Buyers Guide: Stages for Light Microscopes

Stages for Light Microscopes

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Microscope automation including ultra-precise closed-loop XYZ stages, optional linear encoders, integrated piezo Z-axis top plates, and laser focus-holding systems.

LS-Series Linear Stages
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The LS Linear Stages are drive by closed-loop DC servomotors that uses a high-resolution rotary for position feedback to control its motion and final position. This provides < 0.1 µm resolution and which can be increased by adding a Linear Encoder to 10nm. The stages features precision lead screws, utilize crossed-roller slides, and is available in three models with 50 mm, 100 mm, and 200 mm travel.

XYZ Series Automated Stage
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The PZ-2000 XYZ microscope stage features high resolution, and highly repeatable, control or the X, Y, and Z position by the use of closed-loop DC servomotors with high-resolution rotary encoders for positioning feedback. Also available as a manual stage for XYZ control.

Low Mass XY stage
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For applications where temperature must be controller, MS-2000 Low Mass XY stage reaches thermal equilibrium faster since it has 25% less mass than a regular stage. Closed-loop DC servomotors with high-resolution rotary encoders for positioning feedback provides precise control and repeatability.