- Ultra-high stability, with 20mm travel in all four axes
- True fourth axis, not interpolated.
- Repeatable probe clamp aids fast pipette/electrode replacement
- Low profile base mount allows direct mounting to microscope platforms
In keeping with the modular concept this device is presented as an example of possible combinations. Virtually any combination of stages and drives can be assembled to suit the user.
The MX1641 series crossed roller micromanipulator is ideal for introductory level research and training course use. The lead screws are spring loaded against a solid stop to ensure drift-free operation. The MX1641 incorporates 40TPI screw drive positioning for smooth crossed roller motion in the X, Y, and Z axes. The Q axis can be adjusted to the desired angle of approach from 0° to 180°, and incorporates our 7600 series motorized stage for 0.2 µm resolution.
The MX1641 has our MXC-45 mounted to the Q axis. The MXC-45’s built in rotational stop allows easy electrode/pipette replacement. MX1641 comes standard with our ABP-R mounting plate. The design of this mounting plate enables coarse positioning between platform mounting holes as well as 360° of coarse rotational positioning. If rotation with a solid submicron level stop is required, the MX-RS rotation stage is designed to mount directly into the ABP-R as well as the MX1641.
The MX1641 can be used with our e series and MC2000 controllers to drive the 7600 stage through a closed loop interface between the controller and the motor encoder. The closed loop connection ensures 0.2 µm and 0.1 µm resolution, respectively. The encoder coupling also enables the use of the DR1000 digital readout for repeated or relative positioning requirements. All cables are shielded to ensure noise-free operation during sensitive electrophysiology experiments.
The Manipulators smooth and instant response to controller commands make it ideal for long term intracellular and patch clamp recordings, as well as other ultra-fine micro-injection applications.
Performance specifications: Motorized Drive
Max drift .1 µm per hour under stable thermal conditions.
Max load: 5 lbs.
Encoder resolution: .005µm.
Backlash: < 5µm.
Point to point accuracy: + 2µm.
Max speed 1.7 mm per second.