The Mekel scanners process better and faster than our former scanners because we don’t need a server attached to each machine. This is a tremendous competitive advantage for our company.”

Ryan Candela, Project Manager, Mountain States Imaging

High-volume: Mekel MACH12 Microfilm Scanner

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Since Mekel Technology created the first production-level microfilm scanner in 1989, they have continued to advance the field of microfilm digitization hardware through the MACH-Series roll film scanners.

The MACH12 is a high-volume microfilm scanner that provides the highest resolution images in the series through the use of a 12-bit camera with 12288 pixel array and precision lens. The advanced optics and camera system provides unrivaled tonality, depth of field and resolution to any microfilm scanning project and provide high text OCR accuracy due to their exceptional image clarity.

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

Quantum Software

All MACH-series high-volume microfilm scanner models include the revolutionary Quantum software suite. Quantum software ensures that each microfilm image is captured, eliminating the need for rescans.

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
  • FADGI-rated capture
  • True archival image quality
  • High optical resolution of up to 750 dpi true optical resolution
  • 12-bit camera with 12288 pixel array and precision lens for unrivaled tonality, depth of field and resolution
  • Scan speeds under 4.5 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
  • made-in-americaDirect 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
  • Real-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.