Hydraulic, Integrated Base Mount
Smooth motion and instant
response to hand adjustments makes the MX6600 ideal for long term
intracellular recordings. The water-based hydraulic mechanism
has a thermal expansion two to three times less than that of oil based
systems, thus minimizing drift to less than 2 Ám per hour at constant
The MX6600 hydraulic micromanipulator is the integrated version of our
MX1600 series manual crossed roller bearing manipulator. This design
integrates the metal bellows system with our precision crossed roller
stage to ensure precision movement and long life.
The fine positioning dials on three axes, probe, Y and Z, use our
ultra-fine 127TPI adjustment screws to enable 0.5 Ám resolution. The coarse positioning knobs on
four axes incorporate 20TPI screw drive positioning for smooth motion in
the X, Y, Z, and probe axes. The probe axis can be adjusted to the
desired angle of approach from 0░ to 180░.
The MX6600 has our MXC-45 mounted to the probe axis. The MXC-45's
built-in rotational stop allows easy electrode/pipette replacement.
MX6600s come standard with our ABP-R mounting plate. The design of
this mounting plate enables coarse positioning between platform mounting
holes as well as 360░ of coarse rotational positioning. If rotation
with a solid submicron level stop is required, the
rotation stage is designed to mount directly into the ABP-R as well as to
the base of the MX6600.