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Scan 500 - Colony Counter

Scan 500 - Colony Counter

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Automatic colony counter


Ref. 436 000

Scan 500 is an automatic colony counter that ensures fast and efficient counting of colonies, including on chromogenic agar. It guarantees excellent reproducibility. The images and results are saved and usable anytime. Scan 500 is also an inhibition zone reader.

  • Minimum size of detected colony: 0.1 mm
  • Camera: 1 megapixel - zoom x 28
  • Counting on Ø 55 - 90 mm round Petri dishes
  • Counting on pour, surface, Spiral, circle mode plated Petri dishes
  • Counting on chromogenic agar


Product Description

Colony counting - en masse and surface

Pour and surface

Counting of pour and surface plating mode on Ø 55 - 90 mm Petri dishes


Colony counting - Spiral

Counting of Spiral plating mode on Ø 55 - 90 mm Petri dishes


Colony counting - Circle

Counting of circle plating mode on Ø 55 - 90 mm Petri dishes



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 reading - 120 mm square diameter dishes
Inhibition zone

Inhibition zone measurement with EUCAST 2020, CA-SFM 2020, CLSI and customizable databases.

Accuracy and repeatability

The counting of Petri dishes is long, tedious and can vary from one person to another.

The Scan 500 can count up to 1000 colonies in 1 second in a constant and repeatable mode. Counting accuracy reach up to 98%. The minimum colony size is 0.1 mm.

Total flora before and after counting

Before/after counting on total count

Graphique Comptage manuel EN

Manual counting

Graphique Comptage automatique EN

Automatic counting


21 CFR Part 11 included

The Scan software complies with FDA recommendations, particularly on audit trail and security of results.

The user account management, integrated in the software, allows the creation of up to 5 levels of rights. The Supervisor-Administrator has all the roles while the other roles are subject to certain rights.
Password management secures user accounts.

Picto 21 CFR Part 11

Scan 500 - Automatic colony counter




Traçabilité export donnés - Connexion SIL/LIMS EN  Traçabilté import données - Code barres EN   Import data traceability - DataLink
SIL/LIMS connection    Bar-codes      dataLink

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



Traçabilité export donnés - Connexion SIL/LIMS EN    Traceability export data - 21 CFR Part 11       Traceability export data - Saving and archiving sessions
SIL/LIMS connection    Audit trail                Backup and archive sessions

Traceability export data - PDF   Traceability export data - JPGTraceability export data
       PDF              JPG, PNG, BMP       ExcelTM OpenOfficeTM  
 Traceability export data - CSV

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 of the results

All data, images, photos and results are exportable in printable reports, sca, pdf, jpg, xls, csv.

Scan rapport imprimé EN

Printed report example


Dark Field lighting technology

Thanks to the Dark Field technology and its low lighting, colonies are easy to count. The operator's eyes don't get tired.

Lighting with Dark Field technology

Traceability system with DataLink

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.



Scan 500 automatic colony counters have 3-YEAR warranty (parts and labour) just by sending the warranty card back.

Logo Garantie 3 ans EN



The Scan 500 colony counter is used in the food, environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, veterinary and public institutes research.

Application - FoodApplication - EnvironmentalApplication - Pharmaceutical

Application - CosmeticsApplications - VeterinaryApplication - Public research



Reference 436 000
Type of colony counter Automatic
Camera CMOS color camera
Lens M12 lens
Zoom x 28
Resolution 1 megapixel
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
Colony counter Y
Inhibition zone reader Y
Counting on pour, surface, Spiral and circle plated Petri dishes Y
Counting on chromogenic dishes Y
Automatic separation of clustered colonies Y
Creation of polygonal exclusion zones Y
Manual control to add or substract colonies Y
LIMS connection Y
USB connection Y
Available with dataLink traceability system Y
Stainless steel Y
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
Weight 8.4 kg
Box (w x d x h) 50 x 40 x 40 cm
Gross weight 11 kg
Voltage - Frequencies 100-240 V~ 50-60 Hz
Power 20 W
International protection marking 00
Operating sytem WindowsTM : 8 or 10
Processor Intel i3 or better, 2.8 GHz, quad core recommended
RAM 4 GB (2 GB of RAM must be reserved for the exclusif use of the Scan)
Equipments USB 2.0 port free
Screen 1280 X 1024 pixels or superior
Software update 3 years
Warranty 3 years
In compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 7218 and AOAC 977.27
Delivered with: 11 Scan software, 1 15 V power supply, 1 connection cable, 3 validation plates, 1 user's manual