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X-Y Translator for Olympus BX51

At the core of the MT-1000 system is the X-Y translation table. It is designed to allow movement of a microscope's optics with respect to the fixed stage. Such an arrangement is currently in use by electrophysiologists recording from tissue slice preparations. The translator allows visualization and/or imaging of multiple tissue locations while maintaining multiple stable recordings from the preparation. Such a system is also useful for experiments on cells in culture where one wishes to monitor several cells not in the same field of view, e.g., recording from pre and post synaptic neurons in culture and/or imaging one cell while recording from or stimulating another.

Translators are also available for the Olympus BX-50WI, Nikon E600FN, and the Leica DMLFS as well as older fixed stage models. A generic rectangular table (295mm x 340mm) which can accommodate most standard, upright microscopes as well as a number of inverted microscopes is also available.

The recording chamber and micromanipulators are mounted on independent columns firmly affixed to the user's vibration isolation table. The manipulator columns are identical to the popular MT-75 gantry style stands. The recording chamber fits into a dovetail slide on a similar column. While the chamber column shown conforms to a Warner Instruments Series 20 design, other chambers can be accommodated. A dovetail slide with a generic opening is available for users who wish to develop custom chambers.


Baseplate Dimensions 8in x 15.25in x 2.25in, 200mm x 375mm x 55mm
Maximum Travel 1in 25mm
Resolution 0.0002in, 5µm
Maximum Load 110lbs, 50kg
Weight 35 lbs, 16kg

The MT-500/Y51 is the X-Y translator component-only for Olympus BX51.

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