We took the opportunity to test a MACH5 against our existing microfilm scanner. In eight hours of production with two of our current machines, we scanned 15 rolls. In four hours with one MACH5, we scanned 38 rolls of film. Needless to say, we placed our orders quickly.

Manager, a leading U.S. business process organization (BPO)

High-volume: Mekel MACH5 Microfilm Scanner

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Mekel MACH5 Microfilm ScannerThe Best of Both Worlds –
Mekel MACH5 Microfilm Scanner

Since creating the world’s first production level microfilm scanner in 1989, Mekel Technology has remained at the forefront of microfilm technology with their industry acclaimed MACH-series scanners. Relied upon by countless archives, service bureaus, government agencies, corporations and other institutions, the MACH-series provide fast and accurate digitization of all types of 16mm and 35mm microfilm.

The Mekel MACH5 microfilm scanner is known as the “best of both worlds” for its ability to provide both quality image capture and fast scan speeds of 500 images or more per minute (1000 images or more per minute using speed mode).

The Mekel Technology MACH-Series is a multi-year Platinum Modern Library Award winner.

Quantum Software

All MACH-series microfilm scanners include the revolutionary Quantum software suite.

Hybrid Approach

Crowley’s exclusive hybrid approach to microfilm scanning allows clients to outsource the digitization to Crowley’s Digitization Services branch and process the images in-house using QuantumProcess software. Learn more.

  • NEW! Optical character recognition with QuantumProcess
  • NEW! Windows 10 support
  • Up to 600 dpi true optical resolution
  • Scan speeds under four minutes per 100′ roll
  • Compatible with IMAGEhost microfilm hosting platform
  • Full-roll strip scanning technology
  • Safely scans microfilm in various states of composition, including film inflicted with vinegar syndrome
  • Vertically-aligned film transport for enhanced stability
  • Direct path imaging camera, film and light source enable up to 600 true optical dpi resolution
  • Standard 1,000’ adapter, high-speed rewind and film cleaning rollers
  • made-in-americaReal-time image sharpening and enhancement
  • Easy software and equipment upgrades
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MACH-Series Microfilm Scanner PC Specifications


Category Recommended Specification
Processor Intel Xeon Processor W-2235
Memory 16 GB or more
Hard Drives OS Drive – 256G SSD; Payload Drives – 2x1TB 7200rpm; SATA Hard Drives
DVD/CD Drive Recommended
Monitor 24″ Dell Monitor
Graphics Card Quadro P620, 2GB
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64 bit only with Intel Processor)
USB Interface 3.0

The Crowley Company pursues a policy of continuous product improvement and reserves the right to change these specifications without notice.

Visit Crowley’s Technical Support section for information on scanner maintenance, warranty, contract options and more.