reciprocating shakers

Facilitate repeatable results with chemical extractions, sample mixing and silver staining of polyacrylamide gels in addition to bacterial and yeast cultures with reciprocating and dual action shakers.

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reliable reciprocating shakers

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.


easy-to-use reciprocating shakers

Units feature an easy-to-use analog operating system and variable speed control for gentle-to-vigorous agitation.


flexible reciprocating shakers

An added reciprocating function, analog operating system and choice of three platforms make this an affordable laboratory shaker with increased capacity for a wide range of applications.

Choose a reciprocating shaker

 MaxQ 2506 Reciprocating ShakerMaxQ 2508 Dual-Action Orbital Reciprocating Shaker
 maxq 2506 shakermaxq 2508 shaker
 Provides back-and-forth motion or circular orbital motion for a variety of applications.On dual action models, a control lever changes shaking motion while the unit is stationary or in operation.
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Maximum vessel size6L Erlenmeyer flask
6L Erlenmeyer flask
Available universal platforms11 x 13 in.11 x 13 in.
Speed15 to 500 ±1rpm40 to 400rpm
Exterior dimensions
(H x W x D)
7.2 x 13.5 x 17.4 in.
(18.3 x 34.3 x 44.2cm)
7 x 13.5 x 17.4 in. (17.8 x 34.3 x 44.2cm)
OrbitAdjustable 0.5 to 1.5 in. (1.2 to 3.8cm)0.4 in. (1.2cm) circular or fixed stroke angle
Weight capacity15 lb. (6.8kg)15 lb. (6.8kg)
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reciprocating shaker platforms

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

reciprocating shaker clamps

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

reciprocating shaker racks

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

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.

Test tube racks & accessories

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.

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