Ultraprecise Motorized Micromanipulator
Offered with stepper motors on either two axes or all three spatial axes.
- The motors are controlled by a precision controller that is supplied with the instrument
- The same micrometers are used, as with the manual version, with a travel of 25 mm
- Ultimate spatial resolution of 0.01 µm
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The Ultraprecise Motorized Micromanipulator has a mass of 6 kg and solid workmanship to support the most precise movement with a minimum of hand-transmitted vibration, backlash or drift. The instrument can be used alone or can serve as an ideal mount for even more precise microdrives. This micromanipulator with motorized control exhibits essentially vibration-free steps as small as 0.01 ¼m.
It is offered either with stepper motors on two axes or on all three axes. These motors are controlled by a precision controller that is supplied with the instrument. The same micrometers are used, as with the manual version, with a travel of 25 mm.
The controller provides fast motor speed of 9 revolutions/sec which allows a maximum velocity of 36 mm/sec. Speed is infinitely variable to a slowest speed of 40,000 steps per revolution which corresponds to 0.01 µm per step. Only by these extremely small single steps can an operator be assured of essentially vibration-free movement. The controller works in a vector mode, that is, the target coordinates are approached directly in a straight line from the starting point. In all modes there are end stop switches.
The movement can be programmed on a thumb wheel switch and is started by a press button. Alternatively, advance and retraction may be controlled by manual operation of buttons. A return button causes the probe to be retracted to the zero position. The Motorized Controller is available with or without a display. The Controller with Display monitors the location of the probe on a six digit LED counter.
A clear button resets the position to zero. Movement may also be made by joystick. These joystick movements are also monitored and may be both displayed on the controller and read via the RS-232 interface. The Controller may be used either alone or computer driven via the RS-232 interface. Power 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz. CE Marked.