RoboRocker Support


Support for the RoboRocker™

Operators Manual


RoboRocker™ FAQs


Will the RoboRocker work with different voltages (in different countries)?

Yes. The RoboRocker uses 24V DC supplied by a small external power supply that plugs into a wall outlet. Next Advance will supply the appropriate power supply for the local power and wall outlet configuration.

How many well plates can the RoboRocker hold?

Well plates can be stacked. For example, the RoboRocker that has places for 4 well plates can hold 16 if they are stacked 4 high.

How many levels of stacking trays can be used?

Stacking trays can be added and removed by our customers. One stacking tray for a second level is common. Two stacking trays for a second and third level is possible, although make sure you have additional clearance on both sides of the rocker.

Can the RoboRocker hold labware other than well plates?

Yes, the well plate partition guide can be removed.

What is the maximum load?

The RoboRocker is designed to be used with well plates and light loads.

What is the range for the tilt angle?

The platform can tilt as much as ±30°.

What is the rocking rate?

The RoboRocker is designed for tilt angle control, not for rocking quickly. Please look at our Infinity Rocker.

Can I use these rockers in incubators or cold rooms?

Our rockers can operate in incubators or cold rooms (down to 4°C) if the temperature is kept constant and the humidity is not excessive. Temperature swings which cause condensation will damage the electronics and void the warranty.


Can I clean the rubber mat?

Yes. You can remove the rubber mat from the platform and clean it with soap and water. Let it dry before placing it back on the platform.



Well plate positions Stacking Tray
(sold separately)
RoboRocker™ 2X2
4 positions
well plates can be stacked
4 additional well plate positions
RoboRocker™ 3X2
6 positions
well plates can be stacked
6 additional well plate positions


Power: 24V DC, 60 Watt external power supply.
Tilt Range: +/- 30 degrees
Temperature range 4°C to 40°C (warning: rapid temperature changes may cause condensation and void the warranty). The RoboRocker may be used in a CO2 incubator.
Mats: Textured neoprene rubber
Weight: 6.5 lb (3 kg)
Height: 6 inches (15 cm) high. Allow clearance room above for samples and optional stacking trays.
Width: 11 inches (28 cm) wide. Allow clearance room on the sides for the platform to travel.
Depth: IR102-2X2 11 inches (28 cm) deep. IR102-3X2 13 inches (32 cm) deep



If the unit is not turning on…

Check that the rocker is plugged in and that the power switch on the front of the instrument is turned on.If the unit still doesn’t turn on, shut the system off for 15 minutes to allow the electronics to reset. If the rocker does not turn on after this period, contact customer service.

If rocking stops intermittently…

Check that the rocker is not overloaded with too much weight. If it is not, the brushes in the motor of the Next Rocker may be worn out. We can refurbish the rocker for you, or if you have someone with excellent mechanical skills, you can order a motor or brushes from us (call or email us for more information) and replace it yourself.

If rocking motion is uneven…

Check that the rocker is not overloaded with too much weight and that the weight is distributed evenly across the rocker tray. If weight distribution does not appear to be the issue, the angle adjustment screw may need to be tightened. Check the back of the instrument to find the screw located on the cam.

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