VC3-4xG

Gravity Perfusion System: 4 Channel

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Overview

The VC3-4xG Series from ALA includes 4 channel valve controlled gravity perfusion systems that fulfill the basic require ments of the student lab but can also be optimized to fit the most demanding applications of patch clamp recording and/or imaging. All VC3-4xG Series systems provide electronic control of solution exchange which improves reproducibility over manual methods. These systems are designed to minimize electronic noise so sensitive electro physiological recordings are not disturbed.

Key features of the VC3-4xG Series include:

    • Choice of low-maintenance pinch valves or fast-response solenoid valves
    • Customizable reservoir sizes and materials
    • DAQ control via analog or TTL input
    • Valve control through DAQ, Valve Commander software, or controller
    • Spill sensor with automatic shutoff to protect microscope optics
    • Valve open and close timestamps via analog or digital output

Details

Each VC3-4xG Series system includes the following:

    • Magnetic stand with poles
    • Valve manifold with solenoid or pinch valves
    • Reservoir bracket with 60mL syringe reservoirs
    • VC3 electronic valve controller with a USB cable and Valve Commander software
    • DB9-CABLE controller to valve manifold cable
    • Manual 3-way stop cock luer valves, manual pinch flow valves, spill sensor, tubing
    • MMF-4 MiniManifold 4 channel perfusion outlet manifold

Each VC3-4xG Series system features a choice of valves:

    • Pinch valves : The 3-way normally open and normally closed pinch valves require minimal maintenance in long-term perfusion experiments and have response times of 15-20 ms.
    • Solenoid valves : The 2-way normally closed solenoid valves are optimized for high-speed solution exchange. These valves feature a biologically inert internally wettable surface and have response times of 1-2 ms.

Additional options include:

    • 5mL or 10mL syringe reservoirs
    • DB9-BNC4 cable for TTL trigger inputs or outputs
    • MLF-4 MilliManifold 4 channel perfusion outlet manifold

Specifications

Valve Controller:

    • Dimensions/Weight: 8″/20.32cm x 6″/15.24cm x 2.5″/6.35cm / 1.5lbs/0.68kg
    • Power: 15VDC/3.15A
    • Computer Control Input: Analog input 0.5V/valve[ TTL high 1 bit/valve; USB 2.0
    • Computer Output Monitoring: Analog output 0.5V/valve; Sync TTL high; TTL high 1 bit/valve
  • Manual Control: Membrane switch 1/valve; mom on/off or toggle on/off

Valve Manifolds:

    • Pinch Valves: 4 x 12VDC/0.25A ea.- Sirai 3 way Pinch Valve
    • Pinch Valve Opening Speed: 15 to 20 ms
    • Pinch Valve ID Tubing: 0.040″/1mm
    • Solenoid Valves: 12VDC/0.25A ea.- Lee OEM Inert Solenoid Valve
    • Solenoid Valve Opening Speed: 1-2 ms
    • Reservoirs: 60mL luer lock syringes

Gravity flow rate specifications assuming 60mL reservoirs are full without the manual pinch flow valve attached:

Height (cm)
with MLF (mL/min)
with MMF (mLmin)
90
11
37
80
10
31
70
9
29
60
8
25
50
7
22

Downloads

VC3-4xG Manual

VC3-4xG Product Literature

VC3 Software (32-bit)

VC3 Software (64-bit)

Accessories

Ordering

Part# Description
ALA VC3-4PG
4 Channel Gravity Bath Perfusion System: pinch valves, magnetic stand with poles, valve manifold, 60mL reservoirs, reservoir bracket, VC3 electronic valve controller and power supply, spill sensor, 4 channel perfusion outlet manifold, manual 3-way luer valves, manual pinch valves, cables and software
ALA VC3-4SG
4 Channel Gravity Bath Perfusion System: solenoid valves,: magnetic stand with poles, valve manifold, 60mL reservoirs, reservoir bracket, VC3 electronic valve controller and power supply, spill sensor, 4 channel perfusion outlet manifold, manual 3-way luer valves, manual pinch valves, cables and software
ALA VC3-4C
4 channel VC3 electronic valve controller including power supply, cables and software
ALA VC3-PS
VC3 electronic valve controller power supply
ALA RESBRACK-4
4 Reservoir bracket for 60mL reservoirs with mounting block – other reservoir sizes available
ALA MLF-4
MilliManifold TM 4 to 1 channel perfusion outlet manifold made of 500um ID polyimide tubing with 1/16″ barb fittings
ALA MMF-4
MiniManifold TM 4 to 1 channel perfusion outlet manifold made of 1/16″ ID polyimide tubing with 1/16″ barb fittings
ALA 60mLSYRINGE
Box of 25 60mL syringes
ALA 3WLV
Replacement manual 3-way stop cock luer valve
ALA PV
Replacement pinch valve
ALA PV-2
Replacement manual pinch flow valve
ALA L2V
Replacement solenoid valve
ALA DB9-CABLE
Replacement VC3 controller to valve manifold cable
ALA DB9F-BNC8
Replacement TTL trigger to 8-BNC cable
ALA VM-STAND
Replacement valve manifold stand: magnetic base and 2 rods
ALA SPILSNSR
Replacement Lasso Spill Sensor with connector
ALA TUBING-2
10′ 1/16″ ID and 1/8″ OD PVC tubing
ALA TUBING-3
2′ Silicone pinch valve tubing
ALA VC3-4TUBE
VC3-4 tubing kit – PVC/silicone tubing and connectors