Fossomatic™ 7

Based on proven FOSS technology, the Fossomatic™ 7 counts somatic cells in raw milk in seconds. Rapid somatic cell count allows farmers to take fast action on early signs of mastitis and secure high quality milk. Fossomatic™ 7 is available as a part of CombiFoss™ 7.

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The lab workhorse in the form of latest generation Fossomatic™ technology offers a low working factor of 100 for unrivalled repeatability of results over time coupled with ease of cleaning and maintenance.
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Sample type

Raw milk (cow, goat, sheep, buffalo).
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Somatic cell count (SCC).

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  • Mastitis is the most costly disease in dairy farming

    Somatic cell count is recognized worldwide as the best single indicator for subclinical mastitis screening. Fossomatic™ 7 measures somatic cells directly in the milk sample in few seconds.

  • Configure your product to your needs

    You may operate your Fossomatic™ 7 and MilkoScan™ 7 RM as standalone analysers or integrate in one unit CombiFoss™ 7. The analyser capacity range from 100 to 600 samples per hour and can at any time be upgraded. Older generation Fossomatic™ FC and MilkoScan™ FT+ can also be integrated into a CombiFoss™.
  • FOSS Integrator

    FOSS Integrator is a shared software platform supporting other FOSS milk testing solutions. The same user interface, the same conveyors, bar code readers etc. can be used throughout the laboratory. This eases training of laboratory staff and facilitates data handling, transfer and storage. Uniform software provides flexibility in the laboratory. Further, context sensitive help available via FOSS Integrator software provides easy and quick solutions and answers, as well as provides an excellent tool for quality assurance.

  • FossConnect™

    FossConnect™ is a centralised networking management solution for Fossomatic™, BactoScan™, MilkoScan™ and CombiFoss™ that helps you to reduce operational costs and secure consistent high performance from your analytical instruments. With FossConnect™, you can manage, configure and monitor your instruments remotely from any internet-enabled computer and safeguard your data for whenever you need it.

Fossomatic 7

The Fossomatic 7 is available in two versions

The Fossomatic™ 7 offers total somatic cell count, while the Fossomatic™ 7 DC offers total somatic cell count as well as the new parameter differential somatic cell count.

Learn more about the Fossomatic™ 7 DC.

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Mastitis milk test

More to be done with Mastitis – the challenge and the potential

Cattle disease specialist, Dr. Daniel Schwarz explains the challenges of mastitis and the potential value of the new differential SCC parameter.

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DSCC testing provides added value for Estonian farmers

Learn how the introduction of the Differential Somatic Cell Count (DSCC) parameter has provided added value for Estonian farmers to improve udder health management.

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Technical specification

Specifications Fossomatic™ 7
Measuring range 0 – 10 mill cells/ml
Performance range 0.1 – 1.5 mill
Repeatability* CV < 6% 100-299k SCC/ml
CV < 4% 300-499k SCC/ml
CV < 3% 500-1500k SCC/ml
< 10% relative mean diff. from DMSCC
(Direct Microscopic Somatic Cell Count)
Carry-over < 1% relative
Sample types Cow, goat, sheep and buffalo milk
*CV = Coefficient of variation (STDev/AVG) x 100. (STDev = Standard deviation. AVG = Average)
Application data   
Analysis Capacity
100, 200, 300, 400, 500 or 600 samples per hour
Sample intake 2.5 ml (programmable 2.0 – 5.0 ml)
Required sample temperature 37 - 42 °C (86 - 107.6 F)
Working factor 100
Standards and approvals
Fossomatic™ 7 is CE-labelled and complies with the following directives and regulations:

• EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) Directive 2014/30/EU
• LVD (Low Voltage) Directive 2014/35/EU
• Machinery Safety Directive 2006/42/EC
• Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixture, CLP (EC)
• WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
• Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC
• REACH 1907/2006/EC

Fossomatic technology complies with:
• ISO 13366-2 / IDF 148-2:2006
• Laser approval (FDA), IEC 60825-1
• MicroVal certificate for enumeration of somatic cells in raw cow’s milk on Fossomatic™ 7. Certificate No. 2016LR62

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