SmartDrop System

Droplet analysis solution by optical imaging. Measurement of droplet volumes in flight for a non-contact volume calibration and verification.

Captures every single droplet

Super-fast imaging of single droplets in flight - up to 40 Hz

The stationary SmartDrop System uses a high-performance camera to implement advanced process- and quality control. It enables the validation of every dispensed droplet in flight. Droplet images can be stored for quality assurance (QC) documentation.

Auto-calibration for all liquid classes

The intelligent software algorithm is more than a simple calculation of the volume of a single droplet.

Reach highes level in accuracy:

  • Volume calibration independent of liquid type
  • Highest dispensing performance - erase unwanted satellites
  • Characterize your liquid type

Trust what you see

The SmartDrop System is benchmarked to gravimetric measurement systems applying GRM and ARTEL MVS

The target volume can easily achieved by an software-based adjustment of the dispensing parameters. Align the droplet volume to your needs and improve process stability by the BioFluidix Control Software.

Outstanding standalone and OEM integration

SmartDrop Kit

The SmartDrop System is availible as integrated module for all of our automated liquid handling workstations. As a basic research tool, the SmartDrop System can be ordered as standalone being a powerfull add-on for the PipeJet® NanoDispenser or SiJet PicoDispenser.

Ready, set, go!

Dynamic auto-calibration to your desired target volume. The same for all - just set and go.

Buffers & Detergents Oils & Adhesives
DMSO & other solvents Strong Acids
Ethanol & Methanol UV curable ink
Beads & living cells Photoresist


Stroboscopic imaging of droplets

The fast shutter speed of the camera allows to capture every dispensed droplet. The trigger delay is defined by the time elapsed between the droplet ejection and the capturing of an image by the camera. Adjusting the trigger delay enables a first-class validation starting from droplet breakoff to free flying single droplet, e. g. for the characterization of liquid classes or generation of calibration curves.