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Laboratories are different from most work environments. Lab technicians need state-of-the-art equipment to perform complicated experiments. Lab orbital shakers are a standard tool used for research in biology and physics. Read on to find out how to choose this equipment for your laboratory.

Narrow Down Your Options

Lab orbital shakers come in various formats, textures, and sizes. The different options make it hard to decide. You can narrow down your choices by knowing what labware you need to shake.

Diameter of the Orbit

Next, you will need to determine the orbit diameter of the shaker. Some culturing applications and vessels work best with specific orbit sizes. The average shaker on the market has an orbit diameter between 2.5 cm and 5.1 cm. If you are carrying out standard experiments, then you should buy a shaker with a 2.5 cm orbit diameter. You will need a higher obit diameter for more complicated experiments.

Universal Platforms

You will need to determine if you want to shake single or multiple vessels. Some platforms on the market are designed to shake only one vessel size. If you’re going to shake multiple vessels, then you may want to consider a universal platform. A universal platform allows you to use containers of different sizes.

It helps to determine what experiments you want to perform at your laboratory.

This information will help with choosing the right shakers for your lab technicians. Contact at to learn more about a complete line of medical equipment.