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Adapter for motorized and type K stages, IMA-motor

This standard 160x110mm insert fits most motorized and type K stages. Extensions to fit larger motorized stages from Nikon, ThorLabs and Ludl Bioprecision, for example, are available (see the table below). Standard multi-well 128x86mm plates fit inside this base. The base can be used with various 128x86mm inserts, including MA-128x86 magnetic insert, for heating elements, glass bottom (35/50mm) and regular different size Petri dishes, as well as coverslip CSC holders and cover glasses. Miniature magnetic and screw-type holders can be attached to the surface of these inserts to fix perfusion tubing, electrodes, and sensors. Most inserts include fixing clamps and thumb screws. Shown on the right picture above is IMA-motor adapter with IMA-74-128x86 insert and 50mm heating element attached.

Brand

extension (if required)

Ludl, Prior, ASI, Marhauser, Zeiss

no extension required

Nikon 236x155mm:

TC-MI-NIK

Thorlabs 170x130mm:

TC-MI-THOR

Ludl Bioprecision II:

TC-MI-LUDL



Specifications:

Outside dimensions:

Fits 160x110mm cutout of motorized stages; height 10mm; the bottom is recessed 7mm below the mounting surface; comes with 3mm spacers to reduce this recessed profile to 5mm; can be leveled by set screws positioned in the corners of base.

Optical aperture:

112x72mm

Use with:

Optional inserts for coverslip holders, custom fluidics devices, 35-60mm dishes, and 1x3in. glass coverglasses/slides.

Media exchange and perfusion:

Two optional side bars with inflow/outflow ports and openings can be attached on both sides of the base; optional tubing fitting kit for the threaded ports; luer-lock or barbed connectors to sources of liquid media; optional sets of adjustable tubing holders to position inflow and outflow tubing inside sample chambers.



IMA-74-128x86 insert

This insert with 74mm opening is to attach larger heating elements and magnetic plates. Shown on the picture at the right is IMA-74-128x86 insert, with 50mm heating element attached, inside IMA-motor base.

IMA-128x86 insert

This insert fits inside IMA-motor base. It is used with heating elements, glass bottom (35/50mm) and standard Petri dishes, as well as coverslip holders and cover glasses. Miniature screw-type holders can be attached directly to the surface to fix perfusion tubing, electrodes, and sensors. Includes fixing clamps and thumb screws, plus the reducing ring for 35mm dishes. Click on image to enlarge.

Specifications:

Inside opening:

50mm, & 76x26mm

Reducing Ring and Clamps:

to fit and hold all brands of 35mm dishes (including glass bottom dishes)

Thickness:

3 mm

Use with:

35mm dishes, CSC coverslip chambers, 50mm dishes, glass slides, and heating elements



Magnetic insert, MA-128x86

This insert provides flexible working area for positioning accessories required for high resolution live sample imaging and recording: from media exchange and test solution delivery tubing, to sensors and electrodes. Specially treated stainless magnetic surface of the adapter provides ideal means to mount miniature adjustable magnetic holders. Shown on the picture are ZMM zero-dead volume manifold and MTH-S holder with stainless suction tubing. Incorporates adjustable clamps to fix all brands of 35mm Petri dishes and CSC chambers, glass bottom dishes (both 35 and 50mm), and heating elements. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for standard slides, TC-I-20x30

Designed to hold standard 1x3in. slides. Provides wide access for fluidics tubing. Optical aperture is 20x30mm, 1mm thick lip to hold slides up to 76x26mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for slides and microfludics devices, TC-I-SL

Designed to position custom microfluidics devices and slides. Provides wide access for fluidics tubing - 80x70mm recessed area. Optical aperture is 72x24mm, 1mm thick lip to hold slides up to 76x28mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for custom devices, TC-I-30x50

Designed to hold custom devices up to 101x51mm. Provides wide access for custom accessories. Optical aperture is 50x30mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws. Click on image to enlarge.

Insert for 35mm dishes, TC-I-35

Designed to position standard 35mm Petri dishes. Provides wide access for custom accessories and fluidics tubing. Optical aperture is 25mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws.

Insert for 50-60mm dishes, TC-I-60

Designed to position larger (up to 60mm diameter) dishes. Provides wide access for custom accessories and fluidics tubing. Optical aperture is 30mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws.

Insert for x4 coverslip holders and Petri dishes, TC-I-4

Designed to hold x4 CSC coverslip holders (shown on the picture) and Petri dishes (up to 36.8mm diameter) dishes. Some brands of Petri dishes require reducing rings (TC-PA-C, -F, -W, -N). Provides wide access for custom accessories. Optical aperture is 34mm. Includes adjustable clumps and thumb screws.

Insert for x3 slides/coverglsses, TC-I-3

Designed to hold x4 coverglasses and custom slides. Optical aperture is 70x20mm.

Side bar with threaded ports, IMA-9

This bar incorporates x9 threaded 1/4x28 ports to provide connectors for tubig to deliver liquid media. An optional fitting kit includes x8 1/4x28 threaded luer fitting with barbed end, plus x8 mating luer/barbed connector. Click on image to enlarge.

Side bar tubing holder, IMA-23

Allows you to fix multiple tubing for microfluidics devices simply by placing the tubing into provided openings (x23) from the top. Click on image to enlarge.

Optional accessories: miniature holders, heating stages.

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PRICES AND OPTIONS

IMA-motor

$195

Microscope Adapter for motorized and type K stages

TC-MI-THOR

$95

Adapter for ThorLabs stages, 170x130mm

TC-MI-NIK

$95

Adapter for Nikon motorized stages, 236x155mm

TC-MI-LUDL

$95

Adapter for Ludl Bioprecision II stages, 172x116mm

IMA-128x86

$95

Microscope Adapter, 128x86mm

IMA-74-128x86

$95

Microscope Adapter with 74mm opening, 128x86mm

TC-I-20x30

$95

128x86mm insert for standard slides, 20x30mm aperture

TC-I-30x50

$95

128x86mm insert for custom devices, 50x30mm aperture

TC-I-SL

$95

128x86mm insert for custom fluidics devices and slides, 24x72mm aperture

TC-I-60

$95

128x86mm insert for 50-60mm dishes

TC-I-35

$95

128x86mm insert for 35mm dishes

IMA-MH

$195

Miniature Adjustable Holders Set

MH-STAND

$95

Miniature stand-offs for clamps and holders, set of 4

MA-128x86

$195

Magnetic insert, stainless steel, 128x86mm

IMA-9

$95

Side bar with x9 threaded ports

IMA-23

$95

Side bar - tubing holder with x23 openings

TC-I-4

$95

Insert for x4 dishes and chambers

TC-I-3

$95

Insert for slides and coverglasses