IKA Vortex 3

Category Vortexers
Manufacturer IKA
Country of manufacture the United States

Vortex shaker suitable for short-time operation (touch function), activated by pressing shaker attachment or switched on for continuous operation.

  • Wide speed range, infinitely adjustable
  • Different applications thanks to 3 interchangeable attachments and 7 inserts (e.g. Eppendorf tubes, microtiter plates, Erlenmeyer flasks 250 ml etc.).
  • Attachments securely click onto appliance in any position
  • Special strap (VG 3.36, page 51) ensures easy handling of round/Erlenmeyer flasks
  • Sturdy metal zinc die cast casing
  • Compact design
  • Short-time operation activated by pressing attachment (touch function)
  • Stable at high speeds thanks to special feet (silicon base with ultra high vibration damping)
  • Eccentric with ball bearings
  • Suitable for continuous operation with low self heating thanks to self ventilation of motor
  • Shaking movement: orbital 
  • Orbital diameter: 4 mm 
  • Infinitely adjustable speed range: 500 - 2,500 rpm

Purchase of a Vortex 3 includes a VG 3.1 standard attachment (shown in product image). All other attachments sold separately.

Key Attributes 
Type Vortexers
Incubation No
Refrigeration No
Stacking No
Platform Area (ft^2) n/a
Max Load (lb) 1.1
RPM - Max 2500
RPM - Min 500
Orbit Diameter (mm) 4
Platform Dimensions n/a
Warranty 2 years
Weight (lb) 9.9
Width (in) 5.0
Depth (in) 5.9
Height (in) 5.4
Manufacturer Specifications 
Type of movement orbital
Shaker diameter 4 mm
Permissible shaking weight (incl. attachment) N/A
Motor rating input 58 W
Motor rating output 10 W
Permissible ON time 100%
Speed min (adjustable) 500 rpm
Speed max. 0 - 2500 rpm
Speed display none
Timer no
Timer display N/A
Time setting range N/A
Operating mode continuous
Touch function yes
Shaking table lock no
Working with microtiter plates yes
Number of microtiter plates 1
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5x 5.4 x 5.9"
Weight 9.9 lbs
Permissible ambient temperature 5 - 40 °C
Permissible relative humidity 80%
Protection class according to DIN EN 60529 IP 21
RS 232 interface no
Analog output no
Voltage 200 - 240 / 115 / 100 V
Frequency 60 Hz
Power input 60 W
DC Voltage N/A
Current consumption N/A

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