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High-Speed Motorized XY Scanning Stages


  • Ultra Fast XY Scanning Up to 250 mm/s
  • Low-Profile, Compact Footprint
  • Compatible with Nikon, Olympus,
    Zeiss Microscopes, and Thorlabs Cerna

MLS203 Stage Shown Mounted to a Nikon
Eclipse Ti-U Microscope Equipped
with Thorlabs' Confocal Imaging System

MLS203-1

Shown with MLS203P2 Slide Holder.
Stage Dimensions: 260 mm x 230 mm x 31 mm

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XY Stage System
A typical XY stage setup is comprised of an MLS203 stage, BBD202 XY Stage controller, MJC001 2-Axis Joystick, and inverted Olympus microscope.

Features

  • Integrates with Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and Thorlabs Cerna™ Upright and Inverted Microscopes
  • Range of Sample Holders Available
  • Integrated Brushless DC Linear Servo Motor Actuators
  • Linear Optical Encoders
  • High-Quality, Precision-Engineered Linear Bearings
  • High Repeatability (0.25 µm) and Position Accuracy (<3 µm)
  • Compatible with Thorlabs' APT™, Molecular Devices' MetaMorph, and µManager Software

Thorlabs' MLS203 stages have been designed as drop-in replacements for the manual stages found on select Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and Thorlabs Cerna microscopes to provide motorized XY positioning of microscopy samples. A complete stage package consists of the stage itself, a controller, mounting brackets, and optional accessories; all of these items need to be purchased separately (typical XY stage setup is shown to the right). The table below outlines the items that should be purchased to form a stage package compatible with a particular microscope. Alternatively, optional mounting brackets (Item # MLSA01) enable the MLS203-1 stage to be bolted to an optical table or breadboard as part of a custom-built microscope setup or for use in typical photonics applications.

Characterized by high-speed scanning capabilities and high positional accuracy, these stages are ideal for manually or automatically positioning a wide range of specimens and samples in many types of microscopy or imaging techniques and applications. Very precise manual fine positioning and control at the cellular level is easily achieved through the combination of a stable closed-loop control system and an associated joystick option. In addition, the stages can be combined with our Z-Axis Piezo Stage to form an XYZ stage ideally suited for laser scanning microscopy.

Controller Option
The recommended controller for the MLS203 stage is the BBD202 dual-axis Brushless DC Motor Controller. See below for a brief overview, or click here to view the full presentation for these Brushless DC Motor Controllers. The APT GUI interface ships with each controller. The stage is compatible with µManager, which is open-source software for controlling microscopes and peripherals, and Molecular Devices' MetaMorph, which is software that provides automated acquisition, control, and image analysis. For more details on using MetaMorph with the MLS203 stage and BBD202 controller, please see the MetaMorph tab above.

Specimen Holders and Accessories
We offer a range of adapters to allow the positioning of standard microscope slides, multiwell plates, petri dishes, and mounted metallurgical specimens. Please see the details below.

Complete Microscope Stage Assemblies

Microscopea Stage Mounting Bracket Controller Optional Specimen Holders and Accessories
Thorlabs Cerna™
MLS203-1 CSA1000 BBD202 MLS203P1: Multiwell Plate Adapter
MLS203P2: Slide / Petri Dish Holder for Inverted Microscopes
C4SH01: Multi Slide Holder for Inverted Microscopes
MLS203P3: Blank Adapter Plate
MLS203P5: 1/4"-20 Tapped Breadboard Plate
MLS203P4: M6-Tapped Breadboard Plate
MLS203P10: Multiple Slide Holder for Upright and Inverted Microscopes
MLS203P11: Recessed Slide Holder for Upright Microscopes
MJC001: 2-Axis Joystick Controller
Nikon 50i, 80i, 90i and Ci-L MLS203-1 MLSA06
Nikon TE2000 and Eclipse Ti MLS203-1 MLSA03
Nikon Eclipse FN1 MLS203-1 MLSA07
Olympus BX41, BX43, BX51, BX53 and BX61 MLS203-1 MLSA08
Olympus IX51, IX71, IX73, IX81, and IX83 MLS203-1 MLSA02
Olympus IX70 MLS203-1 MLSA09
Zeiss Axio Observer and Axiovert 40 MLS203-2 None Needed
Optical Breadboard / Custom Configuration MLS203-1 MLSA01
  • If your microscope is not listed, please contact Technical Support to inquire about custom mounting adapters. We can support microscopes from Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss, and Leica.
MLS203 Stage
Travel Range 110 mm x 75 mm (4.3" x 2.95")
Speed (Max) 250 mm/s
Acceleration (Max) 2000 mm/s2
Bidirectional Repeatability 0.25 µm
Unidirectional Repeatability 0.25 µm
Backlasha N/A
Load Capacity (Max) 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Incremental Movement (Min) 0.1 µm
Absolute On-Axis Accuracy <3 µm
Percentage Accuracy (Max) X-Axis: 0.0027%
Y-Axis: 0.004%
Flatness in X Axis ±3 µm Over Full Travel , ±1 µm Over 10 mm
Flatness in Y Axis ±2 µm Over Full Travel , ±1 µm Over 10 mm
Home Location Accuracy 0.25 µm
Settling Time within 1 µm (600 g Load) 0.1 s
Settling Time within 0.1 µm (600 g Load) 0.6 s
Weight (Including Cables) 3.2 kg (7.0 lbs)
Limit Switches X and Y as Standard
Bearing Type Precision Linear Bearing
Motor Type Brushless DC Linear Motor
Dimensions (Mid Travel, Excluding Guards) 260.0 mm x 230.0 mm x 31.3 mm
(10.24" x 9.06" x 1.23")
Recommended Controller BBD202
  • The stage does not suffer from backlash because there is no leadscrew.
BBD202 Controller
Drive Connector 8-Pin DIN, Round, Female
Feedback Connector 15-Pin D-Type
Continuous Drive Output 5 A
PWM Frequency 40 kHz
Operating Modes Position and Velocity
Control Algorithm 16-Bit Digital PID Servo Loop with Velocity and Acceleration Feedforward
Velocity Profile Trapezoidal/S-Curve
Position Count 32 Bit
Position Feedback Incremental Encoder
Encoder Bandwidth 2.5 MHz
10 M Counts/s
Encoder Supply 5 V
AUX Control Connector 15-Pin D-Type
Input Power Requirements 250 VA
Volt: 100 to 240 VAC
Freq: 47 to 63 Hz
Fuse: 3.15 A
Dimensions 240 mm x 337.9 mm x 124.8 mm
(9.5" x 13.3" x 4.9")
Weight 6.1 kg (13.42 lb)

MLS203 XY Scanning Stage Pin Out Descriptions

Motor Drive

Male

Motor Drive

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1Motor Phase V5Stage ID
2GND6GND
3Thermistor (Not Used)7Motor Phase W
4Motor Phase U8Enable

Encoder Feedback

D-Type Male

Encoder Feedback

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1Not Connected9GND
2GND10Limit Switch +
3Not Connected11Limit Switch -
4Enc Index -12Enc Index +
5QB -13QB +
6QA -14QA +
75 V15Not Connected
85 V

MLS203 Coltroller (BBD202) Pin Out Descriptions

Motor Drive

Female

BBD MOTOR DRIVE

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1Motor Phase V5Stage ID
2GND6GND
3Temp Sensor (Not Used)7Motor Phase W
4Motor Phase U8Enable

Feedback

D-Type Female

BBD FEEDBACK

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1Not Connected9GND
2GND10Limit Switch +
3Not Connected11Limit Switch -
4Index -12Index +
5QB -13QB +
6QA -14QA +
7a5 V15Not Connected
8a5 V
  • Pins 7 and 8 are Short Circuit Internally

User I/O

D-Type Male

15 Oin DIN Male

PinDescriptionPinDescription
15 V9QA +
2Trigger IN10QA -
3Trigger OUT11QB+
4Ground12QB -
5Ground13Index/Ref +
6For Future Use14Index/Ref -
7For Future Use15Ground
8For Future Use

Aux I/O

D-Type Female

BBD FEEDBACK

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1Digital O/P 19Digital Ground
2Digital O/P 210Digital Ground
3Digital O/P 311For Future Use
4Digital O/P 412For Future Use
5Digital Ground13Digital I/P 4
6Digital I/P 1145 V Supply O/P
7Digital I/P 2155 V Supply O/P
8Digital I/P 3

Handset

Mini DIN Female

Handset Connector

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1RX (controller intput)/RS2324Supply Voltage for Handset 5V
2Ground5TX (controller output)/RS232
3Ground6Ground

Interconnect

D-Type Male

9Pin DIN Male

PinDescriptionPinDescription
1Not Connected6Not Connected
2RX (controller input)7Not Connected
3TX (controller output)8Not Connected
4Not Connected9Not Connected
5Ground
Molecular Devices

Using the MLS203 XY Statge with the Meta Imaging Series

The BBD202 controller for our MLS203 XY stage is compatible with the Meta Imaging Series software from Molecular Devices. The Meta Series includes MetaMorph NX, MetaMorph, MetaFluor, and MetaVue. The following images (taken from Meta Imaging Series version 7.8) show how to configure the software to control the XY stage.

MetaMorph Configuration 1
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Step 1: From one of the Meta Imaging Series programs, open the Meta Imaging Series Administrator. To configure the stage, click "Configure Hardware."
MetaMorph Configuration 2
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Step 2: To set up the stage, click "Install System Devices."
MetaMorph Configuration 3
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Step 3: Browse through the list on the left and find and highlight Thorlabs; then click "Install." From the Installed Devices list on the right, select Thorlabs and then click "Settings".
MetaMorph Configuration 4
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Step 4: Ensure that "Thorlabs X" and "Thorlabs Y" are listed in the included components, then click "Show Version Information."
MetaMorph Configuration 5
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Step 5: Confirm that the details are correct as shown above, and then click OK (if multiple windows appear, click OK on each one). You will return to the "Configure Hardware" window shown in step 2. Now Click "Configure Devices."
MetaMorph Configuration 8
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Step 6: Select Thorlabs from the list of available devices and click "Add>>."
MetaMorph Configuration 9
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Step 7: Check that both "Thorlabs X" and "Thorlabs Y" are listed in the "Claimed Devices" column, and then click "OK" until all the program windows are closed.
MetaMorph Configuration 14
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Step 8: Open the Meta Imaging Series software program installed on your computer from All Programs under the Start Menu. In the "Devices" menu select "Stage," and different types of movements are listed. The screenshots below show, from left to right, absolute position movement settings, scanning movement settings, and relative position movement settings.
MetaMorph Configuration 15
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Absolute Position Movement Settings
MetaMorph Configuration 16
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Scanning Movement Settings
MetaMorph Configuration 17
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Relative Position Movement Settings

Thorlabs offers two platforms to drive our wide range of motion controllers: our legacy APT™ (Advanced Positioning Technology) software package or the new Kinesis software package. Either package can be used to control devices in the APT or Kinesis family, which covers a wide range of motion controllers ranging from small, low-powered, single-channel drivers (such as the K-Cubes and T-Cubes) to high-power, multi-channel, modular 19" rack nanopositioning systems (the APT Rack System).

Our legacy APT System Software platform is available by clicking on the link below. It features ActiveX-based controls which can be used by 3rd party developers working on C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW or any Active-X compatible languages to create custom applications, and includes a simulator mode to assist in developing custom applications without requiring hardware.

APTConfig
APT GUI Screen

The Kinesis Software features new .NET controls which can be used by 3rd party developers working in the latest C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW or any .NET compatible languages to create custom applications. Low level DLL libraries are included for applications not expected to use the .NET framework. A Central Sequence Manager supports integration and synchronization of all Thorlabs motion control hardware.

By providing these common software platforms, Thorlabs has ensured that users can easily mix and match any of the APT and Kinesis controllers in a single application, while only having to learn a single set of software tools. In this way, it is perfectly feasible to combine any of the controllers from single-axis to multi-axis systems and control all from a single, PC-based unified software interface.

The software packages allow two methods of usage: graphical user interface (GUI) utilities for direct interaction with and control of the controllers 'out of the box', and a set of programming interfaces that allow custom-integrated positioning and alignment solutions to be easily programmed in the development language of choice.

A range of video tutorials are available to help explain our APT system software. These tutorials provide an overview of the software and the APT Config utility. Additionally, a tutorial video is available to explain how to select simulator mode within the software, which allows the user to experiment with the software without a controller connected. Please select the APT Tutorials tab above to view these videos, which are also available on the software CD included with the controllers.

Software

APT Version 3.19.0

The APT Software Package, which includes a GUI for control of Thorlabs' APT™ and Kinesis® system controllers.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Software Download

Software

Kinesis Version 1.9.3

The Kinesis Software Package, which includes a GUI for control of Thorlabs' Kinesis and APT™ system controllers.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Software Download
APTConfig
Kinesis GUI Screen

These videos illustrate some of the basics of using the APT System Software from both a non-programming and a programming point of view. There are videos that illustrate usage of the supplied APT utilities that allow immediate control of the APT controllers out of the box. There are also a number of videos that explain the basics of programming custom software applications using Visual Basic, LabView and Visual C++. Watch the videos now to see what we mean.

 Click here to view the video tutorial 

To further assist programmers, a guide to programming the APT software in LabView is also available.

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Poster:patrick.lu
Posted Date:2015-02-27 15:59:48.293
Sorry to clutter the thread, but we would also like the documentation for the low level serial communication. While we expect to use the ActiveX approach, I would like to explore both options.
Poster:msoulby
Posted Date:2015-03-02 04:00:35.0
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The low level communications protocols can be freely downloaded from the following link http://www.thorlabs.de/software/apt/APT_Communications_Protocol_Rev_14.pdf however we will also send this document to you directly.
Poster:patrick.lu
Posted Date:2014-12-12 20:15:43.15
Is it possible to add a hardware limit switch to the stage? For instance, in our space-constrained setup, we will have collisions if the stage is allowed to move through its full 110mm range along the x-axis. We would rather limit it to 75mm of travel. Since we are planning to control the stage using LabVIEW, this will be possible in software, but I think for peace of mind it would be nice to constrain it through hardware as well.
Poster:msoulby
Posted Date:2014-12-15 06:55:10.0
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The stage does have hardware limit switches at the extremes of travel to prevent the stage from driving into the edge as you would expect, however it is not possible to add a hardware limit switch in the middle of the travel. Therefore using a software platform such as Labview to implement a travel restriction is currently the only option that is currently feasible with the MLS203-1
Poster:rauer
Posted Date:2014-09-19 15:39:13.903
Is there a different way to programmtically (in C#) control this stage than using an activex control?
Poster:msoulby
Posted Date:2014-09-22 03:26:21.0
Reponses from Mike at Thorlabs: If you do not wish to use ActiveX one other option would be to make use of direct serial communication through a virtual COM port on the USB. We have documented all of the low level communications protocols that can be used with our controllers and have emailed you directly with this document and some brief instructions on using the protocols.
Poster:jaz22
Posted Date:2014-07-25 15:17:16.22
Can this stage also be mounted vertically if I would like to use it for an application other than microscopy?
Poster:msoulby
Posted Date:2014-07-29 04:46:23.0
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: The brushless DC motors in the MLS203 cannot be used in a vertical configuration. The stage would be able to operate vertically however as soon as the power is removed there is no braking on the moving world. The stage will fall rapidly to the bottom. This shock of the moving world and load hitting the end of the stage can potentially cause damage to the stage. You would need to use a lead screw driven stage for vertical configurations, for example the MTS50 or LNR50S.
Poster:yatang32
Posted Date:2014-06-23 14:24:33.647
If I want to use Labview to program MLS203-1, can I do it with the controller?
Poster:bhallewell
Posted Date:2014-06-23 06:14:39.0
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Yes, you can! Our recommended BBD202 series controller can be controlled through LabVIEW. By installing our readily available APT Motion Control Software from the following link you can connect with ActiveX controls through LabVIEW to control the MLS203 stage. Please find support documentation available here also for guidance. http://www.thorlabs.de/software_pages/ViewSoftwarePage.cfm?Code=APT We have recently updated our software to be comptaible with both 64-bit & 32-bit versions of LabVIEW.
Poster:
Posted Date:2013-10-24 03:34:27.663
Dear Mr/Ms I'm Jaeduck Jang from Korea. According to the specs of MLS203-1, it can be adopted to IX71,81 Olympus Microscopes. As I know recent Olympus inverted microscopes are IX73 and 83. Should I use MSL203-1 with MLSA02 on IX83 platform?
Poster:msoulby
Posted Date:2013-11-21 11:31:33.0
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: Yes, the MLSA02 and MLS201-1 can be used with the Olympus IX83
Poster:cj
Posted Date:2013-02-13 12:47:11.367
Can I mount a heating insert onto this device? The link below is the insert I plan on using. http://www.pecon.biz/?page_id=765 Also is this device capable of with standing the hot/humid environment in an incubation chamber?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2013-02-18 11:56:00.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We do not have specific operating temperature specs for this but the recommended temperature is <40°C. This device is not meant to be operated in a high humidity environment so I would NOT recommend using this in an incubation chamber.
Poster:
Posted Date:2013-02-13 20:40:54.45
Is MLS203-1 High speed motorized scanning stage controllable with Cellsens software from Olympus?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2013-02-18 11:53:00.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Unfortunately the MLS203-1 is not compatible with Cellsens software from Olympus. It can be used in micromanager which is another popular microscopy suite. If you are interested in this, please let us know and we can send you details on the setup procedure.
Poster:bdada
Posted Date:2012-04-23 17:47:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs to david: Thank you for your feedback. We only recommend that the MLS and other brushless stages are used with Thorlabs controllers because we cannot guarantee safe use with 3rd party controllers. Please consider using our BBD102 controller shown in the page linked below: http://www.thorlabs.de/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=5360 We have contacted you to discuss this further.
Poster:david.naylor
Posted Date:2012-04-19 06:20:42.0
Hi, I would like to use existing aerotech soloist controllers that we have http://www.aerotech.com/product-catalog/drives-and-drive-racks/soloist-mp.aspx to drive each axis of the MLS203-1. Could you tell me if you foresee any problems with this configuration. Thanks David
Poster:tcohen
Posted Date:2012-03-08 12:30:00.0
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. Yes, the stage can be used in µManager. You should be able to select the stage from the list of available devices in µManager when setting up the hardware configuration.
Poster:
Posted Date:2012-03-08 08:06:39.0
Compatible with µManager ?

High-Speed Motorized XY Scanning Stages

Key Specificationsa
Travel Range 110 mm x 75 mm (4.3" x 2.95")
Velocity (Max) 250 mm/s
Acceleration (Max) 2000 mm/s2
Bidirectional Repeatability 0.25 µm
Unidirectional Repeatability 0.25 µm
Horizontal Load Capacity (Max) 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
Min. Achievable Incremental Movement 0.1 µm
Home Location Accuracy 0.25 µm
Absolute On-Axis Accuracy <3 µm
  • Please see the Specs tab for complete specifications.

These XY scanning stages are drop-in replacements for the manual stages found on select microscopes, and provide motorized XY positioning of microscopy samples. The MLS203-1 is compatible with Thorlabs' Cerna microscopes, as well as inverted and upright microscopes from Nikon and Olympus (see the table in the Overview tab above). Adapter brackets can be purchased separately that enable the stage to be fitted to a particular microscope. Tabletop mounting brackets (Item # MLSA01) are also available that enable the stage to be bolted to an optical table or breadboard as part of a custom built microscope setup or for use in typical photonics applications (see below for more details).

The MLS203-2 is directly compatible with Zeiss Axio Observer and Axiovert 40 microscopes. Mounting brackets are not required.

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MLS203-1 Support Documentation
MLS203-1Fast XY Scanning Stage
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MLS203-2 Support Documentation
MLS203-2Fast XY Scanning Stage for Zeiss Microscopes
$6,960.00
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Compatible Controller for MLS203 Stages

The BBD202 two-channel controller features Thorlabs' standard APT™ control and programming interface, enabling easy integration into automated microscopy applications. It is ideal for applications demanding operation at high speeds (hundreds of mm/s) and high encoder resolution (<100 nm). For greater flexibility, communication with a PC is supported using either a USB or RS232 serial interface. The controller is supplied with a software development kit (SDK) in order to support automated PC control of the stage. This is useful to system integrators and other automation specialists who need to combine operation of the stage with other microscopy automation accessories. The fully documented SDK supports all major development languages running on Windows, such as LabVIEW, C++, and Matlab, and comes in the form of ActiveX libraries or a conventional dynamic link library (DLL).

USB 1.1 connectivity provides easy, plug-and-play PC operation. Multiple units can be connected to a single PC via standard USB hub technology; for example, both the BBD202 controller for the MLS203 XY stage and the controller with our MZS500-E Z-axis piezo stage kit can be operated simultaneously with a single PC. Combining this feature with the user-friendly APT™ software allows the user to program and carry out complex move sequences quickly. For more details on the BBD202 controller, please see the Specs tab above or the full presentation for our brushless DC controllers.

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BBD2022-Channel Benchtop 3-Phase Brushless DC Servo Controller
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Mounting Brackets for MLS203 Series Stages

XY Stage on Fixed Arm
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MLS203-1 Stage with MLS203P2 Slide Holder on CSA1000 Fixed Arm for Attachment to a Cerna Microscope Body
(All Sold Separately)

We offer a choice of brackets to facilitate mounting the MLS203-1 stage to a range of upright and inverted microscopes from Thorlabs, Nikon, and Olympus. Please see the table below for specific compatibility. We also offer brackets that allow the MLS203-1 stage to be attached to imperial or metric breadboards for home-built microscopes or general photonics applications.

Each bracket comes with instructions describing how to attach the stage to the microscope. Please note that the MLS203-2 stage can be bolted directly to a Zeiss Axio Observer or Axiovert without the need for brackets.

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CSA1000 MLSA02 MLSA02 MLSA05 MLSA03 MLSA06 MLSA07 MLSA01
Bracket Item # CSA1000 MLSA02 MLSA09 MLSA08 MLSA03 MLSA06 MLSA07 MLSA01
Microscope Brand Thorlabs Olympus Nikon Optical Breadboard,
Custom Configuration
Microscope Model Cerna™
IX51, IX71, IX73,
IX81, IX83
IX70 BX41, BX43, BX51,
BX53, BX61
TE2000,
Eclipse Ti
50i, 80i,
90i, Ci-L
Eclipse FN1 N/A
Microscope Type Upright Inverted Inverted Upright Inverted Upright Upright N/A
MLS203 Attached to a Breadboard
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MLS203-1 Stage Attached to a Breadboard with our MLSA01 Bracket Set

We support microscopes from Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss and Leica. Please contact Technical Support to inquire about bracket availability if your microscope model is not listed above.

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CSA1000 Support Documentation
CSA1000Fixed Arm Holder for MLS203-1 Fast XY Scanning Stage
$549.00
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MLSA02 Support Documentation
MLSA02Olympus IX51, IX71, IX73, IX81, and IX83 Mounting Brackets, 2 Pieces
$108.00
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MLSA09 Support Documentation
MLSA09NEW!Olympus IX70 Mounting Brackets, 2 Pieces
$121.00
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MLSA08 Support Documentation
MLSA08Olympus BX41, BX43, BX51, BX53, and BX61 Adapter
$357.00
3-5 Days
MLSA03 Support Documentation
MLSA03Nikon TE2000 and Eclipse Ti Mounting Brackets, 2 Pieces
$132.00
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MLSA06 Support Documentation
MLSA06Nikon 50i, 80i, 90i, and Ci-L Adapter
$357.00
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MLSA07 Support Documentation
MLSA07Customer Inspired!Nikon Eclipse FN1 Mounting Adapter
$357.00
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MLSA01 Support Documentation
MLSA01MLS203 31.5 mm Riser Plates for Breadboard Mounting, 2 Pieces
$159.00
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Slide Holders for MLS203 Stages

MLS203P2
Slide/Petri Dish Holder for Inverted Microscopes

MLS203_P2_L
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  • Compatible with Glass Slides Measuring 25 mm to 26.5 mm (0.98" to 1.04") in Width
  • Compatible with Petri Dishes Measuring 30 mm to 60 mm (1.18" to 2.36") in Diameter
MLS203_P2
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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P2 Slide/Petri Dish Holder Fitted
MLS203_P2
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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P2 Mounted on Inverted Microscope

 

C4SH01
Multi Slide Holder for Inverted Microscopes

MLS203_P8_L
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  • Plastic Holder Compatible with 25 mm x 75 mm Microscope Slides 
  • Mount up to Four Slides for Automated Tissue and Tissue Microarray Analysis
  • Same Footprint as Multiwell Plates (127.6 mm
    × 85.5 mm)
  • Requires MLS203P1 Adapter Plate (Sold Below)
MLS203_P1_R_sm
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MLS203 Stage with C4SH01 Slide Holder Tray (Requires the MLS203P1 Plate Adapter, Sold Below)
MLS203_P8
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MLS203 Stage with C4SH01 in an MLS203P1 Plate Adapter Mounted on Inverted Microscope

 

MLS203P10
Multi-Slide Holder for Upright or Inverted Microscopes

MLS203P10
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  • Compatible with Microscope Slides up to 26 mm x 76 mm (1.024" x 3.020")
  • Holds up to Four Slides
MLS203_P1_R_sm
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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P10 Multi Slide Holder, Holding Four Slides
MLS203P10
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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P10 Multi-Slide Holder Mounted on Inverted Microscope

 

MLS203P11
Recessed Slide Holder for Upright Microscopes

MLS203_P11_L
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  • Compatible with Microscope Slides up to 26 mm x 76 mm and 18 mm x 18 mm Calibration Targets
  • Allows the Microscope Condenser to be Positioned Within 1.5 mm (0.06") of the Slide Surface
  • Can be Used with 25 mm x 75 mm and 1” x 3” Slides
MLS203_P11_R_sm
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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P11 Slide Holder, Holding a Slide and 18 mm Square Test Target
MLS203_P11
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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P11 Recessed Slide Holder Mounted on Upright Microscope
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MLS203P2 Support Documentation
MLS203P2Slide/Petri Dish Holder for Inverted Microscopes
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C4SH01 Support Documentation
C4SH01Four-Position Microscope Slide Holder
$81.00
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MLS203P10 Support Documentation
MLS203P10Multiple Slide Holder for Upright and Inverted Microscopes
$470.00
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MLS203P11 Support Documentation
MLS203P11Recessed Slide Holder for Upright Microscopes
$403.00
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General Accessory Plates for MLS203 Stages

These accessory plates can also be mounted on rigid stands for flexible positioning around the light path.

MLS203P1 Multiwell Plate Adapter
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  • Compatible with C4SH01 and Standard Well Plates
  • Clip Holder to Secure Samples in Place

MLS203P3 Blank Adapter Plate
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  • Ideal for Custom or Non-Standard Applications
  • Easily Drilled and Tapped

MLS203P4 and MLS203P5 Breadboard
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  • 35 Imperial or Metric Taps
  • MLS203P4: M6 Taps on 25 mm Centers
  • MLS203P5: 1/4"-20 Taps on 1" Centers

Application Example 1

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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P1 Multiwell Plate Adapter Fitted

Application Example 2

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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P3 Blank Adapter Plate Fitted

Application Example 3

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MLS203 Stage with MLS203P4 Breadboard Fitted

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MLS203P5 Support Documentation
MLS203P5Imperial 1/4"-20 Breadboard Plate
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MLS203P1 Support Documentation
MLS203P1Multiwell Plate Adapter
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MLS203P3 Support Documentation
MLS203P3Blank Adapter Plate
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MLS203P4 Support Documentation
MLS203P4Metric M6 Breadboard Plate
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2-Axis Joystick Console

  • Speed Adjustment for Fast or High Precision Moves
  • Speed Dial for Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Ergonomic Design
  • High-Quality Machined Anodized Aluminum Casing
  • High-Reliability Hall Effect Joystick

The MJC001 Joystick Console has been designed for microscope users and provides intuitive, tactile, manual positioning of a stage. The console features a two-axis joystick for XY control. In most applications, the default parameter settings saved within the controller allow the joystick to be used out-of-the-box with no need for further setup. This operation mode eliminates the need for connection to a host PC and allows for true remote operation.

The MJC001 is compatible with our Benchtop Brushless Controllers, Rack-Mounted Brushless Controller, and Stepper Motor Controllers. The joystick is shipped complete with cables for use with these controllers. If you intend to use the joystick with a legacy BBD10x series unit, please contact Tech Support for a compatible cable.

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MJC0012-Axis Microscopy Joystick Console
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Last Edited: Jul 17, 2013 Author: Sean Harrell