Positioning System neMAXYS 500

Positioning Systems

Positioning System neMAXYS 500

Precise and reliable Positioning

The neMAXYS 500 is the ideal solution for fast and highly accurate positioning tasks in your lab environment. The worktable features a traversing range of approx. 500 x 500 mm and is protected from external influences by an acrylic glass safety hood.

PID-controlled drives enable fast and precise positioning with micrometer-accuracy, but also slow and smooth movement for sensitive items (reagents, titer-plates). All parameters, such as acceleration, deceleration and speed can be configured individually for each traversing movement.

The positioning system features an integrated USB-interface, letting you connect the device to your PC very easily. Immediately after the installation, the driver will be able to access all functions of the positioning system.

neMAXYS500 left side

Your Benefits at a Glance

  • XY-system with additional z-axis for movements with micrometer accuracy (additional axes available as an option)
  • Modular – multiple system processing (through one USB connection)
  • Universal, customizable worktable
  • Adjustable tool carrier for a diverse array of tools
  • Simple installation of additional tools on the carrier
  • Safety hood to protect the traversing range
  • A multitude of interfaces (USB, CAN, RS232, trigger interface)
  • Can be expanded with other Qmix modules (I/O, heater, controller, pumps)
  • Comprehensive software package and programming libraries

neMAXYS 500 Positioniersysten Arbeitstisch

Individual elements of the worktable can be arranged in different positions and directions inside the worktable frame.

neMAXYS 500 Positioniersysten Werkzeuge am Portal

The carrier position and height are adjustable and tools can be freely positioned along the carrier and adjusted in height (e.g. z-axis).

neMAXYS 500 Acrylglas-Elemente

The individual acrylic glass elements and sliding doors of the safety hood can be removed and installed without the need for tools.

Many Adjustment Options

Perfectly adaptable to your Application

It is the multitude of small, useful details and adjustment options that make adapting the neMAXYS 500 to your application so easy. Additional customizations of the worktable or other parts are possible upon request, at any time. Simply use our contact form to tell us about your requirements or request individual solutions. Our team member would be happy to help you.

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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.

Monitor mit QtCreator

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)


CANopen logo

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.).

Mechanical Data

Dimensions (L x W x H) 1144 x 714 x 764 mm
Weight 50 kg

Electrical Data

Power Supply Voltage 85 ~ 264 V AC
Power Supply Frequenzy 47 ~ 63 Hz
Max. Power Output 120 W
Typical continuous current (all axes) 1,7 A
Short-term peak current (all axes) 5,2 A


USB 1.1 und 2.0
CAN max. 1 Mbit / s (Standard 1 Mbit / s)
RS232 max. 115200 bit / s (115200 bit / s)
TTL Trigger Schnittstelle 2 x Analog IN, 3 x Digital IN, 4 x Digital OUT


Operation Temperature 0°C to 45°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 75°C
Operation Humidity 20% - 80%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity 20% - 80%, non-condensing

Positioning Unit

Drives EC servo drives
Positioning closed loop PID motion control
Positioning Area (X / Y / Z) 470 / 280 / 85 mm
Minimum positioning speed (X / Y / Z) 15 / 15 / 4 μm/s
Maximum positioning speed (X / Y / Z) 125 / 125 / 31 mm/s

Positioning Accuracy

Absolute positioning accuracy (X / Y / Z) 8 / 8 / 7 μm
Repeat accuracy 3 / 3 / 0.6 μm

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