Thermoshake Classic

Precise heating, cooling & shaking in one small device

Save precious deck space with one device that delivers accurate heating, cooling and shaking.
Combined heater/coolers and shakers add efficiency and precision to liquid handling decks for many life science research applications in molecular biology, biochemistry and clinical chemistry. They give labs more control of the process, and that helps achieve more accurate and repeatable results. And by reducing reaction process times and lessening operator workload they can help increase lab throughput. The Inheco Thermoshake was the very first device to combine heating/cooling and shaking functionality.

The Thermoshake Classic gives you precise control over sample processing. Define set temperatures with a temperature range of 4 °C to 70 °C and a uniformity and accuracy of 0.3 K. The shaker motor allows linear, orbital and flexible patterns from 100 to 2000 rpm. For every temperature and every frequency, you’ll get uniform and accurate processing for every sample.

Use your preferred disposable with the Thermoshake Classic. It’s set up for standard ANSI/SLAS plate formats or other reagent containers or tubes, or use different format plates, with adjustment.

The Thermoshake AC has a small footprint (104 mm W x 147 mm D x 115 mm H), zero positioning function for comfortable robotic gripping, and it’s integrated with all major deck manufacturers enabling immediate plug-and-play. API available.

Every Inheco device is designed, engineered and made in Germany and undergoes rigorous quality control before delivery. It comes with a global two-year warranty and full customer service including remote support, diagnostic and servicing options that focusses on minimizing operational downtime.

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Technical Specifications Thermoshake

Thermoshake type Thermoshake Thermoshake RM
Part number p/n 7100146
118 mm [4.685 in]
p/n 7100144
116 mm [4.567 in]
Length x width 147 mm x 104 mm [5.787 in x 4.095 in]
Input voltage / max. current 24 Vdc / 5.3 Adc
Temperature range +4 °C to +70 °C [+39.2 °F to +158 °F]
Maximum ∆T (=Tambient- Ttarget) in cooling mode 25 K
Noise Max. 42 dB(A)
Maximum load 1.0 kg
Shaker frequency weight reduces the max. speed 100 to 2000 rpm
Shaking amplitude 2 mm [0.07874 in]
Shaking pattern Orbital, linear (diagonal, lengthways, sideways)
Protection category IP 22
Weight including cables 3.5 kg [7.7 lbs]
Environmental conditions
Tolerable relative humidity:
Operation 10-80% RH at +20 °C up to +30 °C [+68 °F to +86 °F]
Transportation and storage 10-80% RH at +20 °C up to +30 °C [+68 °F to +86 °F]
Operation +15 °C to +32 °C [+59 °F to 90 °F]
Transportation and storage -10 °C to +60 °C [+14 °F to 140 °F]

Condensate can prevent the Thermoshake from operating properly and can damage the Thermoshake. Condensate should be eliminated on a daily basis or more often, for example by heating cycles in between cooling cycles.

Thermoshake Classic Accessories

Inheco IMP Measurement Plate

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Inheco Adapter Plates and Custom Adapter

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Inheco TEC Controller and Slot Modules

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Inheco Heated Lid

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Why use a combined thermoshaker?

Heating, cooling and maintaining ambient temperatures, while shaking, are fundamental to many life sciences processes carried out in an automated liquid handling deck. When on deck space is at a premium, it makes sense to use multifunctional combined devices – but only when you can be sure performance won’t be compromised.

What to look for in a combined thermoshaker?
Accurate uniform heating, cooling and shaking for every sample are the prerequisites for thermoshakers. That means ensuring that your samples are safely clamped during the shaking, and that they all reach the same temperature for the same amount of time.
  • Temperature uniformity – delivering identical temperature across the entire block, with identical results for samples in the middle or on the edge of the block, and throughout the run.
  • Temperature accuracy – ensuring accurate and stable, reproduceable temperatures for the duration of the run, and for every sample in the block.
  • Uniform temperature change (ramp rates) – maintaining temperature uniformity across the entire block.
  • Shaking options – both speed and pattern.
  • Load – handling the heaviest load you are likely to require (for a heavier load limit, see our Thermoshake AC).
  • Secure grip on disposable while shaking – do you need active clamping, or the ability to use different disposable without adjustment, or to be able to use lidded plates?
  • Small footprint – delivering the required performance while taking up as little space on deck as possible.

Use of the Inheco Thermoshake Classic

The Thermoshake Classic is in regular use in NGS Sample Prep. The Thermoshake Classic can also be used to keep samples at room temperature during shaking.

Accurate heating & cooling with choice of shaking from Inheco Thermoshake Classic

The Thermoshake Classic shakes using voice coil actuators for more flexibility.
  • Orbital and linear shaking patterns
  • 100-2000 rpm
  • 2 mm amplitude
  • Anti-spillage
  • Anti-vibration
Heating and cooling
The Thermoshake Classic heats and cools using a Peltier unit and prevents self-heating at ambient incubation to allow the cooling function to operate.
  • Peltier Modules or Thermoelectric Coolers (TECs) use the Peltier effect to create a heat flux between the junction of two different types of materials. A Peltier cooler, heater, or thermoelectric heat pump is a solid-state active heat pump which transfers heat from one side of the device to the other side against the temperature gradient (from cold to hot), with consumption of electrical energy. TECs run with DC voltage, and it’s easy to control the heat transfer through the module by changing the current. When the polarity of the DC is switched, the TEC swaps from cooling to heating mode. That makes TECs an excellent solution when exact control of temperature and heating and cooling rates are needed.
  • Temperature range: +4 °C to +70 °C.
  • From 20 °C to 68 °C in 300 sec, or 9 °C per minute heating rate (to ensure precise temperatures).
  • From 70 °C to 25 °C in 450 sec, or 6 °C per minute cooling down.
  • Optimized temperature control to avoid overshooting or undershooting of target temperature.
  • API available. The Inheco Thermoshake Classic is quick to connect, and ready for future developments in your lab.
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