Lab Shakers & Accessories
A lab shaker is used to agitate liquids within lab containers for procedures such assays, culturing, staining, pharmaceutical analysis, water pollution analysis, and hemolysis. It is most commonly a benchtop shaker, though there are floor models for high-volume applications. Most lab shakers can operate in incubators, refrigerators, and fume hoods. Various types of lab shaker are available, each offering a different shaking pattern. An orbital shaker moves its platform in a circular motion; a reciprocating shaker moves its platform from side to side; a rocking shaker tilts its platform up and down; a vortex shaker spins its platform or cup head; a vibration shaker has a vibrating platform; and a wrist-action shaker replicates hand mixing. A microplate shaker, or plate shaker, is designed to hold microplates, and is available in various shaking patterns.