Contents safety instructions – IKA VORTEX 3 User Manual

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CE-Declaration of conformity


Safety instructions




Correct use










Technical data


For your protection

• Read the operating instructions in full before starting up and

follow the safety instructions.

Keep the operating instructions in a place where they can be

accessed by everyone.

Ensure that only trained staff work with the appliance.
Follow the safety instructions, guidelines, occupational health

and safety and accident prevention regulations.

Socket must be earthed (protective ground contact).
Wear your personal protective equipment in accordance with the

hazard category of the medium to be processed. Otherwise
there is a risk of:

- splashing liquids
- projectile parts
- body parts, hair, clothing and jewellery getting caught.

Keep hand/arm vibration to a minimum (Directive 2002/44/EC)

when operated manually:

- Keep the sample container as vertical as possible.
- Only exert the minimum pressure necessary for the mixing


- Use attachments for multiple samples when there is a large

number of samples.

Set up the appliance in a spacious area on an even, stable, clean,

non-slip, dry and fireproof surface.

The feet of the appliance must be clean and undamaged.
Position the knob (B) at the left stop before starting up. Gradually

increase the speed.

If the shaking movement of the appliance increases (resonance),

reduce the speed or pass through the critical phase as quickly as

Reduce the speed if

- the medium splashes out of the vessel because the speed is

too high

- the appliance is not running smoothly
- the appliance begins to move around because of dynamic forces.

Firmly secure the accessories and vessels in place, otherwise

shaking vessels could be damaged or projected out.

Check the appliance and accessories beforehand for damage

each time you use them. Do not use damaged components.

Position one single shaking vessel in the centre and several sha-

king vessels so that they are evenly spread out.

The appliance is not suitable for manual operation.
Sharp edged vessels cause wear debris on the attachments.
Beware of the risk of

- flammable materials


- glass breakage as a result of mechanical shaking power


Only process media that will not react dangerously to the extra

energy produced through processing. This also applies to any
extra energy produced in other ways, e.g. through light irradiation.

• Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmospheres, with

hazardous substances or under water.

Safe operation is only guaranteed with the accessories described

in the ”Accessories” chapter.

Always disconnect the plug before fitting accessories.
The appliance starts up again automatically following a cut in the

power supply.

The appliance may heat up when in use.

For protection of the equipment

The voltage stated on the nameplate must correspond to the


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