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MT-1000 / MT-1078 X-Y Translator

The MT-1000/MT-1078 is a microscope translator, fixed-stage and manipulator platform for moving optical pathway electrophysiology. Two general styles are available.
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MT-1000 / MT-1078 X-Y Translator

The MT-1000/MT-1078 is a microscope translator, fixed-stage and manipulator platform for moving optical pathway electrophysiology. Two general styles are available. In the classic design (MT-1000), an independent stand is used for each manipulator and a similar stand holds the tissue chamber. A new style (MT-1078) uses a single large, fixed stage that is used for multiple manipulators and for the sample as well.

MT-1000: the classic modular design features free-standing columns that provide rock solid mounting for the tissue recording chamber (MT-150) and multiple micromanipulators (MT-75). The columns are positioned around a movable table that provides X-Y translation of the optical pathway in order to view multiple locations within the chamber at high resolution. Many prefer this methodology as it maximizes working room for adjusting the microscope and changing pipettes. Furthermore, the independent stand design minimizes movement-related cross talk between manipulators.

In the new MT-1078 translator system, the large fixed stage MT-78-FS is employed. In this design, it is easy to add additional manipulators and other devices to expand a setup as the manipulator/chamber support is a single large platform. Furthermore, an available magnetic stainless steel insert holds the chamber and allows the easy positioning of magnetically attached small devices nearby.

At the core of both the MT-1000 and MT-1078 translator systems is the MT-500 X-Y translation table. It is designed to allow movement of a microscope’s optics with respect to the fixed stage(s). This methodology was developed by electrophysiologists recording from tissue slice preparations. The translator allows visualization and/or imaging of multiple tissue locations while maintaining multiple stable recordings from the preparation. Such a system is also useful for experiments on cells in culture where one wishes to monitor several cells not in the same field of view, e.g. recording from pre and post synaptic neurons in culture and/or imaging one cell while recording from or stimulating another.

Translators are available for the Olympus BX-51WI, Nikon FN-1, Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS and the Leica DMLFS as well as older fixed stage models.. Inverted microscope translators are available for the Olympus IX71.

Various different recording chambers can be accommodated in either the MT-150 chamber column or the insert in the MT-78-FS large stage. Sutter currently supports the Warner Instruments/Harvard Apparatus Series 20 chambers and the ALA 35mm chambers. Others can be accommodated. Dovetail slides for the MT-150 or inserts for the MT-78-FS are available with generic openings for users who wish to develop custom chambers.


 

MT-500 X-Y Translator Specifications  
Baseplate Dimensions 8in x 15.25in x 2.25in 200mm x 375mm x 55mm
Maximum Travel 1in 25mm
Resolution 0.0002in 5µm
Maximum Load 110lbs 50kg
Weight 35 lbs 16kg

 


 

MT1000 X-Y Translator Ordering Information  
   
COMPLETE SYSTEMS  
   
WITH MT-75 MANIPULATOR COLUMNS  
Includes the MT-500 manual X-Y translator, MT-150 chamber column, two MT-75 micromanipulator columns (without linear slide)  
   
MT-1000/Y51* Complete system for the Olympus BX51WI
MT-1000/Y71* Complete system for the Olympus IX71
MT-1000/N65* Complete system for the Nikon FN1
MT-1000/L30* Complete system for the Leica DMLFS
MT-1000/Z45* Complete system for the Zeiss Axio Examiner
MT-1000/Z25* Complete system for the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
   
WITH MT-78 PLATFORM STAGE  
Includes the MT-500 manual X-Y translator and MT-78-FS fixed stage platform  
   
MT-1078/Y51* Complete system for the Olympus BX51WI
MT-1078/Y71* Complete system for the Olympus IX71
MT-1078/N65* Complete system for the Nikon FN1
MT-1078/L30* Complete system for the Leica DMLFS
MT-1078/Z45* Complete system for the Zeiss Axio Examiner
MT-1078/Z25* Complete system for the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
*Please specify chamber type when ordering.  
   
Translators  
MT-500/Y50 X-Y translator for Olympus BX50WI
MT-500/Y51 X-Y translator for Olympus BX51WI
MT-500/Y71 X-Y translator for Olympus IX71
MT-500/N65 X-Y translator for Nikon FN1
MT-500/L30 X-Y translator for Leica DMLFS
MT-500/Z20 X-Y translator for Zeiss Axioskop FS
MT-500/Z25 X-Y translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
MT-500/Z45 X-Y translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner
   
Chamber Column  
MT-150/W20 Chamber column for Warner Instruments Series 20 recording chamber (octagon)
MT-150/W20R Chamber column for Warner Instruments Series 20 recording chamber (round)
MT-150/ALA35 Chamber column for ALA 35mm chamber
MT-150/CUST Chamber column for non-standard recording chamber
   
Manipulator Columns  
MT-75 Standard gantry stand (8.71 to 12.50 inches)
MT-75S** Short gantry stand (6.71 to 8 inches)
MT-75T Tall gantry stand (11.71 to 16.50 inches)
MT-75XT Extra tall gantry stand (14.71 to 18.50 inches)
MT-75/LS** Standard gantry stand with linear slide
MT-75S/LS** Short gantry stand with linear slide
   
Platform Stage  
MT-78-FS** Fixed platform stage and gantry support
** Useful for most upright scopes and the Axiovert 25 inverted scope with low stage plate.