Ground-breaking Modular Research Microscope
Rotary StageLinear StageX, X-Y, X-Y-Z PositioningX-Y Positioning StageX-Y-Z Positioning Stage
Scientists from around the world are gathering in Chicago to share their research, new ideas, and experience the best their field has to offer. PI engineers are on-hand to answer questions and propose precision motion solutions relating to life-science projects in industry and research.
Micro- and Nanopositioning Stages for Linear and Rotary Motion
PI is well-known for its piezo-based nanopositioning and scanning stages designed for super-resolution microscopy applications. Very compact precision positioning stages with long travel ranges are also offered – for example the L-505 motorized miniature precision linear stage and the U-628 miniature rotary table with ultrasonic-direct drive motor. These highly precise components are employed in a ground-breaking light-sheet microscope project pioneered by the Huisken Lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI. Key factors are the compact design, reliability, high precision, and speed of the motion modules. Prior to this project, 2 complete systems had to be used to achieve Light Sheet Florescence Microscopy (LSFM). This new modular microscope illuminates and detects samples by employing two separate optical systems and will be easy to transport, eliminating shipping of sensitive samples.
Microscopy Imaging and Bio-Nanotechnology Solution Packages
Researchers make use of the sub-atomic resolution and extreme responsiveness of piezo stages and nanopositioners to create higher-quality images faster. PI provides a large variety of fast XYZ stages and microscope lens positioners for 3D imaging (Z-stack acquisition), deconvolution, and fast auto-focusing applications. A line of ultra-stable long-travel microscope stages with self-locking piezo motors is also available. Hexapod 6-DOF stages provide precision motion in 6 axes, allowing computer controlled sample manipulation in XYZ, pitch, roll and yaw with sub-micrometer precision.