MT-78/MT-78-FS & MP-78

Large Moving Stage and Fixed Stage Platform

SUTTER INSTRUMENT

 

 

 

MT-1078/N65

Designed for experiments where a large single stage is dictated, the MT-78-FS large-stage platforms provide solid, stable support and ample space to attach manipulators and other instruments as needed. The rigid aluminum top plate sits firmly on two MT-75 gantry-style stands. Multiple degrees of freedom accommodate a variety of microscope and instrument arrangements.

The MT-78-FS Fixed Stage platform, paired with a Sutter Instrument XY translator (either the motorized MT-800 or manual MT-500), offers a large, single-platform solution for researchers performing experiments requiring X-Y translation of the optical pathway in order to view multiple locations within the specimen at high resolution.

The cast aluminum top plate used in the MT-78-FS has an attractive shape with an extensive 1/4-20 threaded hole pattern on 1-inch centers. This hole pattern is appropriate for mounting Sutter MP285 or MP225 manipulator mechanicals. Optional rotating bases (285RBI) are also compatible.

In the center of the MT-78-FS top plate is a 4X6 inch milled pocket that will accommodate a variety of aluminum stage inserts. Custom aluminum inserts can also be provided. An available magnetic stainless steel insert carries commercial chambers or can be provided with a simple large, through hole for mounting a custom chamber.

 



MP-78

 

 


The MP-78 Large Moving Stage is available for patch slice or in vivo experiments where the microscope body cannot be moved to view different fields of view. This is most common in two-photon experiments where the excitation beam path must enter a fixed microscope. In order to visit wide-spaced fields of view, and potentially position pipettes at wide-spaced locations, the preparation and any associated manipulators must move together on a large stage.

The MP-78 was introduced at the 2007 Imaging Structure and Function in the Nervous System at Cold Spring Harbor Labs. The stage was very well received. The MP-78 is also appropriate for use with inverted microscopes or other scopes that are larger and not easily translated.

The cast aluminum top plate used in the MP-78 is the same as the MT-78-FS top plate .

 

In the center of both the MT-78 and MT-78-FS top plates is a 4x6 inch milled pocket that will accommodate a variety of aluminum stage inserts, designed to secure various commercial tissue chambers or slide holders. Custom aluminum inserts can also be provided. An available magnetic stainless steel insert carries commercial chambers or can be provided with a simple large, through hole for mounting a custom chamber. The magnetic insert allows small magnetic devices (perfusion lines, ground electrodes, small manipulators) to be mounted easily near the dish.

 

                            

F E A T U R E S

Stable support and solid design     Accomodates a variety of stage inserts     Compatible with Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss and Leica upright and inverted microscopes


S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

 

MT-78-FS

MP-78

M P C - 7 8

Baseplate Dimensions

200mm x 375mm x 55mm

Maximum Travel

25mm (xyTranslator)

25mm (Top Plate)

Resolution  

Low: 0.2Ám/step
High: 0.04Ám/step

0.625Ám/step

Maximum Load

50kg

Weight

16kg

Interface

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RS-232, 9600 baud
(1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit)

USB

 

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