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.
Model 940 Small Animal Stereotaxic Instrument with Digital Display Console combines the quality and accuracy incorporated in all Kopf stereotaxic instruments with state-of-the-art digital linear positioning scales for ease in operation. Our compact design ensures that full range of motion, angulation and rotation of the electrode manipulator is not obstructed by the linear scale assembly connecting cables.
The process in which the instrument is built and assembled assures that the researcher will be able to make accurate placements. Precise alignment of the slides assures smooth movements resulting in correct use of the atlases.
Resolution: 10 micron (0,01 mm) all axis
The instrument consists of a rugged “U” frame to which is affixed a Model 960 three-dimensional Electrode Manipulator. Model 1770 Electrode Holder with corner clamp is included. Assembled to manipulator is Model 940-B Linear Scale Assembly with Digital Display Console. Model 942 consists of two manipulators and two 1770 electrode holders and the 942-B Scale Assembly with Dual Digital Display Console.
Manipulator X,Y, Z adjustment – Linear scales have 10 micron resolution and include an easy-to-read compact digital display console. The digital display control features allow “zero” reset at any position. Metric scale 80 mm calibrated 0.1 mm vernier scale.
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.