VC3-8xP

8 Channel Valve Controlled Pressurized Perfusion System

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Description

The VC3-8xP Series from ALA includes 8 channel valve controlled pressurized perfusion systems that fulfill the basic requirements of the student lab but can also be optimized to fit the most demanding applications of patch clamp recording and/or imaging. All VC3-8xP Series systems provide electronic control of solution exchange which improves reproducibility over manual methods. These systems are designed to minimize electronic noise so sensitive electrophysiological recordings are not disturbed.

Key features of the VC3-8xP 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
    • MilliManifold TM and Quartz MicroManifold® perfusion outlet options for low volume and rapid solution exchange applications
    • Valve open and close timestamps via analog or digital output

Details

Each VC3-8xP Series system includes the following:

  • Magnetic stand with poles
  • Valve manifold with solenoid or pinch valves and 5mL pressurized syringe reservoirs
  • VC3 electronic valve controller with a USB cable and Valve Commander software
  • DB9-CABLE controller to valve manifold cable
  • Spill sensor and tubing

eight channel pressurized perfusion system valve manifold

Each VC3-8xP 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:

    • Glass reservoirs for volatile solutions
    • DB9-BNC8 cable for TTL input or output

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: 12VDC/0.25A each- 3-way normally open or normally closed pinch valves
    • Pinch Valve Opening Speed: 15 to 20 ms
    • Pinch Valve ID Tubing: 0.020″/0.5mm
    • Solenoid Valves: 12VDC/0.25A each- Lee OEM Inert Solenoid Valve
    • Solenoid Valve Opening Speed: 1-2 ms
    • Reservoirs : 5mL pressurized syringes with 3-way stop cock luer valves

Sample pressurized flow rate: 1mL in 9 minutes @ 10 PSI / 70kPa through QMM with 100μm ID tubes

Downloads

Product Literature VC3-8xP Manual 

Product Literature VC3-8xP Product Literature

Product Literature VC3 software (32-bit)

Product Literature VC3 software (64-bit)

Accessories

    • MLF-8: MilliManifold TM 8 channel perfusion outlet manifold
    • QMM-8: Quartz MicroManifold® 8 channel perfusion outlet manifold for low dead-volumes
    • Compression Fittings: adaptors for tubing of different outer diameters
    • Thermal De-Bubbler-8: 8 Channel De-Bubbler System
    • PR-10: 0-10 psi analog two-stage pressure regulator
    • Microscope Stage Plate and Tool Holders: microscope stage insert and perfusion tool holders
    • VWK: Vacuum Waste Kit
    • LL-2: LeveLockTM Fluid Level Controller
    • SFK: miscellaneous tube and luer fittings

Ordering

Part# Description
ALA VC3-8PP 8 Channel Pressurized Perfusion System: pinch valves, magnetic stand with poles, valve manifold, 5mL pressurized reservoirs, VC3 electronic valve controller and power supply, spill sensor, tubing, cables and software
ALA VC3-8SP 8 Channel Pressurized Perfusion System: solenoid valves, magnetic stand with poles, valve manifold, 5mL pressurized reservoirs, VC3 electronic valve controller and power supply, spill sensor, tubing, cables and software
ALA VC3-8C 8 channel VC3 electronic valve controller including power supply, cables and software
ALA VC3-PS VC3 electronic valve controller power supply
ALA QMM-8 Quartz MicroManifold® 8 to 1 channel perfusion outlet manifold with 100um or 200um ID (please specify) tubing and tip (other sizes available – please call or email to inquire)
ALA QMM-8WT Quartz MicroManifold® 8 to 1 perfusion outlet manifold with 100um or 200um ID (please specify) tubing and tip (other sizes available – please call or email to inquire) and clear teflon tubing installed
ALA MLF-8 MilliManifold TM 8 to 1 channel perfusion outlet manifold made of 500um ID polyimide tubing with 1/16″ barb fittings
ALA 60mlRES 60mL pressurized reservoir assembly with 3-way luer valve
ALA 10mlRES 10mL pressurized reservoir assembly with 3-way luer valve
ALA 5mlRES 5mL pressurized reservoir assembly with 3-way luer valve
ALA PV Replacement pinch valve
ALA L2V Replacement solenoid valve
ALA DB9-CABLE Replacement VC3 controller to valve manifold cable
ALA DB9F-BNC8 Replacement TTL trigger to 4-BNC cable
ALA VM-STAND Replacement valve manifold stand: magnetic base and 2 rods
ALA VC38AIRMAN Replacement pressurized air manifold tubing set
ALA SPILSNSR Replacement Lasso Spill Sensor with connector
ALA FEP-1 4m clear Teflon tubing with 230um ID and 600um OD (for 100um ID QMM’s)
ALA FEP-2 4m clear Teflon tubing with 380um ID and 760um OD (for 200um ID QMM’s)
ALA CF-1 Compression fitting for PE-10/FEP-1 tubing to 1/16″ ID tubing
ALA CF-2 Compression fitting for PE-20/FEP-2 tubing to 1/16″ ID tubing
ALA TUBING-2 10′ 1/16″ ID and 1/8″ OD PVC tubing
ALA TUBING-4 2′ silicone pinch valve tubing for pressurized flow