The VolumeCheck uses ultrasonic technology to measure the height of the sample meniscus without coming into contact with the sample. The volume of each well of a 96 plate is returned in about one minute. This easy to use system provides a robust alternative to manual or visual well plate inspection.
Features - Outputs sample volume for each well or tube- Scans Water / Alcohol / DMSO based samples- Simple calibration procedure- Fast 30 second scan speed
Automation Benefits - Automated plate volume QC- Replaces visual or manual inspection of well plates- Accuracy of +/- 10μL
Compatible Labware - PCR plates / assay plates- Shallow / deep well plates- 96, 48, & 24 SBS well labware- Vials or tubes up to 52-70mm in height- Non-transparent labware- Uncapped or unsealed labware
VolumeCheck Software - Graphically displays well plate volumes in an on-screen color map- Outputs customizable CSV file for Excel or LIMS- Integrates with other software using ActiveX Toolkit- Windows based (XP, Vista and 7)
How It Works 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 a volume with an accuracy of +/- 10μl. The technology allows for sample measurement of sample volume in a wide variety 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.