The procedure below outlines the steps necessary to install the ASI Microscope Focus Controller Drive onto the Nikon Eclipse TE2000 microscope.
To perform the following steps you will need the following tools:
Small cross blade screw driver 3mm, 5/64 and 7/64 inch hex wrenches The hex wrenches are provided by ASI.
The procedure has four parts:
Remove the left fine focus knob from the microscope as follows:
Use screwdriver to remove two screws. Pull knob straight off to expose brass adapter plate, and use Allen wrench to loosen two set screws and remove brass adapter plate.
Locate the baseplate. If the motor drive is attached to the base plate use the 3mm Allen wrench to remove the horizontal adjustment screw to remove the drive from the base plate. Position the base plate so that the large baseplate is on the left side of the microscope. Lift the front of the microscope up and slide the baseplate under the microscope so that the horizontal adjustment bar is centered under the left focus knob as shown in figure # 3. There are two clearance holes, as shown in figure # 4, for two screws on the bottom of the microscope. When the baseplate is “about” in the correct position you will feel the screw drop into the holes. Leave the clamp shown in figure # 5 loose at this time.
Locate the motor drive cover. Remove the 4/40 button head screws from the base plate with the 1/16 “ Allen wrench. Position the motor drive covert over the motor drive assembly and secure in place using the 4/40 button head screws as shown in figure # 11.
Slide the microscope brass knob adapter over the shaft extension and press it on all the way. Secure it in place by tightening the to set screws. Install the knob onto the brass adapter plate.
This completes the procedure for installing the ASI motor drive on to the Nikon Eclipse Microscope.