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Automatic colony counter

ROHS - WEEE, CE, 21 CFR, ISO 9001

  • Camera : 1 megapixel - zoom x 28
  • Minimum size of detected colony : 0.1 mm
  • Counting on Ø 55 - 90 mm round Petri dishes

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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.

Data import

Scan 500 connects to the LIMS in bi-directionality and can be connected to the diluter and plater via dataLink traceability system.

data export:

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.

 Scan 500
Reference436 000
Type of colony counterAutomatic
CameraCMOS color camera
LensM12 lens
Zoomx 28
Resolution1 megapixel
Counting timeUp to 1000 colonies per second
Minimal size of colony0.1 mm
Lighting technologyLong life white LEDs / Dark Field
Lighting systemAutomatic with 6 combinations, top and/or bottom light, white or black background
CountingAutomatic with manual control
Counting on Petri dishesØ 55 mm - Ø 90 mm
Colony counterN
Inhibition zone readerN
Counting on pour, surface, Spiral and circle plated Petri dishesN
Counting on chromogenic dishesN
Automatic separation of clustered coloniesN
Creation of polygonal exclusion zonesN
Manual control to add or substract coloniesN
LIMS connectionN
USB connectionN
Available with dataLink traceability systemN
Stainless steelN
Color detection7 colors on the same dish + 1 color to exclude
Data exportRecountable session, PDF, jpg, png, bmp, ExcelTM
Data securityModified data traceability in conformity with 21 CFR part 11 / Connexion with LIMS/SIL systems
Results/traceabilityImage / sample number / comments / date / time
LanguagesFrench, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German
Dimensions (w x d x h)28.5 x 26.5 x 28.5 cm
Weight8.4 kg
Box (w x d x h)50 x 40 x 40 cm
Gross weight11 kg
Voltage - Frequencies100-240 V~ 50-60 Hz
Power20 W
International protection marking00
Processor(quad core recommended) Intel i3 or i5 or i7 or AMD FX 6000 or superior
Operating sytemWindowsTM : SevenTM (Service Pack 1) or 8 or 10
Frequency2.4 Ghz or superior
RAM4 Go minimum (8 Go recommended) (1 Go de RAM available)
Equipments2.0 USB port
Screen1280 X 1024 pixels or superior
Graphic cardAMD or NVIDIA (chipsets are not recommended)
Software update3 years
Warranty3 years
In compliance with21 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