3D Compact Positioning System
Expand your Qmix flow chemistry system with sample handling
Our rotAXYS miniature positioning system is the optimal solution for applications in which small items such as pipetting tips, tube ends or syringes have to be positioned in a tight space. It is perfectly suited for:
- the processing of single well plates or microscope slides
- automated serial sample storage
- pipetting liquids
- manual positioning tasks
Due to its small size and compact dimensions, this device is your optimal solution for work in tight spaces, such as laboratory tables and workbenches.
Modular & Expandable
Build your own Fluid Handling System
Using our standard neMESYS interface, rotAXYS sample handlers can be connected to all other CETONI devices and used to expand them. For example, if you want to irradiate micro-titer plates during fluid handling, you can simply use our ceLED LED arrays. If you want to dose small amounts of liquid into micro-titer plates, you can connect the rotAXYS sample handler to our neMESYS syringe pumps or Qmix valve modules.
Of course, you can also expand an existing neMESYS dosing system or Qmix micro-reaction / flow chemistry system with rotAXYS sample handlers. Simply configure your system in our QmixElements software and start working.
Your Benefits at a Glance
- 3-axis system (rotation, linear and stroke)
- Small size / footprint (24 x 130 x 15 cm)
- Lightweight (2 kg)
- Adjustable worktable (e.g. for titer plates (96/384), sample containers, NMR-tube racks, etc.)
- Clearly laid out control software with numerous functions
- APIs (DLLs) for easy integration
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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
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
Powerful Script Functions
Automation through Drag&Drop
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.
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.
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.
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.
- USB 2.0 / 1.1
- CAN max. 1 Mbit / s
- RS232 max. 115200 bit / s
- Ethernet (optional)
- USB 2.0 / 1.1 (Adapter)
- CAN max. 1 Mbit / s
- Ethernet (Adapter)
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 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.
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.).
|Azimuth direction angle (rotation)||0.056 °|
|Stroke (radius)||0.01 mm|
|Deviation (z-axis)||1.56 µm|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||246 x 130 x 146 mm|
|Power Supply Voltage||24 V DC|
|USB-RS232/CAN||1.1 and 2.0|
|Azimuth direction angle (rotation)||90 °|
|Stroke (radius)||101 mm|
|Deviation (z-axis)||12 mm|
Environment / Handling
|Operating Temperature||5 °C - 45 °C|
|Storage Temperature||-10 °C - 75 °C|
|Operating Humidity||20% to 80%, non-condensing|
|Storage Humidity||20% to 80%, non-condensing|