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The MP6X Macro Motion Control System

The MP6X Macro Motion Control System

Regular price $2,499.99 USD
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The MP6X Macro Motion Control System is the first robotic Macro Motion Control system of its kind. Using high quality lead-screws, stepper motors and linear bearings resulting in extremely precise jogging and movements, even when magnified in 50x. Hands free subject positioning for easy composition and setup. Excellent for Macro photography, product photography and Macro cinematography. Automated 3D photogrammetry to create 3D digital assets. Automated photogrammetry to create massive panoramas. Check out the features & highlights page for more specs. 


  • Sub Micron Movement resolution in the X, Y, and Z axis.
  • Rotation Axis resolution of 0.005 degrees, or 18 arc seconds.
  • True Motion Control with positional awareness.
  • 60mm travel In the X and Y axis.
  • 70mm travel in the Z axis.
  • 6 Axis motion control.
  • Compatible with 3rd party focus rails.
  • Compatible with In-Camera Focus Stacking.
  • Hands free subject positioning.
  • Automated Stacking.
  • Automated 3D photogrammetry.
  • Automated Hyper stacking.
  • Automated Hyper stacking Timelapse.
  • Automated Mosaic tiling.
  • Rail-less stacking.
  • Multi camera triggering
  • External timing control
  • Live change speed control on all motors for increased magnifications
  • Mirror Lockup Supported
  • Top cheese plate to accommodate any subject mounting methods
  • Bottom cheese plate allows MP6X to be locked into any position or orientation with your current hardware. 
  • Designed, Built & Tested in Colorado
  • Normally ships within a week
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Subject Positioning

The MP6X is the first robotic Macro Motion Control system of its kind. Using high quality lead-screws, stepper motors and linear bearings resulting in extremely precise jogging and movements, even when magnified in 50x. Smooth and precise motion.

Focus Stacking

Focus-stacking is the technique of capturing many images of tiny objects to merge the in-focus portions of each image to create an image where the entire subject is in focus. The MP6X Macro Motion Control system is fully capable of not only positioning the subject, but also capable of triggering the camera, controlling a 3rd party focus rail, and automating the entire process. While the MP6X Macro Subject Motion Control system is capable of controlling any stepper motor based focus rail, it can also perform the stacking without any other equipment. When “Y Axis Stacking” is enabled, the Y Axis will move the subject rather than the camera to achieve the stack. This is compatible with all the shooting modes of the MP6X Macro Subject Positioner. 


Hyper-stacking is the process of gathering multiple stacks as the subject slightly moves between each stack. The corresponding stacks are then arranged as frames in a video similar to stop motion or timelapse photography. The MP6X Macro Motion Control system supports 2 keyframe hyper-stacking with adapting focus capture by expanding or contracting the stack depth between the keyframes. This means less wasted out of focus images when capturing the stack. With delay capabilities between frames, subjects being hyper-stacked can be timelapse to capture slow changes in the subject. 

Mosaic Tiling

The MP6X Macro Motion Control system is capable of automating panorama style shooting by splitting the larger imaging area into smaller tiles for individual capture. Regardless of the focal length, setting tile size, overlap, and canvas size is a simple process making easy work of what would normally be a very difficult setup. By rendering the resulting stacks and merging them into a single image, a massive multi gigapixel image could be created for massive wall prints bringing in incredible details at 600DPI.

MacroStacked 3D Photogrammetry  (Macro railrequired)

Create stunning 3D assets of microscopic subjects with the stacked 3D photogrammetry function. Select the number of angles, the number of images per stack, and The MP6X Macro Motion Control system will automatically gather the data. Semi-automatic is supported to allow for automatic subject rotation and stacking, with manual changes in camera height and pitch. 

  • Fully Configurable Motors

    • Six Axis control
    • Customizable speed adjustments for the Focus axis (Rail or Rail-less). Jog speed, Check Speed, and Stack Speed.
    • Global Speed Adjustments
      for fast on the fly speed changes to accommodate various
    • Individual Axis Enable/Disable override
    • Individual Axis Normal/Reverse orientations
    • Two, Four, Eight, and Sixteen Micro step control for the Focus Motor. 
    • Universal Orientation to allow the the MP6x Motion Control system to be placed with any side facing the camera and the X and Y axis will reverse and swap purpose to ensure the correct orientation is presented to the camera. 
  • Control Module

    • Due to the different demands of macro photography setups the system needed to be as flexible, so we build a standalone controller system to make setup as easy as possible. 
    • To increase usability we use large placed dedicated buttons for menu navigation and positioning, intuitively placed to help with muscle memory.
    • Large 20×4 character display, with guided setup processes make programming very simple. 
    • Made from durable engineering grade materials for a lifetime of use.
    • Rubber Feet for grip
    • Arca plate on back for mounting on tripods or stands

  • Durable Construction

    • The tough impact resistant casing is made from an engineering grade ABS GF25 which includes a fiberglass filled core giving it a high level of dimensional accuracy and strength, with a polymer outer ring, ensuring excellent layer adhesion and toughness, ensuring that this system will last a lifetime of use.
    • Bottom Mounted Aluminum Cheese Plate to provide endless mounting possibilities. 

    • Lightweight sliding ring top allows full range of
      motion while protecting the internal gears from foreign debris.
  • Step Mode

    Step Mode allows you to jog and position with extreme position. This allows the user to select how many motor steps to move, which display the actual distance moved at the Micron scale. This ensures incredibly accurate and repeatable movements of the subject. The minimal resolution on this is approx. 1 micron per movement.

  • Rotational Mode

    Rotational Mode will set the system to showcase the subject with full rotations. You can directly select degrees of movement from 1-9999, or quickly increase and decrease by 90 degrees with the Up and Down buttons. Or you can have the system run in continuous mode. This is an excellent for capturing 360 degree video shoots, or showcasing a small subject in a continuous rotation in front of a camera that feeds to a monitor on a trade show.

  • Measure Mode

    This is a new feature that can be used to accurately measure subjects even smaller than the scale on a butterfly wing. By using a grid on the screen of the camera, a user can position a reference position such as the side of the butterfly wing, then position the other side of the wing to the same location on the grid. With this, the system will calculate distance moved between each position down to micron levels. The method of measurement ensures that regardless if you are at 1:1 or 50:1 magnification, that you will get an extremely accurate measurement at even the microscopic levels. The output will display the X (left or right), Z (up and down) and the Hypotenuse of those to understand the point to point distance.