Ohaus Light Duty Microplate Shaker

Category Microplate Shakers
Manufacturer Ohaus
Country of manufacture the United States

The OHAUS Microplate Shaker is ideal for immunoassays and general microplate shaking, and is designed to be used in a variety of environmental conditions.

Operating Features:

  • Low Profile Design: Takes up less space and easily fits into most hoods and incubators. Base offers durability and added stability.
  • Microprocessor Control: The variable speed microprocessor control provides consistent uniform shaking action. Microprocessor will display last set-point and will restart if power is interrupted.
  • Triple Eccentric Drive: Permanently lubricated ball bearings and maintenance free, brushless DC motor provide reliable service and continuous duty operation. 
  • LED Display: Touch pad controls with easy-to-read, independent LED displays for speed and time allow operator to view all settings at once. Provides repeatable and accurate results every time and is easily visible across lab benches. Timer will display elapsed time or, when programmed to user defined limit, will shut off unit when time reaches zero. Display will show last used settings, even after power has been turned off.

Safety Features:

  • Overload Protection: Audible and visual signals will activate when system detects an obstruction or overload of the tray.
  • Speed Ramping Feature: Slowly increases speed to desired set-point to avoid splashing.
  • Audible Alarm: In timed mode, alarm will sound when the time reaches zero.
  • Spill-Resistant Design: Channels fluids away from internal components.

Operating Conditions: Unit can be run in cold rooms, incubators, and CO2 environments from -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F), maximum 80% relative humidity, non-condensing.

Applications: ELISA assays and DNA studies.

Ordering Information: Units include a detachable, 3-wire cord and plug

Key Attributes 
Type Microplate Shakers
Platform Area (ft^2) 0.59
Platform Dimensions 11 x 7.75"
Max Load (lb)
Incubation No
Refrigeration No
RPM - Max 1200
RPM - Min 100
Orbit Diameter (mm) 3 mm
Warranty 2 Years
Weight (lb) 25
Width (in) 11"
Depth (in) 17"
Height (in) 4"


Manufacturer Specifications
Control Type Digital
Frequency 50 / 60 Hz
Voltage 120V
Amps 5
Watts 25
Speed Range 100 to 1200 rpm
Speed Accuracy ±2%
Timer 1 second to 160 hours
Orbit 3 mm (0.12")
Maximum Capacity 4 microplates or 2 micro-tube racks
Tray Material Aluminum
Tray Dimensions 11 x 7.75"
Overall Dimensions 17 x 11 x 4"
Applications ELISA assays and DNA studies.
Certifications CSA Listed
Warranty 2 year
Unit Supplied With A 92" (234cm) detachable, 3-wire cord and plug.
Origin Manufactured in the USA

Can the Ohaus Light Duty Microplate Shaker be used with deep-well plates?

Yes. It has been tested with both standard and deep-well microplates and works with both styles. Plates deeper than standard deep-well plates (~46 mm) have not been tested).


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