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Sutter SMS-120 Flat-Top Motorized Microscope Stage

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    Sutter SMS-120 Flat-Top Motorized Microscope Stage

    SKU: SMS-120

    Vendor: Sutter Instrument
    Part Number: sutter-sms-120

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    Our Price:   $11,750.00
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    Sutter SMS-120 Flat-Top Motorized Microscope Stage

    The SMS-120 is a flat-top microscope stage designed for rapid, repeatable positioning of slides, chambered slides, multi-well plates, and other specimen holders. The stage is constructed from machined aluminum plates to minimize distortion. Precision crossroller bearings, high-accuracy lead screws, and stepper-motor based drives, assure smooth, responsive movement over the 120mm travel in the X axis and 85mm travel in the Y axis.

    The SMS-120 has robust and innovative design that minimizes maintenance. Great care was made in choosing the right components for maximum lifetime and repeatability. The X and Y drive systems are fixed in a single position and remain fixed over the entire travel of the stageÊ(patent pending).

    A controller, capable of rack mounting, provides the USB interface between the SMS-120 stage and the computer. USB and virtual com port (VCP) drivers are available for 3rd party software integration. The SMS controller also contains TTL in and out for device synchronization.

    Joystick control is provided via a multi-functional inverted joystick. The joystick is height adjustable to optimize comfort during operation. the joystick contains a 6-position speed adjustment know and functional keys. The function keys are positioned on the joystick base and can be located by touch, eliminating the need to look away from the microscope. A centering function moves the stage to the center of travel, the "Home" position advances the stage to the end of travel, and a "Work" command returns the stage to a position defined by the user anywhere in the range of travel.

    The total travel of the SMS-120 can be limited with adjustable end of travel magnets; a useful tool when working exclusively with specimen holders smaller than a multi-well plate. For user convenience, manual knobs have been provided for fine positioning so that simple manipulations can be made without powering the system.

    • Highly stable for experiments intolerant of drift
    • Submicron repeatability
    • Submicron (50nm) minimal resolution for fine movement
    • Convenient thumbwheel selects speed of movement
    • 120nm of motorized travel on the X axis
    • 85mm of motorized travel on the Y axis
    • Height-adjustable inverted joystick for optimal ergonomics
    • Convenient knobs allow for movement in X and Y when the stage is off
    • Adjustable total travel


      120mm in X
      85mm in Y


      Maximum Speed

      Long Term Stability
      1 µm/hour maximum

      Drive Mechanism
      Stepper motor linked lead screw with anti-backlash nut

      16in x 11.75in x 3in | 40.6cm x 29.9cm x 7.62cm

      4in x 16in x 12.25in | 10cm x 40.5cm x 31cm

      21lb | 9.5kg

      10lb 11oz | 4.5kg

      115/230 Volts
      50/60 Hertz power line

      RoHS Compliant

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    • Customer name and address
    • Purchase order number
    • Spectra Services shipping order number
    • Date of invoice
    • Item number of returned item(s)
    • Spectra Services return authorization number (RMA)
    • Reason for return

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    • Products not purchased from Spectra Services
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    Charges associated with returning items are the responsibility of the customer unless the item(s) arrived defective, damaged, or incorrect.

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