Automated Plate Pouring System, Automatic Plate Pourer - Agar/Media Filler PS20
Automated Plate Pouring System, Automatic Plate Pourer - Agar/Media Filler PS20

Agar/Media Filler PS20

Flexible agar filling unit for small batches. It automatically fills and stacks up to 20 Petri dishes in each Petri Rack. Easy to operate and clean!

Manufacturer: BioTool Swiss AG
SKU: 800000

Neutec Group is proud to offer innovative agar plate filler systems by Biotool Swiss. This new series of fillers offers the state-of-the-art agar filling technology and includes optional text/bar code label printing and applying on every plate, changeable dish height stacking, and touch screen. This system was designed to be a much more flexible and reliable versus carrousel fillers. The units are user friendly and engineered for batch, or continuous operation with minimal down time.

For smaller lots - 20 plates per batch


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The PS20 fills 20 dishes directly in the Petri rack. No need for manual stacking at either end of the process. This is a unique laboratory solution that was developed for customers with the need for a compact, flexible filling unit. It is ideal for pouring small or special-purpose agar batches.

Now compatible with: 90mm and 60mm plates diameter and 15 and 25mm deep plates !

Features and Benefits

Easy operation software guides smooth transition
Dish stacks of required height stack height can be freely selected (1 to 20 dishes/stack)
System utilizes beveled edge / automation plates
High sterility at pouring area due to well positioned UV light (w. safety switch)
Smoother agar plates using dual head pump
Repels of agar prevented by an anti drop mechanism
Easy operation by a friendly touch screen
Easy cleaning process due to ergonomic design and easy access
Fits any bench space due to a small foot print


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Technical data

Electrical data
Parameter Value Remarks
Supply Voltage: mains voltage 85 - 132 VAC and 176 - 264 VAC 47 - 63 Hz.
Power Consumption 40VA  
Mains Fusing 250VAC / 3.15A Slow - Blow  
Mechanical data and environment
Parameter Value Remarks
Dimensions LxWxH Unpacked 20.47 x 15.74 x 24.4 Inch 52 x40 x 62 cm
Dimensions LxWxH Packed 24.4 x 16.53 x 27.16 Inch 62 x 42 x 69 cm
Weight Standard 90mm 40.7 / 60.9 Lb Unpacked / Packed
Weight Standard 60mm 40.7 / 60.9 Lb Unpacked / Packed
Weight Standard 60/90mm 52.8 / 77 Lb Unpacked / Packed
Ambient Temperature +5ºC to 45ºC Also during transport.
Support Sturdy support surface with a load-bearing capacity of at least 50 Kg.  
Sound Pressure Level  
Pollution Severity II  
Safety Class IP 21  
Performance Parameters
Parameter Value Remarks
Suitable dish Diameters 89 - 96 mm.  
Suitable Dish Heights 14 - 20.5 mm.  
Dosing Quantity 1.0 - 99.9 ml.  
Dosing Accuracy Approx. 2%  
Delivery Rate Approx. 800 ml. / min.  
Filling Capacity 20 Dishes / 1.5 min.(15 ml)  
Filling Cycle Delay 0.5 - 9.9 Seconds  
AntiDrop 0 - 1.0 seconds  
UV Contamination Safety Lamp 253.7 nm. (0.6 Wuvc)  
Direct Dish Throughput Yes  
Quantity of Dishes per Stack 1 - 20 Dishes per Stack  
Graphic Display 240 x 128 Pixels With led backlighting
Footswitch (Option) The footswitch contacts are designed as normally open contacts (NO contacts)  
Interfaces (Option)


Connection to host
BioLink (laboratory device communication)
Item Number PS 20 Standard 90mm 800.000  
Item Number PS 60  Special 60mm 810.000  
Item Number PS 60/90 Combo 810.000 Co  

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Petriswiss PS20 brochure

Additional Resources


  • We run 250 students through our general microbiology course each semester. Prep room space is always at a premium. The PS20 allows the same amount of plates to be made with about 10 feet of counter space. We save time repackaging our agar filled plates because the plates are automatically stacked by the instrument. We have not had any contamination problems because the lid is removed for a very short time under the instrument’s UV light. My tech says that the entire process is quicker than manual pouring because we can make bigger batches without contamination worries.

  • PetriSwiss Mini PS 20, what an agar filler time saver. Just push a button and walk away. It couldn’t be easier, and it has the flexibility to adapt to any situation..