New Product: PZMU-2000 Piezo-Z Top Plate
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012 Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA , 97402
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Applied Scientific Instruments
LabX Member since August 2006.
In business since 1990.
Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc. (ASI) is a company committed to the advancement of science. Our engineers and technicians have years of experience in aiding researchers with their technical needs, and our product line of devices for microscope automation and imaging represents the best technology available. Established in 1990, our product line has evolved out of an interactive process between our engineers and dedicated researchers throughout the world.
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PZMU-2000 Piezo-Z Top Plate
The PZMU-2000 is a precise piezo Z-axis stage that can be attached to the top of a microscope’s existing XY stage or be used in stand-alone applications. On select models of microscopes, ASI can mount a PZMU-2000 to an OEM stage. We can procure a manual OEM stage for you if necessary.
The PZMU-2000 consists of ASI’s proven piezo-Z top plate mounted within a stand-alone housing. This system can be mounted to any horizontal surface, including on top of a manual XY stage of an upright microscope.
The optional PZM-C Controller compliments the ASI PZMU-2000, providing an LCD readout of position, an external focusing knob, RS-232 serial control, home and zeroing controls all in a small 6 x 4 inch (152 x 102 mm) footprint.
The PZMU-2000 has been specifically designed to provide a high resolution, and highly repeatable, means of controlling the Z position of a manual microscope stage. The XY axes would remain manually controlled by the original OEM stage controls. The PZMU-2000 accepts standard K-size slide inserts that are available for any sample, i.e., slides, Petrie dishes, multi-well plates, etc. The slide insert is moved in the Z-axis via a piezo element with a range of 100 µm and with nanometer accuracy (200 µm and 500 µm ranges are also available). By moving the sample in the Z-plane, any objective can be used, eliminating twisting wires or needed spacers as required when a piezo element is put onto a single objective. The piezo stage can be controlled remotely with a 0-10 volt D.C. analog input voltage, or optionally, with a PZM-2000 Controller.
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