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  • Manual micropositioning with piezo nanopositioner
  • 1" (25mm) 2-axis coarse positioning
  • Z-axis nanopositioning
  • Fits 3" (75mm) slides and 35mm petri dishes
  • Fits inverted optical microscopes and optical tables
  • Closed loop control

Typical Applications
  • Optical microscopy, easy to retrofit
  • Confocal imaging
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • Single molecule spectroscopy
  • Nanomanipulation
  • STORM and PALM imaging

Product Description

The MCL-MANNZ is an integrated micro-positioner and piezo nanopositioning system for use with inverted optical microscopes. Easy to operate and affordable, the MCL-MANNZ combines a manual micrometer driven, two axis, linear motion stage with a high resolution, z-axis piezo nanopositioner. A stable blocking force of 10 N built into each axis of the coarse positioning stage provides a secure base for precision piezo nanopositioning. The overall design of the MCL-MANNZ ensures that the sample height remains within the proper focal range of the microscope. The z-axis piezo nanopositioner has a range of motion of 200 microns. Internal position sensors utilizing proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement. The MCL-MANNZ system includes the compact version of the Nano-Drive® controller and it is compatible with user written LabVIEW software. Standard MCL-MANNZ systems are offered for the following inverted microscopes: Olympus IX Series, Nikon TE/Ti Series, Leica DMI Series, and Zeiss Axiovert/Axio Observer Series. MCL-MANNZ systems designed to fit other setups, including direct mounting to optical tables, may also be requested.

The MCL-MOTNZ combines a stepper motor XY stage with a closed loop, high resolution, Z-axis piezo stage for an option that is completely automated. For combined stepper motor XY with XYZ piezo stage, see the Nano-View® Series. For combined manual XY translateion with XYZ piezo stage, see the Nano-View®/M Series. For a piezo Z stage with a longer travel option and an aperture sized for multi-well plates, see the Nano-ZL Series.

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Technical Specifications - Micropositioning Stage

Axes of motion XY
Ranges of motion (XY)
25 mm
Graduations 10 μm
Vernier graduations 1 μm
Body Material Aluminum

Technical Specifications - Piezo Nanopositioner

Axis of motion Z
Range of motion
200 μm
Resolution 0.4 nm
Resonant Frequency 250 Hz ±20%
Recommended max. load (horizontal)* 0.5 kg
Body Material Aluminum
Controller Nano-Drive®C
Digital Interface USB 2.0
Analog Input 0V to 10V
* Larger load requirements should be discussed with our engineering staff.
Compact series of controllers.

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