Shaker Incubators: Combining Shaking and Incubation
Shaker incubators, also known as orbital incubator shakers, offer a seamless integration of shaking and incubation functionalities. These versatile instruments find application in various fields, such as bacterial cell culturing, cell aeration, tissue cultures, yeast growth, and solubility studies.
The orbital shaking mechanism of these incubators ensures the even distribution of nutrients within the culture media and facilitates optimal oxygen dissolution. Users can adjust the time and rotational speed of the orbital shaking mechanism to meet specific requirements. Additionally, thermo shaker incubators allow precise temperature control to create an ideal environment for the media.
When considering the purchase of a rotary shaker incubator, there are several key features to explore. These include the settable temperature range, programmable timer, adjustable rotational speed (RPM), temperature uniformity, and ease of interior cleaning.
To accommodate different laboratory setups, orbital shakers are available in various sizes, including upright and benchtop models. They offer a wide temperature range to meet the specific growth requirements of the incubated media. Refrigerated shakers can cool as low as +5°C, making them suitable for protein expression and blood platelet agitation. On the other hand, high-temperature shakers can reach up to +70°C, facilitating the growth of thermophilic organisms.
Choosing the Right Temperature Control:
Even if your current needs only involve heated incubation, it is worthwhile to consider potential future requirements for lower temperature ranges.
Heated Incubator Shakers: These models are designed for incubation when the required temperatures are at least 5°C above the room’s ambient temperature.
Heated & Refrigerated Incubator Shakers: For applications requiring incubation temperatures less than 5°C above the room temperature, shakers with both heating and cooling capabilities are essential.