One of the most basic pieces of laboratory equipment is the
Also called lab mixers, “vortex” describes the way liquids are made to rapidly swirl inside their containers to produce very thorough mixing.
The Vortex Genie family from Scientific Industries is one of the top selling and most imitated vortex mixer of all times.
What key features make a Scientific Industries Vortex Genie 2 a great vortex mixer?
The Vortex Genie 2 is compact and dense: This prevents it from “walking” when in operation.
Vortex Genie vortex mixers do not use unreliable suction cups to secure them to the benchtop.
The Vortex Genie 2 is powerful: It delivers up to 3200 explosive rpms to instantly blend and mix when a tube of liquid is touched to its cap or surface
The Vortex Genie 2 is easy to operate: All settings are done using simple controls
How many accessories are available for Vortex Genie Vortex Mixers?
Additional head attachments make it possible to mix large conical tubes positioned either vertically or horizontally.
Using one of the microplate head attachments, the Vortex Genie can be turned into a microplate shaker.
While not quite as powerful as a homogenizer, the turbo microtube accessory can be used for cell disruption together with bead filled tubes.
Is there a digital Vortex Genie 2?
While the standard Vortex Genie 2 analog controls are very precise, when reproducibility is critical, the digital model with LED readouts for both time and speed is the better choice.
Digital Vortex Genie mixers cost more, but deliver unquestionable results.
What kind of warranty covers Vortex Genie 2 vortex mixers?
Vortex Genie 2 vortex mixers are made in the USA and come with a two-year warranty.
Don’t be fooled by that short warranty. Decades old Vortex Genie mixers are in operation today!
The most frequently purchased accessory are the replacement feet which wear out several times before the mixer.