P-721 PIFOC High-Precision Objective Scanner

Fast Nanopositioner and Scanner for Microscope Objectives

  • Fine positioning of objectives with subnanometer resolution
  • Travel ranges to 140 µm, millisecond settling time
  • Significantly faster response and higher lifetime than motorized drives
  • Minimum objective shift due to parallel flexure guiding
  • Highest linearity due to direct measuring technology with capacitive sensors
  • Inexpensive version with strain gauge sensors
  • Compatible with MetaMorph imaging software
  • Outstanding lifetime due to PICMA® piezo actuators
  • QuickLock thread adapter for easy installation
  • Clear aperture up to Ø 29 mm
P-721 PIFOC High-Precision Objective Scanner
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Application fields

  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Light disc microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • 3-D imaging
  • Screening
  • Interferometry
  • Measuring technology
  • Autofocus systems
  • Biotechnology
  • Semiconductor tests

Outstanding lifetime thanks to PICMA® piezo actuators

The patented PICMA® piezo actuators are all-ceramic insulated. This protects them against humidity and failure resulting from an increase in leakage current. PICMA® actuators offer an up to ten times longer lifetime than conventional polymer-insulated actuators. 100 billion cycles without a single failure are proven.

Subnanometer resolution with capacitive sensors

Capacitive sensors measure with subnanometer resolution without contacting. They guarantee excellent linearity of motion, long-term stability, and a bandwidth in the kHz range.

High guiding accuracy due to zero-play flexure guides

Flexure guides are free of maintenance, friction, and wear, and do not require lubrication. Their stiffness allows high load capacity and they are insensitive to shock and vibration. They are 100 % vacuum compatible and work in a wide temperature range.

Automatic configuration and fast component exchange

Mechanics and controllers can be combined as required and exchanged quickly. All servo and linearization parameters are stored in the ID chip of the D-sub connector of the mechanics. The autocalibration function of the digital controllers uses this data each time the controller is switched on.

Maximum accuracy due to direct position measuring

Motion is measured directly at the motion platform without any influence from the drive or guide elements. This allows optimum repeatability, outstanding stability, and stiff, fast-responding control.

Specifications

Datasheet

Datasheet P-721

Version / Date
2018-10-16
pdf - 1,024 KB
Version / Date
2018-10-16
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
2019-07-31
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
2019-09-12
pdf - 2 MB

Downloads

Product Note

Product Note

Product Change Notification P-72x

PIFOC Portfolio

Version / Date
00.002 2021-09-28
pdf - 624 KB
English
Product Note

Product Change Notification Piezo Actuator Driven Products

Version / Date
2021-04-19
pdf - 377 KB
English

Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet P-721

Version / Date
2018-10-16
pdf - 1,024 KB
Version / Date
2018-10-16
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
2019-07-31
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
2019-09-12
pdf - 2 MB

Documentation

Documentation

User Manual P721T0007

P-721 Fast PIFOC® Piezo Nanofocusing Z Drive

Version / Date
2017-03-29
pdf - 1 MB
English
Documentation

Installation Instructions P721T0002

P-721.xxx / P-725.xxx Thread Adapters for PIFOC Objective Scanners

Version / Date
2021-07-27
pdf - 795 KB
Version / Date
2021-07-27
pdf - 804 KB
Documentation

Short Instructions PZ240

Piezo Positioning Systems: P-5xx / P-6xx / P-7xx

Version / Date
6.1.0 10/2019
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
6.1.0 10/2019
pdf - 1 MB

3-D Models

3-D Models

3-D-model P-721.Cxx

zip - 373 KB
3-D Models

3-D-model P-721.0xx

zip - 854 KB
3-D Models

3-D-model P-721.Sxx

zip - 276 KB

Quote / Order

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P-721.CDA
Fast PIFOC piezo nanofocusing system, 100 µm, direct position measuring, capacitive sensor, D-sub connector, for QuickLock thread adapter set with large aperture
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