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820A: Dual XYZ Motion Controller

The 820A Dual XYZ Motion Controller is Aurora Scientific’s answer to your complex micro positioning and micro movement problems.  Designed to work with the 7600 series of Siskiyou motorized micro manipulators, the 820A controls the manipulators and tracks position of all 6 axes with stunning precision. The control electronics work in tandem with software to provide position readouts while providing movement control routines through a wizard that automates complex movements such as injection, vector positioning, coordinated movement and even rotation.

The 820A software can store the location of any important coordinates so the manipulators can be automatically returned to these points. Limits can also easily be set to ensure that accidental damage never occurs. Should you want to perform a manual adjustment, the positioners can still be driven with standard Siskiyou keypad or joystick controllers.

Whether for muscle physiology or any other research discipline requiring precision positioning, simplify and speed up your experiment with the 820A Dual XYZ Motion Controller.

  • closed-loop control of Siskiyou 7600 stages
  • ±20nm positioning accuracy
  • position coordinates displayed in absolute or relative units
  • programmable safety limits and way points
  • slave both left and right XYZ stages to allow translation of sample with no change in sample length
  • continuous, jog, move to position, sinusoidal, stretch/shorten, rotate, home and retract movements
  • injection movement (virtual 4th axis)
  • includes library of pre-defined experiment functions (intact cell attachment, assay stretch, more to come)
  • control via PC and Siskiyou pushbutton or joystick controls

820A – Observing Cell Stretching under High Magnification

CHALLENGE

Dr. Chris Ward at the University of Maryland and an expert in single cell measurements, wanted to observe real-time change of cultured cells while under the stress of mechanical stretching. He was using Strex chambers and Siskiyou 7600 XYZ manipulators to perform the stretching motion.

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