Petri Dish Filling Machines

 

PDF-1600 Petri Dish Filling Machine

The APCO Technologies PDF-1600 is designed to fill standard 90mm mono petri dishes. The machine stops to fill petri dishes and is variable speed to accommodate different fill volumes and plate types. Typical production rates for 90mm petri dishes are 1000 plates per hour when wet stacking, and 1600 plates per hour when using an optional cooling device to solidify the media prior to stacking. With optional equipment the PDF-1600 will fill, 140mm dishes as well as bi, tri, and quad 100mm plates.

The PDF-1600 is a modular system consisting of a main control module and a filling module. Separate modules for the controls and filling help to eliminate media contamination of the electronic components and greatly facilitates the operator in cleaning the system. Disassembly for cleaning requires no tools and is easily accomplished in less than five minutes.

The patented lid lifting system eliminates moving parts and insures that the lid never leaves the petri dish. A unique rail design lifts one side of the lid allowing the plate to pass under the filling tips. The other side of the lid stays in contact with the plate at all times. Since the plate is never fully opened a UV light source is not required.

The PDF-1600 incorporates an adjustable peristaltic pump with one quick change pump head. The pump drive unit utilizes a dynamic brake eliminating pump drift and producing excellent fill volume repeatability. The system includes two pouring nozzle sets, 25 feet of silicone tubing and tubing connectors.

PDF-3100 Petri Dish Filling Machine

The APCO Technologies PDF-3100 sets the standard for single lane, high speed petri dish filling. The machine is designed to fill standard 90mm and 140mm petri dishes, also included is the automatic bi plate orientation system. The PDF-3100 provides two variable speed modes of operation, "continuous flow" and "stop to fill." In the "continuous flow" mode the petri dishes are filled as they continuously move through the plate pourer. APCO Technologies patented "continuous flow" media injection system gives the PDF-3100 the ability to fill over 3,000 90mm mono plates per hour. In the, "stop to fill" mode petri dishes stop at the plate pourer. This feature provides the ability to process different plate types with different fill volumes.

The PDF-3100 is a modular system consisting of a main control module and a filling module. Separate modules for the controls and filling help to eliminate media contamination of the electronic components and greatly facilitates the operator in cleaning the system. Disassembly for cleaning requires no tools and is easily accomplished in less than five minutes.

The patented lid lifting system eliminates moving parts and insures that the lid never leaves the petri dish. A unique rail design lifts one side of the lid allowing the plate to pass under the filling tips. The other side of the lid stays in contact with the plate at all time. Since the plate is never fully opened a UV light source is not required.

The PDF-1600 incorporates an adjustable peristaltic pump with one quick change pump head. The pump drive unit utilizes a dynamic brake eliminating pump drift and producing excellent fill volume repeatability. The system includes two pouring nozzle sets, 25 feet of silicone tubing and tubing connectors. With optional equipment the PDF-3100 will fill tri, and quad 90mm plates.

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