Manual colony counter - Multiple plate reader

       AID BacSpot Multiple Plate Reader (Bac04 MPR)

The AID BacSpot Reader, HACCP, FDA, Zone, Antibiotic  Colony Counter, Zone Reader


Camera Firewire CCD color camera
Resolution High quality 1,3 megapixel (upgradeable to 5 megapixel).
Colony resolution 0,1mm up to 0,07mm
Illumination Long life high quality LED light
Power input 110/220 volts
Dimensions 420 x 320 x 300mm
Weight 7 kg
PC connection USB, Firewire
PC control unit Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM min. 300 GB HD
Plates per hour ~10-15
Measurement time per plate 1-5 sec
Max colonies per plate up to 50000
Printer High quality photo printer (on demand)
Barcode Handheld (on demand)
Screen 19" (Touchscreen on demand)
Software Colony counting software, Zone measurement software upon request.


The AID BacSpot Multiple Plate Reader (Bac04 MPR) single plate colony counter and zone sizer was designed for low to medium throughput labs and for assistance of the robotic colony counters. The system can be obtained either as a single reader or in a hardware package together with one of the robotic systems. Plate formats to be analysed can be various, ranging from 60 mm, 90mm and 150 mm round agar plates to a maximum of 10cm x 10cm square agar plates. Analysis time is less than 5 second per plate (incl. user handling), allowing to screen approximately 10 plates per minute. The software carries all the features from the robotic systems making the AID BaC04 an ideal supporting instrument for both of the colony counter robotic systems or as a single plate colony counter in a low throughput lab.

The system can be used in:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry (vitamin testing, vaccine testing)
  • Food Microbiology (food testing, milk testing, quality testing)
  • Environmental Microbiology (water testing, air testing)
  • Health care Microbiolgy (antibiotic testing, identification of microorganisms)

...and where ever a fast, validated and accurat automated colony counter and zone sizer is needed.

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