The TRIO™-245 3-Axis /0-90 Diagonal Micromanipulator System from Sutter Instrument is a highly stable 3-axis manipulator with 25mm of travel on each axis. The TRIO’s synthetic 4th axis can be set in software as any angle between 0 and 90 degrees for diagonal movement. Based on a lead-screw design with a smaller overall size and footprint than most manipulators, the TRIO-245 is ideal for applications that require 2 pipettes in one setup or for setups where space is limited.
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The TRI-245 from Sutter Instrument is a highly stable 3-axis manipulator with 25 mm of travel on each axis. The TRIO-245’s synthetic 4th axis can be set in software as any angle between 0 and 90 degrees for diagonal movement. Based on a lead-screw design with a smaller overall size and footprint than most manipulators, the TRIO-245 is ideal for setups where space is limited.
The TRIO-245 controller employs a combination of state-of-the-art software and mechanical design that eliminates the need for the motor to remain powered on during recording, thus eliminating the heating effects of the motors and giving us the electrically quietest manipulators in the industry. This stability ensures that Sutter manipulators will not drift in the middle of experiements.
The compact design of the integrated Rotary Optical Encoder (ROE) controller requires minimal bench space; provides quiet, fan-free operation; and is easy to use. No rack mounted controller is required. Position coordinates, in relative or absolute values, are displayed directly on the ROE. The TRIO manipulators use a logarithmic acceleration algorithm that eliminates the need for speed selection. As the knobs on the ROE are turned faster, acceleration ramps up. This allows for smooth and intuitive motion control of electrode position without the need to stop and change speeds or lift your hand from the knobs. A Y-axis lockout function (accessible by DIP switch) is also available, allowing X/Z-only axial movement during HOME and WORK repositioning.
Five conveniently located buttons control all the functions you will need in normal operation. Press and hold the [WORK] button to quickly store a work position; pressing [WORK] after this will return the manipulator to the same location. [HOME] sends the manipulator to a second position, often set for a point furthest from the microscope, which is useful for rapid pipette exchange. Pressing [SPEED] allows the selection of one of 4 speed ranges. With practice, there is no need to ever change speeds, however, we have included three low speed ranges for those who work at very high magnification. Holding [SPEED] for three-seconds will lock the knobs out, to prevent accidental movement. Display coordinates can toggle between relative and absolute by pressing the [RELATIVE] button; holding the button down will zero the relative coordinates. Finally, [PULSE] activates a pulse movement mode that produces small, rapid bursts of motion that can be advantageous for cell penetration with sharp electrodes. Hold [PULSE] for three-seconds to set or modify the 4th axis angle between 0 and 90 degrees.
Designed with maximum flexibility in mind, a DIP switch on the controller changes the directional movement of the ROE knobs to accommodate the preference of the user. The TRIO-245 comes standard with a universal mounting system suitable for the most popular headstages or pipette holders.
- Three independent axes – 25 mm orthogonal travel in X, Y and Z
- Software-based Diagonal axis in any user selectable angle (0-90 degrees)
- Sub-micron (less than 100 nm) resolution
- Fast movement with a top speed of 3 mm/sec (while homing)
- Mechanically robust construction for high stability
- Compact, fanless, user-friendly ROE controller preserves bench and rack space
- Carries up to a kilogram
- Push button control of multiple functions – WORK, HOME, LOCK, PULSE, RELATIVE, SPEED & ANGLE.
- Suited for in vitro and in vivo electrophysiological recording
- Universal mounting system for headstage or pipette holder
- DIP switches on ROE select direction of movement produced by turn of ROE knob
- USB interface for computer control
|TRIO-245-L||3-axis manipulator (X, Y and Z) – left-handed setup|
|TRIO-245-R||3-axis manipulator (X, Y and Z) – right-handed setup|
Fixed Stage Platform
|MT-78-FS||Fixed platform stage with imperial/standard holes, chamber insert and gantry supports|
|MT-78-FS/M6||Same as above with M6 tapped holes|
|MT-75||Standard gantry stand 8.7 to 13.4 in (22.1 to 33.9 cm)|
|MT-75S||Short gantry stand 6.7 to 9.6 in (16.9 to 24.4 cm)|
|MT-75T||Tall gantry stand 10.7 to 15.4 in (27.1.9 to 39.1 cm)|
|MT-75XT||Extra tall gantry stand 14.7 to 18.5 in (37.4 to 47 cm)|
|285204||4 inch dovetail extension|
|285210||Mounting adapter plate|
|221165||Z-axis vertical extension|
|BR-AW||Rod clamp for XenoWorks injectors (for rod OD 2-4mm)|
|BR-AW-L||Long rod clamp for XenoWorks injectors (for rod OD 2-4mm)|
|MP-ROD||Rod holder (for rod OD 6.25 mm or larger)|
|MP-RISER-0.51||1/2 inch riser|
|MP-RISER-1.01||1 inch riser|
1 Risers can be combined to achieve desired height
Technical Information and Manuals
TRIO™-245: Mechanical Drawing
TRIO-245 Operation Manual
TRIO-245 Quick Reference
TRIO-245 External Control Quick Reference
TRIO-245[A] Operation Manual
TRIO-245[A] Quick Reference
TRIO-245[A] External Control Quick Reference