MT-1078 / MT-2078 / MT-2278

X-Y Translation systems for fixed-stage microscopes

The MT-1078/MT-2078/MT-2278 translation 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.

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The MT-1078/MT-2078/MT-2278 translation 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.

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

 

Ordering Information

Complete Systems

MT-1078

Includes the MT-500 manual X-Y translator, and MT-78-FS fixed stage platform

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

MT-2278

Includes the MT-800 motorized X-Y translator, MPC-200 controller and ROE, MT-78-FS fixed stage platform, cables and manual

MT-2278/Y511 MT-2278 for the Olympus BX51WI
MT-2278/Y51/FD1,2 MT-2278 for the Olympus BX51WI with focus drive
MT-2278/Y531 MT-2278 for the Olympus BX53/63
MT-2278/Z251 MT-2278 for the Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
MT-2278/Z451 MT-2278 for the Zeiss Axio Examiner
MT-2278/N651 MT-2278 for the Nikon FN1
MT-2278/L301 MT-2278 for the Leica DMLFS
MT-2278/L351 MT-2278 for the Leica DM6000 FS

MT-2078

Includes the MT-800 motorized X-Y translator, MP-285 controller and ROE, MT-78-FS fixed stage platform, cables and manual

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

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


Chamber Inserts

Stage Inserts At-A-Glance

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

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


Individual Components

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

Manual X-Y Translator
MT-500/Y50 Manual translator for Olympus BX50WI
MT-500/Y51 Manual translator for Olympus BX51WI
MT-500/Y53 Translator for Olympus BX53/63
MT-500/Y71 Manual translator for Olympus IX71
MT-500/N65 Manual translator for Nikon FN1
MT-500/L30 Manual translator for Leica DMLFS
MT-500/L35 Manual translator for Leica DM6000 FS
MT-500/Z20 Manual translator for Zeiss Axioskop FS
MT-500/Z25 Manual translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
MT-500/Z45 Manual translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner

Motorized X-Y Translator with MPC-200 Controller and ROE
MT-820/Y51 Translator for Olympus BX51WI
MT-820/Y51/FD Translator for Olympus BX51WI with focus drive
MT-820/Y53 Translator for Olympus BX53/63
MT-820/N65 Translator for Nikon FN1
MT-820/L30 Translator for Leica DMLFS
MT-820/L35 Translator for Leica DM6000 FS
MT-820/Z25 Translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
MT-820/Z45 Translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner

Motorized X-Y Translator with MP-285 Controller and ROE
MT-800/Y51 Translator for Olympus BX51WI
MT-800/Y51/FD Translator for Olympus BX51WI with focus drive
MT-800/Y53 Translator for Olympus BX53/63
MT-800/N65 Translator for Nikon FN1
MT-800/L30 Translator for Leica DMLFS
MT-800/L35 Translator for Leica DM6000 FS
MT-800/Z25 Translator for Zeiss Axioskop 2 FS
MT-800/Z45 Translator for Zeiss Axio Examiner

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

Technical Information

Comparison of Stages and Translators

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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