The U-780 is a novel, low-profile precision positioning stage for high-resolution microscopes. It comes complete with a controller and joystick. The motorized stage is based on PI’s patented ultrasonic ceramic linear motors. This drive technology provides extremely high stability – important for high resolution imaging. The motors are preloaded and automatically clamp when a position has been reached. Compared to conventional screw drives, position drift is significantly reduced. There is also no servo jitter as can be observed with electro-magnetic linear motors. No electric current is required and no heat is generated when resting at a position – further reducing drift and disturbances for highly sensitive measurements. The ultrasonic linear motors provide a very wide dynamic speed range from microns/second and below up to more than 100mm/sec. A linear encoder with 100nm resolution is integrated for each axis – this direct position measurement principle eliminates play and backlash. The U-780 system comes with many software tools, such as PIMikroMove, PI General Command Set (GCS) and drivers for LabVIEW. Compatible with µ Manager, MetaMorph, And or iQ, MATLAB.
System with controller and joystick. Large clear aperture 160 mm × 110 mm.
Suitable for the following inverted microscopes:
Self-locking at rest. Low noise. Highest stability due to low thermal load and no lubricants. Large dynamics range of 10 µm/s to 120 mm/s, ideal for operating with joystick and automated high-content processes.
Noncontact optical encoders measure the actual position directly at the motion platforms with the greatest accuracy so that nonlinearity, mechanical play or elastic deformation have no influence on position measuring.
PIMikroMove. PI General Command Set (GCS). Drivers for LabVIEW. Compatible with µ Manager, MetaMorph, and or iQ, MATLAB.
M-687.AP1 universal holder for microscope slides and Petri dishes.
For inverted microscopes from Nikon, Olympus and Leica, versions for other microscopes available on request. For super resolution microscopy, tiling, automated scanning microscopy.
|PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.||PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.|
|Product Category||Linear Slides and Linear Stages||Linear Slides and Linear Stages|
|Product Name||Ultra-Stable XY Motorized Microscope Stage, Controller & Joystick||XY Positioning Stage|
|Axis Configuration||X-Y Axes||X-Y Axes|
|Stroke or X-Axis Travel||100 to 135 inch (2540 to 3429 mm)||100 to 135 inch (2540 to 3429 mm)|
|Y-Axis Travel||75 to 85 inch (1905 to 2159 mm)||75 to 85 inch (1905 to 2159 mm)|
|Rated Speed||120 in/sec (183 m/min)||120 in/sec (183 m/min)|