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MPC-200/MPC-325/MPC-385 MMC ROE-200

Neurobiological experiments are becoming more complex. Many require multiple manipulators with control units that quickly become space and/or cost prohibitive. The MPC-200 is the solution you have been looking for.
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MPC-200/MPC-325/MPC-

MPC-200/MPC-325/MPC-385 MMC ROE-200

Neurobiological experiments are becoming more complex. Many require multiple manipulators with control units that quickly become space and/or cost prohibitive. The MPC-200 is the solution you have been looking for. A single controller capable of running 2 manipulators! Sutter Instrument has taken the simplicity of the MP-225 controller and expanded it to run two manipulators from a single controller/ROE. The MPC-200 works with one or two of our world-renowned mechanicals, the MP-285 (MPC-385), the MP-225 (MPC-325) or the narrow format MP-265 (MPC-365). The controller is self-detecting so there is no need for manual configuration of the components.

If two manipulators aren't enough, a second controller can be daisy chained to allow the single ROE-200 to move up to four manipulators. Thus the system can be easily expanded to control highly sophisticated experiments.

The Sutter MPC-200 is electrically quiet. Unlike the competition, our multi-unit controller employs linear output circuitry. Sutter adds additional manipulators to the same controller without requiring potentially noisy chopper drives.

Faster automated pipette exchange. The MPC-200 has faster “Home” and “Work Position” moves for quicker pipette exchange. Automation is set up and run via the same interface used in the MP-225 controller; however, the speeds of the automated movement are much faster.

Accelerated manual mode. For users who prefer manual pipette exchange we have added “Accelerated Mode” to the ROE. Using Accelerated Mode, the user can make quick manual moves in and out of a setup. Accelerated Mode amplifies the speed attainable in a manual move by smoothly accelerating to the maximum speed during sustained, fast turns of the ROE. Accelerated movement ends as soon as the user stops turning the knob. This mode can be fully disabled for those who feel the need for direct control of the pipette.

To provide the ultimate in flexibility, the MPC-200 can be purchased separately or in one of several basic systems such as the MP-385 or the MP-325. Additional component pieces can be added at any time, allowing the user to develop a system tailored to his or her particular needs.

MPC-200 & ROE-200 Features

  • Single controller and ROE will run two stepper motor drive manipulators
  • Self-detecting, daisy-chain capability allows control of four manipulators from one ROE-200
  • User-friendly interface: single button access to all major functions
  • New Accelerated Mode for fast, manual manipulator movement
  • Easy toggle selection of Mode (speed/resolution, pulsed diagonal, Accelerated Mode)
  • Display indicates X, Y, Z coordinates, Mode, active manipulator
  • Robotic Home and Work Position moves for easy automated pipette exchange
  • Faster robotic moves than previous versions
  • Definable 4th axis for coaxial pipette movement, angle selected by DIP switches
  • Simple USB interface
  • Toggle switch selects which manipulator is connected to input device
  • LED and display indicate active manipulator
  • Low-drift mechanical stability
  • Narrow stand with linear slide

Specifications

Resolution and Full Travel Minimal microstep size is 62.5 nanometers per microstep.
Display has single micron resolution. Full travel is 25mm in each axis.
Maximum Speed MP225 mechanical 3mm/sec
MP285 mechanical 5mm/sec
DRIFT < 1 micron/hr Drive Mechanism
Dimensions

Controller
16in x11in x 3.5in
41cm x 28cm x 9cm

ROE
10in x 6in x 4in
25cm x 15cm x 23cm

Weight

Controller
6.5lbs / 3kg

ROE
3.5lbs / 1.6kg

Electrical 115/230 Volts 
50/60 Hertz power line
RoHS compliant
CE compliant

 


Ordering Information

MPC-385 SYSTEMS

Part Number Description
MPC-385 One MP-285 manipulator mechanical, one MPC-200 controller
and one ROE-200. Also includes mounting adapter plate, rod holder,
hinged headstage mount, 4-inch dovetail extension, manipulator and
ROE connecting cables, power cord and manual.*
MPC-385-2 Same as the MPC-385, but with two MP-285 manipulator mechanicals*
MPC-385-3 Same as the MPC-385, but with three MP-285 manipulator mechanicals
and two MPC-200 controllers*
MPC-385-4

Same as the MPC-385, but with four MP-285 manipulator mechanicals
and two MPC-200 controllers*

* Indicate right- or left-handed set-up when ordering

MPC-325 SYSTEMS

Part Number Descrtiption
MPC-325 One MP-225 manipulator mechanical, one MPC-200 controller
and one ROE-200. Also includes mounting adapter plate, rod
holder, hinged headstage mount, 4-inch dovetail extension,
manipulator and ROE connecting cables, power cord and manual* 
MPC-325-2 Same as the MPC-325, but with two MP-225 manipulator mechanicals*
MPC-325-3 Same as the MPC-325, but with three MP-225 manipulator mechanicals
and two MPC-200 controllers*
MPC-325-4 Same as the MPC-325, but with four MP-225 manipulator mechanicals
and two MPC-200 controllers* 
MPC-200-ROE Consists of the MPC-200 controller and ROE-200. This “system”
is made available at a special price for those who wish to
upgrade previously purchased Sutter manipulators with the
newer controller system or to use the MPC-200-ROE to control
other devices. Includes cable to connect ROE to controller,
power cord and manual.
* Indicate right- or left-handed set-up when ordering

Components

Part Number Description
MPC-200 Controller box alone. Purchase this if you intend to daisy
chain two controllers to one ROE-200. In this configuration,
up to 4 manipulators can be controlled by a single ROE-200.
NOTE: This is not a stand-alone device. In order to function,
the MPC-200 must be connected to a second MPC-200 with ROE-200
attached or be connected to its own ROE-200. Includes daisy
chain cable, power cord and manual.
ROE-200 This is the ROE alone. Provides user input to one or more
MPC-200 controllers. This component is intended for users
who have an existing four-manipulator MPC-200 system with
a single ROE-200 and wish to split it into two independent
two-manipulator systems. Includes cable to connect ROE to
controller.
MP-285/M The MP-285 manipulator mechanical alone. This is the mechanical
from the MP-285, the manipulator system that made Sutter
the world leader in motorized manipulators for
electrophysiology. Over 2000 units, many of which have
been in use over 5 years allow us to stand behind the
reliability of this design. Widely known for its smooth
movement and low drift. Includes mounting adapter plate,
rod holder, 4in. dovetail extension, hinged headstage
mount and cable to connect manipulator to controller.*
MP-225/M The MP-225 manipulator mechanical alone. This is the mechanical
unit from the Sutter MP-225. It features modular
construction, lower cost, smooth movement and low drift.
Includes mounting adapter plate, rod holder, 4in.
dovetail extension, hinged headstage mount and cable
to connect manipulator to controller.*
* Indicate right- or left-handed set-up when ordering

 


Accessories

Part Number Description
285RBI Rotating base for MP-285
225RBI Rotating base for MP-225
X285300 Right angle adapter
X285305 Z-axis vertical extension
X285310 Z-axis horizontal extension
BR-AW Rod holding clamp for XenoWorks injectors
MP-ROD Rod holder
285HEA Hinged headstage mount

 


For detailed information on mounting our micromanipulators, refer to the Mounting Systems section or e-mail for assistance.