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Posted: Aug 17, 2015

High Precision, High Stability XYZ Microscope Stages, with Capacitive Feedback

(Nanowerk News) As a nanopositioning and motion control systems leader, PI’s (Physik Instrumente) 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.
PInano super resolution (SR) microscope stage
PInano™ super resolution (SR) microscope stage
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.
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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.
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.
More Information, Datasheets / Specifications
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
  • About PI
    PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eleven subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 800+.
    Source: PI (press release)
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