Vortex Mixers & Hotplate Stirrers
Our laboratory vortex mixers and magnetic hotplate stirrers are a reliable way to heat and mix solutions. Quick to reach a uniform temperature, they are easy to use and feature convenient rotary dials that provide precise control of the heating temperature and stirring speeds. The microprocessor maintains constant speeds regardless of the viscosity of the solution being stirred.
Our laboratory magnetic hotplate stirrers and vortex mixers are ideal for chemists, life science and medical research, and are available with stainless steel or ceramic top plate material. Stainless steel plates are exceptionally durable and damage resistant; whilst the metal plate is used as a heat conductor for uniform heating across the plate. The ceramic top plate is chemical-resistant and will not discolour. Both plate materials are easy to clean and provide solid support for glass beakers or containers.
For more information on our range of laboratory mixers and magnetic hotplate stirrers, please contact us.
Laboratory Mixers are specialist lab instruments used for vigorous mixing of chemicals, particles and cell samples for use in life science. There are several varieties of mixers including microplate and vortex mixer models, flask shakers and magnetic stirrers and hotplate stirrers.
Vortex Mixers & Hotplate Stirrers Help
Q: What is a vortex mixer?
A vortex mixer/ stirrer is a common laboratory device used to agitate or mix liquids, chemicals and cell samples at a standarised rotation speed. They are commonly used in laboratory environments as a substitute to manual mixing which may result in inconsistent or inaccurate results. Types of mixer include micro-plate mixers, vortex mixers and flask shakers.
Q: How do vortex mixers work?
A magnetic rotating field is created by positioning a set of electromagnets beneath the vessel. This action creates a stir bar, which spins quickly when liquid/ chemicals are added (vortex motion), thus mixing the chemicals together.