Selecting a Rocking Shaker on Amazon.com
A rocking shaker, or platform rocker, tilts its platform up and down to provide uniform mixing of liquids within lab containers. The rocking platform usually has raised edges and a non-skid mat. Certain models allow adjustment of the platform's tilt angle, and may include clamps or straps to secure containers to the platform. Platform rockers may be fixed or variable speed, and may have a digital readout for monitoring operation. Most have a timer for setting the duration of operation. When selecting a platform rocker, the platform size and load capacity should be taken into consideration. Rocking shakers are commonly used in scientific and laboratory settings for applications such as blot washing, hybridization, and staining.