Piezo Z-Stage Insert for Slide Scanning

PInano(r) Piezo-Z Insert, for Super Resolution Microscopy, Slide Scanner

The P-736 PInano™ is a Piezo-Z insert stage for high resolution microscopy.  Its low-profile makes it easy to integrate in super resolution microscopy applications. The piezo Z-stage is optimized for very fast step and settle and easy integration into high-resolution microscopes. PInano™ Z nanopositioning stages feature a very low profile of 0.8" (20 mm), a large aperture, and travel ranges of up to 200 µm with sub-nanometer resolution–ideal for leading-edge microscopy and imaging applications.

Cost Effective Design, High Performance
PInano® series piezo nanopositioning Z-insert stages are designed to provide high performance at minimum cost. 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.

Features & Advantages

  • Extremely Fast Step & Settle, From 5 msec
  • Low Profile for Easy Integration: 20 mm (0.8")
  • 100 and 200 µm Motion Ranges
  • Longest Lifetime with Proprietary PICMA® Piezo Technology
  • Cost Effective due to Low-Cost Piezoresistive Sensors
  • Compatible w/ Leading Image Acquisition Software Packages
  • Closed-Loop Control for High Repeatability and Accuracy
  • 24 Bit USB motion controller & Software Included

Working Principle / Reliability
Flexures optimized with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are employed to guide the PInano® series stages. FEA techniques give the design the highest possible stiffness in, and perpendicular to, the direction of motion, and to minimize linear and angular runout. Flexures allow extremely high-precision motion, no matter how minute, as they are completely free of play and friction. The award-winning PICMA® piezo drives are more robust than conventional piezo actuators, featuring superior lifetime and performance in both dynamic and static applications. Because guidance, actuators and sensors are all maintenance-free, these nanopositioning systems achieve outstanding levels of reliability.

Controller & Software Included
The PInano™ Z stage comes complete with a powerful closed-loop controller.

Datasheets & Additional Information


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