Product Information Hydraulic Microdrive
04-30 Hydraulic microdrive
04-31 Hydraulic microdrive with paraffin press
Hydraulic microdrive with paraffin press (04-31)
Paraffin press (04-34) mounted on Leitz® manipulator
The hydraulic microdrive consists of a master cylinder and slave cylinder. The piston of the master cylinder is driven by a precision micrometer screw which can be moved forward or backward by turning the large calibrated hand-wheel (coarse drive) clockwise or counter-clockwise. When engaging the fine drive, the micrometer screw is operated by the smaller hand-wheel of the fine drive only.
The piston of the slave cylinder moves because of hydraulic fluid being squeezed out or sucked in, depending on the movements of the piston in the master cylinder. For best performance, the fluid must be absolutely bubble-free.
The use of acid-free hydraulic oil is recommended. The system may not be filled with oil when shipped. In that case, a 20 ml supply of oil will be included. For filling and exchange of the hydraulic fluid, observe the following instructions:
04-34 Paraffin press. Fits hydraulic microdrive 04-30
04-35 Paraffin press. Fits Wells microdrive
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