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PM i - XY500 culture media filling system for tubes, bottles and plates

The Microbiology lab dispensing solution for tubes, bottles and plates

  • BOOST your productivity
  • Experience total EASE-OF-USE
  • EVOLVE with your needs



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STANDARDISE your dispensing

Accuracy & repeatability compliant with ISO 7218, ISO 6887-1 & ISO 16189

Dispense 9ml, 18ml, 90ml, 225ml, with 1% accuracy

Dispense agar, broth or diluent with 2% accuracy for doses up to 20l 


PM i Microbiology Dispenser +  XY500 Automatic Arm Module 


Part of our AES Blue Line, the combination of PMi and XY500 automates the filling of your tubes and bottles to provide you with your very own ready-to-use culture media. The quality of the dispensed media ensures high performance diagnostic for your veterinary lab.

Automated culture media filling system

Replacing manual operations of culture media preparation, PMi (High Precision Peristaltic Dispenser) and XY500 (Robotic Module) will enhance the productivity of your laboratory. They can fill up to a 1900 tubes per hour, and this with complete accuracy : a real cost-effective solution. With an integrated calibration system, save programs to automatically dispense the right dose of culture media (from 1ml to 500ml) into your tube or bottle.

Quality features for a quality solution

The preparation of your culture media is a critical part of any laboratory which performs veterinary diagnostic. As part of the AES Blue Line, PMi-XY500 shows complete reliability and efficiency.

  • Reproducibility: Tubes and bottles are filled with a high level of accuracy  as precision is 1% for 9, 15, 90, 225 mL doses
  • Flexibility 

• Dispense any kind of culture media with 2% accuracy for dosis up to 20l. For all tubes and bottles up to 200 mm height (with XY500)
• User-friendly : the intuitive software, touchscreen, and color leds make the system easy to program



AES Blue Line : a complete range of solutions

With the AES Blue Line, bioMérieux offers a complete range of automated solutions for culture media and sample preparation, environmental monitoring and enumeration

PMi, High precision peristaltic dispenser


Dose Volume Range: Min : 2mL ; Max >20L

Accuracy: 0.1ml for 9ml

(depends on tubing ID 0.2ml for 18ml

and flow rate) <2% over the full range

Distribution mode: Dose - Multi-dose

Adjustable speeds 3 + 1 free selectable

Number of optional e-pump: 4

Tubing ID mm: 1.6 3.2 4.8 6.4 - 8.1mm

Traceability: Dose, media name, user, date, batch

Connectivity: Bidirectional (LIMS)

Traceability data export: Printer, USB key or FTP server

Data format: XML, CSV, JSON

Communication: Ethernet, USB, WIFI

Program management: Cycle, speed, number of doses delay between each doseLangages: Fr, En, DE, Sp, IT, PO

Dimensions (W x H x Dmm): 334 x 115 x 120

Weight: 4.4kg


XY500, Robotic Module


Tray dimensions : W x D x H : 710 x 500 x 20 mm

Positioning repeatability > 99%

Interface for PM05 connection : RS232


Overall dimensions :

W x D x H : 710 x 650 x 450 mm

Weight : 25 kg

Power : 115 or 230 V (to be specified on your purchase order) 50/60 Hz

Find more information on PMi™- XY500™ options & accessories in our e-catalogue

Please consult our local company or representatives for the availability of these products in your country

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