Multi-Probe Micromanipulator (MPM) System

Multi-Probe Micromanipulator (MPM) System

Maximize productivity and master multiple simultaneous recordings with automated probe positioning, MPM, the only micromanipulator designed specifically for positioning the newest silicon probes used in acute recordings.

  • Get creative with your experiments – Isolate neurons with one probe, record LFPs with a second probe, and stimulate with a third, all while recording mapped signals with the SmartBox Pro data acquisition system. The sky’s the limit!
  • Easily control 5 or more probes – Each probe micropositioner enables 3 axes of motion, all controlled by a single computer application.
  • Gross manual + Fine automated control – Four-axis arms enable quick setup, and three-axis automated micromanipulators adjust probe position with sub-micrometer precision.
  • Flexible device compatibility – Use any combination of probes, tetrodes, optical fibers, and waveguides to take your experiment to the next level.

Multi-Probe Micromanipulator (MPM) System

MPM Properties

Travel Range

15 mm / axis


100 g (recommended) / 200 g (maximum)


4 mm/s


0.5 µm

Bi-Directional Repeatability

<5 µm


<20 µm


32 mm x 32 mm x 11 mm with each embedded controller

Items needed for each MPM system:
MPM-System Kit Includes mechanical hardware, instructions, USB hub, USB cables, and MPM software.
MPM-Ring-72-DEG Mounting ring for 72-degree section. Minimum required: ONE for 1-2 probes, TWO for 3-4 probes, THREE for 5 probes.
MPM-Platform (Optional) Platform for mounting MPM rings and manipulators in inverted configuration.
MPM-Joystick (Optional) Joystick with USB connection to operate MPM software.

Items needed for each probe:
MPM-4 DOF ARM-X MPM four degree-of-freedom manual positioner (specify upright or inverted configuration)
M3-LS-3.4-15-XYZ-MPM-X Three-axis motorized micromanipulator. Includes: (3) M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stages assembled into XYZ configuration, (1) M3-USB-3:1 Adapter (Specify upright or inverted configuration)
MPM-Probe Mount-X Mounting bracket and kit for specific probes. Contact us for options.