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COMPUTER CONTROL OF OPTICAL MICROSCOPE MOTION...

NEW MARZHAUSER STEPPER MOTOR CONTOLS ON LABORATORY MICROSCOPES

The true pioneer in the development of motorized XYZ for microscopes is Marzhauser in Germany. The factory is located in Wetzlar near the original E. Leitz microscope works. VISIT: www.marzhauser.com and www.tango-pci.de

Here you will se a Motic BA400 biological microscope set up for scanning of single glass micro slides. The new EK14 stepper motor stage is then connected to the latest TANGO PCI card and the fine focus drive (MFD2) is then secured to the fine focus shaft for precision focusing controls (manual and autofocus).

A unique feature of the EK14 stage is the option to have a coaxial drive shaft (right) to activate the stepper motors of the stage (xy). This is an alternative to the usual joystick or trackball. Further, a new 3D mouse input controller will be offered to ergonomically control X, Y and Z movements. The EK14 connects to the Motic BA 400 stage bracket with a single lock-down bolt and is easily set up in the field without drilling, tapping holes and collimation. Versions of the EK14 are available for use on upright microscopes from Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss and Leica.

Customized configurations involving the ultra-precision SCAN 75x30 stage (better than 1 micron repeatability) are offered. This photo shows a Bunton MACRO-ZOOM FL being used in conjunction with the latest Marzhauser stage and Tango DT (desktop) control box. This unit includes the same 2 or 3 axis TANGO card with a power supply. This means the stage may be used without a PC. It also means that you can connect to a PC (including your laptop) via the USB2 cable shown. Typical input may be with joystick, trackball or 3D mouse.

TANGO controls are also available for use with the fine MARZHAUSER micromanipulators with stepper motors. Bunton also will begin selling the manual measuring stages manipulators and positioners that made Marzhauser famous around the world in the industrial and life science arenas.

Alternative PCI cards and software are also available. Modules to control image acquisition with a digital camera are now offered by Objective Imaging VISIT: www.objectiveimaging.com Bunton Instrument is ready to discuss your requirements, questions and look forward to an opportunity to present you with a proposal.

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NEW ERGODRIVE CONTROLLER FOR TWO OR THREE AXIS REMOTE CONTROL OF STAGE/FINE FOCUS

This new unit from Marzhauser, Germany features a coaxial drive shaft that can be adjusted for your personal comfort. Your hand rests on the table-top and rotating the x/y control knobs is smoothly activating the stepper motors … not a rack and pinion mechanism! The ergonomically positioned fine focus control knob is just behind the coaxial drive shaft for easy one-finger focus adjustments. Unit may be positioned left or right at any comfortable position for the microscopist. A single cable then plugs into the Tango PCI or Tango Desktop electronic. XYZ software from Marzhauser is included with each motorized stage. Alternatively, you may want to view the freeware from www.micro-manager.org.

   
NEW ECO-STAGE PRODUCTS FROM MARZHAUSER LOWER PRICE-OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE-EASY INSTALLATION TO LATEST MICROSCOPE LINES

Here is a precision stage (0.05 micron smallest step size) in a new form with a compact TANGO controller module built right into the stage itself. CERASIS top surface to eliminate wear. Unit shown at left features an adjustable coaxial drive shaft with knobs that activate the stepper motors in the stage … no rack and pinion as with manual stages … very smooth operation.

Includes built-in measuring system and scan speeds up to 120mm per second! Repeatability less than 1 micron … accuracy +/– 5 microns. This is the perfect stage for TMA scanning in manual or automatic scan modes. Scans a single slide up to 76x52mm. Single cable connection. Use with or without your PC. Other ECO stages to utilize the new ERGODRIVE remote. Contact us for details and pricing. A short demo video clip is available … just send us an email requesting the Marzhauser Flip-Clip.

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