Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 2000 and 3000 Benchtop Orbital Shakers Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Conduct applications such as general mixing, cell cultures, solubility studies, extraction procedures and diagnostic testing with these benchtop orbital shakers.

Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific™ SHKA3000

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Catalog No. 11-675-929


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    Model MaxQ 3000
    Speed Range 40 to 400rpm
    Temperature Range (Metric) 0° to 40°C (Operating)
    Orbit 2.54cm (1 in.)
    Control Analog
    Height (English) Exterior 9.7 in.
    Height (Metric) Exterior 24.6cm
    Hertz 50/60Hz
    Humidity Range 20 to 80%
    Length (English) Exterior 25.8 in.
    Length (Metric) Exterior 65.5cm
    Load Bearing Capacity 50 lb. (22.7kg)
    Motor Type Triple eccentric drive
    Shipping Weight (English) 207 lb.
    Shipping Weight (Metric) 93.9kg
    Voltage 120V
    Width (English) Exterior 29.4 in.
    Width (Metric) Exterior 74.4cm
    Type Shakers
    Certifications/Compliance UL, cUL
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Exterior 25.8 x 29.4 x 9.7 in. (65.5 x 74.4 x 24.6cm)
    Electrical Requirements 120V 50/60Hz
    Speed 40 to 400rpm

    Conduct applications such as general mixing, cell cultures, solubility studies, extraction procedures and diagnostic testing with durable, open-air platform Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 2000 and 3000 Benchtop Orbital Shakers. Shakers are reliable in analog or digital operating systems with the choice of three platform sizes, combining ease of use with durability and accuracy.


    • Platform sizes accept loads up to 35 lb. on the 2000 and 50 lb. on the 3000
    • Operate in temperature ranges of 0° to 40°C (104°F), 20 to 80% noncondensing humidity
    • Can be used in a variety of incubators, warm rooms, environmental chambers and refrigerators
    • Digital models feature a maintenance-free, solid-state DC brushless motor

    Analog Models

    • Variable speed from 40 to 400rpm, controlled by a rotary dial monitored accurately by a traditional tachometer
    • Perform timed studies with timed operation from 1 to 60 min. or operate shaker in continuous mode

    Digital Models

    • Variable speed control from 15 to 500rpm
    • Continuous and timed operation from 0.1 hr. up to 999 hr. or 0.1 min. to 999 min.
    • Minimize errors: speed and operating time display simultaneously on two individual LED displays
    • Shaker shutdown 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 handheld tachometer, where verification is required and protocols can be standardized
    • Unbalanced load sensor stops platform motion when excess vibration is detected and visual/audible alarms signal until condition is corrected
    • Soft-start feature eliminates sudden starts and stops, splashing of vessel contents or wetting of flask closure
    • Retains parameters during power failure and restarts unit automatically after power is restored
    • RS232 interface allows remote monitoring of speed and time

    CO2-Resistant Digital Operating System

    • Electrical and mechanical components treated to protect them from up to 10% CO2 and 95% noncondensing humidity
    • Prevents humidity and CO2 from reacting with electrical components and forming carbolic acid

    Platform Dimensions

    • Small: 11 x 13, 18 x 18, 18 x 24 in. (27.9 x 33, 45.7 x 45.7, or 45.7 x 60.9cm)
    • Large: 30 x 18 or 36 x 24 in. (76.2 x 45.7 or 91.4 x 60.9cm)

    Overall Dimensions Inches (cm)

    • Models SHKA2000, SHKA2000-1CE, SHKE2000, SHKE2000CO2: 17.4 (44.2) x13.5 (34.3) x 6.4 (16.3)
    • Models SHKA3000, SHKE3000: 25.8 (65.5) x 29.4 (74.4) x 9.7 (24.6)

    Shipping Weight lb. (kg)

    • Models SHKA2000, SHKA2000-1CE, SHKE2000, SHKE2000CO2: 47 (21.3)
    • Models SHKA3000, SHKE3000: 207 (93.9)

    Ordering Information:

    For a complete system, order platforms and clamps (sold separately).


    • Universal Platform (without clamps), or
    • Dedicated Platform (with pre-installed clamps)

    Recommended for:

    • Cell culture
    • Bacterial suspensions
    • Solubility studies
    • Staining and destaining
    • Extraction procedures
    • Washing procedures
    • Diagnostic tests
    • Hybridization
    • General mixing

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