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MT-1078/MT-2078/MT-2278
X-Y Translation systems for fixed-stage microscopes

The MT-1078/MT-2078/MT-2278 systems consist of a X-Y translator and a large fixed stage. The MT-78-FS is designed for users who prefer a large platform stage for their experiments. The stage provides 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. These stands provide height adjustment and sturdy attachment to the user’s vibration tables. The system is available in either metric (M6) or standard (1/4-20) spacing. Please specify your preference when ordering.

At the core of the MT-1078 is a manual X-Y translation table, the MT-500. The translator is designed to allow movement of a microscope’s optics with respect to the fixed stage. The translator allows visualization and/or imaging of multiple tissue locations while maintaining multiple stable recordings from the preparation.

The MT-2078/MT-2278 systems use a motorized translator. At the core of the MT-2000/MT-2200 system is the MT-800 stepper-motor driven X-Y translation table. The motors can be operated either by the popular MP-285 manipulator controller (MT-2078) or the dual manipulator controller MPC-200 (MT-2278). A rotary optical encoder (ROE) accepts user input to the motorized translator and can be placed in any convenient location in your setup. Either controller gives the user smooth, high resolution control of motion. The MP-285 controller offers extensive on-board robotic functionality and a serial computer interface for PC control.

The MPC-200 controller offers a USB computer interface for PC control. Systems using the MP-285 controller are called MT-2078 while systems using the MPC-200-ROE controller are designated MT-2278. In the center of the MT-78-FS top plate is a 4 x 6 inch milled pocket that will accommodate a variety of aluminum or stainless steel (ferromagnetic) stage inserts, designed to secure various commercial tissue chambers, Petri dishes or slide holders. Custom can also be provided. The ferromagnetic insert allows small magnetic devices such as perfusion lines, ground electrodes and small manipulators to be mounted near the dish.

The MT-500 manual translator and the MT-800 motorized translator are currently available for the Olympus BX-51WI, Nikon FN1, Zeiss Examiner, Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS and the Leica DM6000FS. Focus drives are available for the Olympus BX51WI. Other microscopes can be supported.

    FEATURES
  • Motorized or manual X-Y translation
  • Stable support and solid design
  • Open design allows easy access to specimen and microscope
  • Highly stable for experiments intolerant of drift
  • Accomodates a variety of stage inserts
  • Compatible with Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and Leica upright and inverted microscopes
  • Suitable for: Multi-site electrophysiology where there is a need for a single large stage

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Baseplate Dimensions
8 in x 15.25 in x 2.25 in | 200 mm x 375 mm x 55 mm

Maximum Travel
1 in. / 25 mm

Resolution
0.0002 in / 5 µm

Maximum Load
70 lbs | 32 kg

Weight
35 lbs | 16 kg


MT-2200 CE Certificate
MT-2278 CE Certificate



US PRICES > MT-1078/MT-2078/MT-2278
International prices vary by country. Please contact your local distributor or Sutter Instrument for a quotation. Prices subject to change without notice.

COMPLETE SYSTEMS

MT-1078
Includes the MT-500 manual X-Y translator, and MT-78-FS fixed stage platform. (Specify metric or standard spacing when ordering.)

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-1078/Y511 MT-1078 for the Olympus BX51WI $ 8,719
MT-1078/Y531 MT-1078 for the Olympus BX53/63 $ 8,719
MT-1078/Y711 MT-1078 for the Olympus IX71 $ 8,719
MT-1078/Z251 MT-1078 for the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS $ 8,719
MT-1078/Z451 MT-1078 for the Zeiss Axio Examiner $ 8,719
MT-1078/N651 MT-1078 for the Nikon FN1 $ 8,719
MT-1078/L301 MT-1078 for the Leica DMLFS $ 8,719
MT-1078/L351 MT-1078 for the Leica DM6000 FS $ 8,719

MT-2278
Includes the MT-800 motorized X-Y translator, MPC-200 controller and ROE, MT-78-FS fixed stage platform, cables and manual (Specify metric or standard spacing when ordering.)

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-2278/Y511 MT-2278 for the Olympus BX51WI $ 15,041
MT-2278/Y51/FD1,2 MT-2278 for the Olympus BX51WI with focus drive $ 16,942
MT-2278/Y531 MT-2278 for the Olympus BX53/63 $ 15,041
MT-2278/Z251 MT-2278 for the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS $ 15,041
MT-2278/Z451 MT-2278 for the Zeiss Axio Examiner $ 15,041
MT-2278/N651 MT-2278 for the Nikon FN1 $ 15,041
MT-2278/L301 MT-2278 for the Leica DMLFS $ 15,041
MT-2278/L351 MT-2278 for the Leica DM6000 FS $ 15,041

MT-2078
Includes the MT-800 motorized X-Y translator, MP-285 controller and ROE, MT-78-FS fixed stage platform, cables and manual (Specify metric or standard spacing when ordering.)

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-2078/Y511 Complete system for the Olympus BX51WI $ 14,412
MT-2078/Y51/FD1,2 Complete system for the Olympus BX51WI with focus drive $ 16,314
MT-2078/Y531 Complete system for the Olympus BX53/63 $ 14,412
MT-2078/Z251 Complete system for the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS $ 14,412
MT-2078/Z451 Complete system for the Zeiss Axio Examiner $ 14,412
MT-2078/N651 Complete system for the Nikon FN1 $ 14,412
MT-2078/L301 Complete system for the Leica DMLFS $ 14,412
MT-2078/L351 Complete system for the Leica DM6000 FS $ 14,412

1 Please specify chamber type when ordering
2 Please contact Sutter for availability of focus drive on other microscope makes & models


US PRICES > CHAMBER INSERTS
Stage Inserts At-A-Glance

Catalog Number Description Price
X0405003 Warner Series 20 (round) - aluminum $ 133
X0405033 Warner Series 20 (round) - stainless steel $ 133
X0405053 Warner Series 20 (octagonal) - aluminum $ 133
X0405073 Warner Series 20 (octagonal) - stainless steel $ 133
X0405103 50mm round - aluminum $ 133
X0405123 50mm round - stainless steel $ 133
X0404973 Blank insert - aluminum $ 133
X0404983 Blank insert - stainless steel $ 133
SI-SLIDE3 Insert with slide holder $ 133
SI-PETRI For petri dish and slides $ 373
SI-W303 Warner Series 30 platform - aluminum $ 133
SI-W30ST3 Warner Series 30 platform - stainless steel $ 133
SI-ALA-MS3 ALA MS series insert - aluminum $ 133
SI-CUSTOM3 Custom stage insert $ 510

3 no charge when ordered with MT-2000 or MT-2078


US PRICES > INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-78-FS4 Fixed platform stage with imperial/standard holes, chamber insert and gantry supports $ 4,425
MT-78-FS/M64 Same as above with M6 tapped holes $ 4,425
MT-78CS4 Platform stage with 12.5mm manual micrometer movement, chamber insert, and gantry supports $ 6,574
MT-78CS/M64 Same as above with M6 tapped holes $ 6,574

MANUAL X-Y TRANSLATOR

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-500/Y50 Manual translator for Olympus BX50WI $ 4,936
MT-500/Y51 Manual translator for Olympus BX51WI $ 4,936
MT-500/Y53 Translator for Olympus BX53/63 $ 4,936
MT-500/Y71 Manual translator for Olympus IX71 $ 4,936
MT-500/N65 Manual translator for Nikon FN1 $ 4,936
MT-500/L30 Manual translator for Leica DMLFS $ 4,936
MT-500/L35 Manual translator for Leica DM6000 FS $ 4,936
MT-500/Z20 Manual translator for Zeiss Axioskop FS $ 4,936
MT-500/Z25 Manual translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS $ 4,936
MT-500/Z45 Manual translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner $ 4,936

MOTORIZED X-Y TRANSLATOR WITH MPC-200 CONTROLLER AND ROE

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-820/Y51 Translator for Olympus BX51WI $ 11,380
MT-820/Y51/FD Translator for Olympus BX51WI with focus drive $ 13,272
MT-820/Y53 Translator for Olympus BX53/63 $ 11,380
MT-820/N65 Translator for Nikon FN1 $ 11,380
MT-820/L30 Translator for Leica DMLFS $ 11,380
MT-820/L35 Translator for Leica DM6000 FS $ 11,380
MT-820/Z25 Translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS $ 11,380
MT-820/Z45 Translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner $ 11,380

MOTORIZED X-Y TRANSLATOR WITH MP-285 CONTROLLER AND ROE

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-800/Y51 Translator for Olympus BX51WI $ 10,752
MT-800/Y51/FD Translator for Olympus BX51WI with focus drive $ 12,643
MT-800/Y53 Translator for Olympus BX53/63 $ 10,752
MT-800/N65 Translator for Nikon FN1 $ 10,752
MT-800/L30 Translator for Leica DMLFS $ 10,752
MT-800/L35 Translator for Leica DM6000 FS $ 10,752
MT-800/Z25 Translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS $ 10,752
MT-800/Z45 Translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner $ 10,752

4Useful for most upright microscopes and the Axiovert 25 inverted scope with low stage plate. Please specify chamber type when ordering.

RELATED PRODUCTS
MPC-200
MP-285
MP-225

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Comparison of Stages and Translators