The reciprocal shaker features a horizontal (left to right) linear action to provide gentle to vigorous shaking for a variety of applications. The operation may be continuous or timed, with the integral electronic timer ensuring accurate repeatability of time-sensitive incubations. Speed and time settings are straightforward in the LED display. Its load weight is up to 15kg. An audible signal accompanies automatic shut-off to indicate the completion of a set time period. The interchangeable / stacking platforms, and accessories enable a wide choice of vessels to be used, including bottles, flasks and beakers, dished, boxed and petri-dishes.