The Lambda 10-3 is a high performance, microprocessor-controlled multi-filter wheel system for imaging applications requiring up to 3 filter wheels. The latest generation of Sutter's optical filter changer product line, the Lambda 10-3 uses recent advances in motor technology to achieve switching times of 40msec between adjacent filters. It features both USB and serial port interfaces as well as keypad control. The Lambda 10-3 is the upgrade to the Lambda 10-2 and ideal for imaging applications requiring multiple filter wheels. This new release offers faster switching times, control for 3 filter wheels/ 2 shutters, more communication interface options and a universal power supply.
The Lambda 10-3 controls up to 3 filter wheels. The user can select between one of seven speeds, allowing the speed to be adjusted in accordance with the load of the wheel. The Lambda 10-3 can operate up to 40msec switching time speed at speed 1 with the traditional 25mm filter wheel as well as our newer, high-speed 32mm version. If additional speed of movement is desired we manufacture a special three position wheel which achieves switching times of less than 33 msec at speed 0. Except for the 4-position compact wheel, our filter wheels employ a direct drive system consequently there is no belt slippage or backlash.
The Lambda 10-3 controller now supports the new SmartShutter as well as the traditional Uniblitz® shutter. Designed to mount directly onto our filter wheels or stand-alone, the SmartShutter can be programmed with a variety of movement profiles or to produce a variable aperture by determining the degree of shutter opening.
The commands used to control our new Lambda 10-3 are a superset of the Lambda 10-2. Additional commands are necessary to access the third wheel as well as the special smart shutter features. The SmartShutter features can be programmed through the keypad so that you can use the old shutter commands to access the neutral density function or the soft shutter mode. Filter selection can be made directly from the keypad or from a computer via the serial or USB port. The controller determines the shortest route to the selected filter and an acceleration/ deceleration algorithm minimizes vibrations during the movement of the wheel. Internal sensors ensure correct filter positioning and the current filter position is displayed on the front panel. The serial port accepts RS232 level signals through a DB-9 connector. USB input is made through a standard connector and can be directly connected to a PC USB port. The Lambda 10-3's USB port interface supports multiple USB devices simultaneously, allowing a user to run in tandem as many units as USB ports.
The line voltage for the Lambda 10- 3 may be either 120 or 240 volts, 50 or 60Hz. The universal power supply will automatically switch to accommodate the line voltage - no user adjustment is required. As with the Lambda 10-2, an optional liquid light guide is available for applications requiring absolute vibration isolation, and/or spatial uniformity independent of wavelength.
FEATURES > LAMBDA 10-3
*40 msec between adjacent filters (10 position wheel)
*31 msec between adjacent filters (3 position wheel)
*Controls three wheels and up to two optional shutters
*Can accommodate SmartShutter and Uniblitz® shutter
*Command set compatible with Lambda 10-2
*Automatically detects installed hardware Serial and USB interfaces
*Can control a variety of 25 mm & 32 mm wheels
*Universal power supply
SPECIFICATIONS > LAMBDA 10-3
Dimensions of Control Box 8.2 in x 5.9 in x 5.1 in, 14.9 cm x 20.8 cm x 13 cm
Weight 20lbs, 11kg
Electrical 120/240 Volts, 50/60 Hertz power line; 75 Watts max.
OEM wheels available
For OEM applications, the Lambda 10-3 can readily be modified to meet your specific requirements. By utilizing the 10-3 controller to drive customized wheels, we can provide an economical solution to your OEM design specification. To date we have made custom 2,3,4,5, 10 and 12 position wheels and have designed for 50mm, 32mm and 25mm filters. Our technical staff will be happy to discuss with you special application requirements.
The LB10-3 includes one Lambda 10-3 controller unit, serial and USB cables, power cable and manual.
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