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Eliminate time-consuming visual and manual volume inspection tasks

The BioMicroLab VolumeCheck 100 helps laboratories shift away from visual or manual inspection of well plates and tube racks by offering an automated alternative. With an affordable price point, the BioMicroLab VolumeCheck 100 is ideal for laboratories needing to integrate detection of low or high volumes in uncapped 96, 48 and 24-format well plates and tube racks into their workflow.

Replaces visual or manual inspection of well plates to save valuable time
Replaces visual or manual inspection of well plates to save valuable time

The VC100 uses innovative ultrasonic technology to measure the distance between the sensor and the height of the meniscus.

Collects and outputs sample volume data for each well position
Collects and outputs sample volume data for each well position

The instrument extrapolates the distance from a calibration table created by the user and easily outputs the volume for each well position.

Compatible with a range of labware and solutions for flexibility
Compatible with a range of labware and solutions for flexibility

The technology allows for efficient sample measurement of sample volume in a wide variety of labware and is compatible with a range of sample types.

High-speed rack well plate scanning enables increased productivity
High-speed rack well plate scanning enables increased productivity

The VolumeCheck 100 is able to scan and detect sample volumes in 96 well plates in just 1 minute with strong repeatability.

Highly accurate system detecting
Highly accurate system detecting

The VolumeCheck 100 liquid level sensor senses changes in sample volume in the sub 10 μL range for 96 well plates.

Intuitive, user-friendly software interface
Intuitive, user-friendly software interface

The VolumeCheck software user interface is designed for quality control applications, with an easy to analyze display. Operators can choose to scan rows, columns or entire racks for the most efficient throughput.

Fast and efficient volume detection solutions

Laboratories around the world are choosing VolumeCheck instruments for standalone, non-contact volume detection of samples in well plates and uncapped tube racks at high speeds as fast as 30 seconds per rack (with the VolumeCheck 384 model).

  • Replaces visual or manual inspection of well plates
  • Outputs sample volume for each well or tube
  • Detects and reports empty wells
  • Provides QC step for assay plate creation
  • Verifies sample volume before and after liquid handling operations
  • PCR plates /  assay plates
  • Shallow / deep well plates
  • 96, 48, & 24 ANSI/SLAS standard well labware
  • Vials or tubes up to 52mm in height
  • Uncapped or unsealed labware
  • Wide variety of common ANSI/SLAS standard racks and plates
  • No consumables needed — works with your racks and plates
  • Rack adapters are needed for labware less than 45mm in height

The VolumeCheck uses ultrasonic technology to measure the distance between the sensor and the height of the meniscus. It then extrapolates the distance from a calibration table created by the user and outputs the volume. The technology allows for sample measurement of sample volume in a wide variety of labware.

The VolumeCheck software calibration wizard assists the user in efficiently creating the calibration table, which is based on known volumes of a given sample. Many calibration tables can be stored, making it easy to switch between sample types and different types of labware.

The resolution and accuracy will depend on whether the samples were centrifuged, any dimensional variation in labware consumables, the accuracy of the calibration tables created by the user, and the sample volume in the plates. The VolumeCheck returns a higher resolution with low volume plates vs. higher volume plates (PCR plates vs. 2.2mL deep well plates).

The VolumeCheck exhibits good repeatability, which makes it an appropriate choice for many volume inspection tasks.

  • Generates an output file (.csv) of volume data on a well-by-well basis
  • Graphically displays the well plate volumes in columns and rows
  • User interface designed for quality control applications
  • Project-based software for multiple types of applications and labware
  • Select rows or columns to scan for efficient throughput
  • Includes plate data calibration table utility
  • Easy-to-use Windows-based software
  • ActiveX toolkit available for integration projects
  • Prints or generates a PDF of plate reports

The VolumeCheck software calibration wizard assists the user in efficiently creating the reference curve, which is known volume vs. distance measure to the meniscus for a given sample. Many reference curves can be stored, making it easy to switch between sample types and different types of labware.

BioMicroLab offers  both software developer toolkitsActiveX and SDK Toolkits  for all instruments for end-users, integrators, and other manufacturers to fully integrate a BioMicroLab instrument with other robotics and LIMS systems. The following manufacturers have created integrations with the BioMicroLab VolumeCheck:

  • VolumeCheck
  • Beckman Coulter
  • Green Button Go™ by Biosero
  • Tecan
  • Titian – Mosaic Sample Management Software

Technical Specification

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Dimensions 11”W x 24.5”D x 11”H – (28 cm x 63 cm x 28 cm Electrical 100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz
Weight 27.5 lbs – (12.25 kg) System Requirements Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7; ~2GB RAM Recommended
One USB Port
Throughput The VolumeCheck 100 Scans and Detects Sample Volumes in 96 Well plates in 1 Minute

Product brochure

This two-page product brochure provides an overview of the BioMicroLab VC100 in one easy-to-read document.

It includes technical specifications, key applications, key features and benefits, software overview, labware compatibility, and an overview of how the instrument works.

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