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Sensapex Piezo Micromanipulator

Product Summary

These ultra-stable piezo micromanipulators sport an extremely small footprint allowing them to be placed close to the sample or in tight spaces.

 

  • World's smallest piezo micromanipulator
  • 20 mm of travel in all axes
  • Ultra-stable, ultra-precise electrode positioning
  • Battery powered for low noise recording applications
  • Penetration mode provides high acceleration steps for cell insertion

The compact piezo micromanipulators from Sensapex provide ample range of movement and a full featured controller. Precise positioning, combined with inherently drift-free operation and the ability to position the manipulator close to the site, delivers outstanding stability. In addition, the small footprint allows multiple micromanipulator configurations to be placed in tight spaces.

The Sensapex was designed in cooperation with electrophysiologists to maximize the usability and productivity of your research. In addition to electrophysiology applications, this micromanipulator is suitable for any application where high precision positioning is required. The Sensapex micromanipulators come with a two year limited warranty.

Triple Axis uM Micromanipulator

The uM micromanipultator is the latest from Sensapex. It comes with 3 axis movement, with a fourth axis available upon request. The uM micromanipultor has a very small foot-print and therefore is the best option for a clean setup or a setup with multiple manipulators on one stage. All Sensapex manipulators have Zero drift solid-state technology. Due to low moving mass of the manipulator it does not create vibrations like other manipulators mounted to the stage.

Sensapex manipulator

 

The units touch screen controller features an intuitive user interface that allows easy speed adjustment and manipulator selection. A single controller can drive two Rotary Wheels and an unlimited number of manipulators through the use of connector hubs. The system also allows for fast computer interface through Ethernet, paired with an Open source SDK and active development community.

Sensapex display unit

 

The rotary wheel remote interface connects to the touch screen controller via USB connection. A four knob version is available for setups with a 4th virtual or physical axis.

Sensapex manual controller

 

The key features of the manipulator include;
  • Compact plug-and-play systems with unlimited scalability
  • Zero drift solid-state drives with integrated closed-loop control
  • 20 mm range with 5 nm resolution and 20 nm repeatability
  • Virtual and physical 4th axis options
  • Easy to use electrode exchange mechanisms
  • Millisecond level synchrony for automated positioning
  • Load 0-150 grams

The manipulator accepts EPC 10, EPC 800, PC-505 or PC-501 headstages. The system can be extended to use as many manipulators as desired and is limited only by the space on your stage.

Systems include uM three axis manipulator with bolt-on mounting base, touch screen control unit, 3 wheel rotary wheel interface, flip/side rotate module add-on, and dove-tail headstage adapter.

Manipulator
  Triple Axis uM
Pipette Exchange RS side rotate with back slide
Movement range 20 x 20 x 20 mm (x-y-z)
Speed 10 mm/s
Step Resolution 5 nm
Weight Loads 0-150 g
Approach Angle 0-45° | 90° (with 4th physical axis)
Mounting Bolt on
Weight  
Physical Size
H x W x D
77 x 42 x 95 mm
4th Axis Virtual | Physical (Optional)
Controller
  Touch Screen uM Rotary Wheel uM
Battery Li-ion (rechargeable), up to 1 week use time None, powered by Touch Screen
AC charger 90-264 V, 50-60 Hz  
Dimensions
H x W x D
95 x 120 x 123 mm 53 x 170 x 170 mm

Customers from Europe and Australia can use the Multi Channel Systems - Online Shop to order Warner products or create quotes.

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
uM 3-axis System
69-3432 uMp-3 uM manipulator, three axis, simple bolt-on mounting base, right handed Login Login
69-3427 uM-RW3 uM rotary wheel remote interface (3 wheel) Login Login
69-3426 uM-TSC uM touch screen control unit Login Login
69-3435 uM-DVT Dove-tail type headstage adapter Login Login
69-3434 uMp-EXM Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 160 mm, right handed Login Login
uM 4-axis System
69-3433 uMp-4 uM manipulator, four axis, simple bolt-on mounting base, right handed Login Login
69-3428 uM-RW4 uM rotary wheel remote interface (4 wheel) Login Login
69-3426 uM-TSC uM touch screen control unit Login Login
69-3434 uMp-EXM Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 160 mm, right handed Login Login
69-3435 uM-DVT Dove-tail type headstage adapter Login Login
Accessories
69-3949 uMp-EXM Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 203 mm, right handed Login Login
69-3436 uM-MPR Multipurpose adapter for 3-10mm OD rods and electrode holders Login Login
69-4082 uMp-RHL Adapter for holding rods with 4-10 mm OD Login Login
69-3438 uMp-HEKA HEKA EPC10 dovetail adapter plate kit Login Login
69-3439 uMp-MEH10 HEKA Microelectrode holder for 1.0 mm pipettes Login Login
uM Components - Manipulators
69-3432 uMp-3 uM manipulator, three axis, simple bolt-on mounting base, right handed Login Login
69-3432L uMp-3L uM manipulator, three axis, simple bolt-on mounting base, left handed Login Login
69-3433 uMp-4 uM manipulator, four axis, simple bolt-on mounting base, right handed Login Login
69-3433L uMp-4L uM manipulator, four axis, simple bolt-on mounting base, left handed Login Login
uM Components - Electrode exchange modules
69-3434 uMp-EXM Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 160 mm, right handed Login Login
69-3434L uMp-EXM-L Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 160 mm, left handed Login Login
69-3949 uMp-EXM Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 203 mm, right handed Login Login
69-3949L uMp-EXM-L Add-on rotation, flip & slide module, 203 mm, left handed Login Login
uM Components - Controllers
69-3426 uM-TSC uM touch screen control unit Login Login
69-3427 uM-RW3 uM rotary wheel remote interface (3 wheel) Login Login
69-3428 uM-RW4 uM rotary wheel remote interface (4 wheel) Login Login
Replacement Parts
69-3435 uM-DVT Dove-tail type headstage adapter Login Login
69-3429 uM-HUB 1 to 4 hub with extra battery Login Login
69-3948 uMp-CHG Sensapex charger with US plug Login Login

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