Micropositioners - Used
We carry a large inventory of used micropositioners from many manufactures. As our inventory on these changes daily, we are unable to accurately keep an up to date inventory on them all on our website. Please contact us if you are looking for a certain brand or model and we will search our inventory for you. If you don’t have a specific model or brand in mind, but have a budget you need to meet, please let us know and even if we don’t have what you are looking for , we can give you some ideas of what will meet your needs and budget. Below is a list of the more common manufacturers and some of their models that we typically have in inventory.
Micromanipulator makes many different micropositioners, and they have been for so long that many people refer to any micropositioners as micromanipulators. From very simple to high precision motorized units, the positioners like their probe stations, last a long time and hold their value extremely well. From the simple Model 110/210, rumor has it that DaVinci actually used to build some of his higher end projects (think helicopter looking thing), to the very popular Model 450/550, they are proven to last. Their positioners also seem to inspire loyalty with their customers to the point of being almost fanatical. Another good point for Micromanipulator is that unlike some in the industry, they stand behind their products, even the older ones. Parts may not be cheap, but they are available. Most of their positioners utilize a collet shaft that is available in many different lengths for different applications or probe stations, and they offer two different sized delrin collets (Model 2 with .040” bore and Model 5 with .120” bore) for different type/size of probe holders.
Signatone is a company that has been making excellent micropositioners and probe stations for over 30 years. Their machines are probably the most heavy duty machines out there. They were definitely developed with longevity in mind. Signatone took the idea of, if a little is good, a lot is better when they made their castings. These machines are stout! From a rebuilder's point of view, they are a little more difficult to work on than other brands, but from a users standpoint, you just care that these machines last, which they do.
SUSS Microtech was founded as Karl Süss in 1949 as a distributor of optical equipment. Now they are a publicly traded company and produce coating and developing systems, proximity lithography systems, substrate bonders, device bonders and probe systems.