A NEW 3D piezo-operated micromanipulator from Warner has a fully-featured controller to facilitate high precision positioning. The company says the Sensapex manipulator is the world’s smallest, and can help to maximise results in electrophysiological research.
Offering a full 20mm of travel in all axes, it includes a penetration mode with high acceleration steps for cell insertion.
These micromanipulators are described as ultra-stable, providing precise electrode positioning and drift-free operation. Their small footprint allows multiple micromanipulator configurations to be placed in a tight space.
The control unit displays current position, speed setting, and battery status, as well as the ID of the micromanipulator being operated. Large ergonomic knobs control each axis individually, and up to 14 manipulators can be controlled with the optional control unit hub.
Additional key features include a step length to define the positioning resolution, vibration control, and a single step delay in penetration mode.