MF-830 Microforge

MF-830 Microforge



No Longer Available – Please refer to the new MF2 Microforge


MF-830 Microforge for fire-polishing of electrodes in patch clamping.

In patch clamping, contact is made between the electrode and the cell membrane to measure cell potential, without damaging the cell membrane. The MF-830 Microforge assists the process by using fire-polishing technology to polish the microelectrode tips. A powerful microscope (525× total magnification) is included for making electrodes with tips less than 2µm. Independent, easy-to-operate manipulators are provided for both heater and electrode. A fine movement unit on the side of the heater moves vertically to bring the heater closer to the tip even under high magnifications. The heater is made smaller so as not to get in the way and is turned ON/OFF with a foot switch. The electrode holder is in the form of a leaf spring, which is easy to detach/attach, and the narrower operating area facilitates ease of use.

* MF-830 exclusively assists to polish the microelectrode tips; the process of fire-polishing. If the process of cutting and bending is required additionally, please purchase MF-900 with MF-OP; optional lens set for the higher magnification, so that both of the process can be performed.

Accessories included Foot Switch
Dedicated Electrode Holder
Spare Heater
Spare Lamp
Power Cord
Hex Wrench
Movement range Heater manipulator X14mm, Y14mm, Z14mm
Heater manipulator vertical fine movement 20mm
Electrode manipulator X12mm, Z28mm
Microscope focus movement range 30mm
Magnifications Eyepiece:15×
Objective lens:5× and 35×
Total magnifications:75× and 525×
Glass capillary ø1mm ~ ø1.5mm
Working voltage AC100V, 50/60Hz
AC120V, 50/60Hz
AC220V, 50/60Hz
AC240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Approx. 35W
Dimensions/Weight W200 × D350 × H300mm, 6.5kg
Model Product Description
PT-A Platinum heater 100µm × 300mm
MF-900L3 Lamp

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