- 1 Disclaimer
- 2 Precautions
- 3 Conventions used throughout this document
- 4 Device Overview
- 5 Installation
- 6 Operation
- 7 I/O Usage and Examples
- 8 Warranty and Repair
- 9 Email Updates
- 10 Contact Information
Zaber’s products are not intended for use in any critical medical, aviation, or military applications or situations where a product's use or failure could cause personal injury, death, or damage to property. Zaber disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting from the use of our products.
Conventions used throughout this document
- Fixed width type indicates communication to and from a device. The ↵ symbol indicates a carriage return, which can be achieved by pressing enter when using a terminal program.
Your MLT peripheral is equipped with AutoDetect, a feature that allows a Zaber controller to automatically configure its settings for the peripheral when it is connected.
To connect the peripheral to a controller:
- Power off the controller.
- Connect the MLT peripheral.
- Power on the controller.
- The controller will activate the peripheral shortly after it is powered on.
Recommended controller(s) for your MLT peripheral are provided in the product specifications. Zaber's controllers and peripherals are designed for ease of use when used together. Optimal settings for each peripheral are automatically detected by Zaber's controllers when the device is connected.
For reference, the pinout for the peripheral cable connectors is shown below:
Female B-Coded M8 Connector
Ensure the microscope is positioned on the baseplate with enough room for the MLT and any external controllers you'd like to mount behind it. If you need to move the microscope, a total of 8 M6 x 16 screws must be removed. The side panels must be removed to access the 4 FCR mounting screws inside the frame.
If required, install the filter slider by sliding it into the filter slot as shown. The two vertical grooves in the slider should be facing the back of the microscope as shown. Connect the MLT power cable to a free LED connector on the X-LCA4 lighting controller. On new MVR microscopes, the controller is mounted inside the front panel between the camera and the XY Stage.
MLT LED peripherals are designed to be plug & play with Zaber's X-LCA4 controller. The controller will automatically detect the connected LED and apply appropriate driving currents when LED is activated. To Activate the MLT in using the Zaber Launcher software, select the simple movement tab and click "Activate" on the MLT nested under the X-LCA4 which will be flagged as a New Peripheral.
See the X-LCA4 Manual] for more information on how to activate LED peripherals.
By default, the LED channel will be set to 0 brightness upon device initialization. To increase brightness, send commands to the X-LCA4 controller, or turn the manual control knob.
A 0.3 NA long distance condenser is supplied with the MLT. The illustrations below describe some functions of the condenser.
The condenser also features an adjustable aperture diaphragm. Closing this diaphragm reduces the amount of light that is able to pass through the condenser as well as the numerical aperture (NA) of the light passing through. Opening the diaphragm increases the amount of light an the NA (up to a maximum of 0.3).
I/O Usage and Examples
The MLT features one digital input and two digital outputs that operate on a +5 V supply are TTL compatible. The input and output capabilities of the MLT can also be used with triggers to perform actions based on the current value of the I/O channel.
The input will draw up to 1 mA during operation.
Reading the input is accomplished by sending the unit an io get di command, as shown below.
/1 io get di 1↵ @01 0 OK IDLE -- 0
This command queries the input on the device, in this case input 1, which is low.
The digital outputs use an open collector buffer with a pre-installed 1 kΩ pull up resistor to +5 V. Each output can sink up to 20 mA.
The digital outputs are set through the io set do command, as shown below.
/1 io set do 2 1↵ @01 0 OK IDLE –- 0 /1 io set do 1 0↵ @01 0 OK IDLE –- 0
The first command sets the second digital output high (5 V). The second command sets the first digital output low (0 V).
Warranty and Repair
For Zaber's policies on warranty and repair, please refer to the Ordering Policies.
Standard products are any part numbers that do not contain the suffix ENG followed by a 4 digit number. Most, but not all, standard products are listed for sale on our website. All standard Zaber products are backed by a one-month satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will refund your payment minus any shipping charges. Goods must be in brand new saleable condition with no marks. Zaber products are guaranteed for one year. During this period Zaber will repair any products with faults due to manufacturing defects, free of charge.
Custom products are any part numbers containing the suffix ENG followed by a 4 digit number. Each of these products has been designed for a custom application for a particular customer. Custom products are guaranteed for one year, unless explicitly stated otherwise. During this period Zaber will repair any products with faults due to manufacturing defects, free of charge.
How to return products
Customers with devices in need of return or repair should contact Zaber to obtain an RMA form which must be filled out and sent back to us to receive an RMA number. The RMA form contains instructions for packing and returning the device. The specified RMA number must be included on the shipment to ensure timely processing.
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The original instructions for this product are available at https://www.zaber.com/manuals/MLT.