Shakers, Rockers, and Rotators
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.
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.
Fisherbrand™ Bottle and tube roller, variable speed 5 to 80rpm, digital display, Fisherbrand
Sleek and compact bottle/tuberoller is capable of rolling multiple sizes of tubes or bottles.
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
Grant Instruments™ Variable Speed Microplate Shaker
Compact and efficient variable speed, horizontal shaker for reliable, regulated shaking of two or four microplates.
Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 2000 and 3000 Benchtop Orbital Shakers
Conduct applications such as general mixing, cell cultures, solubility studies, extraction procedures and diagnostic testing with these benchtop orbital shakers.
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.
Grant Instruments™ OLS Aqua Pro Orbital and Linear Shaking Bath
Patented, combined orbital and linear shaking mechanism of the OLS26 allows optimisation of aeration and shear forces mixing, for reproducible results.
Heidolph™ Unimax 1010
The Unimax 1010 is a medium sized lab shaker and accepts load capacities of 5 kg that is ideal in science, research, and other laboratory environments.
Clifton™ RM2 Model Rotary Mixers
Obtain maximum mixing results with the three layered mixing discs that are supplied, ready for tube mixing. With the perforated mixing disc it is possible to 'mix and match' a variety of flask clips to suit different applications.
IKA™ Orbital Shaker
Accommodates almost all vessel shapes and sizes with a wide range of attachment combinations. IKA™ Orbital Shakers are available in a variety of models with features to serve a number of scientific needs.
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.
Grant Instruments™ Grant Bio™ PMR-30 Compact Fixed-Angle Platform Rocker
Compact but highly functional fixed-angle platform rocker in the Grant-bio range, providing a smooth side to side rocking motion for gentle sample agitation in tubes, culture flasks, dishes and boxes. Suitable for use in cold rooms and incubators.
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.
Heidolph™ Rotamax 120 Orbital Shaker
Performs a gentle motion for sensitive samples and supports culture plates and Erlenmeyer flasks. Heidolph™ Rotamax 120 Orbital Shaker is a compact and space-saving unit with a shaking orbit of 20mm.
Heidolph™ Shaker Vibramax 100
Compact, space-saving shaker/mixer. Heidolph™ Shaker Vibramax 100 has a load capacity of 2kg.
IKA™ Digital 3D Rocker
A digital shaker with three-dimensional tumbling motion and adjustable speed for smooth, homogeneous mixing tasks in flasks, culture flasks, Petri dishes and tubes.
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!
IKA™ Basic 2D Rocker
A rocking shaker with adjustable speed for smooth, homogeneous mixing tasks in flasks, culture flasks, Petri dishes and tubes.
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.
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.
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™ 360° Vertical Multi-function Rotator
Provides all the functionality – vertical rotation, reciprocation and vibration for thorough mixing of microtubes and reproducible sample preparation. Grant Bio™ 360° Vertical Multi-Function Rotator includes a low voltage cord that easily fits through door gaskets, allowing use in incubators, refrigerators and workstations.
Edmund Buhler Compact Shaker KS 15 A
Reliable, robust, ready-to-use compact shaker that is ideal for general shaking tasks for daily use.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
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.
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.
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.
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