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LS-Z benchtop shaker

LS-Z benchtop shaker
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Flexible and robust lab shaker

The Lab-Shaker LS-Z combines approved Kuhner quality and technology in a new modular system to provide maximum flexibility to our customers. The LS-Z, just like its predecessor LS-X, is a sturdy benchtop shaker designed for continuous and maintenance-free operation. The LS-Z is the perfect starter model, e.g. for universities or start-ups with limited space and resources. The shaker can be used for cultivation of microbial, plant and animal cell cultures. 

Performance characteristics

  • Compact footprint
  • Hygienic design: easy cleaning
  • Flexible: detachable control unit and power cube
  • Robust: tolerates up to 90% rel. humidity

5 year warranty

5 year warranty

Shaking diameter

Shaking diameter

Quiet operation

Quiet operation

Automation

Automation


Quality

Reliable technology by Kuhner 

The in-house designed magnetic drive system of the LS-Z shaker guarantees accurate control and low energy consumption/heat dissipation even at high speeds. The maintenance-free direct drive is long lasting, robust, and economical. Due to hygienic design, the drive is also protected from any spills.


Flexibility

New modular system

The LS-Z comes with three functional options: benchtop only/stand-alone, combinable with incubators from other manufacturers, or combined with the new Kuhner Kelvin+ incubator for temperature control. The LS-Z shaker will accept loads up to 25 kg and the shaking diameter can be adjusted at any time. There are three standard shaking diameters (12.5, 25 and 50 mm) with others available on request. The LS-Z shaker unit tolerates an ambient relative humidity of up to 90% and features a detachable control unit and power cube. Therefore, the LS-Z is extremely flexible regarding its installation site: it can be placed in any lab incubator or temperature controlled room.

LS-Z shaker unit tolerates an ambient relative humidity of
up to 90%

Benchtop only / stand-alone

LS-Z

LS-Z &  Kuhner Kelvin+

Kelvin+

Combinable with incubators from other manufacturers

LS-Z

Automatisation

Features for automated processes

The LS-Z has a fixed stop position, which is especially useful for automated processes. The integration in a liquid handling system was successfully performed several times already. Due to the flexible Net60 interface, the LS-Z can be controlled by nearly every external software system. 


Warranty

Quality guaranteed 

As with all Kuhner products, the LS-Z is a cost effective investment in quality backed with a five year warranty.

Direktantrieb

LS-Z

Temperature  minimum

-

Temperature maximum

-

Principle of sensor

-

Power of heating

-

Air circulation

-

Power consumption typical

approx. 25W

Gas volume

-

Weight shaker / Kelvin+

46 kg

Weight Power Cube

6.5 kg

Weight Controller

0.6 kg

Illumination

-

Ambient temp.

-20 up to 80°C

Ambient relative humidity

up to 90 % (shaking unit)

Operating menu in

DE, FR, IT, EN, ES

Interface standard

CAN-Bus

Tray, size

E (420 x 420mm)

EX (500 x 420mm)

F (800 x 420mm)

Loading maximum

up to 25 kg

Setting, digital

1 rpm

Accuracy, absolute

+/- 0.1 rpm

Timer

1 s – 999 h

Acceleration

controlled

Active break

adjustable

Stop on position

adjustable

Mains Connection

220 - 240 V / 50 - 60 Hz
190 - 210 V / 50 - 60 Hz
110 - 120 V / 50 - 60 Hz
95 - 105 V / 50 - 60 Hz

Shaking motion

orbital, Ø 12.5 mm* 20...500 rpm
orbital, Ø 25.0 mm* 20...400 rpm
orbital, Ø 50.0 mm* 20...300 rpm

Material

Stainless steel cover

*can be changed/other diameters on request

Dimensions (in mm)

LS-Z dimensions (in mm)

Technical data subject to change

Overview options

Dual table 

The dual table is an easy and economical way of doubling the shaking capacity. The dual shaking table consists of two levels. Each level will accept an E, EX or F size tray. However, with the dual table the shaking speed is limited to a maximum of 200 rpm.

Doppelschütteltisch

EPFL-table

Are you screening using large numbers of 50ml bioreactors (TPP, Falcon tubes etc.)? Then our new EPFL-table is the ideal solution. This table accepts up to five tube holders, each with a capacity of 24 x 50ml tubes. Each tube holder has its own clamp handle allowing it to be easily taken out of the incubator shaker and put on a clean bench while the other tubes keep on shaking. It’s also possible to shake microtiter plates on the EPFL-table, using Duetz 4-place coverclamps. If you have a Kuhner F-size tray (800 x 420mm), you can also clamp that on the table instead of individual holders. The TabCom Option is not possible with an EPFL-table. The TabCom Option is not possible with an EPFL-table.

 

An EPFL-table with 4 clamp positions is also available for the ES-X Lab-Shaker.

EPFL

EPFL-table

EPFL

EPFL-table with different holders

EPFL

F-size tray clamped on the EPFL-table

EPFL

dClamp handle


IQ/OQ-Documentation

IQ-OQ (Installation Qualification and Operation Qualification) is an equipment qualification according to GMP procedure. Kuhner offers this service which can also be carried out at the customer’s premises.

GMP

Overview accessories 

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E & F size microtiter trays are suitable for all types of plates (deep well, low well, 24, 48 and 96 well).

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Universal tray

The universal tray can be fitted with clamps for Erlenmeyer flasks, test tube holders, microtiter plates, or custom made holders to suit your requirements. Rearranging these clamps and holders is quick and simple.

Order number

Description

SM3002

Universal tray EU (420 x 420 mm)

SMX3002

Universal tray EXU (500 x 420 mm)

SM3003

Universal tray FU (800 x 420 mm)

SM312500U

Clamp U-2500 for Ultra Yield flask from Thomson

Universaltablar
ISF1-X_FU-20tray_8Ultra-20Yield

Universal tray FU with 8x Ultra Yield flasks (2500 mL) from Thomson


Special universal tray

A special F-size universal tray (800x420mm) is now available to shake large Erlenmeyer flasks. It is ideal for cell culture.

This tray allows parallel shaking of 7 x 3L Corning Fernbach culture flasks or 7 x 5L Thomson Optimum Growth flasks at a maximum orbital diameter of 50mm. The FUM-V has no handles and a V support underneath the tray raises it above the clamping mechanism creating more space for flasks.

Clamps must be ordered separately. (Order number: SM313000F)

Order number

Description

SMX310001

Special universal tray, FUM-V with V support
(Clamps not included)

SM313000F

U-3000F clamp for Fernbach flasks:
1 x 5L Thomson flask or
1 x 3L Corning Fernbach culture flask

FUV_tray_cellculture

Tray with fixed clamps

The clamps are riveted onto these trays and cannot be removed. They offer maximum stability and will often hold a larger number of flasks than universal trays. These trays (E, EX and F) are available in a variety of flask clamp sizes from 25 to 6000ml.

Tray E (420 x 420 mm)

Order number

Description

Number of clamps

SM320025

E-25 ml

81

SM320050

E-50 ml

50

SM320100

E-100 ml

39

SM320125

E-125 ml

30

SM320150

E-150 ml

30

SM320200

E-200 ml

20

SM320250

E-250 ml

18

SM320300

E-300 ml

15

SM320500

E-500 ml

12

SM321000

E-1000 ml

9

SM321500

E-1500 ml

5

SM322000

E-2000 ml

5

SM323000

E-3000 ml

4

SM324000

E-4000 ml

2

SM325000

E-5000 ml

2

SM326000

E-6000 ml

1

Tray EX (500 x 420 mm)

Order number

Description

Number of clamps

SMX320025

EX-25 ml

90

SMX320050

EX-50 ml

60

SMX320100

EX-100 ml

42

SMX320125

EX-125 ml

36

SMX320150

EX-150 ml

32

SMX320200

EX-200 ml

25

SMX320250

EX-250 ml

21

SMX320300

EX-300 ml

18

SMX320500

EX-500 ml

14

SMX321000

EX-1000 ml

9

SMX321500

EX-1500 ml

8

SMX322000

EX-2000 ml

5

SMX323000

EX-3000 ml

4

SMX324000

EX-4000 ml

3

SMX325000

EX-5000 ml

3

SMX326000

EX-6000 ml

2

Tray F ( 800 x 420 mm )

Order number

Description

Number of clamps

SM330025

F-25 ml

153

SM330050

F-50 ml

100

SM330100

F-100 ml

74

SM330125

F-125 ml

60

SM330150

F-150 ml

60

SM330200

F-200 ml

40

SM330250

F-250 ml

40

SM330300

F-300 ml

30

SM330500

F-500 ml

26

SM331000

F-1000 ml

16

SM331500

F-1500 ml

12

SM332000

F-2000 ml

9

SM332500U

F-2500U

8

SM333000

F-3000 ml

8

SM334000

F-4000 ml

5

SM335000

F-5000 ml

4

F_Tablar_mit_genieteten_Klammern_Kuhner

Trays for microtiter plates

Kuhner has designed trays specifically for microtiter plates. Handles at the front of the tray open and close the special clamping mechanism allowing plates to be loaded and unloaded. Trays of different heights (22, 47 and 77mm) allow the stacking of up to four microtiter plates. The trays are suitable for all types of plates (deep well, low well, 24, 48 and 96 well).

Tray E (420 x 420 mm)

Order number

Description

Number of mircotiter plates

SM3502.22

E-MT.22

12 - 24

SM3502.47

E-MT.47

12 - 48

SM3502.77

E-MT.77

12 - 72

Tray F (800 x 420 mm)

Order number

Description

Number of microtiter plates

SM3503.22

F-MT.22

24 - 48

SM3503.47

F-MT.47

24 - 96

SM3503.77

F-MT.77

24 - 144

Tray_Microtiterplates

Tray for microtiter plates (springs)

Kuhner has designed a new tray for microtiter plates. This tray is fitted with springs which allows each well plate to be loaded and unloaded individually. The tray is available in three sizes: E (420x420mm), EX (500x420mm) and F (800x420mm).

 

This new tray is particularly suitable for the special holder with filter lid for deep well microtiter plates.

Order number

Description

Number of microtiter plates

SM3502A

E-tray (420 x 420 mm) for deepwell or microtiter plates

1-12

SM3501A

EX-tray (500 x 420 mm) for deepwell or microtiter plates

1-15

SM3503A

F-tray (800x420mm) for deepwell or microtiter plates

1-24

F-Tablar für Mikrotiterplatten (Federn)
Tablare für Mikrotiterplatten (Federn)

F-tray (800 x 420 mm)


Tray with pins

Kuhner has designed a new F-size tray (800 x 420mm) which is ideal for cell culture. The F-V5000/7 tray allows parallel shaking of 7 x 3L Corning Fernbach culture flasks, 7 x 5L Corning Erlenmeyer flasks or 7 x 5L Thomson Optimum Growth flasks. Flasks are held in position by pins and are easily placed on the tray and removed just as quickly.

This tray has been designed for easy cleaning and efficient handling of samples.

Order number

Description

 SM335000S

F-V5000/7
F-tray with pins for 7 flasks:
- 3L or 5L Corning
- 5L Thomson

F-V5000_7

Tray with rubber mat

The whole tray is covered with a rubber mat and is particularly suitable for shaking containers at low speed (e.g. blood bags).

Order number

Description

SM3602

Rubber mat EG (420 x 420 mm)

SMX3602

Rubber mat EXG (500 x 420 mm)

SM3603

Rubber mat FG (800 x 420 mm)

Tablar mit Gummimatte

Tray with sticky strips

A tray fitted with sticky strips is especially useful for flasks shaken at low speeds (up to 200 rpm). The flask is placed directly on the sticky strip without the need for any other support. Flasks of all sizes can be used. Sticky strips are available individually or in sets and can also be supplied already fitted to a tray. The E-size tray accepts four strips, while the EX-size tray requires five strips and the F-size tray eight strips.

Order number

Description

SMX330001K

E-tray with 4 sticky strips (clear)

SMX340001K

EX-tray with 5 sticky strips (clear)

SMX350001K

F-tray with 8 sticky strips (clear)

SMX837001K

1 sticky strip: 385 x 85 x 3 mm (clear)

Tablar mit Klebestreifen
Tablar mit Klebestreifen

Tray with PC-plate for sticky strips

The PC-plate increases the adhesion of the sticky strips. This is particularly helpful if using flasks >500ml.

Order number

Description

SMX350009K

EX-tray with 5 sticky strips (clear)

SMX350007K

F-tray with 8 sticky strips (clear)

SMX350005K

F-tray with 2 big sticky strips (clear)

SMX837001K

1 sticky strip: 385 x 85 x 3 mm (clear)

SMX837002K

1 big sticky strip: 395 x 385 x 3 mm (clear)

Tablar mit PC-Platte für Klebestreifen

Dual tray

The dual tray offers two shaking levels and doubles the capacity. It is available in EXU, EX, FU and F size and the upper tray can be removed.
Please note the shaking speed is limited.

Order number

Description

SMX3020

two EXU trays with 200mm distance (with holes)

SMX3021

two EX trays with 200mm distance (no holes for sticky strips / rubber mats)

SMX3015

two FU trays with 180mm distance (with holes)

SMX3016

two F trays with 180mm distance (no holes for sticky strips /rubber mats)

SMX3017

two FU tray with 200mm distance (with holes)

SMX3018

two F trays with 200mm distance
(no holes for sticky strips / rubber mats

Doppeltablar

Tray with support bars

These trays offer an alternative to both clamps and sticky mats and are ideal for tall containers. The tray is covered with a rubber mat and has an upright at each corner. E and EX size trays are fitted with four cross supports while the F tray is equipped with six. These support bars securely clamp containers.

Order number

Description

Number of longitudinal girders

SM4120.4

Tray EA with rubber mat and 4 cross supports

2

SMX4120.4

aTray EXA with rubber mat and 4 cross supports

2

SM4130.6

Tray FA with rubber mat and 6 cross supports

2

F-Tablar mit Aufbausystem und Querträger

Tray for separating vessels

Kuhner has also designed a special tray for shaking separating vessels. This very flexible tray can take vessels of various sizes. It is also possible to add a second layer and double the capacity. Movable retaining rods allow vessels to be installed easily.

Tray E (420 x 420 mm)

Order number

Description

Number of separating vessels

SM420250

ES-250

5

SM4202502

ES-250/2

10 (2 layers)

SM420500

ES-500

4

SM4205002

ES-500/2

8 (2 layers)

SM421000

ES-1000

3

SM4210002

ES-1000/2

6 (2 layers)

Tablar F (800 x 420 mm)

Order number

Description

Number of separating vessels

SM430250

FS-250

10

SM4302502

FS-250/2

20 (2 layers)

SM430500

FS-500

8

SM4305002

FS-500/2

16 (2 layers)

SM431000

FS-1000

6

SM4310002

FS-1000/2

12 (2 layers)

Tablare für Scheidetrichter

Tray for centrifuge tubes

The use of centrifuge tubes (e.g. 50ml Falcon tubes, TPP 50ml and 600ml tubes) in cell culture screening is well established. Kuhner offers special trays in two different sizes for this purpose. The EX tray has a capacity of 72 (3x24) 50ml centrifuge tubes while the larger F size tray can take 120 (5 x 24) 50ml tubes.

Order number

Description

Number of centrifuge tubes

SMX3804

50ml Tube EX-tray (EPFL)

3 x 24 = 72

SM3805

50ml Tube F-tray (EPFL)

5 x 24 = 120

Tablare für Zentrifugenröhrchen

2D-Bag-tray (Cryo)

This tray was developed to shake (orbital or linear) 2D-Bags. Rubber bands secure for example smaller blood and cryo bags. The tray is compatible with ISF1-X, ISF4-X, Rack System (SBM/SS-X), LS-X and ES-X shakers. It accepts various brands and sizes of pillow shaped single-use bags:

  • 1 x 20L (10L working volume) cultivation bags
  • 2 x 10L (5L working volume) cultivation bags
  • 10 x 500ml or 12 x 250ml cryo bag
Order number Description

SMX350301

F-tray for 2D-bag with working volume 1/5/10L

2D-Bag-Tablar (Kryo)

2D-Bag-tray (Flex)

This tray was developed for shaking (orbital or linear) different types of 2D-bag. The tray consists of an aluminium base with a flexible mounting system on top.The mounting system can be manually adjusted to facilitate the controlled fixing of different sized cultivation bags. The mounting bars on both longitudinal sides can be moved up and down to hold the cultivation bag in place, while rubber bands will secure the smaller blood and cryo bags. The F-2D-Bag-tray is compatible with ISF1-X, ISF4-X, Rack System (SBM/SS-X), LS-X and ES-X shakers. The tray accepts various brands and sizes of pillow shaped single-use bags:

  • 1 x 20L (10L working volume) cultivation bags
  • 2 x 10L (5L working volume) cultivation bags
  • 10 x 500ml or 12 x 250ml cryo bags

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Order number Description

SMX350302

F-Tray for 2D-bag with working volume 1/5/10L

2D-Bag-Tablar (Kryo)

Kuhner Insight Software

The user-friendly Kuhner Insight software was developed for supervision, monitoring, and recording of data. The software is easy to operate More.

Kuhner Insight Software

Interfaces

Kuhner shakers are equipped with a CAN-bus. CAN-USB, CAN-Ethernet, EMI-60 and NET-60 are all well established interfaces. More.

Kuhner Insight Software

Good to know

Is linear shaking available?

No

Can the LS-Z be placed inside an incubator?

Yes. The LS-Z tolerates up to 90% relative humidity

Could the load be greater than 25kg?

The maximum load for the standard LS-X is 25kg. The load can be increased depending on the shaking parameters (speed/diameter). Please contact us, we are happy to support you.

Is IQ-OQ documentation available for the shakers?

Yes

The following flyers provide information about the machines and function-specific solutions.

Contact

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CH-4127 Birsfelden (Basel)

Switzerland

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