like other units on the market. It can grind, lyse, and thoroughly homogenize even challenging samples, often in only 35 seconds. The tube carrier can carry 24 samples containing microbeads. When activated, the tube carrier moves in a way that creates high energy impacts between the microbeads and the samples, homogenizing them rapidly. Once the samples are homogenized, the tubes can be centrifuged and the supernatant removed for additional processing. This process releases the cellular contents in the sample.
A digital display shows the operating parameters of the BeadBlaster 24R, and it can be programmed to run shorter consecutive cycles when working with fragile or heat-sensitive samples. The unit can store up to 50 cycle programs for streamlining laboratory work and standardizing protocols. Benchmark offers a variety of kits that include prefilled microtubes for different sample types.



• High capacity – 24 x 2.0ml
• Cooling function to protect temperature sensitive samples
• True refrigeration – no dry ice, liquid nitrogen, or external connections
• Sealed 2.0ml tubes – eliminates cross contamination
• Full range of bead in prefilled tubes and bulk available

• Speed Range: 4.0-7.0 m/s (in 0.05 m/s increments)
• Capacity: 24 x 2.0ml
• Cycle Time: 1 to 90 sec. (up to 90 sec.)
• Pause between cycles: 0 to 2 min. (1 sec. increments)
• Max cycles per program: 10
• Program Memory: up to 50
• Accel./Decel. Time: <4 sec. / <4 sec. • Cooling method: Compressor • Temperature range: -10°C to ambient • Precool to 0°C: <30 minutes • Noise Level: <68db •Dimensions (in.): 12.6 x 20.1 x 16.2 • Weight: 88 lbs. • Warranty: 2-years • Electrical: 120 50Hz or 240V 60Hz • Power: 1000W

2 Years