Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 5000 Floor-Model Shakers Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Complete large capacity applications with ease. Combine incubated and refrigerated temperatures with an orbital shaker for large capacity applications.

Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific™ SHKA50001CE

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Catalog No. 11-676-106


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    Model Large Incubated
    Speed Range 40 to 400rpm
    Temperature Range (Metric) 10° to 60°C
    Orbit 2.5cm
    Length (English) Platform 30 in.
    Width (English) Platform 18 in.
    Length (Metric) Platform 76cm
    Width (Metric) Platform 45cm
    Height (English) Exterior 41 in.
    Height (Metric) Exterior 104.1cm
    Hertz 50/60Hz
    Length (English) Exterior 32 in.
    Length (Metric) Exterior 81.3cm
    Load Bearing Capacity 34kg
    Motor Type Triple eccentric drive
    Shipping Weight (English) 476 lb.
    Shipping Weight (Metric) 215.9kg
    Temperature Accuracy plus/minus0.1 deg. C at 37 deg. C in Flask
    Voltage 240V
    Width (English) Exterior 41 in.
    Width (Metric) Exterior 104.1cm
    Type Shakers
    Certifications/Compliance cUL, UL
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Exterior 32 x 41 x 41 in. (81.3 x 104.1 x 104.1cm)
    Electrical Requirements 240V 50/60Hz
    Speed 40 to 400rpm

    Complete large capacity applications with ease using the Thermo Scientific™ MaxQ™ 5000 Floor-Model Shakers, versatile incubated/refrigerated units featuring an easy side-access drain system, making cleaning spills easy and retractable foot casters to easily position the shaker in the lab. These shakers also feature a foot pedal for hands-free operation and a large slanted viewing window to check progress. Ideal for cell culture, solubility studies, plasmid purification, staining and destaining, extraction procedures, protein expression and many other applications.

    Key Features:

    • Easily accommodate six 4L flasks, four 6L flasks or six 2800mL Fernbach flasks
    • Wide temperature range: 10°C above ambient to 60°C on incubated models, 15°C below ambient to 60°C on refrigerated models
    • Monitor and control chamber temperature range with ±0.1°C accuracy at 37°C
    • Overtemperature safety feature with independent thermostat provides additional backup by controlling heat if main temperature controller fails
    • Triple eccentric drive handles heavy loads, uniform agitation and continuous 24 hr. operation, even at high speeds
    • Drip pan built into the chamber floor under the platform contains spills
    • Clear, scratch-resistant lid for sample viewing
    • With foot pedal for hands-free operation and retractable casters for portability
    • Optional shelf provides additional storage space and convenience when switching flasks
    • Access ports provided through side of cabinet wall for probes, thermocouples or sensors
    • Optional gassing manifold enables direct gassing into flasks for anaerobic cultures

    Analog Models:

    • Easy-to-read LED digital temperature display
    • Perform timed studies with timed operation from 1 to 60 minutes or operate shaker in continuous mode

    Digital Models:

    • Variable speed control from 15 to 500rpm
    • Continuous and timed operation from 0.1 hour up to 999 hours or 0.1 to 999 min.
    • View speed, time and temperature simultaneously on three separate LED digital displays
    • Visual/audible alarms alert to temperature deviations; heat turns off if temperature deviates ±1°C of setpoint
    • Shaker shutdown and audible/visual alarms signal if unit operates ±10% of set speed, preventing the shaker from walking
    • Soft-start feature eliminates sudden starts and stops, splashing of vessel contents or wetting of flask closure
    • 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
    • Retains parameters during power failure and restarts unit automatically after power is restored
    • Solid-state DC brushless motor is maintenance-free
    • RS-232 interface allows remote monitoring of speed, time and temperature

    Overall Dimensions:

    • Platform dimensions: 30 x 18 in. (76 x 45 cm)
    • Overall Dimensions L x W x H: 32 x 41 x 41 in. (83.1 x 104.1 x 104.1 cm)

    Shipping Weight:

    • Models SHKA5000 and SHKE5000: 476 lb. (215.9kg)
    • Models SHKA5000-7 and SHKE5000-7: 512 lb. (232.2kg)

    Ordering Information:

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


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

    Recommended for:

    • Cell culture
    • Bacterial suspensions
    • Solubility studies
    • Staining and destaining
    • Extraction procedures
    • Washing procedures
    • Plant growth
    • Hybridizations
    • General mixing
    • Plasmid purification
    • Protein expression

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