Heineken decides to automate its laboratory with AES CHEMUNEX
Heineken, the leading brewer in Spain, uses AES CHEMUNEX equipment for the preparation and dispensing of its culture media and broths: Masterclave 09 + APS320, XY500+PM05.
Virginia Rojano Ramos, the Physics & Chemistry and Microbiology laboratory Manager, speaks about her experience in using the AES CHEMUNEX products.
"Our laboratory handles a great number of samples every day. As a consequence we have many plates and tubes to prepare on a daily basis and this task requires a lot of time."
"Since we have been using the equipment to prepare and dispense culture media, we save time, we also get reliable results as well as a full traceability of the samples thanks to the lateral printing on the plates".
"In addition to the time saving, these systems allow us to optimize the number of workers which is a great advantage for a small laboratory."
With more than 2,000 systems in use throughout the world, the APS 320 Automated Pourer Stacker has become the reference amongst agar dispensing systems for Petri dishes
• Capacity: 320 or 560 Petri dishes (2 models available for 90-100mm or 55-60mm)
• Processes up to 750 Petri dishes per hour
• Plate refrigeration system included
• Automatic alarm management
• Full traceability
• 40 customized programs
Drawing from an experience of 25 years in the manufacturing of media preparation equipment, AES CHEMUNEX has designed the APS320 automated plate pouring system. AES CHEMUNEX is the only equipment manufacturer that also produces ready-to-use culture media and uses its equipment for the production of plates and tubes.
The APS320 is a true walk-away system providing an efficient hand's free plate preparation.
Easy to use, the APS320 ensures a high level of productivity, traceability and security at a moderate cost. All user interfaces and features will help to increase productivity and provide optimal working conditions.
The APS320 pourer stacker features a single carousel with a capacity of 320 or 540 Petri dishes (90-100 or 55-60 mm) and has a rapid pouring rate of 750 dishes per hour. A new standard feature is the cooling system of plates.
Easy operation and programming with alphanumerical LCD screen. Once a program has been initiated, the economically priced APS320 is a "walk-away" system, requiring no further intervention.
A particular attention has been taken to make an easy cleaning of the system.
The APS320 can store up to 40 programs, an optional printer allows the generation of reports for QA validation. Other optional extras include a facility to print onto the dishes, sample shaker for pour plate application, bi- plate filling
A whole range of mediapreparators (9, 28 or 60 liter capacity) is also available.
Inkjet printing available - Plate cooling system included -Optional shaker for automated pour plate application
Option available to fill bi-plates automatically