Mount M3301 on Tilt Base

M3301 is a popular manual micromanipulator at WPI. These manipulators are typically mounted on a stand or table to ensure stability. In this video we show you how to mount the manipulator on an Tilt Base (WPI# M-3) with a WPI# 5464 5 lb. weighted base.

When we mount a micromanipulator on an M-3 tilt base, the tilt base can be adjusted to position the micromanipulator right where you want it. We will use our popular M3301 micromanipulator to demonstrate.

  1. The first thing we need to do is remove the ring clamp from the bottom of the micromanipulator. There are two screws that we need to remove with an allen key. Save the screws, because we will use them in a minute. Set the ring clamp aside.

    NOTE: Notice that the mounting bracke has four holes in it. Two are used for mounting a left handed, and two are used for a right handed manipulator. You will never use all four. Likewise, you have several holes in the bottom of the manipulator. We will only use two of them.
  2. Line up the holes on the micromanipulator with the holes in the base. Then, we will put our screws back in place and tighten them with an allen key.

Now we can position the manipulator where we want and tighten the knurled screws on the side of the M-3 Tilt Base to lock the manipulator into place.

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