WaveVortex 10 Rotator


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The WaveVortex® 10 is the latest research-grade electrode rotator design from Pine Research.  With a small footprint, the WaveVortex 10 is an ideal instrument for precision rotating disk electrode (RDE) and rotating ring-disk electrode (RRDE) experiments in laboratories with smaller spaces.  The WaveVortex 10 design combines the rotator, control unit, shaft, and enclosure in one compact and convenient package.  The WaveVortex 10 is also compatible with any existing 15 mm OD RDE and RRDE electrodes manufactured by Pine Research, along with many of our cells, glassware, and accessories.

  • Adjustable range up to 8000 RPM
  • Easy setup
  • Small footprint
  • Compatible with existing electrodes/accessories
  • Integrated enclosure with motor interlock

Contact Pine Research if you need assistance determining whether your existing/prospective products are compatible with the WaveVortex 10.

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Electrode Rotator

WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator

power cord sold separately

Rotator Power Cords Sold Separately
Power Cords

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The WaveVortex 10 is also sold with compatible RDE and RRDE setups

WaveVortex 10 Rotating Disk (RDE) Bundle
includes WaveVortex, cell with gas-purged bearing assembly, RDE tip, and polishing kit


WaveVortex 10 Rotating Ring-Disk (RRDE) Bundle
includes WaveVortex, cell with gas-purged bearing assembly, ChangeDisk RRDE tip, and polishing kit

Electrode tips for this rotator are sold separately.

MAXIMUM ROTATION RATE: Each electrode tip model used with the WaveVortex 10 rotator has a maximum rotation rate. Do not the exceed maximum rotation rate when working with rotating electrodes.

The WaveVortex® 10 electrode rotator is designed to suit the needs of those looking to perform rotating disk (RDE) and rotating ring-disk (RRDE) electrode experiments with limited lab space.  This small footprint rotator is compatible with any existing 15 mm OD RDE/RRDE electrodes manufactured by Pine Research, along with many of our cells, glassware, and accessories.  See below for list and links of compatible electrodes.

Control box, motor, shaft, and enclosure are all fixed into one convenient unit, making the WaveVortex compact and easily moved around.  Rotation rate can be manually controlled on the front panel with digital display, as well as using an external voltage source from a potentiostat or other voltage source for secondary rotation rate control.

Electrode connections are made to the rotating shaft using silver-carbon brushes. There are two contacts – the red is for the disk, and the blue is for the ring.

The WaveVortex 10 is RoHS compliant.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compatible Electrode Tips

Rotating Disk Electrodes (RDE)

Rotating Ring-Disk Electrodes (RRDE)

Rotation Rate

Rate Accuracy

100 to 200 RPM: accurate to within ± 2 counts of display reading
200 to 8000 RPM:  accurate to within ± 1% of display reading

Rate Display

4 digit display indicates rotation rate (RPM)

Rate Control (front panel)

10-turn rotation rate control knob

Rotation Start/Stop (front panel)

push button toggle with LED indicators for "Pause" and "Run"

Rate Control (external)

allows optional rate control via a signal input
(located on external I/O connector)
available control ratios:  1 RPM/mV (default), 2 RPM/mV, 4 RPM/mV
(jumper selectable)

Rotation Start/Stop (external)

optional digital (TTL) motor stop input signal
(located on external I/O connector)
front panel LED indicates when external motor stop is active

Enclosure Interlock

interlock prevents rotation when enclosure window is in raised position
front panel LED indicates when enclosure window is in raised position

Rate Output

allows optional external rotation rate monitoring
via a signal output (located on external I/O connector)
output signal ratio:  2 RPM/mV


Motor Power

11 W

Control Method

closed loop servo-system (PWM)
temperature-compensated tachometer mounted on motor shaft

Motor Type

permanent magnet

Maximum Continuous Torque

18.7 milliNewton-meters

Motor Protection

motor current is electronically limited


Power Requirements

AC Mains:  100 - 240 VAC, ±10%; 50/60 Hz; 1 A
DC Supply:  24 VDC; 1.5 A

Electrode Connections

electrode connections are located on the motor unit
disk electrode:  red banana jack
ring electrode:  blue banana jack

Chassis Terminal

metal banana jack located on the motor unit
(a second connection is also provided on external I/O connector)

DC Common

DC Common (analog ground) connection provided on external I/O connector


Shipping Information

shipping weight:  24 pounds (11 kg)
shipping dimensions:  16.0 x 16.0 x 16.0 in (41 x 41 x 41 cm)

Instrument Weight

16 pounds (7.3 kg)

Instrument Dimensions

width:  15 in (38 cm);  depth:  11 in (28 cm)
height with enclosure window in lower position:  15 in (38 cm)
clearance required to raise window to upper position:  24 in (61 cm)


enclosure base and sides:  black high-density polyethylene
enclosure window:  clear polycarbonate
electronics cabinet:  black powder-coated aluminum

Operating Temperature

10 to 40 Celsius (50 °F to 104 °F)

Document #Title
WaveVortex Electrode Rotator


WaveVortex User Guide
click here to download (4 MB download)


WaveVortex 10 Brochure
click here to download (916 KB download)