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|ValveGuard™ technology detects bad valves|
|Prevent damage to your ValveLink and easily observe problem valves.|
|Run experiments automatically – even unattended|
|By running experiments automatically, AutoMate Systems will leave you free to accomplish other tasks – saving you both time and money.|
|Microprocessor-based for accuracy and flexibility|
|Our low-cost ValveLink controller has powerful perfusion commands and capabilities not offered by competing valve drivers: open single or multiple valves, master channel for control/buffer solution, computer control.|
|Low noise & low voltage valve control|
|Designed for electrophysiology. CE marked for Europe.|
|Manual, TTL (digital), analog, and USB inputs|
|Control valves manually (by push button) or by computer – simultaneously thanks to the microprocessor design. Spill sensor protects your equipment when a leak is detected.|
ValveLinks can switch 12V DC solenoid valves open and closed in one millisecond using full power, then hold-in at 1/2 power to prevent thermal transfer to your solutions. Low noise circuitry minimizes recording artifacts in electrophysiology. Both ValveLinks and ValveBanks are designed for use with pClamp, Pulse, AxoGraph, et al. All AutoMate products include a one-year limited warranty covering both parts and labor (see manual for more details).
ValveGuard™ technology detects bad valves to prevent damage to your ValveLink and easily observe problem valves. Front-panel LEDs are dark for broken or disconnected valves, or blink for short-circuited valves. Automatic networking lets you connect up to eight ValveLinks to a USB hub and PC to create a single 64-channel controller. One analog input can control eight valves: zero volts closes all valves, and each half-volt increment opens the next valve (i.e. 3 volts opens valve six). Analog event marker allows you to record all valve activity.
ValveLinks are less expensive than AutoMate’s ValveBank controllers and include manual pushbuttons, digital/TTL, analog and USB inputs to control valves. They are designed for easy control by your data acquisition software. The ValveLink is the controller of choice for dose response work at pharmaceutical companies and the NIH. Its sophisticated design allows control of sixteen valves with only four digital outputs from pCLAMP. A spill sensor stops all valves when a leak is detected to protect your microscope and table. All LEDs blink until you press a button to continue. ValveLinks can now power individual valves up to 1 amp (12 watts), and a total of 2 amps for all valves open simultaneously.
|Channels||8 ch. each, USB network to 64 ch.|
|Computer I/O||8 digital in, USB, analog input, event marker out|
|Digital Input||One TTL input per valve, or demultiplex and control up to 16 valves with 4 inputs|
|Programmable||Only using real-time analog or digital outputs from your computer / data acquisition software.|
|Software||Free Windows XP real-time USB control and networking software for up to 64 valves at once|
|Manual control||Front panel buttons|
|Manual features||1-on, master channel|
|Valve power||Up to 12 Watts (1 Amp) per channel, 24 Watts (2 A) total|
"Our lab has been using ValveLink controllers for years with good, reliable results. The new ValveLink8.2 is even smaller and faster than its predecessor. It also looks cool and the buttons feel nicer than the previous version. I use it manually or programmed by outputs from my stimulator. I haven't observed any noise from the valve system on my electrophysiology rig."
|Hillel Adesnik, Ph.D.|
|ValveLink PC Software|
|Heka EPC Adapter|
|Digital output lines of the Heka EPC-9 (single) or EPC-10 Patch Clamp amplifier to control external devices, like the ValveLink controllers.|