Product News: Thermo Scientific Solaris benchtop temperature controlled orbital shakers

Enhanced reliability and technical innovation for modern laboratories

29 Mar 2023

With a need for increased efficiency in the laboratory due to the accelerating pace of scientific innovation, lab directors are looking for ergonomic and compact equipment that makes it easy for them to move around the lab. With a small footprint of both large and small platforms, the Thermo Scientific™ Solaris™ Benchtop Temperature Controlled Orbital Shakers* are designed to evolve alongside research and address a myriad of unmet laboratory needs.

Quiet and energy efficient, the Solaris Incubated and Refrigerated Orbital Shakers use 58% less energy compared to older models with a traditional compressor design. Their large, bright user interface lets lab personnel easily monitor set points and status conditions from across the lab, with the ability to monitor shaker performance, alarms, and alerts either on the touchscreen display or export the data log reports via USB for viewing at a later time.

“Ruggedly built for demanding applications, the Solaris Benchtop Temperature Controlled Orbital Shakers combine a new ergonomic design with key feature enhancements that help save researchers time, protect their process, and drive science forward in busy research and GLP/GMP labs,” says Denzil Vaughn, vice president and general manager of Growth, Protection and Separation in Life Sciences and Laboratory Products Group at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Solaris Benchtop Temperature Controlled Orbital Shakers are the latest addition to the Thermo Scientific Solaris Orbital Shakers platform, available in both small and large footprints with incubation and optional energy efficient Peltier chillers. 

Key applications:

Academic research, cell and gene therapy (GMP), biotech, bioprocessing, molecular biology, cloning, biochemistry, microbiology, and biopharma (for the growth of bacteria, yeast, and cells to produce DNA, RNA, protein, and a variety of downstream analyses).


  • Programmability - Advanced user interface provides intelligent and simple programmability capabilities for fast and secure storage of protocol, easy setup, and reproducibility with the ability to create, download, and share programs across multiple units.
  • Touch screen - Best-in-class touchscreen easy to read and simple to operate; its multilanguage system accommodates user preference to help avoid errors.
  • Energy Efficient - Compressor-free, environmentally friendly Peltier cooling reduces costly energy consumption and is less hazardous. 
  • Easy to clean platform design - The orbital shakers aid in better contamination control 

*For Laboratory Use. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the performance of the product is suitable for customers’ specific uses or applications.

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