Analog Microforge

$3,279.00
Order code
VAR-3114

Sometimes the simplest designs work best

  • Simple, reliable and economically priced
  • Analog temperature controller
  • W30S-LED microscope (optional)
  • 13412 shown with footswitch (optional)

Options

Order code Power Microscope
MF200-1 110V Yes
MF200-2 220V Yes
MF200-M1 110V No
MF200-M2 220V No

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Benefits

  • Includes 40x long-working distance objective and 10x eyepiece
  • Kohler illuminator and Abbe condenser for less glare and sharper images

Applications

  • Patch pipette tip polishing
  • Micropipette tip size reduction
  • Contact stretching in in vitro fertilization pipette production

The MF200 Microforge is a versatile instrument designed specifically for the fabrication of glass micropipettes and other related tools. The system was developed in collaboration with Dr. Ming Li of the Department of Pharmacology, University of South Alabama. The MF200 is simple, reliable and economically priced.

40X LWD objective included

The MF200 system includes:

  • An easy to use analog temperature controller
  • A specially configured WPI model W30S-LED research grade compound microscope (optional)
  • 40x long-working distance objective
  • 10x eyepiece

40x magnification is essential when polishing pipettes as small as half a micron (0.5 µm) in diameter. Compared to a conventional 40x objective, the long working distance objective reduces the danger of damage to the pipette and/or objective lens during the polishing process.

Kohler illuminator

It is also the only commercial microforge using the Kohler illuminator and Abbe condenser for illumination. This provides less glare and sharper image of the pipette than frosted glass illuminator, which was used on all of the other commercial microforges.

MF200 Manual

The image below shows the Microforge kit.

The Microforge MF200 Startup Kit includes these elements

AC POWER MODULE 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
FILAMENTS (3) H2, H3, H4
FILAMENT ON Pushbutton Controlled or Optional Foot Switch Controlled
FILAMENT ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY For 40x and 25x Long-Working, Distance Objectives: mounts on objective
FILAMENT ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY: OBJECTIVE 40x Long-Working Distance (3 mm)
FILAMENT ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY: OPTIONAL 25x Long-Working Distance (5 mm)
EYEPIECE 10x (pair)
EYEPIECE: RETICLE (10x eyepiece only) (OPTIONAL) 1.25 µm/division (at 40x), 0-90º Angle at 5º/division
EYEPIECE: OPTIONAL EYEPIECE 15x (pair)
GLASS HOLDER Mounts on Microscope Stage
DIMENSIONS: Control Unit 4 x 7 x 1.875in. (10.2 x 17.8 x 4.8 cm)
SHIPPING WEIGHT 3 lb. (1.4 kg)
MICROSCOPE: Note See W30S-LED
MICROSCOPE: SHIPPING WEIGHT 16 lb. (7.3 kg)

Objectives Included

W30S-LED Microscope Objectives

  • DIN Plan with 30-year anti-fungal coating
  • 4X, 10X, 40X, 100XR (oil immersion)
  • Parfocal, parcentric, color-coded
  Numerical
Aperature
Magnification Field of View Working
Distance
4X 0.1 40X 4.5mm 17.5mm
10X 0.25 100X 1.8mm 6.7mm
40X 0.65 400X 0.45mm ~2.9mm
100XR 1.25 1000X 0.18mm 0.18mm

Microforge LWD Objectives

    Numerical
Aperature
Magnification Field of View Working
Distance
Included 40X 0.65 400X 0.45mm 3mm
Optional 25X 0.25 250X 0.72mm 5mm

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