How can I work with smaller volumes in my Carousel 12 Plus? What are reduced volume inserts?

The standard Carousel 12 Plus tubes (part numbers RR91080 for a pack of 6 or RR91081 for a pack of 12) are 150 mm long with a 24 mm diameter, and are suitable for 5 ml to 20 ml sample volumes.

For 1 ml to 5 ml samples, we offer reduced volume tubes (part number RR91088 for a pack of 6). The lower part of these tubes tapers to 16 mm outer diameter.

reduced volume tubes

Reduced volume tubes require an aluminium insert (RR91089 for pack of 6) to reduce the Carousel 12 Plus well size accordingly, to ensure a close fit and hence good heat transfer.

Aluminium insert for reduced volume tube