The new PI
nano™ Z low-profile piezo Z stages are optimized for very fast step and
settle and easy integration into high-resolution microscope applications. They
feature a very low profile of 0.8" (20 mm), a large aperture, and travel
ranges of up to 200 µm with sub-nanometer closed-loop resolution-ideal
for leading-edge microscopy and imaging applications.
Cost Effective Design, High Performance
PInano® series piezo positioning 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 Travel 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 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.