JENA, Germany, May 22, 2013 — The Scan XY40 piezoelectric actuating stage from piezosystem jena offers a travel range of 40 µm per axis and is suitable for 2-D scanning applications as well as applications that require low settling times, including semiconductor, electronics, measurement, quality assurance and microbiology. It also is suitable for nanometer-precise positioning of lightweight optics components such as mirror prisms or laser diodes. The scanning stage offers a resonant frequency of >800 Hz per axis, and its X- and Y-axes can be controlled separately. The axes are positioned orthogonally to each other and the direction of motion is shown by small markings on the stage. The device, also available in a vacuum configuration, can be easily mounted. For component assembling, it offers four pieces and M2 threading holes with a 13 x 13-mm pattern in the stage’s center.