Shakers are laboratory equipment used to mix or shake substances in tubes or flasks, mainly used in the fields of chemistry and biology. An orbital shaker has a circular shaking motion and is suitable for growing microbes and general mixing.
The shaker is the choice you want to make when working with high volume substances, or simultaneous shaking is required. They are used for low density liquids and solids.
The term "laboratory stirrers" includes, among others, magnetic, vertical, handheld and other stirring systems. Automatics have at least two components, a propulsion system and a rod. The propulsion system or motor is in charge of transmitting the movement to the rod and this, in turn, is the part that transmits the movement of the motor to the environment.
There are various rods for laboratory shakers. Only the correct combination between the propulsion system and the rod allows an optimal development of laboratory shakers. The rods generate due to their different types of construction different flows in the medium and must take into account the different possibilities of the propulsion system. There are rods as flat paddle stirrers, crescent stirrers, propeller stirrers, turbine stirrers, anchor type stirrers and other forms.