MT-75 Series
Gantry Style Micromanipulator Stands

For ultimate flexibility in positioning micromanipulators or other devices adjacent to your microscope, look to the MT-75 series stands. These unique gantry systems offer adjustable vertical and horizontal axes and up to 360 degrees of rotation. Your manipulator or other device will mount to the 3/4in thick aluminum cantilever which is dovetailed for secure positioning. The cantilever assembly is mounted on a heavy 2in diameter stainless steel post. The post is supported within the same extruded aluminum tower used in our MT-70 stands. The tower can be center mounted or edge mounted to the base-plate for an additional degree of positioning freedom.

Vertical positioning is achieved with an aluminum collar which securely locks onto the steel post to fix the height of the system. The MT-75 is suitable for use with most inverted microscopes, and can be adjusted from a minimum height of 8 5/8in to a maximum height of 12 1/2in. The MT-75S is suitable for most upright scopes, and can be adjusted from 6 5/8in to 9 1/2in. These systems are very stiff, deflecting approximately 2µm per 25mm rise with a 1.5 kg load at the end of the cantilever.

A quick lock mechanism allows easy unlocking and rotation of the post/cantilever assembly up to 320 degrees, then rotation back to the same positive stop position and locking in place (e.g. insertion and removal of microelectrodes from headstages). Remove the positive stop and you have a full 360 degree rotation. A Teflon washer contributes to the smooth rotation of the system.

The solid aluminum baseplate has through-holes on 1 inch (25mm) centers for mounting onto tables. The cantilever has eighteen 1 inch spaced 10-32 holes along the edges. The MT-75/LS manipulator mount provides additional flexibility of movement. In multiple manipulator setups, rotational movement for pipette replacement is often not possible. Using a long linear rail, the manipulator can be quickly and smoothly moved to a location where there is easy access to the pipette for replacement. After replacement, the manipulator can be slid back into a fixed stop that defines the working position.

The linear slide system can also be added to existing MT-75 stands by ordering the MT-7004 linear slide cantilever alone.

  • Adjustable vertical and horizontal axes
  • Up to 360 degrees of rotation
  • Suitable for upright and inverted microscopes
  • Quick lock mechanism allows for easy positioning
  • Solid construction provides stable mounting
  • Optional linear slide provides smooth and easy movement for pipette replacement


Dimensions of Baseplate
6 in x 6 in x .75 in | 153 mm x153 mm x 19 mm

Dimensions of Cantilever
2.5 in x 8 in x .75 in | 64 mm x 204 mm x 19 mm

Total Stand Height
Adjustable 8 5/8 in to 12 1/2 in | 220 mm to 319 mm

Adjustable 6 5/8 in to 9 1/2 in | 169 mm to 242 mm

11 lb 7 oz | 5.2 kg

9 lb 14 oz | 4.5 kg

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
MT-75 Standard gantry stand 8.7 to 13.4 in (22.1 to 33.9 cm) $ 835
MT-75S1 Short gantry stand 6.7 to 9.6 in (16.9 to 24.4 cm) $ 835
MT-75T Tall gantry stand 10.7 to 15.4 in (27.1 to 39.1 cm) $ 950
MT-75XT Extra tall gantry stand 14.71 to 18.50 in (37.4 to 47 cm) $ 950
MT-75/LS1 Standard gantry stand with linear slide $ 1,428
MT-75S/LS1 Short gantry stand with linear slide $ 1,428
MT-75T/LS Tall gantry stand with linear slide $ 1,540
MT-75XT/LS Extra tall gantry stand with linear slide $ 1,540

Catalog Number Description Price
MT-81-DOV82 MT-81 stand with 8 inch dovetail $ 620
MT-81-DOV122 MT-81 stand with 12 inch dovetail $ 620


Catalog Number Description Price
MT-7004 Linear slide cantilever (no stand) $ 770
MAG-MT Magnetic feet (set of 4) $ 69
X7000803 Thin baseplate - 5" x 5" x 0.3" thick $ 120
X7000953 Narrow baseplate - 3" x 5" x 0.75" thick $ 120
X7001003 Square baseplate - 6" x 6" x 0.75" thick $ 120
X7500903 12 inch dovetail $ 380

1 Useful for most upright scopes and the Axiovert 25 inverted scope wtih low stage plate
2 Useful for low profile stereoscopes and microinjection
3 Can be substituted at time of ordering with MT-75 stands at no additional charge


MT-75 Gantry Selection Guide