The Benchmark Scientific H5000-20 MultiTherm block holds up to 35 2.0mL test tubes, and is used with the Benchmark Scientific MultiTherm temperature-controlled vortex shaker. It has a temperature range of 0 to 100 degrees C and a clear plastic hinged lid. The H5000-20 is an accessory for use with the MultiTherm shaker, which is used in a variety of laboratory procedures, including cell culture, hematology, and chemical mixing.
Laboratory shakers agitate liquids for biological and chemical procedures by repetitively moving the vessels holding the liquids. The types of vessels include glass or plastic bottles, flasks, tubes, and microplates. Shakers are categorized by the type of movement used, which can be orbital (circular), reciprocating, vibrating, rocking, waving (gyrating), rotating (rotisserie), or wrist-action. Typically a shaker will have analog or digital controls for setting the speed and sometimes also the degree of movement. Some shakers have the ability to incubate or refrigerate samples during shaking. Shakers are used in a variety of laboratory procedures, including hemolysis, preparation of emulsions and suspensions, staining, and cell cultivation.
Benchmark Scientific manufactures sterilization and temperature control equipment, centrifuges and mixers, and other laboratory products. The company, founded in 2008, is headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ.