The 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader from 3M Food Safety (Microbiology) is a bacteria testing unit for food safety applications that provides quick and consistent, automated readings of 3M Petrifilm Plates and helps to increase productivity, reduce costs and eliminate variation between lab techs.
The 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader reads four 3M Petrifilm Plates (Aerobic Count, Coliform Count, and E. coli/Coliform Count) in just four seconds. Thanks to the included software users can view the results and colour images of the plate on a computer screen, and can mark the colonies for easy verification.
This included software also allows for quick analysis of data and trending, as well as the graphing of results. This tool is useful when it comes to making more informed decisions on the data collected.
Results recorded by the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader are automatically exported into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, as well as an uneditable log file. This log file allows a historical record of data to be kept for audit purposes, and can be saved in text format to enable exportation to a LIMS or other external databases.
Key features of the 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader include:
- compact unit, designed to be easy to use
- easy to set up in minutes
- red and green LED lights on front of the unit indicate when the next plate is ready to be read.