SCAN 500 Colony Counter 1.0 Megapixel CMOS

high resolution colony counter at Topac
  • Minimum Colony size 0.1mm colonies
  • Read inhibition zones 0.3mm resolution
  • 1.0 Megapixel CMOS color camera
  • Count 1000 colonies per second
  • Digital zoom to x 28
  • Computer controlled light and background
  • Comprehensive image analysis software
  • Automatic adjustments for contrast and luminosity
  • Correction for agar and other defects
  • Separation of confluent colonies
  • Adjustable exclusion areas
  • Count up to 7 different colors on a plate
  • Preset media types
  • One click counting


This SCAN 500 is one of a family colony counters applicable to a wide range of applications in food safety, pharmacology, environmental monitoring and clinical diagnostics. The SCAN 500 can be used with most types of circular and chromogenic dishes. The data system complies fully with CFR21 part 11. The SCAN software provides many automated functions via the windows interface. You can define exclusion zones, different illumination scenarios, cluster separation and much more with the click of a mouse. The system enables the reading of inhibition zones with peni-cylinders, agar wells or paper disks. For bacteriology you can memorize your masks and analyze your dish in seconds visualizing antibiotic sensitivity as Red - resistant; Yellow intemediate; Green sensitive. All the images and data are automatically saved
The SCAN 500 is an economy model using a less expensive medium resolution color CMOS camera but still producing high quality images of the target colonies. The Scan® 500 can read Petri dishes up to 90 mm diameter.

The Scan® software complies with the FDA guidelines, for electronic signatures, audit trail and secure data. A supervisor level manages user accounts and passwords.

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Specifications Model
Camera CMOS Color Camera
Digital Zoom x 28
Resolution 1.0 megapixels
Response time 1000 colonies per second
Minimum Colony size 0.1 mm
Illumination Source White LEDs
Lighting control Automatic 6 combinations, top, bottom light of dark background
Petri dishes Petri dishes (55-90 mm)

Counting on pour, surface, Spiral® and circlular plated dishes.
Counting on chromogenic dishes
Muller Hinton agar, blood agar, chocolate agar

Preset media types PCA/TSA, MRS, VRBL, TBX, TSC, Baird Parker, GVPC, L.Mono, YM
Inhibition Zone 0.3 mm resolution up to 8 zones on 90 mm plate
Color Detection up to 7 colors on the same dish
Dimensions / weight 28.5 x 26.5 x 29 cm / 8.4 kg
Operating System Windows™ 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows™ 8 or 10
Computer recommended Intel (Quad core recommended) Intel i5 or i7 or AMD FX 6000 and superior
2.0 Ghz or better
3GB RAM or better
AMD or NVIDIA graphicard (chipsets not recommended)
Screen 1280 x 1024 or more pixels
Connection to PC USB
Power Supply 100-240 V ∼ 50/60 Hz
Compliance GLP (Good laboratory Practice), CFR 21 part 11, ISO 15189, ISO 7218, ISO 4833-2, NF V08-034, NF V08-100, AOAC 977.27, FDA-BAM standards


Scan 500 Complete colony counter including
Software on CD ROM
3 Control Dishes
Quick start guide and user manual
 Computer Desktop PC ready to use with software preinstalled Call
 Laser Bar code Reader -Optional accessory Call