Eddy Jet 2W Automatic Spiral Plater | Spiral Plating

The Best Spiral Plater just got Better! Quicker, Quieter and more Robust!

Manufacturer: IUL S.A.
SKU: 90003800


The spiral plating method enables the automatic and standardized sample plating and allows up to 3 dilution series on one Petri dish. The sample is plated in a form of an increasingly dilute spiral (outwards from the center). The volume is calibrated and known at every point of the Petri dish. It is a vast improvement in speed and accuracy over manual methods. The Eddy Jet 2W Spiral Plater, advances this automated technology even further.

The Eddy Jet 2W Spiral Plating System is a large color, touch-screen fully programmable spiral inoculation instrument with accuracy and reproducibility of greater than 99%. The Eddy Jet 2W Spiral Plater uses a unique gamma-irradiated disposable micro-syringe for each new sample, eliminating cross-contamination and the need for a vacuum source or washing steps.

Since the samples come in contact only with the disposable low cost micro-syringe throughout the process, there is absolutely no risk of carryover of sanitizing chemicals, such as hypochlorite.

The tips are supplied with fully traceable quality control documentation. These sterile, precise micro-syringes (with opening size of 0.7mm) are your keys to confidence that you’ll get an accurate inoculation and no contamination on every plate that you process with the Eddy Jet 2W Spiral Plater.

Significant savings can be made in material costs and workers’ time by using the Eddy Jet 2W Spiral Plater. Plates are processed in well under 1 minute; no time-consuming washing cycle; no time-consuming preparation and replacement of washing chemical solutions; no time-consuming maintenance of a vacuum pumping system; no downtime due to vacuum failure.

For Spiral Plating official methodology as stated by the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) click here

Additional information about why your laboratory should use an Eddy Jet can be found here, and additional information about serial dilution can be found here

See what our customer, food microbiologist, Kelsey Lamb has to say about the Eddy Jet 2W here

Check how Spiral plates can be counted using Manual colony counter or automatic colony counter – The SphereFlash® – The SphereFlash® counts the majority of colonies on the various media. Its high-resolution color camera can detect and count colonies of approx. 1/450 inch (0.07mm). The new patented illumination device enables processing of any media type, including transparent/opaque agar, without interference from ambient light source as the sphere goes down and creates an isolated environment. The SphereFlash® automated colony counter modular approach enables laboratories to automate their colony counting processes, inhibition zone measuring, and upgrade them to a higher level of sophistication as necessary, within a budget.

Many Eddy Jet 2W efficiencies include: reduced costs per test, less hands on time, and consumable use during counts all while increasing the microbiology lab’s productivity. This state-of-the-art spiral plater automates, standardizes, and streamlines plate inoculations due to its patented cross-contamination-free technology. Microsyringes provide the system with unique, unmatched advantages that make it a very popular laboratory device. This is partly due to the spiral plater’s ease of use. The user interface is very intuitive and there are no setup times. Unbox and set up your Eddy Jet 2W and it is ready to go!

Primarily in use by the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries in their research and development labs, any microbiology lab can greatly benefit from using the Eddy Jet 2W. This superior spiral plating device will generate a threefold dilution concentration gradient on a single plate. This allows labs to skip serial dilutions and most platings. To achieve the greatest accuracy, each sample is processed with a brand new sterile microsyringe, thereby making sample handling a cross-contamination-free process.

A capsule summary of improvements to spiral plating procedures using The Eddy Jet 2W include:


  • Highest precision & accuracy: Results are more than 99% accurate
  • High confidence in results: Provides highly accurate counts, minimizes/eliminates contamination, increases efficiency.
  • Programmable: Enables laboratory personnel to multi-task thereby creating more efficient operative workflow.
  • Very dependable: Increases reproducibility and greater overall cost savings.
  • Preprogrammed modes: Contribute to greater operational efficiencies.
  • Extremely easy to use: No learning curve – user interface is very intuitive and there are no setup times. Moreover produces high quality, easy to read/interpret plates. Combines ease of use and process innovations that offer measurable time and cost savings.


  • Wash cycles: Unique feature eliminates need for washing steps.
  • Concerns about carryover: Disposable micro-syringe prevents carryover contamination from sanitizing materials.
  • Chemical/bleach solutions: Eliminates need for daily bleach solutions.
  • Noisy vacuum pump: Does not utilize a vacuum pump.
  • Vacuum failure downtime: Unique micro-syringe eliminates both cross-contamination and the need for a vacuum source.

Compare our Eddy Jet 2W to other Spiral platers

Eddy jet 2W
Disposable Irradiated syringeX
No Nozzle that tend to jamX
No risk of cross-contaminationX
No need to prepare fresh bleach / water solution each dayX
No risk of false resultsX
No use of Bleach Ethanol for the wash cyclesX
No Noisy vacuum pumpX
Reproducibility / Accuracy±1%?

Features and Benefits

No use of bleach
Disposable syringes will prevent cross contamination
No “Down Time” due to washing of the tip (disposable)
Increases lab productivity by applying automation
Innovative large touch screen with intuitive icon operation
Ease of use and programming and creating pre-set protocols (NEW !)
Reliable and robust design for years of operation
Knowledgeable application support programs
Bar Code, Network compatibility
IUL Instruments leadership position backed by 30 years of experience and excellent reputation

Technical data

Maximum Syringe Volume100 µl
Maximum Flow Rate50 µl / sec.
Minimum Step Volume< 0.1 µl
Reproducibility< 1%
Spreading Modes Storedall the accepted
External Balance Connectionserial RS232
Printer Connectionserial RS232 by IUL
Mains – self detecting110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
Dimensions (WxHxD)20.3″ x 16.8″ x 17.3″
Weight44 lb.

Ordering Info

Eddy Jet 2W. Complete with 1000 syringes and 1000 sample cups.CAT. NO. 90003800

Ordering Info Disposables

Tips/Syringes. Pack of 1000 in boxes of 10 for the use with the automatic feeder.CAT. NO. 90001780
Cups. Pack of 1000 disposable.CAT. NO. 90001790
Tips/Syringes and cups are Sterile (irradiated with gamma-rays)

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My laboratory recently purchased the Eddy-Jet Spiral plater. Having used a plater by a different manufacture for over 10 years, I must say I was very reluctant to switch. However, I can honestly say that I have been quite impressed with the Eddy-Jet plater. Two of the main features that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed is the repetitive plating of the same dilution. The ability to program the unit to do duplicate or even My laboratory recently purchased the Eddy-Jet Spiral plater. Having used a plater by a different manufacture for over 10 years, I must say I was very reluctant to switch. However, I can honestly say that I have been quite impressed with the Eddy-Jet plater. Two of the main features that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed is the repetitive plating of the same dilution. The ability to program the unit to do duplicate or even triplicate inoculations from the same dilution is extremely helpful. My absolute favorite is the use of disposable tips for each dilution. The way in which the Eddy-Jet retrieves a disposable pipette tip for each new dilution and dispenses of the tip after use, not only adds an additional level of sterility, preventing cross contamination, but it also saves the user the hassle and time it takes to clean the stylus between each dilution or sample. I am happy we made the switch.
Kimberly B.-Leidos Biomedical Research
Inc MD
We have implemented Neutec Group’s Eddy Jet 2 spiral plater and Sphere automated colony counter in our antimicrobial product testing and water testing applications. This has saved significant time compared to manual plating and counting processes. These instruments have also provided improved accuracy over manual methods.
Dr. Carolyn Bouma
West Texas A&M
We had it up and running within an hour of delivery. It arrived with several clinical samples, all of which were plated on the new machine. Everything was fairly intuitive even without reading any directions! We have used every day since. It takes about the same length of time as our old machine, but is much simpler and more fool proof even for complete novices (new students in the lab).
Dustin Morgenroth
SA Lab Manager Food Safety Net Services
The Eddy Jet is the most user friendly Spiral Plater I have ever used. Unlike other units, we don ' t need to think twice before operating it. The disposable syringes and not having a vacuum pump are great plus for us. We like its functionality very much.
Dr. Simone Duarte. University of Rochester Medical Center.
We recently switched from another brand of spiral plater to the Eddy Jet. While doing our correlation study we ran both units simultaneously and quickly noticed that we were starting the 3rd sample on the Eddy Jet while the 1st sample finished on the other brand. With our sample volume, this equates to a significant time savings
Dustin Morgenroth
SA Lab Manager Food Safety Net Services
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