Extreme stability and accuracy miniaturized

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Key features

  1. 5 nm resolution over 20 mm range XYZ – 4th virtual or physical axis option available
  2. Short latency Ethernet PC control interface (free open source SDK)
  3. One controller – up to 65536 manipulators synchronized control
  4. Easy to use installation and electrode exchange modules

Smaller size = better stability

  • Close-up installation minimizes lever arms for mechanical vibrations
  • Minimize thermal drifts: 50 mm smaller means 1 μm/°C less drift

… and easiest installation

  • Fits to even most space constrained environments
  • Add as many manipulators to your rig as you need – scalable and cost efficient solution!

“A good micromanipulator is solidly constructed and compact, so that the moment arm from the tip of the electrode, through the body of the manipulator, to the cell in the chamber, is as short as possible. Ideally, the micromanipulator should be attached close to the chamber; preferably bolted directly to the microscope stage.”

The Axon Guide: Electrophysiology and Biophysics Laboratory Techniques. 3rd Edition (2012).



Positioning range20x20x20 mm3 (XYZ)
Resolution / repeatibility:5 nm / 100 nm
Max. speed5 mm/s
Load0–150 g
True approach angle0–45 | 90* degrees
4th axis:virtual | physical (optional)
Table mounting:Bolt
Electrode exchange**:Side rotate | flip + slide
Dimensions:42x77x95 mm

*Requires 4th physical axis
**Handedness, mounting and electrode exchange options are customer exchangeable

Rotary Wheel remote interface


Dimensions170x53x170 mm
  • Four knob version available for 4th virtual or physical axis
  • Quick buttons for speed and manipulator selections
  • USB connector to Touch Screen Controller



Touch Screen Controller


BatteriesLi-ion (rechargeable), up to 1 week usage time
AC charger90-264 V, 50-60 Hz
Dimensions120x95x123 mm
  • Intuitive user interface with touch screen display
  • Easy speed adjustment and manipulator selection
  • Programmable memory positions
  • Two RWs per controller; unlimited no. of manipulators*
  • Millisecond level control synchrony between manipulators
  • Fast computer interface through Ethernet
  • Open source SDK & development community

*Connecting more than two manipulators requires connector hub

Micromanipulator comparison

 SENSAPEXScientifica MicrostarBurleigh PCS6200Sutter MPC-265
Operating principleLinear piezo-driveStepper motorStepper motor + piezoStepper motor
Positioning range
X / Y / Z / D [mm]
20 / 20 / 20 / 2014 / 20 / 2025 / 25 / 25 (motor)
0.15 / 0.15 / 0.15 (piezo)
12.5 / 25 / 25
Step resolution5 nm20 nm1.6 µm / 60 nm (piezo)63 nm
Max. speed [mm/s]5 mm/sn/a3.5 mm/s2.9 mm/s
Size [W×H×L mm]39×93×10168×125×200213×188×17542×110×160
Cell impalementAdjustable piezo thrustsn/an/an/a
ControllerCompact, stand-alone
Battery operated
Up to 65536 manipulators
Rack controller + remote
Mains, AC 50/60 Hz
Up to 2 manipulators
Controller box + remote
Mains, AC 50/60 Hz
Up to 2 manipulators
Rack controller + remote
Mains, AC 50/60 Hz 
Up to 2 manipulators
PC controlEthernet
Free open-source software
Free software
Free software
Free software
Pipette exchangeBack-flip +slide