PRO-MLS Motorized Microscope Stand

PRO-MLS motorized stand

PRO-MLS is a motorized heavy-duty stand suitable for microscopy as well as macro focus stacking applications. Almost any stereomicroscope can be motorized using PRO-MLS stand. The stand can be computer controlled by Deep Focus software module for automatic creating of fully focused (EDF) images.

Features and Specifications

  • Motorized Z axis (travel and focusing)
  • Compatible with various optical devices (stereomicroscopes, macroscopes,…) and accessories (X-Y stages, LED illuminators…)
  • Compatible with backlight LED illuminators for transmitted illumination e.g. Schott VisiLED
  • High bearing capacity (up to 16 kg; 35 lb) and rigidity, silent running
  • Travel range 19.5 cm; 7.7 inch
  • Travel range protected by built-in limit switches. Vertical position of lower limit switch adjustable
  • Minimal step 15 µm
  • Motorized column can be detached from the base and mounted e.g. to a desk or a table by 6 screws.
  • Suitable also for macro applications
  • Controlled by CB-ZM control unit (CB-ZM-MLS variant – required):
    • Focusing and z-movement by UP and DOWN buttons
    • Change of focus speed using a SPEED button – 4 predefined speed levels available
    • Automatic speed incrementation when holding UP or DOWN button
    • Compatibility with Deep Focus Extended Depth of Field (EDF) module for QuickPHOTO software, optionally also in combination with HDR module for EDF + HDR imaging
    • Remote control by a two-button foot switch (optional)
  • CE certified and RoHS compliant
  • Dimensions: 45 (W) x 45 (D) x 47 (H) cm; 17.7 (W) x 17.7 (D) x 18.5 (H) inch
  • Weight: 20 kg; 44 lb


PRO-FUAD adapter for PRO-MLS motorized stand

Adapter with 32-mm mounting rod

SZ2-STS focusing arm for PRO-MLS motorized stand

PRO-FUAD adapter + SZ2-STS focusing arm with 76-mm mounting diameter (yoke)

PRO-ZBAD adapter for PRO-MLS motorized stand

Adapter for direct mounting OLYMPUS® SZX / SZX2 series stereomicroscopes without focusing unit

Examples of Compatible Stereomicroscopes

  • OLYMPUS® SZX2, SZX and SZ series stereomicroscopes
  • Nikon® SMZ1270/1270i, SMZ800N, SMZ745/745T, SMZ445, SMZ460
  • Leica® S6 series, S9 series, M50, M60, M80, S8APO, MZ10F
  • Zeiss® Stemi 305, Stemi 508
  • Huvitz® HSZ-700 and HSZ-600 series stereomicroscopes
  • Motic® SMZ series streomicroscopes with 76-mm mounting diameter (yoke)
  • All other stereomicroscopes and macroscopes attachable to 32-mm rod or microscopes with 76-mm mounting diameter (yoke)

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