If you wish to have more precision during and control over your electrophysiology and imaging experiments, the CleverMount Motorised Microscope Stage is the ideal complement to your existing microscope.
The CleverMount comprises of a microscope interface plate to suit the footprint and fixing hole pattern on most mainstream microscopes used for physiology. The interface plate, which is mounted on the XY stage mechanics, also has a hole pattern to bolt down the optional motorised Z-focus module. This module links up with the microscope’s manual Z-focus adjuster knob, using a drive-band. This will provide you with full motorised control of the X, Y, and Z axes of your microscope.
Stability with Smooth Movement
The super-smooth movement of the CleverMount Motorised Microscope Stage is due to the built-in precision stepper motors, the smooth drive-electronics and long tracks of cross-roller bearings. Since the bearings cover a maximum surface area in any position of the stage, the whole range of movement in X and Y is equally smooth.
Versatile Control Options
The drive electronics for the CleverMount is fixed on the stage and controlled with the CleverControl Cuboid. The CleverControl has several user-friendly functions built-in, including:
- Control wheels and step buttons – including both these options in the interface makes navigation across small and large distances easy
- Variable speed settings, from crude control for navigation over large distances, to making very fine movements during patch-clamp experiments
- Memory positions, allowing you to program and recall areas of interest
- Step function, using the step buttons, which allows the user to make predefined steps, used for scanning across a sample, or for acquiring z-stacks
You can also use the CleverControl Software with the supplied USB plug-in Wi-Fi antenna to control your stage from your PC. This allows for even more flexibility than using the CleverControl Cuboid. Integration with third party software and your custom lab software can also be done using MCI SDK components.
The CleverMount Motorised Microscopy Stage is often used in combination with our EasyAdjust Mounting Pillars for holding the sample and manipulators. The EasyAdjust Mounting Pillars are directly fixed onto any Optical Table/Breadboard, allowing for independent movement of the microscope, the manipulators and the sample.
We offer a variety of different economic product combination packages. We can also provide you with the motorised Z-focus module alone, if you have an existing XY control stage. Please get in touch with your requirements are and we will send you a quote on the best solution for your experimental design.
CleverMount Motorised XY Stage with Optional Motorised Z-focus
Get more precision and control over your electrophysiology and imaging experiment, with the CleverMount Motorised XY Stage