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Miniature Microscope Incubators > Incubator for Motorized Stages


Miniature Incubator for motorized and type K microscope stages, TC-MI-20x46

Designed for live cell imaging and time-lapsed microscopy. Can be used for long-term imaging: see cell chemotaxis tracks obtained during 8 hours incubation. This incubator can be used with 50mm dishes and chambers, slides/coverglasses, and, in combination with 50mm reducing inserts TC-PA50 (and TC-PA-C, -N, -F, -W), with 35 dishes and  coverslip holders CSC and UTIC. Incorporates a luer-port for gas mixture (to control CO2 and hypoxia), inside reservoir for water to control humidity, and heated lid (purchased separately) to prevent condensation. Built-in multiple sealed ports for tubing and accessories (probes and sensors). Can be upgraded with an objective heater for immersion optics. Fits all brands of motorized stages and Zeiss type K stages with 160x110mm insert (adapters for other stages are available, see the table below). An optional set of adjustable tubing holders MH-MIS allows you to position perfusion tubing for continuous media exchange. Requires a temperature controller. Click on images to enlarge.

For different size samples, consider TC-MWP incubator, which accepts various inserts designed specifically for multiple or larger samples: from 50-60mm dishes to four Petri dishes or four coverslip holders.

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, 172x116mm:

TC-MI-LUDL



Specifications:

Outside dimensions:

Fits 160x110mm cutout of motorized stages; 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 the incubator base

Optical window and clearance:

40mm from bottom to top surface; 20mm (15mm inside clearance) for low-profile; can be elevated using optional 9.5mm spacers option

Use with:

50mm and 35mm dishes, 1x3in. glass coverglasses/slides, coverslip holders CSC

Stability:

0.01C

Condensation free lid:

Uses a built-in temperature sensor to connect independently to the second channel of temperature controllers, 65x75mm optical window

CO2 port:

Luer connector to a source of gas mixture.

Water reservoir:

Controls humidity. Can be replenished through outside ports.

Media exchange and perfusion:

Multiple sealed inflow/outflow ports, an optional set of adjustable tubing holders to position inflow and outflow tubing inside sample chambers.



Adapter for ThorLabs stages TC-MI-THOR If attached to the bottom of incubators for motorized stages, allows you to fit the incubator inside 170x130mm cutout of ThorLabs stages. Includes two pieces for both sides.

Adapter for Nikon motorized stages TC-MI-NIK If attached to the bottom of incubators for motorized stages, allows you to fit the incubator inside 236x155mm cutout of Nikon motorized stages. Includes two pieces for both sides. Item#: TC-MI-NIK

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Required accessories: temperature controller, CO2/hypoxia controller.

Optional accessories: objective heater, perfusion system and accessories, flow control.

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PRICES AND OPTIONS

TC-MI-20x46

$695

Miniature Incubator for motorized stages

TC-MIL

$695

Low-Profile Lid for Miniature Incubator TC-MIL

TC-I-E

$95

Spacer to elevate the cover 9.5mm (ships installed)

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

MH-MIS

$95

Set of miniature adjustable tubing and sensor holders, x3, includes 4-40 threaded posts (two holders come with incubators)

TC-PA-C

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for Corning type dishes.

TC-PA-N

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for Nunc type dishes.

TC-PA-W

$95

Reducing adapter-ring, for Willco dishes.

TC-PA-F

$95

Reducing adapter  -reducing rings-, for FluoroDishes.

TC-PA50

$95

50mm reducing adapter-ring for 35mm dishes.