SOMACOUNT FC

REAL-TIME AND HIGHLY ACCURATE ENUMERATION OF SOMATIC CELLS IN RAW MILK

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Technical Specifications

Measurement range 0-10.000.000 cells/mL
Milk type Cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, …
Accuracy < 10% (ISO 13366-1)
Repeatability Range (kSCC/mL)
100-300
300-500
> 500
Specifications
CV < 6%
CV < 4%
CV < 3%
Carry-over < 1% (typically < 0,5%)
Voltage 110/220V | 50/60Hz
Dimensions (DxWxH) 61 x 66 x 39.4 cm
Weight 45.4 kg
Connected to the local database and remotely accessible

*Specifications subject to change without any prior notice.

The SomaCount FC can be combined with the DairySpec FT for the complete and simultaneous analysis milk chemical composition and somatic cell count. This automated system has been designed for dairy laboratories and industries requiring highly reliable and accurate results. Three versions are available (100, 200 and 300 analyses/hour).
Thanks to the combination of SomaCount FC and Agiflex 270, sample preparation is completely standardized. The Agiflex 270 is a compact instrument, designed for upside-down shaking of all types of containers such as sample baskets, vials and tubes. Adjustable rotation speed from 17 to 52 revolutions per minute.
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Optimal control of the somatic cells count in milk

Based on over 25 years of experience and research, the SomaCount FC uses flow cytometry to accurately and rapidly enumerate the number of somatic cells in milk. Available in several versions, the SomaCount FC can be equipped with a conveyor belt, automating sampling up to 300 samples/hour.
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Principle of operation

The milk sample is first treated with an incubation reagent consisting of a clarification buffer solution and a fluorescent marker to permeate the somatic cells and stain their DNA/RNA.

After this incubation period, part of the mixture is injected into the flow cytometer in which the somatic cells are aligned and exposed to an intense laser beam to generate the fluorescence signal.

The fluorescent signal is collected by the optics, filtered and detected with a photomultiplier.

The intensity and width of the fluorescence pulses are recorded to establish the distribution curves and set the detection threshold.

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Characteristics of the SomaCount FC

  • Method based on fluorescence flow cytometry,
  • Extremely accurate: fully complies with ISO 13366/IDF 148A standards for somatic cell counting,
  • Low operating and maintenance costs,
  • Built-in quality control protocol,
  • Support and remote access,
  • Centralized database (LIMS),
  • Customizable software interface,
  • Built-in automatic rinsing and cleaning function,
  • Indicators on the front panel for immediate visual feedback on the general status and operation of the instrument,
  • Available in semi-automatic and automatic versions up to 300 samples/hour.

Technical Specifications

Measurement range 0-10.000.000 cells/mL
Milk type Cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, …
Précision < 10% (ISO 13366-1)
Accuracy Range (kSCC/mL)
100-300
300-500
> 500
Specifications
CV < 6%
CV < 4%
CV < 3%
Carry-over < 1% (typically < 0,5%)
Voltage 110/220V | 50/60Hz
Dimensions (DxWxH) 61 x 66 x 39.4 cm
Weight 45.4 kg
Connected to the local database and remotely accessible

*Specifications subject to change without any prior notice.

The SomaCount FC can be combined with the DairySpec FT for the complete and simultaneous analysis milk chemical composition and somatic cell count. This automated system has been designed for dairy laboratories and industries requiring highly reliable and accurate results. Three versions are available (100, 200 and 300 analyses/hour).
Thanks to the combination of SomaCount FC and Agiflex 270, sample preparation is completely standardized. The Agiflex 270 is a compact instrument, designed for upside-down shaking of all types of containers such as sample baskets, vials and tubes. Adjustable rotation speed from 17 to 52 revolutions per minute.
The SomaCount FC is fully standardized according to ISO 9001 standard and by using SCC lyophilized SRMs (Secondary Reference Materials). These long shelf-life samples can be quickly reconstituted and used to standardize, calibrate or perform routine checks to ensure optimal instrument performance.
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MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT

Customer service has always been a priority for Bentley Instruments. We guarantee our customers prompt assistance for optimum productivity.

In order to guarantee the highest level of productivity, our team of technicians takes care of installation, training and diagnostics remotely and locally.

The FreshDesk platform is available by registering and gives you access to our e-service platform: e-ticket service to ask our engineers about your problems, technical databases (equipment history, technical notes, manuals...), diagnostic tools (problem/solution), worldwide network of production engineers and after-sales service for a quick and interactive assistance at your disposal at any time.

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