Microbiological Dipslide Incubators for Water Testing

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Microbiological Dipslide Incubators for Water Testing

We offer a variety of dipslide incubators for water testing to suit everyone!

  • Five dipslide incubators for water testing
  • Safe and low voltage
  • Made in the UK – to the highest standard
  • Fast shipping
  • Upgrades and accessories

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See Our Range of Incubators Below


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Dipslide Incubators For Water Testing – Choose The Right One For Your Needs

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends the use of dipslides to monitor the levels of ‘aerobic’ bacteria in many different environments (so counts can be obtained). The dip slide test consists of a sterile reactive agar on a plastic paddle that is dipped into the sample liquid, or pressed onto the surface. The dip-slide is then placed in a microbiological dipslide incubator (for water testing) for a fixed period of time, at a fixed temperature to allow the bacteria to grow.


GNAT MX2 Dipslide Incubator

The smallest incubator kit in our range.

The GNAT MX2 dipslide incubator (for water testing) is perfect for all low-volume Dip-slide applications, plug in and go!

The GNAT MX2 incubator features upgraded functionality to make your small-scale incubation solution even simpler. The MX2 is our bespoke brand for situations requiring the small-scale incubation of one to two tests in any 48 hour period.

The addition of low voltage heater control technology means the MX2 can run via an optional in-car cigarette socket – giving you unparalleled versatility in situations where mobile/field testing may be required.

The GNAT MX2 is the market leader in easy, low-cost compliance solutions for industry standard TVC testing.

The GNAT incubator is pre-set; all you have to do is allow 15-20 minutes to stabilize – then incubate.

A yellow heating indicator cuts in and out as heat is required.

Key Features of the Dip Slide

  • Incubates up to 2 dipslides (low volume incubator)
  • Constant incubator temperature – pre-set at 30 degreess
  • Reliable indication of sanitary – fully automated (no moving parts thermostat etc.)
  • Automatic heat indicator light that illuminates when heat is being applied
  • Case size – 15 x 8 x 9 cm
  • Light Weight – 1.1kg

Gnat MX 2 Dipslide Incubator

£135.63 (ex VAT)


Orion MX8 Dipslide Incubator

The stylish and robust design of the Orion MX8 features a tough 4mm ABS injection moulded body with a strong HIP lid so is ideal for demanding industrial applications on site.

An optional 12v cigar lighter cable is available allowing the Orion MX8 to be used in a vehicle if required.

The unit holds up to 8 slides safely in the special wells. A clear lid Is supplied to ensure even incubation and reduce sanitary risk.

Key Features

  • Holds up to 8 dipslides
  • Includes mains power pack and universal plug option
  • Ready to use (and measure total coliform)
  • Temperature controlled at 30 degrees
  • light weight 1.1kg
  • External case size- (footprint) 22 x 13 x 15(H) cm

Orion MX 8 Dipslide Incubator

£210.00 (ex VAT)


Discovery MX10 Dipslide Incubator

The Discovery MX10 dipslide incubator (for water testing) is specifically designed for Dip-slides (but is easily capable of a several 100mm Petri-dishes) and applications both on-site and in a vehicle

The efficient design helps minimise drain on the vehicle battery and the robust ABS case is ideal for a life out in the field.

Key Features

  • Holds up to 10 dipslides
  • Temperature range +5 to 45 degrees
  • Light weight 1.2 kg
  • Safe, Reliable, Accurate
  • Chamber Size (useable) – 11 x 13 x 70 (H) cm
  • External case size- (footprint) 27 x 21 x 10(H) cm
  • Total Weight – Inc cables & adaptor 1.2 Kg

Discovery MX 10 Dipslide Incubator

£252.00 (ex VAT)


Challenger MX25 ‘MINI’ Incubator

The newly upgraded Challenger MX25 mini incubator is the first choice for quick and easy analysis of Dip-slides, Reagent Tests or small-scale off-field Laboratory applications.

The tough Polycarbonate clear lid and HIPS base means the Incubator is robust enough for the most hostile working environments

Key Features

  • Hold up to 25 dipslides / 30 x 95mm Petri dishes
  • Temperature range +5 to 45 Degrees
  • Tough, robust
  • Chamber Size (useable) – 18 x 18 x 15 cm (Height) cap 5.2 litres
  • External case size- (footprint) 26 x 32 x 27 cm
  • Weight 2.1 kg

Challenger MX 25 Dipslide Incubator 1

£253.00 (ex VAT)


Ranger MX45 Mini Incubator

The Ranger MX45 sets leading standards for economic portable incubation of dip slides and other rapid water quality tests or traditional 200 plates.

Designed to be used in the field, site or laboratory facilities and supplied ready for use on mains (worldwide plug & voltages) or 12 volts (vehicle cigar lighter) as standard – all ready to go!

The MX solid state temperature control technology and heat reservoir chassis guarantee superb heat distribution without any fans or moving parts.

Key Features

  • Holds up to 45 dipslides or 3 stacks of 100mm Petri-dishes
  • Temperature range +5 to 45 Degrees
  • Ready to use
  • New High-Impact Case now features internal Storage for cables & power pack
  • Chamber Size (useable) – 30 x 15 x 13 (H) cm
  • External case size- (footprint) 42 x 22 x 23(H) cm
  • Total Weight – Inc cables & adaptor 3.5 Kg

Ranger MX 45 Dipslide Incubator

£320.00 (ex VAT)

* Please Note- Incubators for water testing (including drinking water) are excluded from our price match guarantee

*Upgrades and accessories coming soon