The Valve Control System lies at the heart of a multi-valve perfusion system designed to automate and control the delivery of solutions to imaging and recording chambers. The flexible design of these systems allows it to be used in diverse applications. The VCS systems are configured to control up to 8 Pinch, PTFE, or Mini valves.
Each valve is individually accessed by a manual touch display, the included PC software, an external analog signal, or an external digital signal (TTL). An event marker pulse, generated each time a valve is switched on, is provided for chart recordings. A syncronization pulse can be generated by use of the trigger/sync connector (digital I/O, TTL) to line up valve triggering and recordings for optimum data analysis.
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. An optional (but included) Y-connector at the valve input permits solution flow to waste with the valve off.
PTFE valves are available for applications where resistance to chemicals is a concern. The valves are 2-way (either on or off).
The mini valve systems are available in standard size tubes, and with large tubes to support higher flow rates. The standard sized tube model is the most commonly used and is what's supplied with our VCS-77 systems. This is also the preferred tube size for applications using our SF-77C Fast Stepper.
We also have a large tube (LT) mini valve available which is identical to the standard mini valve except the valve input and output tubes have larger ID to permit flow rates up to 10 ml/min.
In all cases, these 3-way valves can be configured as strict on/off or as continuous flow to waste if desired. The mini valve systems are ideally suited for use with the SF-77C perfusion stepper systems.
The system can be operated either manually via touch display or via provided PC software. Software and updates are free. An SDK ia available for integrating into your own software.
The current VCS software can be downloaded here.
7 “ Touch Display
The VCS-6 or VCS-8 Perfusion Valve Control Systems are available with either standard pinch valves or with PTFE valves. These systems include a VCS controller, an eight channel valve bracket with pinch or PTFE valves and 8 ft long cable, reservoir holder with eight 60cc reservoirs, support stand, stopcocks, tubing Connectors, and an MP Series Manifold. The systems with pinch valves are also supplied with Tygon Tubing (1/32 in x 50 ft, ID x L) and C-Flex" Valve Tubing for the valves. The systems with PTFE valves include PTFE tubing (1/16 in x 25 ft, ID x L). Both systems come with 10 ft of PE-90 tubing.
The VCS-6M or VCS-8M Mini Valve Perfusion Control System is available with the VCS Controller, an eight channel valve bracket with Lee mini valves and 8 ft long cable, reservoir holder with eight 10cc reservoirs, support stand, stopcocks, tubing connectors, an ML series manifold, and two packages of PE-50 tubing (50 ft long).
|VCS Software - Download here|
|Windows compatibility||Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10; 64 bit only|
|Operating Temperature||10° to 40° C|
|Altitude||Sea level to 2000 m|
|Relative Humidity||0 to 95%|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||89 x 203 x 305 mm|
|Weight||± 4950 g|
|Valve Bracket||Delrin, mounts on 3/8" or 1/2" support stand|
|Reservoir Holder||Delrin, holds eight syringes with thumb screws for each reservoir|
|Reservoirs||60cc capacity syringes|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||144 x 187 x 265 mm|
|Digital IO||(16 bit) Dsub25 connector|
|Analog In||BNC connector|
|Trig/Sync||(1 bit) BNC connector|
|USB port||USB-C connector|
|Power||24 VDC DC power plug|
|Ground||Common jack 4 mm, banana plug|
|Pin 1||GND||Pin 2||GND|
|Pin 3||GND||Pin 4||GND|
|Pin 5||GND||Pin 6||Bit 1|
|Pin 7||Bit 2||Pin 8||Bit 3|
|Pin 9||Bit 4||Pin 10||Bit 5|
|Pin 11||Bit 6||Pin 12||Bit 7|
|Pin 13||Bit 8||Pin 14||Bit 9|
|Pin 15||Bit 10||Pin 16||Bit 11|
|Pin 17||Bit 12||Pin 18||Bit 13|
|Pin 19||Bit 14||Pin 20||Bit 15|
|Pin 21||Bit 16||Pin 22||GND|
|Pin 23||GND||Pin 24||GND|
Customers from Europe and Australia can use the Multi Channel Systems - Online Shop to order Warner products or create quotes.
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|Valve Control Systems - 8 Channel|
|64-3080||VCS-8-PINCH||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 8 channel, pinch valves, 60 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3081||VCS-8-PTFE||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 8 channel, PTFE valves, 60 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3082||VCS-8-MINI||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 8 channel, mini valves, 10 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3083||VCS-8-MINI-LT||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 8 channel, large bore mini valves, 60 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|Valve Control Systems - 6 Channel|
|64-3084||VCS-6-PINCH||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 6 channel, pinch valves, 60 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3085||VCS-6-PTFE||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 6 channel, PTFE valves, 60 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3086||VCS-6-MINI||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 6 channel, mini valves, 10 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3087||VCS-6-MINI-LT||Touch Screen Valve Control System, 6 channel, large bore mini valves, 60 cc reservoirs||Login||Login|
|64-3090||Tubing Kit for VCS-8-PINCH||Login||Login|
|64-3091||Tubing Kit for VCS-8-PTFE||Login||Login|
|64-3092||Tubing Kit for VCS-8-MINI||Login||Login|
|64-3093||Tubing Kit for VCS-8-MINI-LT||Login||Login|
|64-3094||Tubing Kit for VCS-6-PINCH||Login||Login|
|64-3095||Tubing Kit for VCS-6-PTFE||Login||Login|
|64-3096||Tubing Kit for VCS-6-MINI||Login||Login|
|64-3097||Tubing Kit for VCS-6-MINI-LT||Login||Login|
|64-3088||VC-CONTROL UNIT||Touch Screen Valve Control System Controller||Login||Login|
|64-3089||VC-LAB STAND||VCS Support Stand||Login||Login|
|64-3099||VCS Syringe Holder Kit, 10 cc, for 8 syringes||Login||Login|
|64-3100||Valves and bracket for VCS-8-PINCH||Login||Login|
|64-3101||Valves and bracket for VCS-8-PTFE||Login||Login|
|64-3102||Valves and bracket for VCS-8-MINI||Login||Login|
|64-3103||Valves and bracket for VCS-8-MINI-LT||Login||Login|
|64-3098||VCS Syringe Holder Kit, 60 cc, for 8 syringes||Login||Login|
|64-3104||Valves and bracket for VCS-6-PINCH||Login||Login|
|64-3105||Valves and bracket for VCS-6-PTFE||Login||Login|
|64-3106||Valves and bracket for VCS-6-MINI||Login||Login|
|64-3107||Valves and bracket for VCS-6-MINI-LT||Login||Login|