Shakers, Rockers, and Rotators
Thermo Scientific™ CO2 Resistant Shakers
Benefit from reliable around-the-clock operation ideally suited to keep your cells alive and flourishing within your working environment.
Clifton™ RM2 Model Rotary Mixer
Obtain maximum mixing results with the three layered mixing discs ready for tube mixing (sold separately). With the perforated mixing disc it is possible to 'mix and match' a variety of flask clips to suit different applications.
Grant Instruments™ PMHT Thermoshaker for Microtubes and Microplates
Accelerates in 3 seconds for fast start but also operates smoothly and quietly, this Grant Instruments™ PMHT Thermoshaker for Microtubes and Microplates is ideal for DNA extraction, enzyme reactions and cellular biology techniques.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Rotator Drive Unit
Used in conjunction with a wide range of drums designed to take different sizes and types of vessels. Stuart™ Rotator Drive Unit accommodates a range of mixing applications with variable rotation speeds.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Analogue Tube Roller
Provides a gentle, but highly efficient, rocking and rolling action. Stuart™ Analogue Tube Roller Units can be used in incubators up to 60°C and humidity up to 80%, or in cold rooms down to 4°C.
Grant Instruments™ Thermoshaker with Cooling for Microtubes and Microplates
PCMT Variable speed and temperature, heating and cooling thermoshaker with a choice of blocks for microtubes and microplates: A microtube and microplate thermoshaker, A compact benchtop incubator, A microtube and microplate shaker
Thermo Scientific™ Thermal Mixer with Blocks
Get flexibility with this vertical mixer with variable speed and temperature control for a variety of applications.
Labnet™ Mini LabRoller Rotator with Rotisserie
Simple, yet versatile, end-over-end tube rotator. Labnet™ Mini LabRoller Rotator with Rotisserie is designed for mixing samples in both horizontal and vertical planes.
Labnet™ GyroMini™ Nutating Mixer
Ideal for mixing samples in blood and centrifuge tubes. Labnet™ GyroMini™ Nutating Mixer combines the motions of an orbital shaker and a rocker to produce a three-dimensional action.
Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 6000 Refrigerated Stackable Shaker, digital, 120V Package B
Save valuable lab space with stackable shakers. These shakers combine orbital shaking with general purpose incubation for added versatility.
Heidolph™ Titramax 1000
Increases throughput by 50%. Heidolph™ Titramax 1000 is suitable for the modular incubator system and is recommended for applications which require variable temperature control up to 65°C. The 1.5mm vibration orbit performs gentle mixing with best results using small sample volumes.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Just Go SSL5 Shaker
Use these shakers for mixing microtitre plates and microcentrifuge tubes. Stuart™ Just Go SSL5 Shakers are ideal where gentle mixing is required, either on the bench or in incubators.
Bel-Art™ ProCulture Orbital Shaker Platform
Turns a standard magnetic stirrer into an orbital shaking platform saving the expense and space requirements of additional lab equipment.
Robin™ Kahn Complete Shaker
Versatile shaker for mixing or agitating ingredients and solutions in flasks, bottles, beakers, and Kahn racks. Robin™ Kahn Complete Shaker is available in different shaker speed ranges.
New Brunswick Innova™ Benchtop Open Air Shaker from Eppendorf
Use these platform shakers for shaking in ambient conditions on the bench or in a warm or cold room. New Brunswick Innova Benchtop Open Air Shakers offer a “quick-change” platform kit for frequent platform changes; enables snapping platforms in place without tools.
Heidolph™ Titramax 1000 Package
Includes Titramax 1000, heating module and flat incubator hood. Heidolph™ Titramax 1000 Package provides all the necessary components for microplate shaking and incubator system needs in one convenient package.
Eppendorf™ Lid for ThermoMixer™ F1.5 and FP
Use this lid with ThermoMixer™ F1.5 and SmartBlocks™ 0.5mL, 1.5mL, 2.0mL, plates PCR 96, PCR 384. Eppendorf™ Lid for ThermoMixer™ F1.5 and FP is exchangeable in seconds.
Corning™ LSE™ Shaking Incubators
Cabinet-style incubator has compact footprint and can be stacked to maximize space efficiency. Built in orbital shaker accepts a large assortment of platforms and clamps that can accommodate flasks, Petri dishes, and test tube racks.
Electrothermal™ RS9000 Orbit Shaker
The RS900 is a heater/shaker reaction block which is designed to provide continuous heating and agitation of samples, with touchscreen adjustment of the temperature and shaking speeds.
Fisherbrand™ S 50 R Sieve Holder
Supports analyzing sieves for the S 50 R Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit. Fisherbrand™ S 50 R Sieve Holders facilitate the special “sieve cleaning” program using two ultrasonic modes alternately, creating powerful cleaning pulses and perfect results.
Fisherbrand™ Clifton™ Rotary Mixer Discs
Get optimum mixing results with Clifton™ tube rotators. Available as fixed or variable speed, the Clifton™ tube rotators are fully adjustable and suitable for continuous or intermittant mixing.
Use this lid with ThermoMixer™ C/ ThermoStat™ C with SmartBlock™ plates and lab vessels up to 2 mL and ThermoMixer F 0.5/F1.5/F2.0/FP. The Eppendorf ThermoTop™ with condens.protect™ technology heated lid prevents condensation on tube lid and tube wall.
Shakers, rockers and rotators are key items of equipment for mixing and agitating a wide range of sample types in many biological, clinical or industrial laboratories.
They comprise a basal electric motor unit which drives a moving platform, deck, rotisserie, roller, drum or other support to which the samples are secured, often with the help of an adapter. The motor speed may be adjustable, to offer a gentle mixing motion through to a more vigorous high-speed mixing action.
Shakers typically provide either a reciprocal to-and-fro, orbital or wrist motion, rockers a wave or see-saw motion, and rotators rotate their samples either in a horizontal or vertical plane, with adjustable models offering tilts at all angles in between.
Different models of shakers, rockers and rotators are designed to accommodate tubes, microplates, culture flasks, bottles or similar vessels. Minishakers are small and space-saving, other shakers, rockers and rotators are standard benchtop, although some are free-standing and stackable. Other models are humidity or CO2 resistant and specifically designed for operation inside refrigerators, incubators or other controlled enclosures. Some shakers may themselves be heated, incubating or refrigerated, and are supplied with a cover to control their own temperature and humidity.
Many shakers, rockers and rotators are microprocessor controlled, with programmable functionality, digital displays and alarms.
Typical applications of shakers, rockers and rotators include:
- Cell culture and microbial culture
- Molecular biology, PCR, genomics and proteomics, including gel and blot processing
- Clinical chemistry and haematology
- Dissolving, suspending or mixing media, chemicals or other preparative solutions