The BioShake D30-T elm from QInstruments is a 3 mm orbital heater shaker that has been developed for 24/48/96 well plates.

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The BioShake D30-T elm streamlines and enhance their automated DNA or RNA extraction workflows—at present and in the future. It provides an improved mixing and temperature behavior for the standard 96 MagBead DNA Kits and has been developed and confirmed in near collaboration with the world’s best automation collaborators.

Key benefits

The BioShake D30-T elm is known to be the perfect heater shaker for bigger well plates from 2, 4, 8, and 48 up to 96 deep wells. The improved 3 mm orbital radius and mass balance elements tend to decrease noise and vibrations considerably at the time of heating and mixing of fully loaded plates.

This thermoshaker model has the potential to heat from ambient up to 99 °C in a brief time, thereby offering utmost safety, excellent comfort, and user-friendly features.

For accurate control of temperature, speed, and positioning of microplates present in a small package, the BioShake D30-T elm has no equal.

  • Perfect for 24/48/96 deep well plates
  • Developed thermo adapters
  • Plate weight over 200 g
  • High-accuracy heating from ambient to 99 °C
  • Ideal altered for 0.5 to 2.5 ml volume or deep well
  • Quick mixing ranges from 200 up to 2,000 rpm
  • Stylish aluminum housing available
  • Sensored zero-position
  • Plate locking ELM available

Advanced technology

Save time.

By integrating the mixing operation along with the incubation phase, reaction process times and operator workload are decreased and the efficiency of several procedures has been increased, leading to greater throughput.

The first-rate finished aluminum housing provides the BioShake D30-T elm with its necessary functionality. It offers device stability, a high amount of security, and guarantees a long service life.

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Gentle mixing of samples

By planar orbital motion

German-designed and manufactured, BioShake D30-T elm thermoshaker provides an ultra-efficient, 2-dimensional shaking axis so that samples tend to mix entirely in a fraction of the time as opposed to other systems.

The mixing orbit of 3.0 mm seems to be frequently constant. The orbital shaking has been accurately regulated. In fact, users do not have to spin down their plates following mixing.

This is completely adjustable between 200 and 2,000 rpm, far behind the speeds of most other brands, splatter-free, ensures quick, glass vials, mixing for tubes, or across an entire 384-well microplate.

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Homogeneous heating

Using large-area heating source in combination with digital sensor electronic

The BioShake D30-T elm has the potential to heat from ambient to 99 °C in a short span of time and offers amazing comfort, easy-to-use features, and the utmost safety.

Inside the BioShake D30-T elm, the thinnest large-area heating elements and sensors are combined. At the time of the heat-up, the unique electronic control system ensures the same temperature for all vessels with the least deviations.

Temperatures are chosen from ambient temperature to 99 °C in steps of 1.0 °C. The nominal regulation precision is better than ±0.1 °C with uniformity of temperature distribution improved at ±0.5 °C at 45 °C throughout the heating surface.

Exchangeable thermo adapter plates and thermal blocks allow an ideal adaptation to microplates, tubes, or glass vials.

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ELM—Edge locking mechanism

Suitable for all microplates

Several robotic applications are in need of accurate dimensional spacing of pipet tips and robotic grippers compared to a microplate. The Edge Locking Mechanism (ELM) is the full answer that can be given for repeatable and precise positioning of microplates on a robotic deck. It comprises 2 × 2 stainless steel pins and a 2-point electromechanical mechanism to lock down microplates in a safe manner in the module’s center.

This patented locking mechanism has the potential to the microplates in a quick and safe manner, even at the greatest mixing frequencies. Quick mixing processes with opposing plate variations could be executed in the routine as simpler and safe.

For the gripping of microplates, the clamping opens in an automatic manner. This supposed “universal” design is ideal for all kinds of plates in SBS format 127.7 × 85.5 mm: from low profile to deep-well; from 96- to 1536-well. Furthermore, when subjected to “locked” into place, the microplate varies by as little as +/− 0.1 mm making demanding manipulations a breeze.

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LED indication light

Simple status monitoring

All BioShake devices exhibit advanced internal algorithms and sensors for tracking operating parameters and error detection. Any errors are sent out through RS232 communication interface. Those are simpler to detect and localize.

To enhance the functional testing at the time of installation and envision the operating status all BioShake automation devices are fitted with one combined LED indication light in front. The indication light enables a rapid function test and error control.

This has a red and green status that lights up or is disabled. If any faults occur, the error list must be read out via RS232 command, to help detect the error in a highly accurate manner.

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Zero position

Locked and sensor-controlled zero-positioning

In time-adjustable stopping operations, a defined zero position has been automatically extended and locked with an accuracy of 0.1 mm.

An integrated sensor monitors these zero positions and their precision. This guarantees and eases the loading and elimination processes and enables precise pipetting.

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Exchangable thermo adapters

For a wide range of applications

The BioShake D30-T elm is available with a range of standardized and particular thermo adapter plates. The substitution of the adapters is highly easy.

Perfect-shaped adapters enable an improved fit for lysis tubes, microplates, standard tubes, glass vials, and other sample vessels. Outstanding temperature homogeneity and uniformity are ensured for all samples.

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Simple intuitive integration in robots and programming

It is possible for the BioShake to function through RS232 or USB user interface. An automatic initialization will begin after turn on.

An easy command set enables users to simply control sensors and hardware. The process parameters are constantly regulated and read out. A self-setting zero position of the shaker plate following turning off makes the laborious electrical tracking unessential. This guarantees utmost operating security also in the untracked continuous operation.

Unique design meets high-end technology

First-class finished aluminum housing

Special and effective design integrated with the smallest housing leads to beautiful and well-defined laboratory equipment. The first-class finished aluminum housing provides the BioShake D30-T elm with its necessary functionality. It offers device stability, a high amount of security, and guarantees a long service life.

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Made in Germany

High-end instruments for daily routine

An ideally harmonious blend of high-tech and handmade. “Made in Germany” has always been a recipe for success for QInstruments. 100% of QInstruments production occurs in Germany.

The focal point is on human diligence and on being eco-friendly. The company has the potential to uphold its quality guarantee through constant quality management. For over 15 years these laboratory automation professionals from Jena have utilized just high-quality materials to guarantee sustainable production. This has been applied to breakthrough thinking and started research in a future-oriented method–all as a matter of course.

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