Scan 500 is an automatic colony counter that ensures fast and efficient colony counting even on chromogenic boxes.
It guarantees excellent reproducibility. Images and results are saved and can be used.
- Minimum colony size detected: 0.1 mm
- Camera: 1 megapixel - zoom x 28
- Counting on round Petri dishes of Ø 55 - 90 mm
- Mass, Surface, Spiral, Circle Seed Counting
- Enumeration on chromogenic agars
- Languages: English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German
Pour and surface plating: Counting of pour and surface plating mode on Ø 55 - 90 mm Petri dishes
Spiral plating: Counting of Spiral plating mode on Ø 55 - 90 mm Petri dishes
Circle plating: Counting of circle plating mode on Ø 55 - 90 mm Petri dishes
Chronometric agar: Detection up to 7 colours on the same dish. The selection of the colour can be set directly on that of the characteristic colony. A slider adjusts the sensitivity. The reading of chromogenic media allows the detection of Salmonella on XLD medium and E.Coli on TBX medium.
Inhibition zone measurement: Inhibition zone measurement with EUCAST, CA-SFM, CLSI and customizable databases.
Precision & repeatability
21 CFR Part 11 included
The Scan software responds to FDA recommendations, including electronic signatures, audit trails, and security of results. User account management is integrated into the software. The supervisor can manage accounts and passwords directly, without always calling on the network administrator.
Scan 500 connects to the LIMS in bi-directionality and can be connected to the diluter and plater via dataLink traceability system.
Scan 500 offers multiple export possibilities to save manual input time. It also increases the security and quality of your analyses. Usually, Petri dishes are thrown away after counting and no further verification is possible in the event of a claim. With Scan 500, all reports are archived. Export your results to your PC or archive them in CSV, ExcelTM, OpenOfficeTM, PDF, SCA, BIO format. You can also export images from the camera in JPEG, PNG and BMP format.
Print the results
All data, images, photos and results are exportable in printable reports, sca, pdf, jpg, xls, csv.
Dark Field lighting technology
Thanks to the Dark Field technology and its low lighting, colonies are easy to count. The operator does not tire his eyes.
Ideal with dataLink full traceability system
dataLink is a complete traceability system for the microbiological analysis of a sample, from its plating with easySpiral Pro or easySpiral Dilute platers to colony counting. After incubation, the reading of the datamatrix code makes it possible to collect the information of the sample and its plating and to automatically launch on the colony counter the associated parameters.
The Scan 500 colony counter is used in the food, environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, veterinary and public institutes research.
Scan 500 automatic colony counters have 3-YEAR warranty (parts and labour) just by sending the warranty card back.
|Type of colony counter||Automatic|
|Camera||CMOS color camera|
|Counting time||Up to 1000 colonies per second|
|Minimal size of colony||0.1 mm|
|Lighting technology||Long life white LEDs / Dark Field|
|Lighting system||Automatic with 6 combinations, top and/or bottom light, white or black background|
|Counting||Automatic with manual control|
|Counting on Petri dishes||Ø 55 mm - Ø 90 mm|
|Inhibition zone reader||N|
|Counting on pour, surface, Spiral and circle plated Petri dishes||N|
|Counting on chromogenic dishes||N|
|Automatic separation of clustered colonies||N|
|Creation of polygonal exclusion zones||N|
|Manual control to add or substract colonies||N|
|Available with dataLink traceability system||N|
|Color detection||7 colors on the same dish + 1 color to exclude|
|Data export||Recountable session, PDF, jpg, png, bmp, ExcelTM|
|Data security||Modified data traceability in conformity with 21 CFR part 11 / Connexion with LIMS/SIL systems|
|Results/traceability||Image / sample number / comments / date / time|
|Languages||French, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German|
|Dimensions (w x d x h)||28.5 x 26.5 x 28.5 cm|
|Box (w x d x h)||50 x 40 x 40 cm|
|Gross weight||11 kg|
|Voltage - Frequencies||100-240 V~ 50-60 Hz|
|International protection marking||00|
|Processor||(quad core recommended) Intel i3 or i5 or i7 or AMD FX 6000 or superior|
|Operating sytem||WindowsTM : SevenTM (Service Pack 1) or 8 or 10|
|Frequency||2.4 Ghz or superior|
|RAM||4 Go minimum (8 Go recommended) (1 Go de RAM available)|
|Equipments||2.0 USB port|
|Screen||1280 X 1024 pixels or superior|
|Graphic card||AMD or NVIDIA (chipsets are not recommended)|
|Software update||3 years|
|In compliance with||21 CFR Part 11, ISO 7218 and AOAC 977.27|
|1 Scan software, 1 15 V power supply, 1 connection cable, 3 control dishes, 1 user's manual|