Science labs are diverse and innovative research environments that serve a wide variety of industries including food, medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Having the right lab equipment for the job is vital to any laboratory, and the complex nature of laboratory research requires a broad range of lab supplies — from glass vials and pipettes, to lab instruments such as magnetic mixers, stirrers and hotplates.
A magnetic stirrer (also called magnetic mixer or stir plate) is a scientific laboratory device that uses a rotating magnet (known as a stir bar) to rigorously mix liquids and chemicals at high speeds. Magnetic stirrers are constructed from materials such as aluminium, ceramic and stainless steel composites. They are typically used alongside other lab equipment such as shakers, hotplates and scientific scales for measuring mass.
Many types of magnetic stirrers are available, including custom hotplate stirrers that simultaneously heat and mix liquids; durable, rugged stirrers that are resistant to chemicals and are suitable for heavy-duty tasks; and vortex mixers (also called vortexers) that are used to mix small vials.
Small in size, magnetic stirrers are convenient and useful lab instruments. Laboratory researchers and chemists use them in chemical and biological experiments to mix chemicals and for cell agitation.
Institutions such as the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) specialise in medical research, producing vaccines for diseases and anti-venom for poisonous stings and bites. Precision lab work such as this requires approved devices such as magnetic stirrers, centrifuges and other high-tech analysing equipment.
Assemble the equipment you need for the task, including vials, beakers, stands and clamps.
The MKlab Magnetic stirrer features simple adjustable dial controls for detemining speed. ABS housing diverts spills and is resist to weak acid and alkali solutions. The high powered magnet or stir bar up to 135mm diameter plate can easily mix solutions up to 3 liters at a time and supports stirring bars up to 50mm in length.
The MKlab magentic hotplate stirrer operates the same way as the basic stirrer model with the addition of a controlable hotplate. Hotplate stirrers are perfect for laboratory experiments and can be used to simultaneously heat and stir liquids.
MKlab magnetic stirrers come with durable ceramic and stainless steel top plates that are both heat and chemical resistant.
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