Quick Exchange Platform (QE-1)

Quick Exchange Platform (QE-1)

A versatile base for the RC-40 Series chambers, as well as many popular 35 mm glass bottom dishes.

  • Quick exchange of Series 40 chamber or 35 mm glass bottom dish
  • Adapters available for Willco Wells, Corning, and Falcon dishes
  • Open design for easy access to chamber or dish
  • Compatible with Series 20 microscope stage adapters
  • Removable perfulsion and suction tube holders
  • Resisteive heating elements for temperature control
  • Magnetic stainless stell shelf allows use of multiple magnetic holders

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
64-0375 Quick Exchange Heated Base w/ Perfusion and Adapter Ring Kit
64-1403 Micro Suction Tube, Slit Design for use with QE-1 chamber
64-1404 Perfusion Tube for use with QE-1 chamber
64-0351 Replacement Adapter Ring Kit for 35 mm Dishes
64-0357 Magnetic Clamp Kit
64-1507 (RPC-2) Replacement clamps for DH-35i, DH-40iL, QE-1
64-2400 TC-324C Heater Controller, Single Channel
64-2401 TC-344C Heater Controller, Dual Channel
64-0106 Model CC-28 Cable Assemblies with Connector for TC-324B/344B
64-0102 SH-27B Solution In-Line Heater
64-0103 SF-28 Slow Flow In-Line Solution Heater
64-0274 Heater Elements (2) for PH (Heater) Platforms with Mounting Pads and Screws, RH-2
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This platform is at home on both upright and inverted microscopes and includes resistive heating elements. The base has a 25 mm diameter aperture. Magnetic stainless steel shelves along the perimeter of the QE-1 permits the use of Warner's MCK-1 Magnetic Clamp Kit, which includes a variety of holding tools.

Removable perfusion and suction tubes allow perfusion in any of the Series 40 imaging chambers or compatible 35 mm dishes. Adapter rings for Corning, Falcon and Willco 35 mm dishes are supplied to ensure a close fit in the QE-1 platform.

Suction and perfusion tubes also feature set-screw locks for the horizontal location, and adjustable presets on the vertical for setting the bath height. These adjustments permit easy and exact positioning and repositioning of the suction and perfusion tubes. A redesigned suction tube eliminates tidal action and fluid flutter, making aspiration very quiet.

Resistive heating of the QE-1 is provided by means of our TC-324C/TC-344C temperature controllers and a CC-28 cable.Heating of perfusate is achieved using our SH-27B/SF-28 In-line solution heaters.

Adapter rings for Corning, MatTek, Nunc, Wilco, and WPI 35 mm dishes are supplied to ensure a close fit in the QE-1. Stage adapters are available for all major microscopes. Custom or modified stage adapters are also available; call our support department for details.

AR-4 Ring Dimensions
ColorWeightID OD
Gold 1.3 g 38.96 mm 40.61 mm
Green 3.2 g 35.94 mm
Blue 2.7 g 33.81 mm
Red 2.1 g 37.44 mm
Black 3.4 g 35.46 mm
Silver 3.5 g 35.41 mm

Material Anodized Aluminum with Four Magnetic Side Plates
OD of Outer Edge 78.8 mm
OD of Aperture 25.0 mm
Tubing Post Height 21.2 mm
Aspiration Tube 16 Gauge, Type 316 SS
Perfusion Tube 18 Gauge, Type 316 SS
Weight 66.6 g


Infrared Image
QE-1 infrared imageQE-1 Quick Exchange Platform with SH-27B In-Line Heater:
heating with perfusion.
Ambient Temperature 21.5oC
Relative Humidity 62.3%
TC-344B Temperature Controller:
QE-1 Set Temperature 38oC
SH-27B Set Temperature 40oC
Flow Rate 2 ml/min.
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