HSE-HAI Microdrive 864/1

HSE-HAI Microdrive 864/1

Based on the motorized X-axis of the HSE-HAI DC-3K micromanipulator.

  • Resolution down to 2 µm
  • Powered by the HSE Microdrive Controller
  • Enables remotely controlled displacement of microelectrodes or capillaries for intracellular potential recording, patch clamp experiments, and stereotaxic investigations in the brain

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
73-0003 DC Microdrive Type 864/1
73-0000 Microdrive controller Type 864, 115V 60 Hz
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The HSE-HAI Microdrive 864/1 represents a complete alternative to hydraulic microdrives which have become very expensive. The mechanism is based on a conventional micrometer screw with a displacement of 10 mm. The micrometer scale is visible and permits reading to 10 µm. The drive is powered by a flange-mounted DC motor with gearbox. The micrometer drive slider moves on a precision crossed-roller guide.

The excellent rolling properties of the guide ensure absence of sticking and sliding friction, therefore there is no stick-slip effect, making this design ideally suitable for precision displacement systems. The micrometer drive is mounted via its back through a 7 mm dia. mounting bolt parallel to the working axis.

This unit is powered by the HSE-HAI Microdrive controller.

Spindle Precision micrometer
Displacement Range 10 mm
Resolution 2 µm
Drive DC motor (12 V, 100 mA nominal current)
Gearbox Spur gearing; compensation of gearing backlash is through backlash correction setting of HSE Microdrive Controller 864
Connection Cable Foil-screened cable with molded Mini-DIN plug suitable for HSE Microdrive Controller 864 (approx. 1.60 m long)
Scale According to displacement, 0 to 10 mm, reading accuracy 10 µm
Case Rigid aluminum, black anodized
Mounting On back, offset 7 mm clamping bolt parallel to working axis
H x W x D
112 x 25 x 32 cm (4.4 x 1 x 1.3 in)
sizes without fitted microelectrode holder and mounting bolt
Weight 320 g (11.3 oz)