SphereFlash® – Automatic Colony Counter

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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


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.



Petri dish maximum usable diameter 90 mm Computer interface: USB 3.0 Type-A socket Mains AC adaptor
Output 12V DC 3.43A
Power Range 90~264 VAC
Frequency Range 47~63Hz
Maximum Power 40W
Overvoltage Category II
Air temperature 15–30ºC (59–86ºF)
Relative humidity 10–75% (non-condensing) Altitude: Up to 2000 m (6500 ft)
Place of operation For indoor use only
Frequency Range 50–60Hz
Pollution level 2
Dimensions 288×220×371 mm (1.34×8.66×14.6 in) Weight: 5.5 kg (12.13 lb)


Ordering Information

Description Cat. No.
SphereFlash® + Colonies LITE Software for automatic colony counting. 90007000
Colonies PRO upgrade Software 90007001
Halos PRO upgrade Software 90007002


Additional information