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.
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 Shakers
Ideal for use in science, research, and other laboratories, this Titramax 100 is a compact and space-saving unit that accepts load capacities of 2 kg and space for 4 microtiter plates.
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.
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.
Grant Instruments™ PS-3D Variable Speed, Fixed-Angle 3D Rotator
Provides a smooth 3D orbital motion for mixing in tubes, culture flasks, dishes and boxes over the speed range 5 to 60 rpm. Grant Bio™ PS-3D Variable Speed, Fixed-Angle 3D Rotator is small but highly functional, with a low profile and small footprint, fitting neatly into the smallest workspace.
Grant Instruments™ 360° Vertical Mini Rotator
PTR-25 Provides thorough mixing of samples in tubes up to 50ml. Grant Bio™ 360° Vertical Mini Rotator is suitable for use in cold rooms and incubators, operating at ambient temperature range +4°C to 40°C.
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.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Orbital Shaker
Provides a smooth uniform circular motion with an orbit of 16mm. Stuart™ Orbital Shaker is supplied with a non-slip mat that can hold up to four multi-well plates or diagnostic cards.
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.
IKA™ MTS 2/4 Digital Microtiter Plate Shaker
Shakes two or four microtiter plates. IKA™ MTS 2/4 Digital Microtiter Plate Shaker provides orbital movement and includes a digital timer with alarm to that time has expired.
IKA™ Basic 2D Rocker
A rocking shaker with adjustable speed for smooth, homogeneous mixing tasks in flasks, culture flasks, Petri dishes and tubes.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Thermal Mixer with Blocks
Get flexibility with this vertical mixer with variable speed and temperature control for a variety of applications.
Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 8000 Incubated Stackable Shaker Package A
Save valuable lab space with these incubated stackable shakers, designed to be stacked two to three high on the floor without sacrificing performance.
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.
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.
Fisherbrand™ Rotary Mixer Discs
The range of accessories can also be autoclaved and allow for easy loading and tube removal.
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.
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