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Posted: May 1 2009

New PI Nano Series of Piezo Stages

(Nanowerk News) The new PI nano™ series nanopositioning stages feature a very low profile of 20 mm (0.8"), a large aperture and deliver highly accurate motion with sub-nanometer resolution in 2 and 3 axes. A piezo controller is included and comes with a 24-bit USB port, Ethernet, RS-232 and an analog interface, as well as solid software support for all major image acquisition packages. The piezo stage is supplemented by the optional M-545 manual XY microscope stage available in different versions for Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss and Leica microscopes.
PI nano series nanopositioning stages
PI nano™ series nanopositioning stages
Cost Efficient Design through Optimization for the Application
The PI nano™ series of piezo stages extends PI's successful P-527, P-733 and P-563 series of capacitive direct-metrology nanopositioning stages. PI nano™ series systems were developed to provide high performance at lower cost, by adapting mechanics and controller exactly to the requirements of the target applications.
Improved Linearity with Optimized Controller
For highly stable, closed loop operation, piezoresistive sensors are applied directly to the moving structure and precisely measure the displacement of the stage platform. The very high sensitivity of these sensors provides optimum position stability and responsiveness as well as sub-nanometer resolution. The proprietary servo controller significantly improves the motion linearity compared to conventional piezoresistive sensor controllers.
Features & Advantages
* Low Profile for Easy Integration: 20 mm (0.8") * Longest Lifetime with Ceramic Encapsulated Piezo Drives * Cost Effective due to Low-Cost Piezoresistive Sensors * Software Support for Leading Image Acquisition Packages * Closed-Loop Control for High Repeatability and Accuracy * 24 Bit Controller with USB, Ethernet, RS-232 Interface and Analog Control * Available Manual Long Travel Stage with Motor Upgrade Option
Application Examples
Scanning Microscopy, Single Molecule Microscopy, 3D Imaging, Autofocusing, Scanning and Alignment Tasks in Bio-Nanotechnology.
PI nano™ Datasheet (PDF)
Source: PI (press release)
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