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BY RESEARCHERS, FOR RESEARCHERS

Hexapod Hextron 1000

PopNeuron tackles the challenges of advancing neuroscience tools with its revolutionary device, integrating computer 3D vision and a robotic platform for precise, automated brain targeting. Enhancing accuracy and reproducibility, this technology streamlines neuroscientific procedures, offers easy calibration with a brain phantom and software atlas, and facilitates global uniformity in research through an open, cloud-based platform for atlas system exchanges.

Unified Precision in Neuroscience

  • Overcomes Traditional Limitations: Addresses challenges such as mechanical instability, manual errors, and inadequate neuronavigation that often impede precise targeting with neuroscience tools like electrodes or optical fibers.
  • Innovative Integration of Technology: Features a revolutionary device that combines computer 3D vision and a robotic Stewart platform for automatic, high-precision skull adjustments.
  • Enhanced Accuracy and Reproducibility: Utilizes a software-guided brain atlas system to ensure accurate targeting and repeatable results across different laboratories and experiments.
  • Automated Calibration and Consistency: Incorporates a brain phantom and software atlas for easy calibration, promoting consistent outcomes across various devices and research settings globally.
  • Collaborative and Versatile Platform: Offers an open cloud-based platform for the exchange of atlas systems, catering to a wide range of species, strains, and age groups, and enabling customization and collaboration in the neuroscience community.

What We’re Offering

What Makes Us Different

PopNeuron’s advanced technology overcomes traditional neuroscience tool limitations, offering innovative, automated, high-precision targeting with enhanced accuracy, reproducibility, and global consistency through a collaborative, cloud-based platform for diverse research needs.

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Hexapod Hextron 1000

This PopNeuron tabletop Stewart platform, also known as a hexapod, is a versatile and compact motion system that offers precise control over multiple degrees of freedom. This hexapod features a sturdy base with a breadboard on top, providing a flexible platform for mounting various optical, electronic, and precision instruments for a wide range of applications. At the same time, PopNeuron’s model HX1000 is surprisingly affordable.

The hexapod is equipped with six high-precision motors that independently control the motion in six different axes: x, y, z, pitch, roll, and yaw. This allows for complex movements and adjustments with micron-level precision, making it ideal for applications requiring fine positional control and stability.

Despite its small size, this hexapod is built to be sturdy and durable, capable of handling many different loads while maintaining positional accuracy. Its compact design makes it easy to integrate into existing setups or workspaces, providing researchers and engineers with a reliable and versatile tool for their experiments and projects. 

The hexapod can be controlled by several software platforms. PopNeuron offers a stand-alone driver program, a MatLab plugin and a Python plugin. An APP for smartphone control is coming soon. 

Whether used in research laboratories, engineering facilities, or educational settings, the tabletop Stewart platform offers a valuable solution for positioning and manipulating instruments with precision and efficiency. Its configurable design and multi-axis control capabilities make it a valuable tool for applications ranging from optics and microscopy to robotics and industrial automation.

The Hextron 1000 is a modern interpretation of a classic concept.

The Hextron 1000 is a modern interpretation of a classic concept.

Bread board design of top plate allows for ultimate flexibility when mounting optics or other components.

Bread board design of top plate allows for ultimate flexibility when mounting optics or other components.

Stable and precise yet cost effective design.

Stable and precise yet cost effective design.

BY RESEARCHERS, FOR RESEARCHERS

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Technical Specifications

ColorAnodized Black
DimensionsW16 x L16 x H28 cm
Travel Range In X±15mm
Travel Range In Y±15mm
Travel Range In Z±15mm
Rotation Range In Pitch±15°
Rotation Range In Yaw±15°
Rotation Range In Roll±15°
Maximum Velocity In X10mm
Maximum Velocity In Y10mm
Maximum Velocity In Z10mm
Maximum Angular Velocity In Pictch10°
Maximum Angular Velocity In Yaw10°
Maximum Angular Velocity In Roll10°
Unidirectional Repeatability In X0.25mm
Unidirectional Repeatability In Y0.25mm
Unidirectional Repeatability In Z0.25mm
Unidirectional Repeatability In Pitch0.25mm
Unidirectional Repeatability In Yaw0.25mm
Unidirectional Repeatability In Roll0.25mm
Maximum Load Capacity,8lb (3.62kg)
MaterialAnodized Aluminum
Operating Temperature Range10C to 50C

Documentation and Software