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.
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 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.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Flask Shaker
Creates a vigorous mixing action by simulating hand shaking. Stuart™ Flask Shaker is especially useful for prolonged shaking because it can be left on continuously and won't get tired!
Edmund Buhler Compact Shaker KS 15 A
Reliable, robust, ready-to-use compact shaker that is ideal for general shaking tasks for daily use.
Heidolph™ 10° Angle Platform Shakers
The Duomax 1030 is a medium-sized model and accepts load capacities of 5 kg and features a tilt angle of 10° for a much stronger motion.
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™ 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.
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.
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.
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.
Heidolph™ Shaker Vibramax 100
Compact, space-saving shaker/mixer. Heidolph™ Shaker Vibramax 100 has a load capacity of 2kg.
Grant Instruments™ Variable Speed Microplate Shaker
Compact and efficient variable speed, horizontal shaker for reliable, regulated shaking of two or four microplates.
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.
Heidolph™ Multi Reax Vortex Shaker
Accommodates up to 26 vessels with various diameters. Heidolph™ Multi Reax Vortex Shaker includes an attachment for 26 vessels with diameters from 10 to 16mm and an attachment for 12 vessels with diameters from 16 to 32mm.The 3mm vibration orbit allows for excellent mixing results even in large and solid samples.
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.
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.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
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