Tag: manipulators

Custom motorized stereotax from Mark O. West’s lab at Rutgers

They motorized a Kopf manipulator and used CNC software to control it. I like the simple mechanics. Here’s one of the parts used to couple the stepper motors to the manipulator: They use a standard 3-axis CNC stepper driver board. They have some of their own software, to simplify the interface: They have a JoVE

Sensapex piezo manipulators

Sensapex is the new kid on the block for micromanipulators, and theirs have an ultra small footprint with 20mm of travel on 3 axes. Here are some pictures of one of the first production runs: To change pipettes, the manipulators have a tilt-back action. The tilt-back action should help conserve space in crowded setups, but