Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)
The VC-8 valve controller lies at the heart of a multi-valve perfusion system designed to automate and control the delivery of solutions to Warner Instruments imaging and recording chambers.
- Choice of Pinch, PTFE, or Miniature Lee Valves
- Manual or computer controlled
- Low noise
- Low self heating design
Warner perfusion valve control systems are uncomplicated and easy to operate. The VC-8 Valve Controller is configured to control up to 8 valves. Each valve is individually accessed by a manual switch, an external analog signal, or an external TTL signal. A spill sensor probe is included for detecting an overflow condition in your perfusion chambers and will shut off all valves thereby protecting your valuable microscope optics.
An event-marker pulse, generated each time a valve is switched on, is provided for output to tape or chart recorders. Systems include all components necessary to get set up and running in very little time. The VC-8P Pinch valve and VC-8T PTFE valve systems include the VC-8 controller, 8 valves, a valve bracket with 8 ft. cable and MP-8 Series manifold.
The VC-8MMini-Valve Perfusion Control System includes the VC-8 Controller, 8 valves, and a valve manifold with 8 ft. cable and an ML-8 Series manifold. Also included are eight 10 cc reservoirs, a reservoir holder, ring stand, stopcocks, tubing connectors and 100 ft. of PE-50 tubing.
VC-8P Pinch Valve Systems
Pinch valves are the simplest to maintain as the solution never comes in contact with the valve and tubings are easily changed. Valves are dual acting (3-way) with both normally open and closed sides. Y connectors at the valve inputs permit solution flow to waste with the valves off.
PTFE valves are available for applications where resistance to chemicals is a concern. The valves are 2-way (either on or off).
VC-8M Mini-Valve Systems
The VC-8M is designed for slow flow perfusion systems where smaller diameter tubing is used. Eight valves mount directly to a compact Delrin manifold. The 3-way valves allow for solutions to flow to waste if desired. The VC-8M system is ideally suited for use with the SF-77B Fast-Step Perfusion Stepper Systems. The VC-8MLT features larger ports to accommodate PE-160 tubing used on most Warner chambers, this version will permit flow rates of 10 ml/min with a 2 foot head.
|VC-8P||12 V 3-way pinch valves|
|VC-8T||12 V 2-way PTFE|
|VC-8M||12 V 3-way solenoid valves|
|VC-8MLT||12 V 3-way solenoid valves|
|Typical Maximum Flow Rates (with 60 cm head)|
|VC-8P, 8T Systems||10 mL/min|
|VC-8M Systems||1 mL/min|
|VC-8MLT Systems||10 mL/min|
|VC-8 Valve Controller|
|Switching||Manual, TTL logic or Analog Signal|
|Event Marker||Logic level pulse|
|Power||110-130 or 200-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 50 VA|
|Warranty||All systems carry 2-year warranty|
- VC-8 Controller
- 8 valves
- Valve manifold
- 8 ft. cable
- ML-8 Series manifold
- Eight 10 cc reservoirs
- Reservoir holder
- Ring stand, stopcocks
- Tubing connectors
- 100 ft. of PE-50 tubing