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Joystick Manual Micromanipulator

Product Summary

A very sensitive mechanical joystick micromanipulator.

  • Joystick reduction gear ratio from 1:15 to 1:150
  • Fine positioning on Z-axis (vertical) gives 3 mm (0.12 in) of movement per revolution
  • Lever tips the tool quickly for such actions as hanging a Petri dish and the preset stop returns tool tip to focus plane
  • Stop screw prevents damaging probe tip
  • Probe holder tilts to 90°
  • Available for right- or left-handed use

With this very sensitive mechanical Joystick Micromanipulator, motion, even in the micron range, is possible. This micromanipulator is so stable and strong that it can accommodate even piezo-steppers. Joystick micro-manipulators provide movement of probes that are direct reductions of the speed and direction of the hand movement. Under the microscope, the probe appears to move directly with the hand. Its mass is approximately 950 grams.

Typical applications for the Joystick Micromanipulator are positioning of holding pipettes, to grab and hold freely mobile cells, or the manipulation of larger cells. The joystick drives the probe in the X (probe) and Y (horizontal) directions. The reduction of the joystick travel relative to the hand may be adjusted from 1:15 to 1:150. The travel of the joystick ranges from 0.35 to 4 mm (0.014 to 0.16 in) depending on the reduction gear ratio being employed.

The Z-axis also has a fine movement with a reduction gear ratio of 1:10 relative to the coarse movement. This fine movement is operated by a further knob on the Z-axis providing 3 mm (0.12 in) of movement per revolution. The Z-axis has a lever on the coarse adjust which enables the operator to lift the tool tip quickly for such operations as changing a Petri dish. A preset stop ensures that the tool tip will return to the previous focusing plane when again lowered. The stop screw prevents the probe from being inadvertently broken by being driven into the slide or dish. The stop screw also prevents downward drift of the micromanipulator so that the pipette or electrode may be left in a stable position over a long period of time.

The probe holder may be tilted up to 90°. This Joystick Micromanipulator is offered in right- or left-handed versions. It is also offered with a mounting clamp for a 13 mm (1/2 in) OD vertical rod or with a wide table clamp, when particularly stable mounting is required.

Dimension Travel
X (probe)

 

37 mm (1.45 in)

 

Y (horizontal)

 

20 mm (0.79 in)

 

Z (vertical)

 

25 mm (1 in)

 

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
69-0225 MB-B legacy Magnetic base, main pole (12 mm D 176 mm L), sub pole (10 mm D 165 mm L), 800 N hold force Login Login
69-1066 00-49-904-6011 10 mm Rod Clamp, for use with magnetic bases Login Login
69-1067 00-49-904-6021 12 mm Rod Clamp, for use with magnetic bases Login Login
64-0059 MM-ZL Vertical axis locking clamp for joystick manipulator Login Login

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Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
60-0582 Joystick micromanipulator Login Login
60-0583 Joystick micromanipulator, left handed Login Login
Accessories and Replacement Parts
60-0604 Tool holder, 3 pack Login Login
64-0060 MB-B Magnetic base; main pole (12 x 176 mm, D x L), Sub Pole (10 x 165 mm, D x L), 800 N hold force, MM-33 compatible Login Login
64-0059 MM-ZL Vertical axis locking clamp for joystick manipulator Login Login
69-1066 00-49-904-6011 10 mm Rod Clamp, for use with magnetic bases Login Login
69-1067 00-49-904-6021 12 mm Rod Clamp, for use with magnetic bases Login Login
460-5251 1/2 in to 10 mm adapter (bushing) for magnetic bases Login Login

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