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(VC-8) Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System

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
  • Requires just one analog signal to control all valves
Warner perfusion valve control systems are uncomplicated and easy to operate. The VC-8Valve 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.

 

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

 

An event-marker pulse, generated each time a valve is switched on, is provided for output to tape or chart recorders. The 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.

Pinch valve systems are supplied with C-flex valve tubing. Included with the Pinch and PTFE Valve Systems are eight 60 cc reservoirs, a reservoir holder and support stand, stopcocks and tubing connectors. Pinch valve systems are also supplied with 50 ft. of Tygon tubing. Systems with a PTFE valve include 25 ft. of PTFE tubing.

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

 

 

The VC-8M Mini-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.
 

VC-8T PTFE Valve Systems

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 10ml/min with a 2 foot head.

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

 

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

Mini-Valve

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

Pinch Valve

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

PTFE Valve

Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

Large Tube Mini Valves

 

Valve Types
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

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Eight Channel Perfusion Valve Control System (VC-8)

 

Systems include:
  • VC-8 controller

  • 8 channel valve system (pinch, PTFE, or mini)

  • MP or ML Series perfusion manifold
  • Reservoir holder with syringes

  • Support stand, stopcocks

  • Tubing connectors

  • 10 ft PE tubing
Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
64-0139 PV-1 Replacement pinch valve Login Login
64-0140 TV-2 Replacement PTFE valve Login Login
64-0175 SV-1 Replacement mini valve Login Login
64-0385 SH-8/60 Syringe holder with eight 60 cc syringes Login Login
64-0143 SH-8/10 Syringe holder with eight 10 cc syringes Login Login
64-0162 RS-1 Support stand Login Login
64-0165 SL-6 Luer stopcock, 6 pack Login Login
64-0211 MP-8 MP Series perfusion mini-manifold, 8 to 1 ports Login Login
64-0752 PE-50/10 Polyethylene tubing, PE-50, 10 ft Login Login
64-0753 PE-50/100 Polyethylene tubing, PE-50, 100 ft Login Login
64-0166 CFL-6 C-Flex tubing, 1/32 x 6 (ID x ft), for pinch valves Login Login
64-0167 TY-50 Tygon tubing, 1/16 x 50 (ID x ft) Login Login
64-0168 TT-25 PTFE tubing, 1/16 x 25 (ID x ft) Login Login
64-0164 TC-3 Tubing connectors, 24 pack Login Login
64-1575 Fitting barb, 1/16 in to Luer female, 25 pack Login Login
64-1571 Fitting barb, Y style, 1/16 to 1/16 in, 25 pack Login Login
64-1567 Fitting barb, 1/16 to 1/16 in, 25 pack Login Login
59-8377 Becton Dickinson syringe, 3 cc, 100 per box Login Login
59-8378 Becton Dickinson syringe, 5 cc, 100 per box Login Login
59-8379 Becton Dickinson syringe, 10 cc, 100 per box Login Login
59-8380 Becton Dickinson syringe, 20 cc, 40 per box Login Login
59-8381 Becton Dickinson syringe, 30 cc, 30 per box Login Login
59-8382 Becton Dickinson syringe, 60 cc, 40 per box Login Login
72-2399 Monoject® syringes, 140cc, 20/box Login Login

References

Videos

  1. Perfusion and Aspiration Techniques
    Warner Instruments
    YouTube 2012


References

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    Otero-Cruz JD, Torres-Núñez DA, Báez-Pagán CA, Lasalde-Dominicci JA
    Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Sep;1784(9):1200-7
  2. Impaired Purinergic Neurotransmission to Mesenteric Arteries in Deoxycorticosterone Acetate-Salt Hypertensive Rats
    Demel SL, Galligan JJ
    Hypertension. 2008 Aug;52(2):322-9
  3. Functional Characterization of a Novel CFTR Mutation P67S Identified in a Patient with Atypical Cystic Fibrosis
    Kraus C, Reis A, Naehrlich L, Dötsch J, Korbmacher C, Rauh R
    Cell Physiol Biochem. 2007;19(5-6):239-48
  4. Tryptophan-scanning Mutagenesis in the {alpha}M3 Transmembrane Domain of the Muscle-type Acetylcholine Receptor
    Otero-Cruz JD, Báez-Pagán CA, Caraballo-González IM, Lasalde-Dominicci JA
    J Biol Chem. 2007 Mar 23;282(12):9162-71
  5. NEUROFIBROMIN, NERVE GROWTH FACTOR AND RAS: THEIR ROLES IN CONTROLLING THE EXCITABILITY OF MOUSE SENSORY NEURONS
    Yue Wang
    Submitted to the faculty of the University Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University 12/1/2006
  6. Molecular characterization of the first aromatic nutrient transporter from the sodium neurotransmitter symporter family
    Meleshkevitch EA, Assis-Nascimento P, Popova LB, Miller MM, Kohn AB, Phung EN, Mandal A, Harvey WR, Boudko DY
    J Exp Biol. 2006 Aug;209(Pt 16):3183-98
  7. Minimal Structural Rearrangement of the Cytoplasmic Pore during Activation of the 5-HT3A Receptor
    Panicker S, Cruz H, Arrabit C, Suen KF, Slesinger PA
    J Biol Chem. 2004 Jul 2;279(27):28149-58

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
64-0186 VC-8M Perfusion valve control system, complete, with mini valves, 8 channel Login Login
64-0187 VC-8T Perfusion valve control system, complete, with PTFE valves, 8 channel Login Login
64-0186LT VC-8MLT Perfusion valve control system, complete, with mini valves, 8 channel, high flow Login Login
64-0753 PE-50/100 Polyethylene tubing, PE-50, 100 ft Login Login
Accessories
64-0220 FR-50 Flow Valve Login Login
64-0221 FR-55S Flow Valve with on/off switch Login Login
Accessories and Replacement Parts
460-7013 BNC-6 pass Bessel Filter (LPF-202A) - BNC to BNC cable, 6 feet (Pomona) Login Login
460-7032 BNC-2 pass Bessel Filter (LPF-202A) - BNC to BNC cable, 2 feet (Pomona) Login Login
64-0211 MP-8 MP Series perfusion mini-manifold, 8 to 1 ports Login Login
64-0165 SL-6 Luer stopcock, 6 pack Login Login
59-8382 Becton Dickinson syringe, 60 cc, 40 per box Login Login
64-0752 PE-50/10 Polyethylene tubing, PE-50, 10 ft Login Login
64-0166 CFL-6 C-Flex tubing, 1/32 x 6 (ID x ft), for pinch valves Login Login
Fittings and Tubing
64-0164 TC-3 Tubing connectors, 24 pack Login Login
64-1547 CFL-25 C-Flex tubing, 1/8 x 1/16 in (OD x ID), 25 feet Login Login
64-0168 TT-25 PTFE tubing, 1/16 x 25 (ID x ft) Login Login
Replacement Items
64-0167 TY-50 Tygon tubing, 1/16 x 50 (ID x ft) Login Login
Replacement Parts
64-1575 Fitting barb, 1/16 in to Luer female, 25 pack Login Login
64-1571 Fitting barb, Y style, 1/16 to 1/16 in, 25 pack Login Login
64-1567 Fitting barb, 1/16 to 1/16 in, 25 pack Login Login
Replacement Valves
64-0175 SV-1 Replacement mini valve Login Login
64-0139 PV-1 Replacement pinch valve Login Login
64-0140 TV-2 Replacement PTFE valve Login Login
Stand and Syringes
64-0162 RS-1 Support stand Login Login
64-0385 SH-8/60 Syringe holder with eight 60 cc syringes Login Login
64-0143 SH-8/10 Syringe holder with eight 10 cc syringes Login Login
Syringes
59-8377 Becton Dickinson syringe, 3 cc, 100 per box Login Login
59-8378 Becton Dickinson syringe, 5 cc, 100 per box Login Login
59-8379 Becton Dickinson syringe, 10 cc, 100 per box Login Login
59-8380 Becton Dickinson syringe, 20 cc, 40 per box Login Login
59-8381 Becton Dickinson syringe, 30 cc, 30 per box Login Login
72-2399 Monoject® syringes, 140cc, 20/box Login Login
Valve Control Systems
64-0185 VC-8P Perfusion valve control system, complete, with pinch valves, 8 channel Login Login
64-1940 DWV Dedicated Workstation Vacuum Login Login

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