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Vortex Mixers & Microplate Shakers

Vortex and microplate mixers (also known as shakers) are a reliable way to mix chemical solutions in medical institutions and laboratory experimentation. Microplate mixers and shakers are essential devices for any laboratory environment and are both affordable and easy-to-use. The MKlab mixers feature convenient rotary dials that provide precise control of stirring and vibration speeds. The microprocessor maintains constant speeds regardless of the viscosity of the solution being stirred.

Our laboratory 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 shakers, please contact us.

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    Magnetic hotplate stirrers from MKLab are a reliable way to heat and mix solutions. Quick to reach a uniform temperature, these magnetic hotplate stirrers are easy to use and feature convenient upfront knobs that give you precise control of the heating temperature and stirring speeds.

  2. Our MKVT is a compact device that offers pulse or continuous mixing modes, variable speed settings from 0-2500rpm, vacuum suction feet and a solid cast aluminium base.

  3. Our MKMP microplate shaker includes a top-quality DC brush-less motor that allows for smooth running for longer service life and adjustable speed control from 0 to 1500rpm.

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Vortex Mixers & Microplate Shakers 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 standardised 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.

Q: What is the difference between a vortex and microplate mixer?

In principle both vortex and microplate mixers are used for the uniform mixing of chemicals and compounds. Vortex mixers use a rotational force in order to adequately mix a solution by placing and attaching a test tube to the top of the device, in contrast, microplate mixers feature a top plate surface that can be set to vibrate and mix larger sealed containers and powders when placed on top of the microplate.

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