IKA MATRIX Thermoshakers

The IKA MATRIX represents a new robust product family of thermoshakers, which enables users to perform mixing, heating, cooling, or even all at the same time.

Irrespective of whether it is pharmaceutical agents, blood samples, DNA/RNA samples or ELISA assays, samples with even the smallest volumes are blended reliably and fully in all laboratory applications. Users can avoid cross-contamination while achieving an ideal mixing result.

Intuitive use

The huge clear display enables completely intuitive navigation. An easy-to-use, self-explanatory menu structure awaits users.

High Speed

Speeds ranging up to 3,000 rpm guarantee that the liquid is blended specifically fast and effective as a result of its orbital movement.

Extra Stable Housing

Outstanding stability and daily robustness is realized by the aluminum die-cast housing. This guarantees a safe positioning and strengthens the entire device.

IKA Matrix Thermoshakers

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Variable Inserts 

Comes with a wide range of accessories for the IKA MATRIX series that enables the ideal operation of the specific application of users.

IKA Matrix Thermoshakers

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Technical Data

Table 1. Source: IKA

MODEL MATRIX
ORBITAL
MATRIX ORBITAL
Δ F0.5
MATRIX ORBITAL
Δ F1.5
MATRIX ORBITAL
Δ F2.0
Mixing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heating Yes Yes Yes
Cooling
Type of movement Orbital Orbital Orbital Orbital
Insert Variable
inserts
Fixed insert for
24 x 0,5 ml tubes
Fixed insert for
24 x 1,5 ml tubes
Fixed insert for
24 x 2,0 ml tubes
Shaker diameter 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm
Permissible shaking
weight (excl. attachment)
0,3 kg 0,3 kg 0,3 kg
Speed min
(adjustable)
300 rpm 300 rpm 300 rpm 300 rpm
Speed max. 3000 rpm 2000 rpm 1500 rpm 1500 rpm
Heating temperature
min.
Room temp.
+5 °C
Room temp.
+5 °C
Room temp.
+5 °C
Heating temperature
max.
100 °C 100 °C 100 °C

 

Table 2. Source: IKA

MODEL MATRIX ORBITAL Δ FP MATRIX Δ+ MATRIX ORBITAL Δ+
Mixing Yes Yes
Heating Yes Yes Yes
Cooling Yes Yes
Type of
movement
Orbital Orbital
Insert Fixed holder for
microtiter plates
Variable
inserts
Variable
inserts
Shaker diameter 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm
Permissible shaking
weight (excl. attachment)
0,3 kg 0,3 kg 0,3 kg
Speed min
(adjustable)
300 rpm 300 rpm
Speed max. 2000 rpm 3000 rpm (depending
on attachment)
Heating temperature
min.
Room temp.
+5 °C
Room temp.
-30 °C
Room temp.
-15 °C
Heating temperature
max.
100 °C 110 °C 100 °C

 

The latest IKA MATRIX thermoshaker product range now achieves ideal mixing results — from the smallest blood samples, pharmaceutical agents, DNA or RNA samples, to ELISA assays. The mixing movement is highly effective as a result of its high-speed and huge shaking strokes.

However, primarily, the IKA MATRIX realizes excellent mixing with the highest possible ease of use in several laboratory applications. The reason is the new thermoshakers also feature IKA’s intuitive menu navigation, thereby making laboratory work simpler and more practical.

The MATRIX series also impresses with its automatic attachment detector and easy quick release for swapping inserts and attachments safely and rapidly. Such strong and highly stable devices can, based on the model, automatically regulate the speed of the orbital movements to correspond to the insert, the attachment and corresponding fill volume.

Furthermore, the programmable ramps guarantee safe and automatic control. The IKA MATRIX comes in various versions: Based on the application, the device can either just mix, mix and heat, heat and cool, or even all at the same time.

Mixing, Heating and Cooling of Microtiter Plates and Sample Vessels

A mandatory task needed by various laboratories is the reliable mixing and temperature control of small volumes in reaction vessels and microtiter plates. Ideal mixing and temperature control are essential for the validity of the analysis result, whether it is the preparation of a sample for PCR analysis or the initiation of an enzymatic reaction. Thermoshakers are perfectly suited for these tasks, which makes them crucial for various laboratories.

IKA Matrix Thermoshakers

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Mixing, Heating, Cooling or Even all at Once

When it comes to mixing, heating and cooling, the easy-to-use and strong MATRIX thermoshaker product family blends and tempers even the smallest volumes. Whether it is pharmaceutical agents, blood samples, DNA or RNA samples or ELISA assays, ideal mixing results are achieved in the milliliter range in several laboratory applications.

IKA Matrix Thermoshakers

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Such findings are achieved by the blend of high speed and a huge shaking stroke with concurrent temperature control. Even reaction times can be curtailed using the effective combination of mixing and temperature control.

The MATRIX range of products provides the correct device for every need. If users just want to mix, mix and heat, heat and cool or need to mix, heat and cool, they can choose from seven device variants with various performance ranges with variable or fixed attachments.

Mixing

The MATRIX Orbital executes mixing with variable inserts.

Mixing and Heating

  • MATRIX Orbital Delta F0.5 carries out mixing and heating with the help of a fixed attachment for tubes with a volume of 0.5 mL
  • MATRIX Orbital Delta F1.5 executes mixing and heating with the help of a fixed attachment for 1.5 mL tubes
  • MATRIX Orbital Delta F2.0 executes mixing and heating with the help of a fixed attachment for tubes of 2.0 mL volume
  • MATRIX Orbital Delta FP executes mixing and heating with the help of a fixed attachment for microtiter plates

Heating and Cooling

MATRIX Delta plus executes heating and cooling and with modifiable attachments.

Mixing, Heating, Cooling

MATRIX Orbital Delta plus carries out mixing, heating and cooling with variable attachments.

Flexible Thanks to a Great Variety of Accessories and Attachments

An extensive range of exchangeable attachments allows the thermoshakers to be flexibly adapted to various needs and applications. Sample vessels with various volumes, as well as microtiter plates and deep well plates can be blended and tempered.

A firm quick-release fastener enables the attachments to be exchanged easily while ensuring they are optimally fixed for efficient temperature transfer. Moreover, the MATRIX units automatically recognize which attachment has been chosen by the user.

Based on the experimental setup, the insulated and heated lid “ThermoCover” guarantees homogeneous sample temperatures, avoids condensation and ensures a constant sample concentration in the reaction vessels.

IKA Matrix Thermoshakers

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Typical Applications

MATRIX thermoshakers are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications in microbiological, pharmaceutical, medical and biochemical laboratories:

  • Lysis reactions
  • Cultivation of bacteria and yeasts
  • Mixing protein quantitation assays
  • Enzyme reactions
  • Transformation of plasmids and bacterial strains
  • ELISA assays
  • Resuspension of pellets
  • Denaturation and labeling of DNA, RNA and proteins
  • Proteinase K digestion of cells and tissues

 

IKA Matrix - The new IKA thermoshakers

 

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