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 ====== Zeiss Axiovert 100-135 Series Microscope Z-Drive install Procedure ====== ====== Zeiss Axiovert 100-135 Series Microscope Z-Drive install Procedure ======
  
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 The instruction steps below describe how to install the ASI motor drive onto the Zeiss Axiovert 100 Series Microscope (left side drive).  ​ The instruction steps below describe how to install the ASI motor drive onto the Zeiss Axiovert 100 Series Microscope (left side drive).  ​
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 Once the microscope is prepared, it can be carefully lifted, turned over, then placed on its top on a clean, soft surface. Once the microscope is prepared, it can be carefully lifted, turned over, then placed on its top on a clean, soft surface.
  
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-{{ :​documentation:​av100_4.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 3: Set the scope on its back and remove the two center baseplate screws as shown. ​ Use the two 3 x 10 mm flat head screws to attach the ASI baseplate as shown}}+{{ av100_4.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 3: Set the scope on its back and remove the two center baseplate screws as shown. ​ Use the two 3 x 10 mm flat head screws to attach the ASI baseplate as shown}}
  
 1) Unscrew the two middle screws that secure the black cover to the Microscope. 1) Unscrew the two middle screws that secure the black cover to the Microscope.
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 3) If needed loosen, but do not remove, the two adjustment screws on the bottom of the ASI       base plate. ​ Then slide the back base plate up against the microscope body until it is flush       and parallel ​ with the microscope body as shown in figure 4 below. 3) If needed loosen, but do not remove, the two adjustment screws on the bottom of the ASI       base plate. ​ Then slide the back base plate up against the microscope body until it is flush       and parallel ​ with the microscope body as shown in figure 4 below.
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​av100_5.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 4.  Shown with antibacklash gear installed. However, note that baseplate is flush with the  side of the microscope.}}]+[{{ av100_5.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 4.  Shown with antibacklash gear installed. However, note that baseplate is flush with the  side of the microscope.}}]
  
 4) Re-invert the microscope by carefully picking it up and turning it over.  ​ 4) Re-invert the microscope by carefully picking it up and turning it over.  ​
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 ===== Part 2 - Installing the Drive Assembly ===== ===== Part 2 - Installing the Drive Assembly =====
  
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-[{{ :​documentation:​av100_8.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 5:  Use the 0.05" Allen wrench to loosen the set screw on the fine focus knob & pull the knob off.  Use the 14 mm wrench to remove the nut & unscrew the coarse knob.  Then screw the antibacklash gear on as shown.}}]+[{{ av100_8.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 5:  Use the 0.05" Allen wrench to loosen the set screw on the fine focus knob & pull the knob off.  Use the 14 mm wrench to remove the nut & unscrew the coarse knob.  Then screw the antibacklash gear on as shown.}}]
  
 1) Remove the left fine focus knob from the microscope by loosening the setscrew in the side of the knob using the .050 inch hex wrench, then slide the knob off the shaft. 1) Remove the left fine focus knob from the microscope by loosening the setscrew in the side of the knob using the .050 inch hex wrench, then slide the knob off the shaft.
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 3) Locate the anti-backlash gear included with the ASI motor drive components. ​ Screw it onto the threaded bushing from which the coarse focus knob was removed. ​ Orient it so that the protruding (shiny) part of the threaded bushing faces the microscope. ​ Tighten it firmly by rotating it clockwise while gripping the right coarse focus knob. 3) Locate the anti-backlash gear included with the ASI motor drive components. ​ Screw it onto the threaded bushing from which the coarse focus knob was removed. ​ Orient it so that the protruding (shiny) part of the threaded bushing faces the microscope. ​ Tighten it firmly by rotating it clockwise while gripping the right coarse focus knob.
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​av100_9.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 6.  Use the 3mm Allen wrench to loosen the horizontal adjustment screw.}}]+[{{ av100_9.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 6.  Use the 3mm Allen wrench to loosen the horizontal adjustment screw.}}]
  
 4) As shown in figure 6 Loosen the screw in the rectangular block attached to the baseplate ​           so that the block can slide easily in the groove. ​ Remove the vertical adjustment screw            located in the side of the block. ​ Locate the ASI motor drive assembly.  ​ 4) As shown in figure 6 Loosen the screw in the rectangular block attached to the baseplate ​           so that the block can slide easily in the groove. ​ Remove the vertical adjustment screw            located in the side of the block. ​ Locate the ASI motor drive assembly.  ​
  
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-[{{ :​documentation:​av100_16.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 7.  Install the drive as shown and secure it in place with the vertical adjustment screw. Rotate the antibacklash gear halves so that the black marks are aligned and slide the small encoder gear into place so that it mates with the antibacklash gear.  Note that the set screw on the small encoder gear should mate with the flat on the encoder shaft and be positioned so that it does not hit the antibacklash gear.  }}]+[{{ av100_16.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 7.  Install the drive as shown and secure it in place with the vertical adjustment screw. Rotate the antibacklash gear halves so that the black marks are aligned and slide the small encoder gear into place so that it mates with the antibacklash gear.  Note that the set screw on the small encoder gear should mate with the flat on the encoder shaft and be positioned so that it does not hit the antibacklash gear.  }}]
  
 During the next part of this procedure, the drive assembly will be positioned so that the drive shaft slips over the microscope fine focus shaft and the smallest gear of the drive assembly meshes with the large anti-backlash gear.  ​ During the next part of this procedure, the drive assembly will be positioned so that the drive shaft slips over the microscope fine focus shaft and the smallest gear of the drive assembly meshes with the large anti-backlash gear.  ​
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 8) Insert and thread in the vertical adjustment screw, but do not tighten it yet. 8) Insert and thread in the vertical adjustment screw, but do not tighten it yet.
  
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-[{{ :​documentation:​av100_16.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 8.  After installing the drive press the drive shaft clamp against the antibacklash gear as shown, and use the 7/64" Allen wrench to securely tighten the clamp. This clamp must be securely tightened to prevent slippage. ​ Check the alignment of the drive shaft gear with the outer of the two gears on the clutch i.e. the bottom gear mates with the inner center gear, and the top drive gear mates with the outer center gear.  Check the drive for proper alignment as outlined below, and then secure in place by tightening the vertical and horizontal adjustment screws.}}]+[{{ av100_16.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 8.  After installing the drive press the drive shaft clamp against the antibacklash gear as shown, and use the 7/64" Allen wrench to securely tighten the clamp. This clamp must be securely tightened to prevent slippage. ​ Check the alignment of the drive shaft gear with the outer of the two gears on the clutch i.e. the bottom gear mates with the inner center gear, and the top drive gear mates with the outer center gear.  Check the drive for proper alignment as outlined below, and then secure in place by tightening the vertical and horizontal adjustment screws.}}]
  
 ===== Part 3 - Aligning the Drive Assembly ===== ===== Part 3 - Aligning the Drive Assembly =====
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 2) Align the drive assembly to the microscope by carefully ​            ​sliding it up and down, forwards and backwards slightly, while rotating the right fine focus knob.  Alignment will be optimum when minimal friction is felt as the right fine focus knob is turned. ​ Hold the drive assembly in this position. Tight the horizontal and vertical adjustment screws. ​  ​Recheck the alignment. ​ Repeat this step if necessary. ​   ​ 2) Align the drive assembly to the microscope by carefully ​            ​sliding it up and down, forwards and backwards slightly, while rotating the right fine focus knob.  Alignment will be optimum when minimal friction is felt as the right fine focus knob is turned. ​ Hold the drive assembly in this position. Tight the horizontal and vertical adjustment screws. ​  ​Recheck the alignment. ​ Repeat this step if necessary. ​   ​
  
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-[{{ :​documentation:​av100_19.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 9.  After the drive is properly aligned and secured install the cover as shown, and then install the fine focus knob.}}]+[{{ av100_19.png?​direct&​300 |Figure 9.  After the drive is properly aligned and secured install the cover as shown, and then install the fine focus knob.}}]
  
 3) Remove the screws located in the edges of the baseplate. ​ Locate the ASI drive assembly cover. ​ Position the cover over the fine focus extension shaft and motor drive assembly. ​ Make sure the blue drive cable  comes out under the grommet at the back.  Please note that the access hole on the back of the cover allows one access to the camera target knob. Secure the cover in place with the three screws just removed. 3) Remove the screws located in the edges of the baseplate. ​ Locate the ASI drive assembly cover. ​ Position the cover over the fine focus extension shaft and motor drive assembly. ​ Make sure the blue drive cable  comes out under the grommet at the back.  Please note that the access hole on the back of the cover allows one access to the camera target knob. Secure the cover in place with the three screws just removed.
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