Eddy Jet 2W - Spiral Plater
The Best Spiral Plater just got Better! Quicker, Quieter and more Robust!
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 screen 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 down time 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.
Among the Eddy Jet 2W many 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 SphereFlash® 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||Others|
|Disposable Irradiated syringe||√||X|
|No Nozzle that tend to jam||√||X|
|No risk of cross-contamination||√||X|
|No need to prepare fresh bleach / water solution each day||√||X|
|No risk of false results||√||X|
|No use of Bleach Ethanol for the wash cycles||√||X|
|No Noisy vacuum pump||√||X|
|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
|Maximum Syringe Volume||100 µl|
|Maximum Flow Rate||50 µl / sec.|
|Minimum Step Volume||< 0.1 µl|
|Spreading Modes Stored||all the accepted|
|External Balance Connection||serial RS232|
|Printer Connection||serial RS232 by IUL|
|Mains - self detecting||110/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||20.3" x 16.8" x 17.3"|
|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)|
During the onset of the Covid pandemic, we were not able to obtain many of the supplies needed to run our instruments. Having the Eddy Jet Plater and the Sphere Flash Colony Counter fully operational allowed us to continue critical microbial testing despite the unexpected interruptions in supplies and workforce.
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
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.
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).
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.