The Kuhner Rack-Shaker SBM / SS-X is a space saving shaker system designed for environmental rooms, laboratories and corridors.
5 year warranty
Large shaking capacity
Up to four shaking units (SS-X) can be incorporated into a single rack. The robustly built rack system ensures the shaking units run quietly. The rack system is designed and constructed for maximum flexibility, can be adapted to fit almost any room and is easily extended. The configuration of the shaking units can be altered at any time with little effort. Each shaking unit is fitted with a speed controller and operates independently. Users are able to choose either orbital or linear motion as well as a suitable shaking diameter for each unit.
The rack system is suitable for use in temperature controlled rooms. Racks and shaking units are made of stainless steel with hermetically sealed electronic parts.
The Kuhner drive emits very little unwanted heat which is an important factor when using the rack system in temperature controlled rooms. The low energy consumption of the drive means low heat generation.
SBM: 102005, SEM: 100936
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USB, Ethernet, digital, analogue
0°C up to 60°C
240W ( 4 machines, max. Acceleration)
480W (4 machines with high torque drive)
50W (4 machines)
Technical data subject to change
110 - 120 V / 50-60 Hz
95 - 105 V / 50-60 Hz
± 0.5 rpm
1s ... 999h
Stop on position
* orbital, Ø 12.5mm
* orbital, Ø 25.0mm
* orbital, Ø 50.0mm
* linear, ↔ 12.5mm
* linear, ↔ 25.0mm
* linear, ↔ 50.0 mm
* can be changed
Technical data subject to change
The Rack-Shaker can be fitted with LED modules for the cultivation of phototrophic organisms. The control module allows full programming of night/day cycles and variable light intensity.
The pull-out table is designed for the ISF1-Z and ISF4-X incubator shakers as well as the Rack System. This remarkable device makes loading and unloading trays much easier.
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 F size tray. However, with the dual table the shaking speed is limited to a maximum of 200 rpm.
Do you perform screenings with a large number of 50 ml bioreactors (TPP, Falcon etc.) or microtiter plates? Would you like to shake different cultivation vessels on the same shaker and be able to change the composition quickly and easily? Then the Kuhner EPFL-table is the optimal solution for you. The shaker table has 5 individual clamps, so that 5 different holders or EPFL universal trays can be clamped. By opening a clamp, a single holder or universal tray can be easily removed from the incubator shaker and processed under a clean bench while the remaining holders/trays keep on shaking.
The EPFL universal tray can be equipped with clamps for Erlenmeyer flasks, Schott laboratory bottles, test tube holders, microtiter plates or customer-specific holders. Rearrangement of these clamps and holders is quick and easy. The universal tray can also be equipped with sticky strips. Sticky strips are used to fix shake flasks or other equipment on shaking trays. They offer easy handling and flexible positioning of different sizes and shapes of shake flasks and other vessels.
Special holders for microtiter plates, 50 mL centrifuge tubes (Falcons) and 600 mL reaction vessels are also available for the EPFL-table.
Instead of 5 individual holders, a large Kuhner F-tray (800 x 420mm) can also be clamped onto the shaker table.
EPFL-table with different holders
F-size tray clamped on the EPFL-table
Holder for 24 x 50 ml Falcon/TPP tubes mounted on a base plate
Cover clamp for 4 deepwell MTPs (Duetz)
Universal clamp for 12-16 lowwell MTPs or 4 deepwell MTPs (Duetz)
EPFL-Tray Universal kpl.
can be fitted with clamps
Holder 5x600mL TPP tubes, straight tubes
Holder for 3 x 600ml reactor
AerationSystem and FlowCon provide the ideal system for carrying out cell/stem cell cultivations in a simple, fast, and inexpensive manner.
Lab shakers in
temperature-controlled rooms and incubator shakers without humidity and CO2-control
can be equipped with the AerationSystem and FlowCon to easily implement humidification and a controlled
gas composition for carrying out cell cultivations (e.g., CHO, HEK cells…) in
The FlowCon is a stand-alone gas mixing device and provides a precise gas composition and flow rate. Simultaneously, the AerationSystem (consisting of GasDivider and special shake flask caps) humidifies and distributes the gas flow evenly to the connected shake flasks. Evaporation losses from the shake flasks are significantly reduced, which is particularly advantageous for very long cultivation times (such as cell culture processes) and contributes to successful cultivations. Another advantage is that opening the incubator door does not affect the gas composition in the shake flasks when they are connected to the aeration system.
By controlling the composition of the inlet air with the FlowCon, it is not only possible to supplement CO2 but also to increase or reduce the concentration of oxygen (O2) or implement anoxic conditions using nitrogen (N2). This control of gas compositions allows for a variety of different applications, including stem cell processes for gene therapy or cultivated meat that require a physiological oxygen concentration at 5% O2 or anaerobic cultivations in a nitrogen atmosphere.
The patented Kuhner GasDivider humidifies the mixed, dry gas flow provided by the FlowCon and distributes it precisely and evenly across the attached shake flasks, independent of shake flask type, tube length and any filters in-between. As the GasDivider is placed on the shaking tray of the (incubator) shaker, the gas flow is also perfectly adapted to the temperature of the incubator shaker or temperature-controlled room.
The TabCom option from Kuhner consists of a cable for power and data with the connection port integrated in the shaking table (see pictures below). A cable guide prevents the cable breaking and ensures secure data recording. The flexibility of TabCom means online measurement systems can be easily integrated.
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.
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.
Universal tray FU (800 x 420 mm)
Clamp U-2500 for Ultra Yield flask from Thomson
FU-tray with 8x Ultra Yield flasks (2500 mL) from Thomson
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: 101425)
Special universal tray, FUM-V with V support
U-3000F clamp for Fernbach flasks:
The clamps are riveted onto this tray and cannot be removed. It offers maximum stability and will often hold a larger number of flasks than an universal tray. These trays are available in a variety of flask clamp sizes from 25 to 6000ml.
Number of clamps
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 tray is suitable for all types of plates (deep well, low well, 24, 48 and 96 well).
Number of mircotiter plates
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.
Number of mircotiter plates
F-tray (800x420mm) for deepwell or microtiter plates
F-Tablar (800 x 420 mm)
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.
The whole tray is covered with a rubber mat and is particularly suitable for shaking containers at low speed (e.g. blood bags).
Rubber mat FG (800 x 420 mm)
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 F-size tray accepts eight strips.
F-size tray with 8 sticky strips (clear)
1 sticky strip: 385 x 85 x 3 mm (clear)
The PC-plate increases the adhesion of the sticky strips. This is particularly helpful if using flasks >500ml.
F-size tray with 8 sticky strips (clear)
F-size tray with 2 big sticky strips (clear)
1 sticky strip: 385 x 85 x 3mm (clear)
1 big sticky strip: 395 x 385 x 3mm (clear)
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.
two FU trays with 180mm distance (with holes)
two F trays with 180mm distance
two FU trays with 200mm distance (with holes)
two F trays with 200mm distance
(no holes for sticky strips / rubber mats)
This tray offers an alternative to both clamps and sticky mats and is ideal for tall containers. The tray is covered with a rubber mat and has an upright at each corner. The F-tray is fitted with six cross supports. These support bars securely clamp containers.
Number of longitudinal girders
FA-tray with rubber mat and 6 cross supports
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.
Number of vessels
20 (2 layers)
16 (2 layers)
12 (2 layers)
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-Z, ISF4-X, Rack System (SBM/SS-X) and LS-Z shakers. It accepts various brands and sizes of pillow shaped single-use bags:
F-tray for 2D-bag with working volume 1/5/10L
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-Z, ISF4-X, Rack System (SBM/SS-X) and LS-Z shakers. The tray accepts various brands and sizes of pillow shaped single-use bags:
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F-Tray for 2D-bag
with working volume 1/5/10L
The user-friendly Kuhner Insight software was developed for supervision, monitoring, and recording of data. The software is easy to operate. More.
The Rack System can be fitted with a shelf as an alternative to the shaking units, which allows cultivation in petri dishes.
Shelf for SBM/SS-X
The core of the rack system is the SBM (System Basic Module). To extend this a SEM (System Extension Module) must be ordered. Each further extension requires another SEM.
Yes, both shaking diameter and speed can be individually set for each unit.
are 37 possible positions.
Kuhner shakers are suitable for the cultivation of microbial, plant, human and animal cell cultures. Find more information about the different application areas and suitable product recommendations for optimal cultivation here.
For Kuhner, the quality and durability of their shakers and bioreactors have always been the topics with the highest priority. On this account, Kuhner products have also proven their worth worldwide under GMP requirements. Documentation, development and production along the full life cycle of our products are continuously enhanced to match the requirements of 21 CFR and GAMP 5.
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