Kopf Micro Manipulators are designed and manufactured to provide new standards of pre-cision in micro positioning. No other manipulators in the stereotaxic field approach their performance or reliability.

Very close tolerances are held in production with all dovetail slides precision ground. This, along with backlash free drive screws and the sheer mass of the manipulators, assures the most accurate placement of electrodes as well as a degree of repeatability impossible to find in any other manipulator.

Positive locks are provided for all articulating surfaces except the screw driven vertical and lateral slide. The end of the lateral slide has a precision “V” groove and locking thread to which electrode holders and accessory equipment may be attached quickly and easily.

Model 1760 Micro Manipulator

Manipulator X, Z adjustment – Metric vernier scale 80 mm travel. Calibrated dial – 10 micron increments,1.0 mm of travel per revolution.
Manipulator Y adjustment – Manual adjustment 100 mm each side of zero (A/P bar) 0.1 mm vernier scale.
Angle adjustment – Fully universal joint calibrated on two planes for access from any angle. Vertical alignment pin can be removed for angled settings from 0° – 90° either side of vertical, 2° increments.  Manipulator swivel design has been improved with a locking mechanism for off-plane presentations.  A precision t-bolt locking mechanism will insure that manipulator angle is held firmly in place to provide positive angle presentations.
Rotation adjustment – Manipulator swivel base can be rotated up to 360°. Manipulator X/Z axis can be repositioned at 90° increments.

Model 1760-61 Micro Manipulator with Fine Adjustment A/P Slide Assembly

includes all specifications listed above with the additional feature of a screw-driven A/P plane for fine resolution.

Manipulator Y adjustment – Metric scale 25 mm travel. Calibrated dial – 10 micron increments, 1.0  mm of travel per revolution.
Manual adjustment – 100 mm each side of zero (A/P bar) 0.1 mm vernier scale.

Standard Accessories

Model 1760 Micro Manipulator includes:
Model 1770 Standard Electrode Holder with corner clamp
Model 1760-61 Micro Manipulator includes:
Model 1778 Electrode Holder with corner clamp
Models 1760 and 1760-61 are for use with Model 1730 Intracellular Frame. (21.65 mm A/P Bar)
Models 1760-SB and 1760-61-SB series fit Models 1430 and 1530 stereotaxic frames. (18.70 mm A/P Bar)

1761-J-lrgModel 1760 Manipulator can be upgraded to include the fine adjustment A/P slide assembly. Call factory for details.


  • The most rigid, versatile and accurate manipulators available.
  • Precision, backlash free screw drives assure accurate placement and repeatability.
  • Simple to operate and requires no allen wrenches for use.
  • Precision manufactured and finished for unmatched performance and reliability