Shakers, Rockers, and Rotators
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™ Shaker Vibramax 100
Compact, space-saving shaker/mixer. Heidolph™ Shaker Vibramax 100 has a load capacity of 2kg.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Grant Instruments™ Variable Speed Microplate Shaker
Compact and efficient variable speed, horizontal shaker for reliable, regulated shaking of two or four microplates.
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.
Heidolph™ 10° Angle Platform Shakers
The Polymax 2040 is a large model that accepts a load capacity of 10 kg for high sample throughput and features a tilt angle of 10° for a much stronger motion.
Edmund Bühler™ Digital Compact Shaker KS 15 A
Programmable control with digital display for reproducible shaking tasks
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™ 10° Angle Platform Shakers
The Polymax 1040 is a medium-sized model and accepts load capacities of 5 kg. Use this model for any vessel - culture plates, media bottles, Erlenmeyer flasks - there is no limit.
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™ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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