Auburn, MA — PI (Physik Instrumente) LP offers a large variety of piezo-driven precision positioners for high resolution microscope applications. Piezo-driven fast nanofocus devices not only provide nanometer precise focus control, but they are also used in 3-D imaging and Z-stack image acquisition because of their rapid, millisecond-range settling speed. Several devices are available to match different objective sizes and weights. Travel ranges from 50µm to 2mm are available.
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Instead of moving the objective lens, the sample can also be positioned. The PInano® stage family consists of more than 10 models of XY, XYZ and Z positioners with a variety of travel ranges, apertures (for slides, well plates and petri dishes), and feedback sensors to suit any need from focusing to high speed 3-dimensional tracking.
Several stages with long travel ranges to 100mm and more, based on ultrasonic-ceramic piezo linear motors, are available for "coarse" positioning with resolution in the 100 nanometer range. Due to their self-locking properties at rest, they reportedly provide better long-term stability than conventional motor/lead-screw stages. The ultrasonic motors also provide very high speed to 100mm/sec and more.
High-speed piezo tip/tilt and beam steering devices scan laser beams in two coplanar axes avoiding polarization rotation errors typically induced by stacked single galvo scanners. A variety of single and multi-axis piezo controllers for laboratory use and OEMs are offered. The controllers are compatible with leading imaging software platforms such as Metamorph® and µManager. LabView® and MATLAB® drivers are also available.
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