VolumeCheck 384    NEW!

Automated Non-contact Liquid Volume Detection for 384 Format Well Plates

The VolumeCheck 384 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 384 well plate is returned in about 2-3 minutes. This easy to use system provides a robust alternative to manual or visual well plate inspection.


  • Outputs sample volume for each well
  • Scans Water / Alcohol / DMSO and more based samples
  • Simple calibration procedure
  • Scans a 384 well plate in 2-3 minutes (depends on sample settings)
  • Scans a 96 well plate in 1 minute
  • Small footprint: 11"W x 26.5"D x 12.5"H (28cm x 68cm x 32cm)

Automation Benefits

  • Automated plate volume QC
  • Replaces visual or manual inspection of well plates

Compatible Labware

  • PCR plates /  assay plates
  • Shallow / deep well plates
  • 384, 96, 48, & 24 SBS well labware
  • Vials or tubes up to 95mm in height
  • Uncapped or unsealed labware
  • Wide variety of common SBS format racks and plates
  • No consumables needed -- works with your racks and plates
  • No rack adapters needed

VolumeCheck Software

  • Graphically displays well plate volumes in an on-screen color map
  • User interface designed for quality control applications
  • Project-based software for multiple types of applications and labware
  • Outputs customizable CSV file for Excel or LIMS
  • Integrates with other software using ActiveX Toolkit
  • Prints plate reports
  • Includes plate data calibration table utility
  • Windows-based (compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, vista) 

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 the volume. The technology allows for sample measurement of sample volume in a wide variety lab ware. 

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.



  • Low or high sample volume detection in uncapped consumables
  • Sample library inventory management
  • Assay plate quality control
  • QC/QA for assay development and DNA processing
  • Detect sample volume for incoming plate samples
  • Vlume verification for plates before and after liquid handling

The VolumeCheck is Utilized Worldwide by

  • Genomic Biobanks
  • Drug Discovery Laboratories
  • Molecular Biology Laboratories


   Plates per min Compatible Labware   96 well plate 48 & 24 well plate  384 well  plates 
 VoumeCheck 384  2-3  up to 95mm  yes  yes   yes
 VolumeCheck 100 LV  1 up to 100mm  yes  yes  no
 VolumeCheck 100  1 up to 52mm  yes  yes   no
 VolumeCheck 50 0.3  up to 52mm  yes  yes   no