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Lambda 10-B
Optical Filter Changer

The Lambda 10-B is a high performance, microprocessor-controlled filter wheel for imaging applications requiring a single filter wheel. The latest release in Sutter's optical filter changer product line, the Lambda 10-B, uses recent advances in motor technology to achieve switching times of 40 msec between adjacent filters. When used with our high-speed 4 position wheels, the Lambda 10-B achieves switching times of less than 31 msec. It features both USB and serial port interfaces as well as keypad control. The Lambda 10-B is a low-cost alternative to the Lambda 10-2 and ideal for imaging applications requiring a single filter wheel.

The Lambda 10-B can operate with switching times as brief as 4 msec with our standard 25 mm filter wheel as well as our 32 mm wheel. The user can select from seven speeds, allowing the speed to be adjusted in accordance with the load of the wheel. Except for the 4 position compact wheel, our filter wheels employ a direct drive system: a feature that prevents belt slippage or backlash. An optional shutter installation is also available.

Filter selection can be made directly from the keypad or from a computer via the serial or USB port. The Lambda 10-B controller determines the shortest route to the selected filter and an acceleration/deceleration algorithm minimizes vibrations during the movement of the wheel. The current filter position is displayed on the front panel. Internal sensors monitor the position of the filter wheel to insure that the correct filter is in place. The drive uses switching mode current regulation, which is more economical than the linear supply of the Lambda 10-2. Although this is not a problem with most imaging applications, the Lambda 10-2 may be more appropriate for systems where electrophysiology is performed.

Both serial and USB input ports are provided to allow complete and easy control from a remote computer. The serial port accepts RS232 level signals through a DB-9 connector. USB input is made through a standard connector and can be directly connected to a USB port. The Lambda 10-B's USB port interface supports multiple USB devices simultaneously, allowing a user to run in tandem as many units as USB ports. The universal power supply will automatically switch to accommodate local line voltage.

Options:
The basic system for the Lambda 10-B includes our popular 10 position 25 mm filter wheel. A significant advantage of the Lambda 10-B controller is that it can accommodate a variety of Sutter filter wheels to suit your particular requirements. The controller will automatically detect and determine the model of wheel installed and adjust for the number of positions and filter size.

Our 32 mm wheel was designed to remedy the problem of vignetting that may occur with a 25 mm filter format in certain microscope systems, and can achieve the same 40 ms switching times as our 25 mm wheel. For applications requiring a larger aperture opening, there is a 5 position 50mm filter wheel. If additional speed is required, we offer a high-speed, 4 position 25 mm wheel which is capable of achieving 31 ms switching times between adjacent filters. An optional liquid light guide is available for applications requiring absolute vibration isolation, and/or spatial uniformity independent of wavelength. The Lambda 10-B is also capable of controlling either the SmartShutter® or the Uniblitz® shutter.

GETTING FASTER FILTER SWITCHING TIMES WITH MANY FILTERS INSTALLED
The Sutter filter wheel systems have always been optimized for fast switching of a lightly loaded wheel. When many thick filters are installed, the added mass requires an increase in the time required to switch from one filter to another. Switching times improve significantly with filters made on a thin substrate that do not require a thick layer of additional glass to obtain the desired blocking. Semrock® has the required coating technology to offer filters with substrates down to 2 mm in thickness.

We have taken the additional step of designing a special threaded ring that Semrock can install in place of their typical plain filter cells. Filters mounted in these rings can be threaded directly into the body of our filter wheels when our standard filter cups have been removed. Semrock filters actually weigh less than the filter cup and retaining ring normally used to mount filters in the Sutter wheels. Thus, if you remove our filter cups and mount the new threaded filters directly in the wheel, even a fully loaded wheel will be able to run at speeds that previously could only be used with just 2 filters installed.

The STR Semrock filters are available in both 25 mm and 32 mm versions and should be purchased directly from Semrock. If you are installing these filters in a sutter wheel that has filter cups, you will need to remove the cup from the position you intend to use to mount the threaded filter. When installing the new threaded filters, you will want to use the new wrench designed for this purpose. Contact Sutter for details.

    FEATURES
  • as fast as 40 msec between adjacent filters (10 position wheel)
  • as fast as 30 msec between adjacent filters (4 position wheel)
  • as fast as 28 msec with a fully loaded wheel using STR filters from Semrock®
  • Serial and USB interfaces
  • Can control a variety of 25 mm, 32 mm and 50 mm wheels
  • Controls one wheel and one optional shutter or two SmartShutter®
  • Can accomodate SmartShutter® and Uniblitz® shutter
  • Chopper drives
  • Universal power supply

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions of Control Box
6 in x 8.25 in x 5.25 in | 15.2 cm x 21 cm x 13.3 cm

Weight
2.6 lbs | 1.1 kg

Electrical
100/240 Volts
50/60 Hertz power line
75 Watts max.

RoHS Compliant

Lambda 10-B CE Certificate

LB10-NW, LB10-NWS, LB10-NWIQ, and LB10-W32IQ CE Certificate


US Prices > Lambda 10-B (Controller)
International prices vary by country due to associated importation costs. Please contact your local distributor or Sutter Instrument for a quotation. Prices subject to change without notice.

Catalog Number Description Price
LB10-B/IQ1 Lambda 10-B controller, serial and USB cables, power cord and manual $ 1,705
1CIQ-2 cable provided when ordered with stand-alone shutter

US Prices > Wheels for Lambda 10-B

Catalog Number Description Price
25 mm Filter Wheels - 10 position
LB10-NW 10 position 25 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,080
LB10-NWIQ 10 position 25 mm filter wheel with SmartShutter® $ 3,900
LB10-NWS 10 position 25 mm filter wheel with Uniblitz® shutter $ 3,715
LB10-NWE 10 position 25 mm filter wheel set up for emission $ 2,785
25 mm Filter Wheels - 4 position
LB10-WHS4 4 position 25 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,130
LB10-WHS4IQ 4 position 25 mm filter wheel with SmartShutter® $ 3,960
LB10-WHS4E 4 position 25 mm filter wheel set up for emission $ 3,130
Thin Filter Wheels - 10 position
LB10-TW1 10 position 25 mm thin filter wheel without shutter $ 3,080
LB10-TWIQ1 10 position 25 mm thin filter wheel with SmartShutter® $ 3,900
LB10-TWE1 10 position 25 mm thin filter wheel set up for emission $ 2,785
LB10-TW321 10 position 32 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,345
32 mm Filter Wheels - 10 position
LB10-W32 10 position 32 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,345
LB10-W32IQ 10 position 32 mm filter wheel with SmartShutter® $ 5,020
LB10-W32S 10 position 32 mm filter wheel Uniblitz® shutter $ 4,646
LB10-TW321 10 position 32 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,345
LB10-W32-Y732 32 mm emission wheel for Olympus IX73/83 $ 4,515
50 mm Filter Wheel - 5 position
LB10-W50 5 position 50 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,900
Specialty Wheels
LB10-W12 10 position 12.5 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 2,870
LB4-W Belt drive 4 position 25 mm filter wheel without shutter $ 3,130
LB10-NWE-N29B 10 position 25 mm emission for bottom port of Nikon Ti $ 3,375
LB5-W32-N31 15 position 32 mm wheel for infinity path of Nikon Ti2 $ 3,495

1 Must be used wtih Semrock filters that have Sutter threaded ring.
2 Includes emission adapter


US Prices > SmartShutter®

Catalog Number Description Price
IQ12-SA 12.5 mm SmartShutter® with stand-alone housing $ 1,153
IQ12-AN 12.5 mm hard anodized SmartShutter® $ 1,245
IQ25-SA1 25 mm SmartShutter® with stand-alone housing $ 1,210
IQ25-W2 25 mm SmartShutter® with housing to fit filter wheel $ 1,210
IQ25-WU 25 mm SmartShutter® to retrofit non-shuttered filter wheel $ 1,260
IQ25-LS 25 mm SmartShutter® with housing to fit Lambda LS $ 1,260
IQ25-DG 25 mm SmartShutter® with housing to fit Lambda DG-4/DG-5 $ 1,627
IQ35-W 35 mm SmartShutter® with housing to fit filter wheel $ 1,709
IQ35-SA 35 mm SmartShutter® with stand-alone housing $ 1,709
IQ50-SA 50 mm SmartShutter® with stand-alone housing $ 1,709

1 Where vignetting may be an issue, we recommend the 35 mm shutter.
2 For upgrading a 25 mm filter wheel with existing Uniblitz┬« shutter to SmartShutter®

Mounting adapters for Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus microscopes are available. Please see the Microscope Adapters page or contact Sutter Instrument for pricing and further information


US Prices > Accessories

Catalog Number Description Price
CIQ-2 25 pin connector to two 9 pin connectors (Allows connection of one stand-alone SmartShutter®) $ 105
FSWITCH Foot switch with BNC connector - Changes state of shutter with foot press as long as foot press is maintained $ 105
FSTOGGLE Foot switch with BNC connector - alternates open/close with each foot press $ 105
SLIDE-IN3 Slide-in filter holder for 25 mm wheel $ 80
DROP-IN4 Drop-in filter holder for 25 mm wheel $ 80
DROP-IN/32 Drop-in filter holder for LB10-W32IQ $ 80
X100120 25 mm filter cup $ 25
X1001455 25 mm angled filter spacer $ 25
X100150 25 mm spacer $ 18
X100160 25 mm retaining ring $ 18
X100122 32 mm filter cup $ 25
X100152 32 mm spacer $ 19
X100162 32 mm retaining ring $ 19
X100124 50 mm filter cup $ 25
X100126 50 mm short filter cup $ 20
X100154 50 mm spacer $ 20
X100164 50 mm retaining ring $ 20
LLG Liquid light guide (2 meters, 3 mm dia), C-mount, lens and lens tube $ 1,470
SHUTTER 25 mm replacement Uniblitz shutter (not an upgrade) $ 595
W620005 9 pin male/female serial cable $ 32
W620007 15 pin shielded cable for standard filter wheel $ 32
W620009 25 pin cable for wheels with SmartShutter $ 32
W621520 USB cable $ 32
X100111 35 mm replacement Uniblitz shutter (not an upgrade) $ 950
X100208 8 inch guide rod for stand (each) $ 54
X100210 12 inch guide rod for stand (each) $ 59
X100212 22 inch guide rod for stand (each) $ 69
X100560 25 mm spanner wrench $ 105
X100555 25 mm thin wheel spanner wrench $ 39
X100565 32 mm spanner wrench $ 39
X100558 32 mm thin wheel spanner wrench $ 39
X100567 50 mm spanner wrench $ 39

3 Slide-in filter holders are for wheels with shutter
4 Drop-in filter holders are for wheels without shutter
5 Two spacers are required for each filter position


US Prices > Mounting Posts
Stainless steel 1/2 in diameter. One end is 1/4in-20 (M6) tapped hole. Other end is #8-32 (M4) removable threaded stud. Can be used with 25 mm SmartShutter® or 35 mm when used with PMA-IQ35.

Catalog Number Description Price
O620120 1 in / 25 mm long post $ 17
O620122 1.5 in / 38 mm long post $ 17
O620123 2 in / 50 mm long post $ 17
PMA-IQ35 35 mm post mount adapter $ 103
Post Holder
O620125 1 in | 25 mm holder and spring loaded thumbscrew for mounting post $ 17
O620130 2 in | 50 mm holder & spring loaded thumbscrew for post $ 17
O620134 4 in | 100 mm holder & spring loaded thumbscrew for post $ 17
O620136 6 in | 152 mm holder & spring loaded thumbscrew for post $ 17
Post Base Plate
Suitable for Imperial or Metric tables, posts, and post holders
O620143 1 in x 2.3 in x 0.375 in base plate $ 17
O620140 2 in x 3 in x 0.375 in base plate $ 17
Post Collar
O620150 Slip-on collar, 1 in OD x 0.5 in ID $ 17

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