What is a laboratory shaker?

Laboratory shakers, which are used to mix liquids and prepare solutions and suspensions. These equipments create a movement between liquids or between liquids and solids in order to achieve mixing, suspension, dispersion, homogenization, heat transfer processes, among others.

Shakers are mainly used in clinical and research laboratories; for the mixture, homogenization and/or preparation of combinations of substances. There is a great variety of presentations of this equipment and they depend mostly on its size and if its speed is fixed or adjustable. Inside they have an eccentric rotating mechanism that allows the rotation of the substances in question.

To help with that, some of this equipment has a sticky platform or clips that hold everything in place when you start the shaking process.

This equipment consists of a time control which can be adjusted as needed, 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 take into account the following considerations

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