Automatic Insertion Tool

The IST-Motor is a computer-controlled insertion tool developed to allow precise, micron-accurate probe insertions. The IST-Motor is designed to interface directly with standard stereotaxic frames. To complement the macro-scale adjustments of a stereotaxic frame, the IST-Motor is capable of 50 mm of movement. Insertion speed is adjustable between 0.44 µm/s – 8.0 mm/s, and insertion can be performed by absolute position or in increments as small as 0.05 µm.


Automatic Insertion Tool Properties

Travel Range

0 – 50 mm

Insertion Speed

0.44 µm/s – 8 mm/s

Step Size

0.05 µm


150 mm (L) x 30 mm (W) x 20 mm (H)

Probe Attachment

Varies by probe; Vacuum tip (Matrix Array)

Insertion Tool Attachment

Stereotaxic manipulator