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MaxQ™ 2000 Open-Air Platform Shakers
by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Maxq 2000
Platform and Clamps sold separately
MaxQ 2000 Open-Air Platform Shakers accommodate three platform sizes. These benchtop shakers feature a digital display, continuous or timed operation and a triple eccentric drive motor. Safety features include an unbalanced load sensor and a soft start feature that protect samples from a variety of problems and malfunctions. Order platform and clamps for a complete system.
  • Accommodates three platform sizes: 13" x 11" (330 mm X 279 mm), 18" x 18" (457 mm x 457 mm) and 24" x 18" (610 mm x 457 mm)
  • Speed Range 15 to 500 rpm
  • Unbalanced load sensor and soft start feature prevent variety of malfunctions
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 5-year parts, one- year on labor and lifetime on drive mechanism

MaxQ 2000 Benchtop Digital Open-Air Platform Shakers

Thermo Fisher
Scientific Part#
Dimensions L" x W" x H"(mm)
Cat. #

Digital Open-Air Shakers
17.4 x 13.5 x 6.4/(442 x 470 x 163)
$ 2,255
Digital Open-Air Shakers 
17.4 x 13.5 x 6.4 (442 x 470 x 163)
$ 2,255
Specify desired platform sizes and clamps when ordering. Visit the Accessory Page to Order Platforms and Clamps

Applications for SHKA2000 Shakers

  • Cell cultures
  • Bacterial suspensions
  • Solubility studies
  • Staining
  • Extraction procedures
  • Destaining
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Washing procedures
  • General mixing
  • Hybridization
  • Triple eccentric drive enables continuous 24-hour operation, handles heavier loads and provides smooth uniform agitation of full or unbalanced loads even at high speeds
  • Units operate in temperature ranges of 0°C to 40°C and humidity conditions from 20 to 80% non-condensing, enabling them to be used in incubators, warm rooms, environmental chambers and refrigerators
Digital Operating System
  • Solid state DC brushless motor, variable speed control from 15 to 500 rpm, and continuous and timed operation from 0.1 hour up to 999 hours or 0.1 minute to 999 minutes
  • Displayed time counts up during continuous operation and down during timed runs
  • View speed and operating time simultaneously on 2 individual LED displays which helps minimize errors in establishing running conditions
  • Shaker shut down and audible/visual alarms signal if unit operates ±10% of set speed preventing shaker from walking
  • User-adjustable speed calibration can be performed using a digital hand held tachometer where verification is required and protocols can be standardized
  • Unbalanced load sensor stops platform motion when excess vibration is detected due to unbalanced load. Visual/audible alarm signals until condition is corrected
  • Soft start feature eliminates splashing of vessel contents, wetting of flask closure, and helps prevent sudden starts and stops
  • Set point retention retains parameters during power failure and restarts unit automatically after power is restored
  • RS232 interface allows remote monitoring of speed and time
Orbit Diameter 0.75" (19 mm)
Maximum Load 35 lbs. (15.9 kg)
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C, 20 to 80% RH, non-condensing
Humidity Range 20 to 80%
Shipping Weight 47 lbs. (21.3 kg)

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