Shakers, Rockers, and Rotators
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.
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.
DWK Life Sciences Wheaton™ Deck Kit for Compact Roller System for Small Bottles
Each deck holds two roller 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
Clifton™ RM2 Model Rotary Mixer
Obtain maximum mixing results with the three layered mixing discs ready for tube mixing (sold separately). With the perforated mixing disc it is possible to 'mix and match' a variety of flask clips to suit different applications.
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.
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.
Fisherbrand™ Isotemp™ Shake Touch High Speed Shakers
Includes block for 24 x 1.5mL microtubes, removable rack and cover.
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.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Thermal Mixer with Blocks
Get flexibility with this vertical mixer with variable speed and temperature control for a variety of applications.
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™ 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.
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.
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.
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™ Rotary Mixer Discs
The range of accessories can also be autoclaved and allow for easy loading and tube removal.
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.
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.
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.
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