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Shake it up! Camlab Choice Shakers Range Overview

The Camlab Choice range has a selection of different bench top shakers and rockers.  Below we describe the difference between shakers and rockers and the key features of each type.

Shakers

A shaker contains a platform that moves only in the horizontal plane (parallel to the bench) – be that back and forth as seen in linear shakers or in a circular motion as seen in orbital shakers. Shakers are often used at medium to high speeds and are capable of aggressive shaking. They are used in a large variety of applications, although some of the common uses include cell culture, suspension and general reagent mixing/shaking. Using a flask holder platform with your shaker will mimic hand shaking.

Linear Shaker – SK-L330

SK-L330 Linear Digital Shaker
SK-L330 Linear Digital Shaker
  • Provides a linear shaking motion.
  • LCD display for speed and time adjustment.
  • Available with a max. capacity of 7.5kg (SK-L330).
  • Movement amplitude – 10mm, speed range 100-350rpm.
  • Supplied with a basic platform. Flask holder attachments are available separately.

Orbital Shaker – SK-O180 & SK-O330

SK-O330-Pro Orbital Digital Shaker (
SK-O330 Orbital Digital Shaker
  • Provides compact orbital motion
  • LCD display for speed and time adjustment.
  • Available in a choice of two max. capacities – 2.5kg (SK-O180) and 7.5kg (SK-O330).
  • The SK-O180 has an orbital diameter of 4mm with speed range of 100-800rpm.
  • The SK-O330 has an orbital diameter of 10mm and speed range of 100-500rpm.
  • Supplied with a basic platform. Flask holder attachments are available separately.

Rockers

Rockers differ to shakers in that their plane of movement in not just horizontally and the moving platform has a vertical tilt to it from a centre point. Movement can be in a see-saw motion (2D) or a 3D motion. This different type of movement means that rockers provide a much more gentle motion. Therefore they are chosen for more delicate procedures such as staining, gel de-staining and Western blot.

See-Saw Rocker – SK-R1807-E

SK-R1807-E Classic See Saw Rocker
SK-R1807-E Classic See Saw Rocker
  • Analogue dial speed control.
  • See-saw rocking motion with 7° tilt angle. Speed range: 0-80rpm.
  • Maximum load capacity is 3kg.
  • Supplied with aluminium platform and non-slip mat, to securely hold vessels and prevent slipping.

3D Rocker – SK-D1807-E

SK-D1807-E 3D Rocker
SK-D1807-E 3D Rocker
  • Analogue dial speed control.
  • See-saw rocking motion with 7° tilt angle. Speed range: 10-80rpm.
  • Maximum load capacity is 3kg.
  • Supplied with aluminium platform and non-slip mat, to securely hold vessels and prevent slipping.

 

Check out our Camlab Choice range of shakers and rockers. If you have any questions, contact us at support@camlab.co.uk

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