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SphereFlash® – Automatic Colony Counter

The SphereFlash® is an Automatic Colony Counter that meets all the requirements for modern microbiology laboratories.
With its Colony Lite software version, it performs colony counting in a simple and reliable way thanks to its world-class software and its patented built-in lighting system.
For higher demands, the software can be upgraded to Colonies PRO to increase its capabilities, e.g. setting User Permission Levels, LIMS connectivity, Worksheets, Barcode Scanning, Reporting, Audit Trail, or CFR21 Part 11.
With the optional Halos PRO app, the SphereFlash® unit can be transformed to measure inhibition halos accepting various circle approximation criteria to obtain the corresponding diameters of virtual circle areas.
In all versions, lighting occurs through LEDs oriented to the internal wall of a moving spherical chamber. The result is an unprecedented uniform and reflection-free illumination in a colony counter device.
The moving sphere automatically closes the chamber and shields the area in which the Petri dish is located from any external light. It avoids any reflection or interference of external light, creating a luminous atmosphere without reflections of the walls of the Petri dish or of the colonies. For transparent media, the light by transmission is also available in all versions.

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Main benefits

World-Class Software: Easy & intuitive yet powerful software. Even the LITE version will detect a wide range of colony types with minimal or no user parametrization.

Reflection-Free Illumination: Its patented spherical chamber eliminates reflections in both colonies and Petri plates and provides uniform illumination for an improved image capture for better, more reliable and consistent results.

Audit Trail: Security-relevant chronological set of records that will provide documentary evidence of the sequence of activities that have affected a specific operation or event in the SphereFlash®.

Report generation: Easy and automatic generation of result reports with customizable layout to include your Company logo and/or information.

Statistical Report: statistical report is now available with the Software of the SphereFlash®, add as many plates as you wish and customize the report of your results.



Ordering information

DescriptionCat. No.
SphereFlash® + Colonies LITE Software for automatic colony counting.90007000
Colonies PRO upgrade Software90007001
Halos PRO upgrade Software90007002

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Technical Specifications

Petri dish maximum usable diameter90 mm Computer interface: USB 3.0 Type-A socket Mains AC adaptor
Output12V DC 3.43A
Power Range90~264 VAC
Frequency Range47~63Hz
Maximum Power40W
Overvoltage CategoryII
Air temperature15–30ºC (59–86ºF)
Relative humidity10–75% (non-condensing) Altitude: Up to 2000 m (6500 ft)
Place of operationFor indoor use only
Frequency Range50–60Hz
Pollution level2
Dimensions288×220×371 mm (1.34×8.66×14.6 in) Weight: 5.5 kg (12.13 lb)

Computer Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8.1, 10 (x64 platforms).
  • 1 free USB 3.0 Port.
  • 8 Gigabytes of RAM memory.
  • 100 Megabytes of free disk space and 100 Gigabytes for the Database (for 5000 results stored with images).
  • FullHD screen (1920×1080px) recommended.
  • 24’’ screen size recommended.
  • Microsoft Excel® 2007 or higher, 64 bits to open exported Excel® files.
  • A virtual PDF printer to create PDF reports.
DescriptionCat. No.
Centering device ~87-91 mm ø900013473
Centering device 65-70 mm ø (Rodac plates)900013513
Centering device 54-60 mm ø900013512
Compact Dry adapter900013347
Petrifilm adapter900013525
MC-MEDIA adapter900013536
Barcode Scanner90005701


Installation Qualification (IQ)

Operation Qualification (OQ)

How to Verify & Calibrate Halos PRO

How to Verify & Calibrate Colonies LITE & PRO