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1. (WO2015113700) CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATION CHAMBER FOR A CENTRIFUGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/113700    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2014/078122
Publication Date: Fri Aug 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 18 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: B04B 5/04
B04B 13/00
G01N 15/04
Applicants: FRESENIUS KABI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Inventors: MEISBERGER, Artur
HOCK, Michael
Title: CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATION CHAMBER FOR A CENTRIFUGE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a centrifuge, in particular a medical centrifuge, comprising a drive unit (1), a separation chamber (2) inserted into the drive unit, the separation chamber (2) comprising a plurality of segments (8), wherein at least one of the segments (8) is a marker segment (8') permitting the detection of the angular position of the separation chamber (2) when inserted into the drive unit (1) of the centrifuge (100), wherein the marker segment (8') is formed in such a way that light striking the marker segment (8') will be reflected by and/or transmitted through the separation chamber (2) differently than light striking one of the other segments, a scanning device (11) for detecting the angular position of the separation chamber (2), when rotated by the drive unit (1), by sensing the marker segment (8') of the separation chamber (2), the scanning device comprising a light source (12') for irradiating light onto the segments (8) and a detector (14) for detecting light reflected by the segments (8). According to the invention, the light source (12') and the detector (14) are arranged on a common carrier. The invention also relates to a separation chamber for a centrifuge.