Shakers, Rockers, and Rotators
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!
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, Fisherbrand
Sleek and compact bottle/tuberoller is capable of rolling multiple sizes of tubes or bottles.
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.
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.
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.
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™ 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 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.
Endecotts™ Octagon 200 Sieve Shaker
Robust, compact and sufficiently lightweight. Endecotts OCTAGON 200 Sieve Shaker features electromagnetic drive combined with 3D sieving motion that ensures high efficiency separation in short amount of time.
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™ 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.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ 3D Gyrating Rocker
Provides a 3D gyratory motion, ideal for low foaming agitation, DNA extractions, staining and de-staining procedures. Stuart™ 3D Gyrating Rocker includes a non-slip mat which holds flat based vessels securely in place during mixing.
IKA™ Loopster Digital
A digital rotator for smooth but effective mixing with adjustable speed, ideal for biological samples, particularly blood samples.
Edmund Buhler SM 30 A Digital Universal Shaker
The orbital shaker SM 30 A with digital display and programmable control is ideally suited for high loads up to 30 kg and for mixing difficult media.
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.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Digital Tube Roller
Provides a gentle, but highly efficient, rocking and rolling action. Stuart™ Digital Tube Rollers offer variable speed from 5 to 60rpm and a built-in digital timer which can either set from 1 second to 90 minutes, 1 minute to 9 hours or in 'minutes-only' mode up to 9999 minutes for maximum versatility.
Cole-Parmer™ Stuart™ Mini Microtitre Plate Shaker
Designed for the mixing of microtitre plates and microcentrifuge tubes. Stuart™ Mini Microtitre Plate Shaker with its small footprint is ideal for placement inside CO2 incubators for samples requiring controlled temperature and/or humidity conditions
RETSCH Sieve Shaker AS 200 control
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 control features digital setting and display of performance and time.
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™ 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.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
Edmund Bühler™ Digital Compact Shaker KS 15 A
Programmable control with digital display for reproducible shaking tasks
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.
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.
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.
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™ 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.
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