Quality, versatility and ability to perform are guaranteed by David Kopf Instruments. Several atlases in current use are based on the dependable parameters of Kopf instrumentation.
The precise manner in which the instrument is built and assembled attributes to the accuracy, integrity and durability of our instrumentation.
Combines student level operating simplicity with research quality and accuracy.
Modular accessories allow for expansion of instrument capabilities. Adaptable for use with a wide variety of small animals.
Ultra Precise 962/963
Model 963/962 Ultra Precise Small Animal Stereotaxic is designed to bring new standards of positioning precision to the small animal stereotaxic.
The vertical and lateral slides are mounted on a massive universal joint that is calibrated in two planes. Very close tolerances are held in production with all dovetail slides precision ground. This along with backlash-free drive screws and the sheer mass of the manipulators, assures the most accurate placement of electrodes. Screws are rendered backlash free by use of split spring-loaded nuts.
Resolution: 10 micron (0,01 mm) all axis
The instrument consists of the standard Kopf rugged “U” frame assembly. Affixed to the frame are two Model 961 Ultra Precise Micro Manipulators. Model 1770 Electrode Holder with corner clamp is included. Model 962 consists of two manipulators and two 1770 electrode holders.
Manipulator X, Y, Z adjustment – Metric scale 80 mm travel. Calibrated dial – 10 micron resolution 1.0 mm of travel per revolution.
Angle adjustment – Fully universal joint calibrated on two planes for access from any angle. Vertical alignment pin can be removed for angled settings from 0° – 90° either side of vertical, 2° increments.
Rotation adjustment – Manipulator swivel base can be rotated up to 360°. Manipulator X/Z axis can be repositioned at 90° increments.
The stereotaxic frame is mounted to a 17″L x 10″W base plate and is elevated to bring ear bar height to 53 mm. Ear bar slots on the “U” frame have 0.1 mm verniers for ease in centering the animal. Ear bar zero to posterior end of base plate is 8.763″.
- Dorsal/Ventral adjustment dial – Calibrated in 100 micron increments, 1 mm per revolution.
- Dorsal/Ventral adjustment – 30 mm
- Dorsal – 10 mm above ear bar zero
- Ventral – 20 mm below ear bar zero
- Adaptor Plate A/P adjustment – 44 mm
Please indicate if you are working with rat and/or mice during the checkout. We typically include mice accessories as standard but the instruments were designed for versatility. Any standard accessory that is not required can be omitted and the appropriate accessories can be added for your specific research.