Belly Dancer Orbital Shaker

Model Number BDRAA115S


The unique, undulating motion of The Belly Dancer® orbital shaker is designed to provide the optimal movement for tissue culture, staining and de-staining gels, blotting and immunoprecipitation. The simple liquid agitation system, consisting of an orbiting platform flexibly anchored at four corners so that the platform motion, when adjusted by the platform pitch control collar, is an extremely effective combination of rocking platform mixer and orbital shaker. Free UPS Shipping!

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Additional Description:

 Agitation is gentler but more efficient than the action of ordinary shakers. The smooth combination of vertical and horizontal orbital motion allows for more rapid exchange of solvents in applications like staining and de-staining gels and protects sensitive cell lines from sheering in cell culture.

The Belly Dancer® shaker has a simple, durable construction and is made of chemically resistant materials including stainless steel and anodized aluminum parts with a high bake ester finish on the case. The Belly Dancer® comes with an open-sided platform to accommodate oversized containers and a removable, washable non-skid platform mat. The flat power cord can also pass through the door gasket of incubators without compromising the environment. The platform can easily be adjusted with the platform pitch control collar from level motion to an 8° pitch. The Belly Dancer® can hold up to 20 lbs. with extremely quiet operation. The ambient operating temperature range is 0° C to 40° C. The speed varies from 0 to 100 rpm with no cogging at slow speeds.

Accessories for The Belly Dancer® include a 2nd Story Platform, an Extension Platform, and a Tube Mat. The 2nd Story Platform doubles the platform capacity and comes with 4.5" aluminum spacer legs and a non-skid removable mat. The Extension Platform, which is 18 x 18", increases the platform capacity by 225% and comes with a non-skid removable mat. The Urethane Tube Mat is a 12 x 12" urethane mat that allows The Belly Dancer® to mix the contents of small tubes up to 50 ml in size.

The Belly Dancer® Shaker Lab Start-Up Kits are now available with your choice of accessories. The Belly Dancer® with 2nd Story Platform includes The Belly Dancer® and the 2nd tier platform kit. The Belly Dancer® with Extension Platform includes The Belly Dancer® and the 18" x 18" extension platform kit. The Belly Dancer® with Tube Mat includes The Belly Dancer® Shaker and the 12" x 12" urethane tube mat.

Key Details:

  • Adjustable speed (0 – 100 RPM) and platform pitch control (0 – 8⁰)
  • Standard platform is 12” x 12” and holds up to 20 lbs
  • Operates in cold rooms and CO2incubators (0 – 40⁰ C)
  • Comes with: flat power cord, white silicone mat, and operation manual

Orbital Shakers Video:

The Belly Dancer Video:

Physical Specifications:

Base Footprint:15” x 15”
Standard Platform:12” x 12”
Overall Height:9”
Product Weight:16 lbs.
Shipping Weight:19 lbs.
Max. Weight on Platform:20 lbs.
Orbit Size:1”
Operating Temperature Range:0°-40°C
Max. Operating Humidity (Non-Condensing):97%
Operates in CO2Incubator:Yes
Operational Speed:0-100 RPM
Platform Pitch Control:0°-8°
Electrical:115 V – 50/60 Hz

Operational Manual Link:

The Belly Dancer® Operation Manual

Step by Step Assembly Guide

You are going to remove the 4 screws from each corner of the top platform. These screws hold the grommets in place that the tubing/legs attach to on    the underside of the platform. • Remove ONE at a time. • Replace each screw with the threaded end of the 2nd story posts. Tighten. • Once all 4 screws have been replaced with 4 posts. • Place the 2nd story platform on top of the 4 posts. • Use the  4 screws that you removed from the bottom platform to attach the top platform to the posts. Now you are done.

The Belly Dancer® is making a squeaking noise what should I do to quiet this?

Putting a drop of non-penetrating oil in the tilt assay will quiet the unit. (DO NOT use WD-40)

Why does the case of The Belly Dancer® have dust on it? 

The dust being generated is from the washer. The washer is a wear item and keeps the metal parts from rubbing together. Most of the particles are re-absorbed by the rubber washer, however, when there are heavier loads on the unit, some dust will/may appear on the top of the case. This is not a defect.

Replacement Instructions:

BDROM0006 - Replacement Leg Instructions

BDROM0002 - Motor Replacement Instructions

Lab Start Up Kits Link:

Lab Start Up Kits

Blot Boxes Link:

Blot Boxes

1. Belly Button Orbital Shaker

The IBI Scientific Belly Button® Shaker is a compact version of The Belly Dancer® shaker. Designed with available space in mind, the Belly Button shaker has an 8” x 8” foot print and an overall height of only 5 inches.

2. Belly Dancer Orbital Shaker - Start Up Kit

The unique, undulating motion of The Belly Dancer® orbital shaker is designed to provide the optimal movement for tissue culture, staining and destaining gels, Northern, Southern, or Western blotting, and immunoprecipitation. Full Shaker Kit included.

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