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Motorized Focus for Stereomicroscopy, Machine Vision, and Macro Photography

Motorized computer-controlled lift can be used as a general-purpose focusing tool in stereomicroscopy, machine vision and macro photography. Specifically it can be used to automate acquisition of Z-stacks of images. Z-stacks of images can be used to produce composite image with extended depth of field. The device can be used also as a general-purpose laboratory lift. The lift provides a variety of mounting options.

Motorized Lift- Basic Configuration as a Specimen Holder

Motorized Lift with a Stereomicroscope

Motorized Lift with a Camera and a Lens

Motorized Lift with a Camera and a Microscope Objective

 

Uses:

  • Motorized specimen holder

  • Motorized holder for microscope head, lens, or camera

Specifications (mechanical):

  • Travel - 7.5"

  • Maximal load - 100 lbs

  • Screw lead - 0.2" (optional 0.1")

  • Maximum resolution - 0.1 μm (optional 0.05 μm)

  • Height over base plate - 18"

  • Weight (without base plate) - 8 lbs

  • Base plate dimensions - can be specified; standard 12"*12"

  • Base plate has -20 threaded holes on a 1"*1" grid

  • Carriage plate has -20 threaded holes on a "*" grid

  • Adjustable optical limit switches

  • Manual positioning knob

  • Specimen plate - transparent, opaque, or translucent plastic

Specifications (electrical):

  • Motor - 1.4A, 200 steps/rev.

  • Microstepping (up to 1/256 of a step) motion controller and driver EZHR17EN from AllMotion

  • Power - 12V power supply (included)

  • Computer interface - RS232 (cable included)

Software :

Advantages:

  • Independent of microscope brand and model

  • Flexible optical breadboard-type mounting

Ordering information

Part number

Description

Price (US$)

Buy

110-01-02

Motorized lift (with power supply and computer cable); screw with 0.2" lead

2,000.

110-01-01

Motorized lift (with power supply and computer cable); screw with 0.1" lead

2,000.

110-02-12-12

Base plate 12"*12" and rubber feet

260.

110-02-15-15

Base plate 15"*15" and rubber feet

300.

110-07-1

Specimen table with corner bracket 8"*8" (transparent)

60.

110-03-1

Specimen plate 8"*8" (transparent)

20.

110-04

Set of two posts to hold specimen plate

60.

110-05

Camera bracket

200.

110-06

Joystick

300.

 

LiftTool

Free with purchase of hardware

 

 

ZStackTool

Free with purchase of hardware

 

Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice. Delivery 4-6 weeks ARO.

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