This automated stage has been designed to control the X, Y, and Z position of the microscope stage while providing high resolution and high repeatability. Closed-loop DC servometers with high-resolution rotoary encoders for positioning feedback are used to precise control of the XY axes. This prevents the stage from becoming lost during operation, a common problem encountered when using open-loop micro-stepped stages after several moves and direction changes. The DC servometers also provide smooth and accurate motion.
The top plate of the PZ-2000FT XYZ Automated Stage accepts standard k-size slide inserts that are available for slides, petri dishes, multi-well plates, or any other sample. The slide insert is moved in the Z-axis via a piezo element with a range of 150 μm with nanometer accuracy (300 μm & 500 μm range is also available). The need for twisting wires or spaces is eliminated by moving the sample in the Z-plane.
PZ-2000FT XYZ Automated Stage Features:
An additional stage model (PZ-2000) is also available. It's essentially the same stage, but without a flat top. For more information on the series, download the datasheet.