What is a laboratory shaker?

Shakers are used mainly in clinical and research laboratories; for mixing, homogenizing and / or preparing combinations of substances. There is a great variety of presentations of these teams and they depend mostly on their size and if their speed is fixed or adjustable. Inside they have an eccentric rotating mechanism that allows the rotation of the substances in question.

To help in that aspect, some of these equipments have an adherent platform or fasteners that hold everything in place when starting the agitation process.

This equipment consists of a time control which can be adjusted according to the need, in the same way some have a speed control which can be adjusted as required. In the upper part there is a platform where the sample holders are placed, which has a non-slip material.

Considerations when using a laboratory shaker

In general, these equipments are very resistant and have a long useful life, we always keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Avoid spilling substances on its surface.
  • Turn the equipment on and off correctly.
  • Make sure that the surface on which it is used is flat.
  • Cover it with a protective plastic to avoid the accumulation of dust.

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