Kite Manual Micromanipulator

$771.00
Order code
VAR-2988

Economy manual micromanipulator

  • Vernier scales allow readings to 0.1 mm
  • X-axis fine control allows readings to 10 µm
  • Choice of optional M-3 Tilting base which can be mounted to a table with M6 screws. 5464 5-lb weight for Tilting Base sold separately
  • Left or right-handed versions of the KITE micromanipulator are supplied with a standard 12 mm clamp and electrode holder M3301EH

Options

Order code Description Style
KITE-M3-R KITE Manipulator
Includes M-3 Tilting Base

Right Hand
KITE-M3-L KITE Manipulator
Includes M-3 Tilting Base

Left Hand
KITE-R KITE Manipulator

Right Hand
KITE-L KITE Manipulator

Left Hand

Benefits

  • Control knobs clustered in the same plane for quick resolution
  • Right and left hand orientation options available

Applications

  • Microinjection
  • Electrophysiology recording

The KITE is an economical manual micromanipulator that is perfect for student use. It is available in right or left hand versions and is also sold bundled with an optional M3 Tilting Base. Our 5 lb. weight (WPI #5464) is frequently sold with this unit to provide stability.

Mounting the KITE Manipulator

When the KITE is mounted on an an M-3 tilting base with the steel weight and tilted at 45°, the average maximum practical height from the tabletop to the center of the pivot point on the manipulator is approximately 20cm.

KITE is mounted on an an M-3

When the KITE is mounted on an an M10 with the steel plate, the average maximum practical height from the tabletop to the center of the pivot point on the manipulator is approximately 32cm.

KITE is mounted on an an M10 

Features

Vernier scales allow readings to 0.1 mm. X-axis fine control allows readings to 10 µm. Left- or right-handed versions of the KITE micromanipulator are supplied with a standard 12 mm clamp and electrode holder M3301EH.

Mounting Screws

The KITE mounts with two screws as shown in the image below.

KITE mounts with two screw

 

The following images show various setups for microinjection. Keep in mind that parts are interchangeable. For example:

  • M10 or the M9 magnetic base could be used.
  • PZMIV microscope could be used instead of the PZMIII.
  • M3301 or the KITE micromanipulators can be used, and these micromanipulators can be placed on either side. (Keep in mind, though, If you wanted to use a KITE on the right side of the setup below, you would order a KITE-R (right hand), or if you want an M3301 on the left side, you would order an M3301.)
  • 5479 or 5052 magnetic bases are virtually interchangeable.
  • One or two Nanoliters, one or two UMPIII systems, or one Nanoliter and one UMPIII may be used, as desired.

Applications Notes

ONE NANOLITER/ONE UMP3-1

ONE NANOLITER/ONE UMP3-1

ONE NANOLITER

ONE NANOLITER

ONE NANOLITER/M3301

ONE NANOLITER/M3301

ONE NANOLITER/KITE

ONE NANOLITER/KITE

ONE UMP3-1

ONE UMP3-1

 

  Travel Range Resolution
X-axis Fine 10 mm 0.01 mm
X-axis 37 mm 0.1 mm
Y-axis 20 mm 0.1 mm
Z-axis 20 mm 0.1 mm 
Shipping Weight 3 lbs (1.4 kg)  

S. Gelman, A. Ayali, E. Tytell, A. Cohen "Larval lampreys possess a functional lateral line system" J of Comparative Physiology 193. 2007: 271-277

More Choices:
  1. Steel Base Plate, 32 lbs
    Steel Base Plate, 32 lbs
    5479
    $306.00
  2. Steel Base Plate, 10 lbs
    Steel Base Plate, 10 lbs
    5052
    $171.00
  3. Angled Electrode Holder
    Angled Electrode Holder
    15873
    $90.00
  4. M10L Magnetic Stand
    M10L Magnetic Stand
    M10L
    $250.00
  5. Base Weight
    Base Weight
    5464
    $125.00
  6. M10 Magnetic Stand
    M10 Magnetic Stand
    M10
    $170.00
  7. Replacement Electrode Holder
    Replacement Electrode Holder
    M3301EH
    $63.00
  8. Magnetic Stand Rotatable
    Magnetic Stand Rotatable
    M9
    $255.00
  9. Tilting Base, 5.1"x 0.25"x 2.3"
    Tilting Base, 5.1"x 0.25"x 2.3"
    M-3
    $210.00
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