benchtop shakers

Our benchtop orbital shakers are designed for durability and flexibility in cell culture, solubility studies, extraction procedures, protein expression and many other applications.

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Reliability

We stand behind our shakers with an industry leading warranty that provides 2-year coverage on labor, 5 years on parts, and a full 10-year warranty on the drive mechanism.

Simplicity

easy-to-use benchtop shaker

Save time while optimizing resources by quickly and securely programing and monitoring shakers.

Flexibility

flexible benchtop shaker

Unique sizes and wide temperature ranges provide orbital shakers suitable for a broad range of applications.



Which benchtop shaker best fits your needs?

While you may only need incubated (heated) temperature ranges today, as your research evolves so may the needs of your shaker grow to require both incubated and refrigerated temperature ranges. We offer both temperature ranges in our benchtop shakers, so you can choose for tomorrow, today.

Incubated shakers can reliably hold temperatures from 5-10˚C above ambient temperature up to 60-80˚C (depending on the model). These heated shakers are primarily used for incubation of microorganisms or for cells derived from tissues for applications in life science and medical research, environmental science and monitoring, and production including cell products like DNA, RNA, proteins and antibodies, or production of virus or cells themselves.

  MaxQ 4450 Mini Benchtop Shaker MaxQ 4000 Benchtop Orbital Shaker MaxQ 420 Incubated Tabletop High Performance Shaker
  maxq 4450 shaker maxq 4000 shaker maxq 4000 shaker
  These versatile shakers have a compact design only available from Thermo Fisher Scientific, ideal for incubating small quantities of samples. Orbital shakers with spacious incubated chambers designed for the benchtop, with a higher temperature option. Improve product yield with outstanding temperature uniformity, while the double-walled, insulated chamber contributes to optimum growth.
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Maximum vessel size
1L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platform 11 x 13 in. 18 x 18 in. 18 x 18 in.
Speed 15 to 500 ±1rpm 15 to 500 ±1rpm 25 to 525 ±1rpm
Temperature 5°C above ambient to 60°C 10°C above ambient to 60°C or 80°C (depending on model) 5°C above ambient to 80°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
17.8 x 14.1 x 27.2 in.
(45.2 x 35.8 x 69.1cm)
22 x 22.5 x 32 in. (55.9 x 57.2 x 81.3cm)
20.9 x 29 x 21.2 in.
(53.1 x 73.7 x 61.7cm)
HEPA filtration No No Yes
Orbit 0.75 in. (1.9cm) 0.75 in. (1.9cm) 1 in. (2.5cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 50 lb. (22.7kg) 71 lb. (32kg)
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Shakers which have a cooling as well as a warming option are ideal for shaking liquid cell cultures of insect, fish, or plant cells, or for temperature induction procedures where the ambient conditions are too warm to be controlled using an incubated shaker.

  MaxQ 4450 Mini Benchtop Shaker MaxQ 4000 Benchtop Shaker
  maxq 4450 shaker maxq 4000 shaker
  Compact shaker with cooling coil for plasmid purification and protein expression in bacteria. Purchase chiller separately. Orbital shakers with spacious chambers providing heating and cooling with an accuracy of 0.1°C.
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Maximum vessel size 1L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms 11 x 13 in. 18 x 18 in.
Speed 15 to 500 ±1rpm 15 to 500 ±1rpm
Temperature 5°C below ambient to 60°C 15°C below ambient to 60°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
17.8 x 14.1 x 27.2 in.
(45.2 x 35.8 x 69.1cm)
22 x 22.5 x 32 in. (55.9 x 57.2 x 81.3cm)
Orbit 0.75 in. (1.9cm) 0.75 in. (1.9cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 50 lb. (22.7kg)
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Open air shakers are flexible in that they can be used on the benchtop in ambient conditions for mixing, staining, hybridization, washing for molecular biology, biochemistry and chemistry applications. But an open air shaker can also be used in a refrigerator or cold room for agitated stability tests or mixing, washing and staining of temperature sensitive proteins and chemicals. With a properly reinforced shelf, an open air shaker can be placed in a microbiological incubator or environmental chamber for liquid shaking incubation of insect, algae, plant or fish cells, or microorganisms.

Looking for a lab shaker without temperature control? We have a wide variety of Open Air Shakers for your benchtop. 

Incubated shakers can reliably hold temperatures from 5-10˚C above ambient temperature up to 60-80˚C (depending on the model). These heated shakers are primarily used for incubation of microorganisms or for cells derived from tissues for applications in life science and medical research, environmental science and monitoring, and production including cell products like DNA, RNA, proteins and antibodies, or production of virus or cells themselves.

  MaxQ 4450 Mini Benchtop Shaker MaxQ 4000 Benchtop Orbital Shaker MaxQ 420 Incubated Tabletop High Performance Shaker
  maxq 4450 shaker maxq 4000 shaker maxq 4000 shaker
  These versatile shakers have a compact design only available from Thermo Fisher Scientific, ideal for incubating small quantities of samples. Orbital shakers with spacious incubated chambers designed for the benchtop, with a higher temperature option. Improve product yield with outstanding temperature uniformity, while the double-walled, insulated chamber contributes to optimum growth.
  Learn more Learn more Learn more
Maximum vessel size
1L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platform 11 x 13 in. 18 x 18 in. 18 x 18 in.
Speed 15 to 500 ±1rpm 15 to 500 ±1rpm 25 to 525 ±1rpm
Temperature 5°C above ambient to 60°C 10°C above ambient to 60°C or 80°C (depending on model) 5°C above ambient to 80°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
17.8 x 14.1 x 27.2 in.
(45.2 x 35.8 x 69.1cm)
22 x 22.5 x 32 in. (55.9 x 57.2 x 81.3cm)
20.9 x 29 x 21.2 in.
(53.1 x 73.7 x 61.7cm)
HEPA filtration No No Yes
Orbit 0.75 in. (1.9cm) 0.75 in. (1.9cm) 1 in. (2.5cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 50 lb. (22.7kg) 71 lb. (32kg)
Accessories Platforms ›
Clamps ›
Racks & Misc ›
Platforms ›
Clamps ›
Racks & Misc ›
Platforms ›
Clamps ›
Racks & Misc ›

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Shakers which have a cooling as well as a warming option are ideal for shaking liquid cell cultures of insect, fish, or plant cells, or for temperature induction procedures where the ambient conditions are too warm to be controlled using an incubated shaker.

  MaxQ 4450 Mini Benchtop Shaker MaxQ 4000 Benchtop Shaker
  maxq 4450 shaker maxq 4000 shaker
  Compact shaker with cooling coil for plasmid purification and protein expression in bacteria. Purchase chiller separately. Orbital shakers with spacious chambers providing heating and cooling with an accuracy of 0.1°C.
  Learn more Learn more
Maximum vessel size 1L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms 11 x 13 in. 18 x 18 in.
Speed 15 to 500 ±1rpm 15 to 500 ±1rpm
Temperature 5°C below ambient to 60°C 15°C below ambient to 60°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
17.8 x 14.1 x 27.2 in.
(45.2 x 35.8 x 69.1cm)
22 x 22.5 x 32 in. (55.9 x 57.2 x 81.3cm)
Orbit 0.75 in. (1.9cm) 0.75 in. (1.9cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 50 lb. (22.7kg)
Accessories Platforms ›
Clamps ›
Racks & Misc ›
Platforms ›
Clamps ›
Racks & Misc ›

Open air shakers are flexible in that they can be used on the benchtop in ambient conditions for mixing, staining, hybridization, washing for molecular biology, biochemistry and chemistry applications. But an open air shaker can also be used in a refrigerator or cold room for agitated stability tests or mixing, washing and staining of temperature sensitive proteins and chemicals. With a properly reinforced shelf, an open air shaker can be placed in a microbiological incubator or environmental chamber for liquid shaking incubation of insect, algae, plant or fish cells, or microorganisms.

Looking for a lab shaker without temperature control? We have a wide variety of Open Air Shakers for your benchtop. 

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Optimize your benchtop shaker

benchtop shaker platforms

Universal platforms maximize flexibility by mixing different size labware on a single platform. View ›

benchtop shaker clamps

Various clamps maximize efficiency and productivity by mixing and matching vessel types with your universal platforms and customizing your shaker to fit your unique needs. View ›

benchtop shaker racks

Test tube racks and accessories outfit your shaker with holders that adjust to accommodate a wide variety of applications and objectives, and to keep conditions clean and safe. View ›

Universal platforms

Choose a platform that best fits your needs with flexibility for using a variety of labware on a single platform. Purchase clamps separately. Pick your ideal dimensions (L x W) below.

Universal clamps

Mix and match to customize your universal platform for your unique needs. Clamps sold as individual units.

Mix and match to customize your universal platform for your unique needs. Clamps sold as individual units.

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The clamp alternative

lab shaker flask mat

Reliable, easy-to-use "Sticky Mats"

Thermo Scientific Adhesive Flask Mats, or "sticky mats," provide a flexible, convenient alternative for attaching a variety of vessels to any orbital shaker.

Top 3 best practices for using “sticky mats” on an orbital shaker

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