Helix 250 Orbital Shaker


The Helix™ 250 is an easy-to-use ultra-sturdy open air orbital shaker used for various laboratory shaking applications. The Helix 250 utilizes active feedback PID control and has a long lasting brushless DC motor. Numerous settings available for sound, display, ramp rate, power interruptions etc. Includes the EZ-Clamp Platform. Tray and Mat Assembly, EZ-Strap Platform Assembly and patented EZ-Clamps™* are sold separately.

Product Features:

  • MST™ (Movement Sensor Target) prevents shaker from 'walking'
  • AccuStop feature ensures the platform/tray will stop repeatedly in the Home Location
  • Tactile keypad user interface
  • RS-232 output can be used with LabStrong Connect™ to allow for external control
  • Audible buzzer alarms on time expiration and when an error occurs
  • Adjustable speed ramping feature reduces potential splashing
  • Timed run, continuous run and speed viewable on large two line backlit LCD display
  • Timed (up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds) or continuous mode

Product Specifications:

  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Speed Range: 15 to 300 rpm
  • Orbit: 3/4 inches (1.905 centimeters)
  • Platform Dimensions (Length x Width): 13 x 13 inches (34 x 34 centimeters)
  • Overall Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 14 x 19.5 x 5 inches (36 x 50 x 13 centimeters)
  • Operational Temperature Range: 2 to 40 degrees Celsius, 80% Non-Condensing
  • Max Load: 35 pounds (16 kilograms)
  • Weight: 39 pounds (18 kilograms)
  • Certification: CSA, cCSAus and CE
  • 100-240vac universal voltage (shipped with US cord set)
  • Preventive maintenance services available
  • Installation services available
  • IQOQ available

Helix 250 Orbital Shaker EZ-Clamp Flask Clamp Capacity:

  • 125 ml EZ-Clamp Flask Clamp (Part Number HR0005-1): 16
  • 250 ml EZ-Clamp Flask Clamp (Part Number HR0005-2): 12
  • 500 ml EZ-Clamp Flask Clamp (Part Number HR0005-3): 9
  • 1 liter EZ-Clamp Flask Clamp (Part Number HR0005-4): 5
  • 2 liter EZ-Clamp Flask Clamp (Part Number HR0005-5): 4

Helix 250 Orbital Shaker EZ-Clamp Test Tube Rack Clamp Capacity:

  • Test Tube Rack Clamp (Part Number HR0005-6): 6


Made in USA with Global Materials - 


*U.S. Patent No. 8,721,993 entitled “Magnetic Clamps for Laboratory Shakers” 


Drive Belt
Helix 250 Brushless Motor
Helix 250 Fuse
Helix 250 Name Plate
Lower Bearing Assembly
Main PC Board
Platform or Tray Screw
Power Entry Module
Upper Bearing Assembly
USA 120VAC Power Cord
LabStrong Helix 250 Orbital Shaker Tray & Mat Assembly Instruction Sheet
LabStrong Helix 250 Orbital Shaker EZ-Strap Platform Assembly Instruction Sheet
LabStrong Helix 250 Orbital Shaker Operators Manual
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Dynamic Accessories 

  • FREE EZ-Clamp Platform with Helix 250 Orbital Shaker purchase
  • FREE Non-Slip Mat with Helix 150, 150BL or 150BLR Orbital Shaker purchase
  • Magnetic patented EZ-Clamp™ system can be used on all Helix Orbital Shakers and do not require any tools to install
  • EZ-Clamp Platforms have numerous mounting holes making EZ-Clamp configurations virtually endless

Excellent Shaking

  • Long lasting brushless motor in Helix 150BL,150BLR and 250 Orbital Shaker provides quiet operation and consistent shaking 
  • Economical brushed motor in Helix 150 Orbital Shaker provides remarkably smooth motion
  • Variable Speed Range: 10 – 150 rpm (Helix 150 Orbital Shaker Models) or 15 – 300 rpm (Helix 250 Orbital Shaker)
  • All Helix Orbital Shakers are designed for biological, chemical, liquid mixing and cell cultivation in an array of laboratory settings

Always Reliable

  • Long lasting brushless motor  in Helix 150BL, 150BLR and 250 Orbital Shaker
  • All Helix Orbital Shakers have a variety of safety features including audible alerts and a slow ramping start-up feature to reduce potential splashing
  • MST™ (Movement Sensor Target) prevents ‘walking’ of Helix 250 Orbital Shaker
  • All Helix Orbital Shakers are CSA, cCSAus and CE certified

Quick Set Up and Start Up

  • All Helix Orbital Shakers are simple to install and only require one person to set up
  • Rotary timer and speed knob (Helix 150 Orbital Shaker Models)
  • Digital display/interface (Helix 250 Orbital Shaker)
  • All Helix Orbital Shakers take up less bench top space than competitors
  • LabStrong Connect free downloadable software package for the Helix 250 Orbital Shaker allows for automating data collection and programming

Outstanding Service

  • Helpful and knowledgeable in-house customer service available
  • Free technical support by calling (563) 588-8900 or by emailing technicalservice@labstrong.com
  • Stocked replacement parts are always shipped within 24 hours
  • Factory trained field service partners throughout United States and Canada