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Areas of application for incubation shakers

We offer you high-performance laboratory shakers from selected brand manufacturers with a wide range of functions. They can be used in a wide range of applications. Compared to classic incubators, incubation shuttles allow you to preset various sideways and circular movements.

This prevents the formation of a so-called “creamy skin”. This is a very thin biofilm on the surface of the samples. The presence of a film can affect the results of the test and the examination.

We have the right incubator for every need and every project. For example, for the following areas of application:

  • for the cultivation of microorganisms in the field of biochemistry, molecular and microbiology
  • for the cultivation of bacterial and cell cultures in bacteriology and virology
  • for the cultivation of tissue cultures in human medicine
  • for shelf-life testing of foodstuffs in the food industry
  • for the preparation of soil and water samples in environmental analysis
  • for mixing media with a view to producing homogeneous liquids and suspensions

Construction of an incubator

Modern incubation shakers essentially consist of a well protected, transparent chamber, a temperature controller, a timer and a movable base plate. These are the basic segments of an incubation shaker, which are supplemented by further functions and controllers depending on the area of application.

It is important to ensure a constant temperature inside the incubator. Often, the supply of heating, cooling or fresh air from the outside is necessary to ensure an adequate supply of the samples.

Useful features at a glance:

  • heating elements
  • Cooling devices
  • Fresh air supply from outside
  • Temperature control
  • digital control
  • Timer
  • movable or rotating base plate

The movable base plate inside the incubator can be adjusted individually. Depending on the project, for example, continuous circular movements are required.

Other structures, on the other hand, require gentle shaking movements from left to right or from top to bottom. Head-tilt rotations are also possible. Please contact us. We will be happy to help you find the right incubator shaker for your laboratory or institute.

Tips for buying an incubator shaker

At we offer professional incubator shakers for every need. To find the perfect instrument for your area of work and specific projects, it is important to consider the following buying criteria:


Which samples or structures are to be cultivated? Depending on the gate, different types of growth and development are covered. For example, in terms of optimal temperature and speed ranges, shaking stroke, lighting, humidity conditions, etc.


Specific types of containers are required in terms of number and size. Their weight as well as the material properties also play an important role. Do you need a shuttle for stackable systems or do you use classic containers?


What is the average weight load of the stacking incubator? In this respect, the focus is not only on the weight of the samples, but also on the size and weight of the containers.


Select the unit also in accordance with the spatial requirements. The average space requirements and the quantities of samples and materials involved play a role in this context. Take into account that there should be at least half a metre of space around the incubator.

Screening application

If screening applications are desired, stacking systems for plates can be used to successively increase the performance portfolio of the device. This ensures that a large number of tests and examinations can be carried out at the same time . Take advantage of our advice and find out more about the advantages of the corresponding test equipment.

Safety (e.g. contamination)

For perfect results, it is essential to exclude or reduce to a minimum any damage to materials or components caused by contaminated liquids. Of low elemental value are therefore:

  • collection of liquid substances,
  • easy-to-clean, smooth surfaces,
  • and, last but not least, an antimicrobial design of the outer and inner surfaces of the unit.

Temperature distribution

Sensitive materials must be handled with great care. The temperature distribution inside the incubator also plays a role. In addition, a uniform and solid air circulation inside the chamber must be ensured.

Frequent sampling

Shaking incubators with special monitoring and control systems help to prevent any mistakes when it comes to taking samples. Even opening and closing the chamber can have a detrimental effect on sample collection.


Certain applications require the validation of work processes. This requires the use of special bioprocess software . It records user actions and other occurrences, making the relevant procedures transparent. Do you need an incubator that can be qualified? We will be happy to help you with the selection.