The Mekel MACH 12 microfilm scanner is a production scanner that can scan and convert various types of microfilm into high-quality digital images, including (as standard): 16 mm, 35 mm, up to 1.000′ roll film, and 3M / ANSI / Ektamate cartridges. Mekel MACH 12 microfilm scanner offers up to 750 dpi true optical resolution and scans 100′ roll film in less than 4,5 minutes. With the Mekel MACH 12 production scanner, 100% image capture accuracy and best possible quality are guaranteed.

Powered by Mekel Technology’s one-of-a-kind Quantum software (Quantum Scan & Quantum Process), the MACH 12 microfilm scanner offers unrivalled true archival image quality, capture accuracy with excellent tonality and depth of field, and sophisticated image processing of up to 1600 images per minute. Its 12-bit camera exceeds true optical dpi requirements for capture of books, newspapers, manuscripts, financial records, and more. MACH 12 ensures crystal clear scanning of small fonts and highly reduced images, and higher OCR accuracy as a result of better image quality. Ideal for service bureaus, corporations, government, archives, record managers and other organizations with large-volume microfilm scanning needs.

Specifications Description
Resolution Up to 750 dpi true optical resolution, 4x – 96x reduction ratio range
Film Types (100′, 215′ and 1.000′ roll standard) ANSI, M-types, Ektamate and open spools
16 mm / 35 mm; simplex / duplex; positive / negative
Silver, Diazo and Vesicular formats
Camera / Optics Up to 12-bit dynamic range with gamma correction grayscale output, full depth of pixels processed
Full 12,288 pixel CCD array for highest true optical dpi in the industry
Quantum Speed (100′ roll) 200 dpi using Quantum Scan: 4,5 minutes (at higher resolution than other MACH series models)
300 dpi using Quantum Scan: 6,5 minutes (at higher resolution than other MACH series models)
Roll Film Speed (per Image) Up to 440 images
Quantum Image Processing Up to 1600 images per minute (32 bit; 64 bit higher)
Single, double or triple level blip code detection
Full frame, leading and trail edge detection
Hardware Image Enhancement Real-time image sharpening and enhancement done in hardware; no reduction in throughput
Output Formats Simultaneous output of grayscale and bitonal formats
Output to single, multi-page, bitonal TIFF (G4) and JPEG
Output to TIFF uncompressed, PDF compressed (single/multi), JPEG2000, PDF/A and others


Download the complete Mekel MACH 12 Microfilm Scanner Specifications here.
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Quantum Software

Roll film. Ribbon scanning. Strip scanning. Complete capture. Quantum is the most advanced microfilm scanning and processing software on the market.

Quantum Scan allows you to: scan an entire roll of film in minutes (full roll ribbon scanning); detect all images and flag those that need review; ensure 100% accurate image detection with a host of manual & automatic features. Quantum Process makes it possible to: edit image detection and make changes to both, grayscale and bitonal image quality without ever having to reload a roll of film; store strips to make as many changes as necessary to obtain the highest quality images; process even poor-quality or degraded film without missing images.

Key benefits of Quantum Scanning & Processing Software include:

  • Increased operator production
  • Scan at full-rated speeds without operator intervention
  • Share quality assurance tasks with multiple operators
  • Drive multiple MACH series scanners with a single operator
  • Significantly reduced scanning costs
  • Never search for lost images
  • Eliminate the need to reload & rescan
  • Guaranteed 100% image capture
  • Superior image quality
  • Download Mekel Quantum Scanning & Processing Software Brochure here.

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