X-Y/X-Y-Z Nanopositioning Stages
Jan 2010PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Air Bearings and Piezo Precision MotionRequest Info
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has introduced two multiaxis stages for superresolution microscopy. They provide accurate motion with subnanometer resolution in two and three axes over travel ranges of 200 µm in X-Y and X-Y-Z. The nano1x3 stages are designed for inverted microscopes from Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss. The large aperture accommodates microscopy accessories such as slide holders and Petri dish holders. Features include a 24-bit controller with USB, Ethernet and RS-232 interfaces and analog control, closed-loop control for subnanometer precision, and a longer lifetime because of ceramic encapsulated piezo drives. All parts are black anodized for minimum reflection. Options include a manual X-Y stage with a motor upgrade. There also is software support for leading image acquisition packages.