Micromanipulators

Micromanipulators are used when precision work is conducted under a microscope. A micropipette, electrode or probe can be mounted on a micromanipulator and move as little as a micron at a time. This tool can be used for in vitro fertilization, patch clamp experimentation, extracellular recording, microinjection and any application requiring fine mechanical placement (resolution). In addition to micromanipulators,  WPI offers tilt bases, piezo translators and a variety of stands.
Micromanipulators can be broken out into three broad categories: Manual, Manual/Motorized and Motorized.

Micromanipulators for precise placement of microelectrodes and probes Manipulator Accessories
Manipulator Stands
Manual Manipulators
Motorized Micromanipulators



Micromanipulator Comparison Chart

Micromanipulator Manual or Motorized Resolution Travel Stands Tilt Base Piezo Translator Notes
SM325 Motorized 25nm/step
40,000 steps/rev
25mm (3 axes) M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS, M-3   Use MCL3 Controller
DC3001* Manual/
Motorized
Motor–0.5 µm
Manual–0.1 mm
Motor–10 mm (3 axes)
Manual–
X: 37 mm
Y, Z: 20 mm
M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS MPM10
MPM20 (with STM3 joystick)
Controller is required. Options:
• MS314 (DC3314)
• MPM10
• MPM20 with STM3 joystick
M3301* Manual 0.01 mm (X fine)
0.1 mm (X,Y, Z)
X (fine): 10 mm
X: 37 mm
Y: 20 mm
Z: 25 mm
M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS, M-3 MPM20 German
KITE Manual 0.1 mm X (fine): 10 mm
X: 35 mm
Y,Z: 20 mm
M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS, M-3   Made in Asia
M325 Manual 10 µm X: 25 mm
Y,Z: 10 mm
M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS, M-3    
MMJ Manual 0.1 mm X: 37 mm
Y: 20 mm
Z: 25 mm
M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS, M-3   Joystick control
MD4 Manual 10 µm (X fine)
100 µm (X,Y, Z)
X(fine): 10 mm
X: 37 mm
Y: 20 mm
Z: 25 mm
M9, M10, M10L, 501622, 501623 TBS, M-3   Holds two electrodes
HS6 Manual 5 µm 25 mm (3 axes)        
MM3-3 Manual (mini) 1.5 µm 13 mm  MB-2 with MM1A (adapter)     340 g load
MM1-3 Manual (mini) 1.0 µm 3 mm MB-2      225 g load

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