MC 4 plus


The MC4plus is a semi-automatic 4-channel ball coagulometer for laboratories with medium sample throughput with mechanical and (optionally) optical detection.

The equipment as well as the integrated calculator corresponds to the equipment of the MC10plus, in short: it is a perfectly aligned system, flexible and fast.

The measurement is startet with the 3-volume automatic pipette or alternatively with an automatic HandyStep® pipette.

The start reagents are placed in an incubation and preheating area of exactly 37.2°C. For the test samples there are 2 rows with preparation stations as well as one row with incubation stations. Up to 4 samples can be handled in one work step. The storage of calibration curves and patient data is naturally possible.


The MC4plus can be refitted with a 1-channel photometer with 2 selectable wavelengths (405 / 650 nm). For the optical measuring method there are various kinds of detecting a clotting reaction respectively the following test value determination.

Here the measuring time also starts by adding the start reagent, only the measuring methods are different. Up to 32 variants are possible.

The CoagVIEW® software represents the photometer data graphically.


In addition to the data representation on display, printer or laboratory EDP this optional software allows to load all patient values from the MC4plus memory to a Microsoft Windows® computer.

Here the data can be embedded in an Excel® table and then edited and processed according to the individual needs.

Specifications of the MC4plus

Number of measuring channels 4 + 1
Standard measuring principle 4x mechanical, by ball
Optional measuring method 1x optical, 405 and 650 mm
MICRO, MACRO optional
Sample hemolytic, icteric and lipemic plasmas, whole blood, citrated whole blood, cistrated plasma
Reagent open system
Test volume 75 - 600 µl
Measuring value outpu %, INR, ratio, sec, min, hour, g/L, mOD, free naming
Incubation stations 4 (1 rack with 4 cuvettes)
Sample preparation stations 8 (2 racks with 4 cuvettes
Reagent stations 5 ( 3 x 11,5 mm und 2 x 14,5 mm diameter)
Temperated pipette storing 2
Pipette storing position at room temperature 1
Pulsed operation variable pulse / stop operation for the detection of lowest fibrinogen values
Calibration curve storage Freely programmable calibration curve (up to 5 points)
Patient memory 1000
Number of freely programmable tests 3
Emergency Test 1
Interface RS 232
Barcode scanner internal and external scanner (optional)
Printer via RS 232
Software Updates remote maintenance
Service menue variable rotation speed & temperature, default storage
Languages German, English, Chinese, further languages on request
Display high definition graphic display, 320 x 240 Pixel
Power supply voltage Wide range power supply 90 - 260 volts, 50-60 Hz
Operating voltage 24 volts
Electric power 36 VA
Width 420 mm
Height 170 mm
Depth 430 mm
Weight 11 kgs (25 lb)