News | August 1, 2015

XYZ Microscope Scanning Stages Are More Stable With Capacitive Feedback

Source: PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
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XYZ Microscope Scanning Stages Are More Stable With Capacitive Feedback

Auburn, MA - As a nanopositioning and motion control systems leader, PI’s (Physik Instrumente’s) PInano™ super resolution (SR) microscope stage series is available in two variations - High Precision with piezoresistive position feedback sensors and High Precision with High Stability based on capacitive feedback sensors.

Higher Stability and Linearity with Capacitive Sensors, and Lower Cost Piezoresistive Models

The high stability models are equipped with direct-measuring capacitive sensors. This type of sensor can provide higher linearity and long term stability than the lower cost piezoresistive sensor-equipped stages also available.

Bottom Mount Slide Allows Full Turret Rotation, Protects Objectives

The large aperture accommodates microscopy accessories, such as slide holders, Petri dish holders, etc.  The recessed bottom slide mount allows full rotation of the turret, without in and out Z-motion, protecting valuable objectives from crashing into the stage on turret rotation.

Datasheets / Specifications

http://www.pi-usa.us/products/Microscopy_Imaging/PI-nano_Piezo_Microscope_Stage.php?onl_prweb

Optional Long-Travel Motorized Microscope Stage

An optional 25x25 mm positioning stage with self-clamping ultrasonic ceramic motors serves as a stable basis for the piezo scanning stage and allows imaging of large samples.   

Image Acquisition Software

The microscope stages are compatible with all major image acquisition software packages, such as Micromanager™, Metamorph™, etc.

Video Animation

http://www.pi-usa.us/products/Motion-Positioning-Videos/index.php?onl_prweb#Microscopy

Features & Advantages

  • Sensor Choice: High Stability Capacitive or Lower Cost Piezoresistive Sensors
  • 24 Bit Controller with USB, Ethernet, RS-232 Interface and Analog Control
  • 200 µm XY or XYZ Travel, Closed-Loop Control for Sub-Nanometer Precision
  • Bottom Slide Mount for Full Turret Rotation Facilitates Integration
  • Many Options: Slide Holders & Petri Dish Holders; Motor XY Stage,Manual Stage
  • Longer Lifetime Due to Ceramic Encapsulated Piezo Drives
  • Software Support for Leading Image Acquisition Packages

SOURCE: PI (Physik Instrumente)