Robots: Humans' Dependable Helpers

Research and Development in Robotic Systems

Ultrasonic Level Measurement

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Ultrasonic Microplate Level Measurement System (US-MTP)

The ultrasonic microplate level measurement system (US-MTP) automatically measures the level with clamp-on technology without contact with the liquid medium highly precisely and rapidly.

Consisting of sensor head and 3D feed kinematic components specially developed for it, the system is connected to a computer by a USB, which monitors and logs measurements. Since there is no direct contact with the measured medium (solution in a well), there is also no danger of cross contamination.

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  • As a one-channel system for evaporation monitoring during long-time tests
  • As a multichannel system for rapid level measurement in high throughput applications
  • As a stand-alone system in labs or as a metering device in filling equipment

Target Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioanalysis
  • Pharmazeuticals
  • Blood analysis
  • Biological research

The US-MTP project was supported by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as part of an internal research initiative oriented toward SMEs. The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology IBMT in St. Ingbert was the project partner.