Pfeuffer GmbH

- Model 2 - Seed Counter


The Contador 2 is a newly developed instrument which is based on the practical experience with the renowned seed counter Contador.
The proven handling of the feed containers, the short feeding distance and the high counting precision are now complemented by a considerably higher counting speed. With the traditional Contador it took you approx. 90 s to count 1000 rapeseeds, with the Contador 2 this only takes you 12 s.Feed containers for small seeds (no. 1) or cereals (no. 2) allow a fast and flexible use for different seed types. This concept permits a fast change of samples without having to empty the counting channels.

High speed counting and filling

  • Counting speed of up to 5000 grains/min
  • Compact design
  • Compatible with filling station Contafill 2
  • Fully controllable via PC software
  • Removable feed containers for rapeseed and cereals
  • Robust and reliable in operation
  • Counting and filling of small seeds and cereals
  • with five parallel counting channels

Increase the efficiency of your counting processes

The feed container is placed onto the Contador 2 and the sample is filled in. The instrument automatically recognizes the container and loads the optimal parameters. After defining the counting quantity, a magnet holds the feed container and a vibrating element causes it to oscillate. A specially developed algorithm ensures an optimal feed rate to guarantee a high counting speed and precision.Counting parameters and feed rate can also be set individually and saved in an individual configuration.The container is designed for a volume of 250 cm³. This corresponds for example to approx. 35,000 rapeseeds. The version for wheat (270 cm³) has a capacity of approx. 4,500 grains.


Thanks to the light and compact plastic housing, the Contador 2 is very flexible in its use. Feed containers, counting channels and feeding plate are made from anodized aluminium.
For bigger sample quantities, an automatic sample feed is optionally available.

The Contador 2 is equipped with a serial RS232C and a Contafill interface to which the filling station can be connected.

PC Software

The software SeedCount together with the filling station Contafill makes it possible to fill sample series. The number of bags as well as the number of grains can be defined in the mode „count manually“.  The automatic mode uses XLS tables which make it possible to complete heterogeneous counting lists within a very short pe-riod of time.  A label printer can print details like the test location and the number of grains. The operator only has to detach the bags, attach empty ones and apply the corresponding labels. The request to change the original sample is confirmed directly at the PC by the operator.

Technical data

  • Power supply    
    • 230 V / 50 Hz (24 V)
  • Dimensions     
    • 375 x 168 x 185 mm
  • Weight    
    • 4.5 kg
  • Container volume:
    • No. 1 rapeseed: approx. 250 cm³
    • No. 2 cereals: approx. 270 cm³

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