Colony Counter LKB 2002

TECHNICAL DATA
controllermicroprocessor
displayLED (0...999)
housingpowder coated sheet
overall dims [mm]
width A300
height B90*
depth C325
weight [kg]4,9
BASIC PARAMETERS
counting field diameter [mm]120
optical power 3.25 diopters
illumination installed outside the working chamberring lamp 20W
ELECTRICAL PARAMETERS
voltage**230 V 50 Hz
nominal power [W]22
warranty24 months
manufacturerPOL-EKO®

* height without magnifying glass

Standard magnifier

Order number: LKB 2002/L3

Standard magnifier
Standard pen

Order number: LKB 2002/P

Standard pen
Counting field plate

Order number: LKB 2002/PSZ

Counting field plate
Scale plate

Order number: LKB 2002/PW

Scale plate
External marker

Order number: LKB 2002/ZM

External marker
Refill for ZM 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/ZMP

Refill for ZM 2002

LKB 2002

Bacterial Colony Counter: A Guide to Colony Counting Devices

The bacterial colony counter is an essential tool in microbiological laboratories, serving as fundamental laboratory equipment that allows for precise counting of bacterial colonies on culture media. Various colony counters, whether manual colony counters (hand-held colony counters) or automatic ones, possess different colony counting systems. Below, we present the most popular solutions, their applications, and functionalities. With this guide, both novice and advanced users will gain a better understanding of which device suits them best.

What is LKB 2002?

The LKB 2002 counter is a device used for accurate counting of bacterial colonies on culture media. It is an indispensable tool in microbiological laboratories, enabling monitoring of bacterial growth and assessment of the effectiveness of antibiotics or other antimicrobial substances. The colony counter allows for quick and precise colony counting, crucial for obtaining reliable research results.

Applications of Colony Counters in Microbiological Laboratories

In microbiological laboratories, colony counters are utilized for various purposes, including:

  • Monitoring bacterial growth on culture media
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of antibiotics or other antimicrobial substances
  • Testing the purity of samples, such as water or food
  • Microbiological analysis of clinical samples, such as swabs or blood samples

In laboratory practice, the colony counter enables quick and accurate counting of bacterial colonies, which is crucial for obtaining reliable research results. Consequently, laboratories can assess the effectiveness of drugs more quickly and effectively, or monitor sample purity, leading to better research quality and increased patient safety.

How Does a Bacterial Colony Counter Work?

A device for counting bacterial colonies is a tool that allows for precise and rapid counting of bacterial colonies on culture media. Depending on the type of counter, the colony counting process can be performed automatically, manually, or using digital technology.

Colony Counting Process Using the LKB 2002 Device

Counting bacterial colonies with the counter occurs in several steps. The first step involves preparing the sample, i.e., placing the culture medium with bacterial colonies on a special counter plate. Subsequently, depending on the type of counter, the operator can manually count bacterial colonies, utilizing functions such as background illumination or image magnification.

Choosing a Cell Counter

When selecting a cell counter for counting bacterial colonies, it is worth considering several key aspects that will enable efficient and accurate work in the laboratory.

What to Look for in a Colony Counter Equipped with Modern Features?

When choosing a colony counter equipped with modern features, pay attention to the following aspects:

  • Counting precision: The counter should allow for precise counting of colonies with different shapes, colors, and sizes.
  • Compatibility with various culture media: The counter should be able to work with different types of culture media, making it a versatile tool in the laboratory.
  • Option to save results digitally: The counter should offer the option to save counting results digitally.
  • Intuitive operation: The counter should be user-friendly.

Why Is an Ergonomic Colony Counter Important?

An ergonomic colony counter is important for several reasons. Firstly, the ergonomic design of the device allows for comfortable and efficient work, which is particularly crucial for prolonged counting of bacterial colonies. Secondly, an ergonomic device can help reduce the risk of muscle pain and fatigue, which is important for the health and comfort of the user. Thirdly, ergonomic colony counters often offer better visibility and access to samples, facilitating precise colony counting.

Choosing the right bacterial colony counter depends on individual needs and laboratory requirements. It is worth paying attention to counting precision, compatibility with various culture media, the option to save results digitally, and the ergonomic design of the device. This allows for selecting a colony counter that will be an efficient and precise tool in laboratory work.

Colony counters LKB 2002 are equipped with elements such as: a magnifying glass with an optical power of 3.25 diopters, a standard marker, a background plate (light/dark), a plate with a scale, limiting rings.

Options and Accessories for Bacterial Colony Counters

Standard magnifier for Bacterial Colony Counter LKB 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/L3 Standard magnifier

Standard marker for Bacterial Colony Counter LKB 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/P Standard marker

Standard glass plate for Bacterial Colony Counter LKB 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/PSZ Standard glass plate

Plate with wolfhuegel scale for Bacterial Colony Counter LKB 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/PW Plate with wolfhuegel scale

External counting marker for Bacterial Colony Counter LKB 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/ZM External counting marker

Cartridge for external marker for Bacterial Colony Counter LKB 2002

Order number: LKB 2002/ZMP Cartridge for ZM 2002