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.
Grant Bio™ PSU-10i Orbital Platform Shaker
Delivers accurate repeatability of time sensitive incubations. Grant Bio™ PSU-10i Orbital Platform Shaker with exceptionally quiet motor provides consistent and even shaking.
Edmund Buhler VKS 75 A Control Multi-Flask Shaker
With an orbital shaking motion, a speed range of 30 – 200 rpm and a stroke of 26 mm; this big heavy-duty shaker VKS 75 is ideally suited for high loads up to 75 kg.
RETSCH Sieve Shaker AS 200 Basic
Use this sieve shaker in research & development, quality control of raw materials, interim and finished products as well as in production monitoring. Retsch™ Sieve Shaker AS 200 features digital setting and display of performance and time.
Edmund Buhler Compact Shaker KS 15 A
Reliable, robust, ready-to-use compact shaker that is ideal for general shaking tasks for daily use.
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.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Rotator Disk
Used in incubators up to 40°C and in cold rooms down to 4°C. Stuart™ Rotator Disks give gentle but effective mixing. Ideal for keeping biological samples in suspension, aerating cultures and for general mixing applications.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ SSM3 Gyratory Rocker
Provides a 3D gyratory motion, ideal for low foaming agitation, DNA extractions, staining and de-staining procedures. Stuart™ SSM3 Gyratory Rockers optimize mixing of vessels by moving the angle of tilt by hand to the desired position. Digital selection of both speed and time facilitates accurate and reproducible conditions.
Fisherbrand™ Bottle and tube roller, variable speed 5 to 80rpm, digital display
Sleek and compact bottle/tuberoller is capable of rolling multiple sizes of tubes or bottles.
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.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Deck Kit for Compact Roller System for Small Bottles
Each deck holds two roller bottles
Bel-Art™ SP Scienceware™ Spindrive™ Orbital Vibrating Platform
Save the expense and eliminate the space requirements of another piece of lab equipment. Placed and centered on a magnetic stirrer, this platform operates as an orbital vibrator for plates, flasks or other vessels.
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.
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.
Tube capacity: 6Kg Glas-Col Dry Powder Rocking Shakers
Uniquely designed rocking shaker with a mixing motion that tosses powder from end-to-end while rotating it around within the vessel. Cole-Parmer™ Glas-Col Dry Powder Rocking Shakers features an adjustable tilt capability and variable-speed control.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ See-Saw Rocker
Creates a wave motion within vessels such as culture flasks and Petri dishes. See-Saw Rockers are supplied with a non-slip mat which holds flat based vessels securely in place during mixing.
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.
Grant Instruments™ PSU-20i Multi Function Orbital Platform Shaker
PSU-20i Powerful and efficient microprocessor controlled, multi-functional orbital shaker providing all that is required to mix your samples - rotation, reciprocation and vibration. This enables optimisation of the mixing, whether in flasks, beakers, petri dishes or other laboratory vessels.
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.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Thermal Mixer with Blocks
Get flexibility with this vertical mixer with variable speed and temperature control for a variety of applications.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
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.
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