The MicroStage is a precision, stepper motor
driven, micropositioning system for inverted optical
microscopes or customized for special mounting requirements.
Long range (25 mm) linear positioning
is provided in two axes (XY) with high resolution and
excellent repeatability. Employing our proprietary intelligent control scheme
results in exceptional stability with high native precision, making our MicroStages the ideal choice for demanding microscopy and nanoscopy. Optional high resolution (20nm) linear encoders provide real-time feedback of the actual stage position. The
included MicroDrive™ controller connects to a PC via a
standard USB port and can be controlled via the supplied LabVIEW based software. Complex motion profiles can be programmed and sophisticated control parameters such as automatic acceleration and deceleration is employed to achieve high stability and native accuracy.Optional wireless gamepad control is also available. MicroStages are offered for the following inverted microscopes: Olympus IX Series, Nikon TE/Ti Series, Leica DMI Series, and Zeiss Axiovert/Axio Observer Series. MicroStages designed to fit other experimental setups, including direct mounting to optical tables, are also available.
For applications that do not require automation, we offer several precision manual micrometer stages: the Manual MicroStage Series with 25mm XY travel for inverted microscopes, the Manual MicroStage-LT Series with up to 50mm XY travel and a design that allows microscope objective nosepiece rotation on inverted microscopes, and the Manual MicroStage-BX with 25mm XY travel for Olympus upright BX microscopes, all of which are suitable for integration with Mad City Labs piezo nanopositioning systems.
Accessories are available for the MicroStage Series.
Compatible Software Packages: