temperature controlled shakers

Orbital shakers come in a wide range of temperature capabilities to meet specific growth requirements from refrigerated shakers that go down to 4ºC for protein expression applications to high temperature shakers that go up to 80ºC for growth of thermophiles. We stand behind our shakers with an industry leading warranty of 2 years on labor, 5 years on parts and a full 10 years on the drive mechanism.

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Reliability

reliable temperature controlled shaker

Reliable drive mechanisms provide 24-hour smooth and consistent shaking.

Simplicity

easy-to-use temperature controlled shaker

Exceptional visibility with large scratch resistant lids plus easy-to-use controls make it easy to precisely adjust temperature, speed and time.

Flexibility

flexible temperature controlled shaker

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



Which type of temperature control fits your needs best?

Even if you just need incubated (heated) temperature ranges today, in the future you may want to perform protein studies where refrigerated temperatures such as 16°C are required. We offer both temperature ranges in our benchtop and large capacity shakers, so choose for today and tomorrow.

Incubated (heated) shakers

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Use for incubation of microorganisms or for cells derived from tissues for applications in life science and medical research, environmental science and monitoring, diagnostics, and production including cell products like DNA, RNA, proteins and antibodies, or production of virus or cells themselves.

Incubated (heated) & refrigerated shakers

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Shakers with cooling as well as warming options are ideal for shaking liquid cell cultures of insect, fish, or plant cells, or for temperature-induced induction procedures where the ambient conditions are too warm to be controlled using incubated (heated) shakers.
 

  MaxQ 4450 Mini Benchtop Shaker MaxQ 4000 Benchtop Orbital Shaker MaxQ 420 Incubated Tabletop High Performance Shaker
  maxq 4450 shaker maxq 4000 shaker maxq 420 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 platforms 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 Ambient+5° to 60°C Ambient+10° to 60°C or 80°C Ambient+5° 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)
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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  MaxQ 6000 Incubated Shaker MaxQ 8000 HP Incubated Shaker MaxQ 5000 Incubated Shaker MaxQ HP Incubated Console Shaker
  maxq 6000 shaker maxq 8000 shaker maxq 5000 shaker maxq console shaker
  Heated, stackable units to store or shake samples with a compact footprint. Incubated shaker with pull out platform for 100% access to samples. Stacking kits are included. Heated shaker for up to 6L volumes and shelving for additional cultures. Incubated shaker for large flasks with directed laminar airflow system for optimum temperature uniformity.
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Maximum stacked units 2 3 1 1
Maximum vessel size 6L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms 18 x 18 in., dual stack 18 x 18 in. (purchase of two platforms and adapter set required for stacking) 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in.
Speed stacked: 15 to 300 ±1rpm
unstacked: 15 to 500rpm ±1rpm
25 to 400rpm ±1rpm 15 to 500 ±1rpm 25 to 525 ±1rpm
Temperature 10°C above ambient to 80°C 
10°C above ambient to 60°C 10°C above ambient to 60°C 5°C above ambient to 60°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
40.5 x 27 x 33 in. (102.9 x 69.9 x 83.8cm) 25 x 46.5 x 33.3in.
(63.5 x 118.1 x 84.6cm)
41 x 41 x 32 in. (104.1 x 104.1 x 81.3cm) 40.4 x 45 x 30in.
(102.6 x 114.3 x 76.2cm)
HEPA filtration No Yes No Yes
Orbit .75 in. (1.9cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 71 lb. (32kg) 75 lb. (34kg) 71 lb. (32kg)
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  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 Ambient-5° to 60°C Ambient-15° 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 1.9cm (0.75 in.) 1.9cm (0.75 in.)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 50 lb. (22.7kg)
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  MaxQ 6000 Incubated & Refrigerated Shaker MaxQ 8000 HP Incubated & Refrigerated Shaker MaxQ 5000 Incubated & Refrigerated Shaker MaxQ HP Incubated & Refrigerated Console Shaker
  maxq 6000 shaker maxq 8000 shaker maxq 5000 shaker maxq console shaker
  Stackable incubated and refrigerated for maximum flexibility and capacity in a compact footprint. Incubated and refrigerated temperature range with durability to run at top speeds when stacked. Versatile incubated and refrigerated units for large volume applications. Incubated and refrigerated large capacity units with specialized filtered front-to-back refrigeration air flow system.
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Maximum stacked units 2 3 1 1
Maximum vessel size
6L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms
18 x 18 in., dual stack 18 x 18 in. (purchase of two platforms and adapter set required for stacking) 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in.
Speed stacked: 15 to 300 ±1rpm
unstacked: 15 to 500rpm ±1rpm
25 to 400rpm
±1rpm
15 to 500 ±1rpm 25 to 525 ±1rpm
Temperature 15°C below ambient to 80°C 5°C below ambient to 60°C -15°C below ambient to 60°C
4°C above ambient to 60°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
40.5 x 27 x 33 in. (102.9 x 69.9 x 83.8cm) 25 x 56.5 x 33.3in.
(63.5 x 143.5 x 84.6cm)
41 x 41 x 32 in. (104.1 x 104.1 x 81.3cm) 40.4 x 45 x 30in.
(102.6 x 114.3 x 76.2cm)
HEPA filtration No Yes No Yes
Orbit .75 in. (1.9cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 71 lb. (32kg) 75 lb. (34kg) 71 lb. (32kg)
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  MaxQ 4450 Mini Benchtop Shaker MaxQ 4000 Benchtop Orbital Shaker MaxQ 420 Incubated Tabletop High Performance Shaker
  maxq 4450 shaker maxq 4000 shaker maxq 420 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.
  Order online Order online Order online
Maximum vessel size 1L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms 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 Ambient+5° to 60°C Ambient+10° to 60°C or 80°C Ambient+5° 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)
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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  MaxQ 6000 Incubated Shaker MaxQ 8000 HP Incubated Shaker MaxQ 5000 Incubated Shaker MaxQ HP Incubated Console Shaker
  maxq 6000 shaker maxq 8000 shaker maxq 5000 shaker maxq console shaker
  Heated, stackable units to store or shake samples with a compact footprint. Incubated shaker with pull out platform for 100% access to samples. Stacking kits are included. Heated shaker for up to 6L volumes and shelving for additional cultures. Incubated shaker for large flasks with directed laminar airflow system for optimum temperature uniformity.
  Learn more Learn more Learn more Learn more
Maximum stacked units 2 3 1 1
Maximum vessel size 6L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms 18 x 18 in., dual stack 18 x 18 in. (purchase of two platforms and adapter set required for stacking) 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in.
Speed stacked: 15 to 300 ±1rpm
unstacked: 15 to 500rpm ±1rpm
25 to 400rpm ±1rpm 15 to 500 ±1rpm 25 to 525 ±1rpm
Temperature 10°C above ambient to 80°C 
10°C above ambient to 60°C 10°C above ambient to 60°C 5°C above ambient to 60°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
40.5 x 27 x 33 in. (102.9 x 69.9 x 83.8cm) 25 x 46.5 x 33.3in.
(63.5 x 118.1 x 84.6cm)
41 x 41 x 32 in. (104.1 x 104.1 x 81.3cm) 40.4 x 45 x 30in.
(102.6 x 114.3 x 76.2cm)
HEPA filtration No Yes No Yes
Orbit .75 in. (1.9cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 71 lb. (32kg) 75 lb. (34kg) 71 lb. (32kg)
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  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.
  Order online Order online
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 Ambient-5° to 60°C Ambient-15° 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 1.9cm (0.75 in.) 1.9cm (0.75 in.)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 50 lb. (22.7kg)
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  MaxQ 6000 Incubated & Refrigerated Shaker MaxQ 8000 HP Incubated & Refrigerated Shaker MaxQ 5000 Incubated & Refrigerated Shaker MaxQ HP Incubated & Refrigerated Console Shaker
  maxq 6000 shaker maxq 8000 shaker maxq 5000 shaker maxq console shaker
  Stackable incubated and refrigerated for maximum flexibility and capacity in a compact footprint. Incubated and refrigerated temperature range with durability to run at top speeds when stacked. Versatile incubated and refrigerated units for large volume applications. Incubated and refrigerated large capacity units with specialized filtered front-to-back refrigeration air flow system.
  Learn more Learn more Learn more Learn more
Maximum stacked units 2 3 1 1
Maximum vessel size
6L Erlenmeyer flask 2L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask 6L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms
18 x 18 in., dual stack 18 x 18 in. (purchase of two platforms and adapter set required for stacking) 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in. 18 x 30 in.
Speed stacked: 15 to 300 ±1rpm
unstacked: 15 to 500rpm ±1rpm
25 to 400rpm
±1rpm
15 to 500 ±1rpm 25 to 525 ±1rpm
Temperature 15°C below ambient to 80°C 5°C below ambient to 60°C -15°C below ambient to 60°C
4°C above ambient to 60°C
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
40.5 x 27 x 33 in. (102.9 x 69.9 x 83.8cm) 25 x 56.5 x 33.3in.
(63.5 x 143.5 x 84.6cm)
41 x 41 x 32 in. (104.1 x 104.1 x 81.3cm) 40.4 x 45 x 30in.
(102.6 x 114.3 x 76.2cm)
HEPA filtration No Yes No Yes
Orbit .75 in. (1.9cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm) 1 in. (2.5cm)
Weight capacity 35 lb. (15.9kg) 71 lb. (32kg) 75 lb. (34kg) 71 lb. (32kg)
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Universal platforms

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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.

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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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.

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