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Sutter Instrument Company Lambda 10-B Optical Filter Changer

The Lambda 10-B is a high performance, microprocessor-controlled filter wheel for imaging applications requiring a single filter wheel.
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Lambda 10-B

Sutter Instrument Company Lambda 10-B Optical Filter Changer

The Lambda 10-B is a high performance, microprocessor-controlled filter wheel for imaging applications requiring a single filter wheel. The latest release in Sutter's optical filter changer product line, the Lambda 10-B, uses recent advances in motor technology to achieve switching times of 40msec between adjacent filters. When used with our high-speed 4 position wheels, the Lambda 10-B achieves switching times of less than 31msec. It features both USB and serial port interfaces as well as keypad control. The Lambda 10-B is a low-cost alternative to the Lambda 10-2 and ideal for imaging applications requiring a single filter wheel.

The Lambda 10-B can operate with switching times as brief as 40msec with our standard 25mm filter wheel as well as our 32mm wheel. The user can select from seven speeds, allowing the speed to be adjusted in accordance with the load of the wheel. Except for the 4 position compact wheel, our filter wheels employ a direct drive system: a feature that prevents belt slippage or backlash. An optional shutter installation is also available.

Filter selection can be made directly from the keypad or from a computer via the serial or USB port. The Lambda 10-B controller determines the shortest route to the selected filter and an acceleration/deceleration algorithm minimizes vibrations during the movement of the wheel. The current filter position is displayed on the front panel. Internal sensors monitor the position of the filter wheel to insure that the correct filter is in place. The drive uses switching mode current regulation, which is more economical than the linear supply of the Lambda 10-2. Although this is not a problem with most imaging applications, the Lambda 10-2 may be more appropriate for systems where electrophysiology is performed.

Both serial and USB input ports are provided to allow complete and easy control from a remote computer. The serial port accepts RS232 level signals through a DB-9 connector. USB input is made through a standard connector and can be directly connected to a USB port. The Lambda 10-B's USB port interface supports multiple USB devices simultaneously, allowing a user to run in tandem as many units as USB ports. The universal power supply will automatically switch to accommodate local line voltage.

Options:
The basic system for the Lambda 10-B includes our popular 10 position 25mm filter wheel. A significant advantage of the Lambda 10-B controller is that it can accommodate a variety of Sutter filter wheels to suit your particular requirements. The controller will automatically detect and determine the model of wheel installed and adjust for the number of positions and filter size.

Our 32mm wheel was designed to remedy the problem of vignetting that may occur with a 25mm filter format in certain microscope systems, and can achieve the same 40ms switching times as our 25mm wheel. For applications requiring a larger aperture opening, there is a 5 position 50mm filter wheel. If additional speed is required, we offer a high-speed, 4 position 25mm wheel which is capable of achieving 31ms switching times between adjacent filters. An optional liquid light guide is available for applications requiring absolute vibration isolation, and/or spatial uniformity independent of wavelength. The Lambda 10-B is also capable of controlling either the SmartShutter™ or the Uniblitz shutter.


Lambda 10-B Features

  • 40 msec between adjacent filters
  • (10 position wheel) 
  • 31 msec between adjacent filters
  • (4 position wheel)
  • Serial and USB interfaces
  • Can control a variety of 25mm, 32mm and 50mm wheels
  • Controls one wheel and one optional shutter or two SmartShutters™
  • Command set compatible with Lambda 10-C
  • Chopper drives
  • Universal power supply

Lambda 10-B Specifications

 

Dimensions of Control Box 8.2 in x 5.9 in x 5.1 in
  14.9 cm x 20.8 cm x 13 cm
Weight 20lbs
  11kg
Electrical 100/240 Volts
  50/60 Hertz power line
  75 Watts max.
RoHS Compliant

Lambda 10-B Ordering Information

 

Lambda 10-B (Controller)  
LB10-B/IQ Includes one Lambda 10-B controller unit, serial and USB cables, power cable and manual
   
Wheels for Lambda 10-B  
   
25mm Filter Wheels - 10 position  
LB10-NW 10 position 25mm filter wheel without shutter
LB10-NWIQ 10 position 25mm filter wheel with SmartShutter™
LB10-NWIQ/XL 10 position 25mm filter wheel with SmartShutter™ for Lambda XL
LB10-NWS 10 position 25mm filter wheel with Uniblitz® shutter
LB10-NWE 10 position 25mm filter wheel set up for emission
   
25mm Filter Wheels - 4 position  
LB10-WHS4 4 position 25mm filter wheel without shutter
LB10-WHS4IQ 4 position 25mm filter wheel with SmartShutter™
LB10-WHS4E 4 position 25mm filter wheel set up for emission
   
32mm Filter Wheels - 10 position  
LB10-W32 10 position 32mm filter wheel without shutter
LB10-W32IQ 10 position 32mm filter wheel with SmartShutter™
LB10-W32S 10 position 32mm filter wheel with Uniblitz shutter
   
50mm Filter Wheel - 5 position  
LB10-W50 5 position 50mm filter wheel without shutter
   
Specialty Wheels  
LB4-W Belt drive 4 position 25mm filter wheel without shutter
   
SmartShutter™  
IQ12-SA 12.5mm SmartShutter™ with stand-alone housing
IQ25-SA* 25mm SmartShutter™ with stand-alone housing
IQ25-W** 25mm SmartShutter™ with housing to fit filter wheel
IQ25-LS 25mm SmartShutter™ with housing to fit Lambda LS
IQ25-DG 25mm SmartShutter™ with housing to fit Lambda DG-4/DG-5
IQ25-XL 25mm SmartShutter™ with housing to fit Lambda XL
IQ35-W 35mm SmartShutter™ with housing to fit filter wheel
IQ35-SA 35mm SmartShutter™ with stand-alone housing

* Where vignetting may be an issue, we recommend the 35mm shutter.

** For upgrading a 25mm filter wheel with existing Uniblitz® shutter to SmartShutter™

 

Accessories  
CIQ-2 One 25 pin connector to two 9 pin connectors (Connects up to 2 stand alone shutters to controller)
FSWITCH Foot switch with BNC connector - Changes state of shutter with foot press as long as foot press is maintained
FSTOGGLE Foot switch with BNC connector - Alternates open/close with each foot press
W621510 15 pin shielded cable for standard filter wheel
W621512 25 pin cable for wheels with SmartShutter™
W621520 USB cable
SLIDE-IN* Slide-in filter holder for 25mm wheel
DROP-IN** Drop-in filter holder for 25mm wheel without shutter
DROP-IN/32*** Drop-in filter holder for 32mm wheel
LLG Liquid light guide,C-mount, lens and lens tube
SHUTTER 25mm replacement Uniblitz® shutter (not an upgrade)
X100111 35mm replacement Uniblitz® shutter (not an upgrade)
   
Mounting Posts  Stainless steel 1/2 in diameter. One end is 1/4in-20 (M6) tapped hole. Other end is #8-32 (M4) removable treaded stud. Can be used with 25mm SmartShutter™.
   
O620120 1in/25mm long post
O620122 1.5in/38mm long post
O620123 2 in/50mm long post
   
Post Holder  
O620125 Holder and spring loaded thumbscrew for mounting posts
   
Post Base Plate  
O620140 2in x 3in x 3/8in base plate. Suitable for Imperial or Metric tables, posts, and post holders
   
Post Collar  
O620150 Slip-on collar, 1in OD x 0.5in ID

Mounting adapters for Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus microscopes are available. Please see the Microscope Adapters page or contact Sutter Instrument for pricing and further information.
* Slide-in filter holders are for wheels with shutter.
** Drop-in filter holders are for wheels without shutter.
*** Used only with LB10-W32IQ