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Eliminate time-consuming visual and manual volume inspection tasks

With the fastest scan speed, highest accuracy, and compatibility with the widest range of labware, the BioMicroLab VolumeCheck 384 is the preferred VolumeCheck model for most laboratories. It is fully compatible with your own 384 well plates and uncapped tubes in 96, 48, and 24-format racks (no adapters or consumables are needed), and returns the volumes of a 384 well plate in as little as 30 seconds in fast scan mode.

Fastest scanning speed boosts efficiency
Fastest scanning speed boosts efficiency

The VolumeCheck 384 is able to scan and detect sample volumes in 96 well plates in as little as 30 seconds

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 VC384 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 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.

Highly accurate system detecting to sub 2-3  μL
Highly accurate system detecting to sub 2-3 μL

The VolumeCheck 384 liquid level sensor senses changes in sample volume in the sub 2-3 μL range for 384 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 easily analyzable 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 BioMicroLab 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.

  • 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 SBS standard well labware
  • Vials or tubes up to 92mm 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

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 offerssoftware developer toolkitsfor 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:

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

Technical Specification

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Throughput The VolumeCheck scans a 384 well plate in just 30 seconds in fast scan mode, and 2-3 minutes in full scan mode. Scan speed will vary between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, depending on selected settings Accuracy The VolumeCheck 384 liquid level sensor is capable of sensing changes in sample volume in the sub 2-3 μL range.
Dimensions 11”W x 26.5”D x 12.5”H (28 cm x 68 cm x 32 cm) Weight 33.25 lbs. (15 kg)
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7; ~2GB RAM Recommended
One USB Port
Electrical 110-220 VAC ~ 50/60Hz
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