Shaker Machine is a piece of laboratory equipment, that is used to mix, blend, or agitate substances in a tube or flask by shaking them. It’s mainly used in the fields of chemistry and biology in textile garments labs. A shaker contains an oscillating board that is used to place the flasks, beakers, or test tubes. Although the magnetic stirrer has lately come to replace the shaker, it is still the preferred choice of equipment when dealing with large volume substances or when simultaneous agitation is required.
An orbital shaker has a circular shaking motion with a slow speed (20-500 rpm). It is suitable for culturing microbes, washing blots, and general mixing. Moreover, it can be modified by placing it in an incubator to create an incubator shaker due to its low temperature and vibrations.