The BioShake 3000 elm from QInstruments is a high-end shaker available for microplates.

BioShake 3000 elm


Key benefits

If there is a need to rapidly and accurately mix samples in high throughput runs, the BioShake 3000 elm is the appropriate choice. The BioShake 3000 elm plate mixer offers high-speed mixing action for the most demanding robotics applications. Completely adjustable up to 3,000 rpm, far behind the speeds of most other brands, ensures quick, splatter-free, mixing for microplates. This plate shaker offers incredible comfort and utmost safety.

BioShake 3000 elm



  • The world’s most effective orbital shaker available for microplates
  • Perfect for 96 well plates and PCR plates
  • Fashionable aluminum housing
  • Possibility of 2.0 mm mixing orbit
  • Simple installation and easy start-up can be done
  • Quick mixing ranges from 200 up to 3,000 rpm
  • Plate locking ELM available
  • Sensored zero-position

BioShake 3000 elm


Advanced technology

The module is slightly bigger compared to a standard microplate, and with its patented vibration-free shaking, users will be amazed that the BioShake 3000 elm has the potential to mix samples in an extensive range of microplates up to 384 well formats. It has been completely adjustable between 200 rpm and 3,000 rpm, far behind the speeds of most other brands, and ensures quick, splatter-free, blending for all microplates.

It is fully equipped for handless operation with a wide remote command set for simple software integration. This can be done via the combined microelectronics no other external components and control devices are essential.

BioShake 3000 elm


Integration in robots

The BioShake could function through RS232 user interface. An automatic initialization will begin after turn on. A simple command set enables users to easily regulate hardware and sensors.

The process parameters are regulated and read out. A shaker plate’s self-setting zero position after turning off makes the laborious electrical tracking unessential. Also, this guarantees the utmost operating security in uncontrolled continuous operation.

Ideal use for microplates

The BioShake 3000 elm has been developed solely for mixing up to 96-well and 384-well microplate formats. Particularly in HTS applications with frequent and automatic plate changes offers the BioShake 3000 elm safe and peerless advantages.

Gentle mixing of samples by planar orbital motion

German-designed and manufactured, BioShake 3000 elm plate mixer offers an ultra-effective, 2-dimensional shaking axis so that samples tend to mix fully in a fraction of the time of competing systems.

The mixing orbit of 2.0 mm is frequently constant. Indeed, the orbital shaking is accurately regulated and users never have to spin down their plates once mixing is done. Even deep well plates or low sample volumes provide no hindrance for such precision tools.

Sensor-controlled zero-positioning

In time-adjustable stopping operations, a specified zero position has been prolonged automatically and locked with a precision of 0.1 mm.

A combined sensor tracks these zero positions and their precision. This guarantees and eases the loading and eliminates processes and enables precise pipetting.

Edge Locking Mechanism (ELM)—A scientific innovation for automatic positioning

Several robotic applications need accurate dimensional spacing of pipet tips and robotic grippers compared to a microplate. The Edge Locking Mechanism (elm) is the optimal answer for repeatable and precise positioning of microplates present on a robotic deck.

It comprises 2 × 2 stainless steel pins and a 2-point electromechanical mechanism to lock down microplates securely in the module’s center. For the gripping of microplates, the ELM opens the clamping in an automatic manner.

This so-called “universal” design is ideal for all kinds of plates: from low profile to deep-well; from 96- to 1536-well. Also, when “locked” into place, the microplate changes by as little as +/ −0.1 mm making exacting manipulations a breeze.

Stylish aluminum housing

The first-rate finished aluminum housing provides the BioShake 3000 elm with its necessary functionality. It offers a high amount of safety, device stability, and guarantees a long service life.

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