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High Speed Microplate Shake


The High Speed Microplate Shaker is designed to tackle the most difficult shaking applications such as culturing bacteria in deep well plates, lysing cells with detergents or mixing polar and non-polar solutions.

In a recent high throughput screening application, an extraction was performed in deep well plates using equal volume of organic and aqueous phases. In a deep well plate, a full 1.5 ml was efficiently mixed in 2 ml wells using this high speed shaker.

New research techniques have placed higher demands on shaking and vortexing devices where traditional orbital shakers are not satisfactory. High speed shaking or vortexing is needed for such applications as emulsification and cell lysing because liquids are viscous or small vessels are being utilized.

The more viscous a solution, the harder it is to mix or emulsify. The smaller the tube diameter and / or headspace in the vessel, the more difficult it is to mix or emulsify because the solution has little space to increase velocity. Cell lysing is commonly done in deep well microplates with small diameter holes or small micro tubes, and many shaking units do not have enough speed or power to lyse the cells in these vessels.

There is no unit on the market that is designed to operate up to 2500 RPM and is specifically designed to hold deep well blocks, and trays of small diameter test tubes. With a 0.070 offset, the unit is able to reach higher speeds, which increases the vigor of the mixing. The unit has 12 suction cup feet under the base, which prevents the unit from "walking" on the lab bench. The High Speed Microplate Shaker can hold up to 7 pounds, which will accommodate many larger blocks used in combinatorial chemistry applications. The unit has a series of spacers on the threaded posts to allow for adjustment from 1/8" up to 5 inches, which allows the user to double or even triple stack micro plates up to 5 inches in height.

The High Speed Microplate Shaker is not limited to high throughput screening and combinatorial chemistry applications. It is recommended for any application where emulsification is needed and viscosity or small vessels present a problem.

High Speed Microplate Shake Specifications

  • DIMENSIONS: 12.0" W x 15.5" D x 12.8" H
  • WEIGHT: 50 lbs.
  • VOLTAGE: 115 volts AC, 50/60 hertz; 230 volts AC, 50/60 hertz
  • CURRENT: less than 1 amp
  • POWER: 120 watts
  • SPEED: 600-2500 rpm
  • ACCURACY: +/- 25 rpm
  • ECCENTRIC ORBIT: 0.140" diameter (0.070 offset)
  • TRAY: 10 1/2" W x 10 1/2" D x 3 7/8" H
  • Designed for 6-96 tube well blocks.
  • Capacity, 5 to 7 lbs.
  • CONTROLS: Analog Shaker
  • Speed knob, variable, 1 to 10 dial markings
  • On/Off switch
  • Timer knob, variable, 1 to 10 dial markings
  • Digital Shaker Speed and time LCDs, Pulse feature, Timer (with automatic reset) runs from 1 sec up to 167 hrs or may be used in a continuous mode
  • OPERATION: Four knobs spin up to allow top tray removal. Replace top tray and tighten knobs after replacing blocks
    • Model: OP-HSMS
    • 5 Units in Stock
    • Manufactured by: OPS Diagnostics

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    This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 January, 2011.