360° Positioning System rotAXYS360

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360° Positioning System rotAXYS360

360° Positioning System

Ideal for laboratory tables, workbenches and laboratory lines

This full-fledged 3D system is the optimal solution for precise positioning of tools and dosing devices in tight work spaces. Combined with the appropriate sample holder it is perfectly suited for:

  • simultaneous processing of several well plates or individual sample containers
  • automated sample storage and injection (special liquids)
  • precise tool positioning (syringes, jets, etc.)

Due to its small size and dimensions, this device is ideal for laboratory tables, workbenches and laboratory lines. Combined with our neMESYS precision syringe pumps or similar devices it can also be used as an auto sampler.

Your Benefits at a Glance

  • Small and compact (226 x 110 x 175 mm)
  • Large work area - 360° at 10 cm of stroke
  • High rotation speed (290°/s)
  • Adjustable worktable (e.g. for up to 6 titer plates, sample containers or customized storage systems)
  • Comprehensive controlling abilities for process automation
  • DLLs and LabVIEW kit available

rotAXYS 360 Leistungsfähiges Softwarepaket - Intuitiv und einfach zu bedienen

Interchangeable Tool Head

For a variety of pipetting applications

The rotAXYS360 tool holder is exchangeable and can be adapted to customer-specific requirements. Currently, two different tool heads are available:

Compact standard tool head with a ¼“-28 UNF thread for screw-in connection of tubes and syringes

Compact standard tool head with a ¼“-28 UNF thread for screw-in connection of tubes and syringes

Extended tool head with an integrated 3/2-way valve and stripper for pipetting in vials with septum

Extended tool head with an integrated 3/2-way valve and stripper for pipetting in vials with septum

Worktable - customizable, exchangeable

Work Area

Adjustable to your Needs

The standard worktable can accommodate 6 micro-titer panels and 6 beakers, making it possible to process 6 micro-titer panels simultaneously. Please ask us about customized worktables for other applications. The worktable can be adjusted to your individual application very quickly.

Standard Worktable for 6 Micro-Titer Panels and 6 Beakers

Standard Worktable for 6 Micro-Titer Panels and 6 Beakers

The Worktable can be exchanged very easily.

The Worktable can be exchanged very easily.

Powerful software package - Intuitive and easy to use

Powerful Software Package

Intuitive and Easy to Use

The rotAXYS 360 comes with a powerful software package including QmixElements and the Qmix SDK for the incorporation of your own software solutions.

  • Intuitive graphical Interface
  • Visualization of all device parameters (current position, worktable configuration, sample container, etc.)
  • Positioning with the click of a mouse
  • Script system for quick and easy automation of complex processes through drag & drop
  • Recording of application data for documentation purposes

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QmixElements Software

Positioning Systems perfectly under Control

The rotAXYS / neMAXYS plugins for QmixElements give you full control over your rotAXYS and neMAXYS positioning systems. The easy-to-use and clearly laid out user interface makes manual positioning easy. To traverse the systems, simply click a position on the screen or click on a container (well, tank) in the graphic display.

The current position of the positioning system, the current configuration of your worktable, including all containers and micro-titer plates as well as all other important parameters are shown to you in a clearly laid out graphical user interface.

Powerful script functions let you master even challenging positioning tasks conveniently through drag&drop. Using this form of graphical programming, you can automate processes without a lot of training.

Graphical user interface

Graphical user interface

Intuitive and easy to use
  • Positioning map for convenient XY-positioning by mouse click - continuous zoom
  • Simple positioning by clicking wells, tanks or other containers
  • Z-panel for z-axis positioning
  • Control pad for manual control of x, y and z-axis
  • Visualization of all current parameters (position, status…)
  • Fast insertion of the current position into positioning scripts with a single mouse click
  • Display of all sample containers (corrugated panel, well, beaker…) as clickable elements
  • Continuous enlargement using the mouse wheel

Screenshot script functions

Powerful Script Functions

Automation through Drag&Drop

Integrated script functions, such as move to XY, move z or move to container, let you incorporate rotAXYS and neMAXYS positioning systems conveniently into the QmixElements scripting system

With this type of graphical script programming you can create complex positioning scripts quickly and easily using drag&drop. In this way you can scan all wells on a well plate with only 3 script functions, for example.

Space Navigator 3D mouse

Full 3D-Mouse Support

Intuitive One-Hand Control

We support 3D input devices made by 3D Connexion (3D mouse). This makes it possible to intuitively control all axes of neMAXYS and rotAXYS devices with one hand. In this way you can control your systems with such precision and sensitivity that it feels as if you were moving them with your own hand.

QmixElements Software

QmixElements Software

Laboratory automation platform

The QmixElements software is a comprehensive, plugin-based, modular software solution for the control of all cetoni devices via a common graphical user interface. The software consists of a core that provides the basic features and services, such as the application window, the event log or the tool bar.

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Integration into custom applications

Easier than ever

The rotAXYS / neMAXYS positioning systems offer unprecedented possibilities to you for integration into your applications. Whether you develop standard Windows applications or if you want to program in LabVIEW - we deliver the suitable libraries for that purposes. Other devices often are equipped with RS232 interfaces and use proprietary communication protocols. We provide you with up-to-date interfaces like USB or CAN, standardised open communication protocols like CANopen and comprehensive and comfortable programming libraries. Simply connect the positioning system to your PC, install drivers and programming libraries, switch on the device and you are ready to go.

Interfaces neMAXYS

  • USB 2.0 / 1.1
  • CAN max. 1 Mbit / s
  • RS232 max. 115200 bit / s
  • Ethernet (optional)


Interfaces rotAXYS

  • USB 2.0 / 1.1 (Adapter)
  • CAN max. 1 Mbit / s
  • Ethernet (Adapter)


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CAN and CANopen (DS402)

Standardized device parameter access

The positioning system implements the CANopen device profile DS402 - Drives and Motion Control. Each single axis can be accessed by CANopen applications via the integrated CAN interface. The use of CAN bus and the standardised higher layer protocol CANopen ensures the extensibility of the positioning system.

Up to 11 positioning systems can be added to each other and controlled via one single USB interface. Extern CANopen modules like digital I/O modules, analog I/O modules, peristaltic pumps, neMESYS syringe pumps, regulating modules or heaters can be added flexibly.

Qmix SDK Motion Control Library

Windows 32-bit / 64-bit DLLs

This library contains all functions for the integration of multi-axis positioning systems and individual axes in your applications. This lets you integrate all cetoni positioning systems, such as rotAXYS and neMAXYS, into your systems and applications in a short time and at low costs. The API offers you functions for:

  • Positioning individual axes
  • XY-positioning of axis systems
  • die Initialization
  • Reading of position and speed values

All functions are available through QmixSDK - motion control API as Windows DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries). These DLLs can be integrated into any Windows development environment supporting the use of DLLs.

Qmix SDK Motion Control Library LabVIEW Icons

Qmix SDK LabVIEW Kit

Full LabVIEW Integration

The LabVIEW kit lets you launch the control of our axis systems and sample handlers from your LabVIEW application immediately. You will get more than 50 virtual instruments (VIs) to access all of the important device parameters and functions.


  • Clearly laid out grouping and color coding of VIs according to their function
  • Can be used with additional Qmix SDK libraries (pump, valve, controller...)
  • LabVIEW-conformant troubleshooting
  • Sample VIs for quicker introduction
  • Supports 32 and 64 bit LabVIEW versions

Qmix SDK

Qmix Software Development Kit (SDK)

For integration of cetoni devices into custom applications

The Qmix SDK is a powerful software package that allows developers to integrate their Qmix system and its various modules into their applications. Central to the Qmix SDK are device-specific libraries that provide the programming interface (APIs) for each Qmix module (neMESYS pumps, rotAXYS and neMAXYS positioning systems, Qmix IO, etc.).

Motion Performance

AXIS (X-Y-Z) Parameter Data
Turning Travel Range 360°
Max. Speed 292°/s
Repeatability 0.5 mm / 0.13°
Radial Travel Range 159 mm
Max. Speed 175 mm/s
Repeatability 0.5 mm
Lifting Travel Range 100 mm
Max. Speed 73 mm/s
Repeatability 0.2 mm

Mechanical Data

Dimensions (L x W x H) 226(180) x 110 x 175 mm
Weight 6 kg without table
Lifting Height 100 mm
max. Load Tool Holder 100 g

Electrical Data

Peak Power Consumption 48 W
Power Supply Voltage (Input) 26 V DC ± 10 %
Peak Power Input 2 A


Operating Temperature -10 - 45 °C
Storage Temperature -10 - 45°C
Operating Humidity 20 - 80 %, non-condensing
Storage Humidity 20 - 80 %, non-condensing
Sound Volume unter 70 dB(A)


CAN max. 1 Mbit/s
RS232 max. 115200 bit/s

We would be happy to talk to you about our products. Please contact us.

Christian Kirscht

I look forward to speaking with you!

Christian Kirscht

Sales & Application Manager

+49 (0) 36602 338-26