Arndt If the plates are provided with a barcode,
the intermediate step of manual sample
data entry is also omitted, as this can be
supplemented with a barcode scanner, so
typing errors are excluded.
Are there any other updates for the
Arndt Yes, not externally, but inside the sample
chamber and the software, a lot of things
have changed significantly and have been
What are they?
Wolterstorff: An important innovation
and an important advantage of our system
is the aforementioned 3-level-lighting-
system. For example, transparent agar
becomes particularly clear and transparent
colonies become visible.
Our device combines simplicity and versatility.
The colonyQuant is not a device that
can only handle simple plates, it is a highly
complex system that offers the customer a
wide range of options and solutions, but is
easy to use.
Do I have to buy all of these diverse functions
even if I don’t need them at all?
Arndt No, the customer buys basic software.
Since every customer has different
requirements, we offer so-called Addons:
These are extended software program parts
that can be bought right away or purchased
later-on. The point in time is irrelevant as
the customer can carry out the upgrade
himself. We also recommend using the system
with a Laptop or PC, depending on
what the customer wants. A small display
does not make sense for the high-resolution
images from our camera. A 24-inch device
An exemplary data series in the schuett colonyQuant-software
is more advantageous because the camera
can zoom into the plate with extremely high
How does the integration into the LIMS
Arndt There is a prepared interface that can
output the data to the LIMS. Another interface
is designed so that you can configure
your own PLC.
You speak of an interface. What does
that mean for you?
Arndt Ideally, it is standardized. We can
make special adjustments to customers’
requirements on request. But the system is
actually well prepared for network operation.
Would you like to address other services
in connection with the schuett colonyQuant
from your portfolio?
Arndt We are happy to offer our customers
demo evaluations to simplify the purchase
Clearly arranged start page in the schuett colonyQuant-Software
decision. This has proven to have a positive
impact: The customer sends us photos of his
plates and we evaluate them with accompanying
reports for the customer.
You offer a wide range of products for
the laboratory sector.
Arndt Yes, from the smallest device to
complex laboratory devices, mainly for the
microbiological area. The manual colony
counter is certainly also an interesting
device for colony counting. If the customer
does not need any documentation and / or
wants to count fewer than 50 samples per
day, alternatively the schuett count is suitable.
This device can also be used to evaluate
transparent colonies. This is always very
at trade fairs, when we put a filter
with transparent colonies in the device
and they suddenly become visible.
On the other hand, we have the schuett
phoenix Safety Bunsen Burner, which is also
widely used throughout the industry. It can
be connected to gas cartridges or to a laboratory
gas line or gas bottles. If the customer
wants to work without gas, he should
take a look at the schuett solaris, which can
sterilize inoculation loops with special lighting
Thank you very much.
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