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 ¼-20 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 4 × 6 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. The magnetic insert allows small magnetic devices (perfusion lines, ground electrodes, small manipulators) to be mounted easily near the dish.
- Stable support and solid design
- Accomodates a variety of stage inserts
- Compatible with Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss and Leica upright and inverted microscopes.
Baseplate Dimensions 200 mm × 375 mm × 55 mm
Maximum Travel 25 mm (xy Translator)
Maximum Load 50 kg
Weight 16 kg