It can be challenging to navigate all of the different lab shaker options on the market. You want to find the products that will offer the best performance at the most reasonable prices. To help guide your search and ensure that you’re happy with your product purchase, there are several key questions that you should be asking.
Agitation and stirring processes are common in laboratories of all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the specific application or process that’s being performed, your lab technicians need to use the best equipment for the job to ensure consistent results. Unfortunately, some labs won’t get the level of performance or consistency they need because they use the wrong agitation equipment and tools. That’s why it is so important to understand your agitation options, and when they are the right choice for your application.
Regardless of the specific research, testing and analysis that’s done in your lab, one of your top priorities is to ensure uniformity of your samples. Even minor inconsistencies in the samples you test can result in serious effects on your data and results.
The agitation equipment you choose for your lab is essential in determining its productivity, capabilities and long-term success. Unfortunately, many labs end up with equipment that simply isn’t suitable for their needs. Even quality agitator lab equipment can go underutilized if it isn’t appropriate for your specific applications.
By asking these five questions, you will have a much better chance of finding the right equipment for your lab.
Here at Labnet International, we are proud of every single product we offer. This week, we showcase our Orbit™ 300 Multipurpose Digital Vortexer. This multi-purpose shaker offers superior quality, consistency, and durability for a wide range of laboratory applications. Find out more about all of the great features of the Orbit™ 300 Vortexer so you can determine whether your lab could benefit from the addition of this piece of equipment.
From pharmaceuticals to cosmetics, agitation equipment can be used for a wide variety of applications. There are a variety of different agitator options available with varying levels of speed, capacity, and more. With so many options, you might have a hard time determining which Labnet International agitator is best for you. It's helpful to find out more about the basic functions and uses of different kinds of agitators to ensure that you make the right selection for your lab.
Along with our laboratory shakers, rockers and rotators, Labnet International has your requirements for Vortex mixing covered.
The First Magnetic Stirrer
The first magnetic stirrer was patented by Richard Stringham of Utah in 1917. The inventor nicknamed the stir bar a “Flea” because of the way it jumped and spun in the flask. Even after a Century of technological advancement, today’s lab stirrers still resemble the original design. An electrical field under the base plate oscillates causing the magnetic stir bar to spin.
The stirrer quickly evolved once it hit the market. Integration with a hotplate was a bold step towards laboratory automation.
All agitators are not created equal, and you need to make sure your lab equipment meets your specific needs. Click on the GIF guide above to get help deciding: shaker, mixer, or rocker?
Check out all of Labnet International's laboratory agitation equipment.
Smaller Size, Full Lab Rotator Features
We all know how tight things can get when it comes to finding space in the lab for yet another piece of lab equipment. That’s why Labnet International offers a Mini LabRoller™ that can not only squeeze into tight spaces, but also offers a full selection of motions to keep your tubes and micro plates on the move.
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