• Fast, smooth motion
  • Lockable vertical axis prevents drift
  • Probe tilt angle adjustable from 0° to 90°
  • Index stop aids fast electrode replacement

The MX1100 Series Precision Micromanipulator incorporates crossed-roller bearings for precise motion and rack-and-pinion drive for fast, smooth positioning. It is specifically designed as a coarse manipulator for use with Soma’s MW Series Hydraulic Micromanipulators in high-resolution applications. For general micropositioning tasks, the MX1100 can also be used as a stand-alone micromanipulator.

All drive controls are located in the same plane for convenient access and easier operation. For added probe positioning versatility, the top stage tilts at angles up to 90 degrees and includes 10 mm of fine linear travel along the probe axis. This feature, plus 38 mm of X-axis travel, makes the MX1100 ideal for axial probing of cells.

A built-in thumbscrew locks the vertical axis to prevent gravity-induced drift during long-term experiments. To make micropipette replacement fast and easy, the micromanipulator can be rotated away from the microscope. An adjustable index stop relocats the micromanipulator to its original position.

The micromanipulator includes a solid stainless-steel rod and slotted universal base for stable, convenient mounting to vibration-isolated work surfaces such as Newport’s VH Series Workstations. It is also available with a magnetic base.


X Axis Travel 38 mm
Y Axis Travel 20 mm
Z Axis Travel 25 mm
Axial (top stage) 10 mm
Tilt Angle Adjustment Range 0 to 45 degrees
Rotation Adjustment Range 360 degrees w/index stop
Height Adjustment Range 140 to 385 mm
Height 155 mm
Width 105 mm
Depth 070 mm
Weight l
2 kg

3 kg (with magnetic base)

Ordering Information
Prices listed are U.S. prices. International prices are higher due to extra costs of doing business overseas. Please contact Soma for exact prices in your country. Description Model Price
Right-handed MX1100R $2,575
Left-handed MX1100L $2,575
Right-handed w/Magnetic Base MX1100R-MB $2,750
Left-handed w/Magnetic Base

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