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  • Ultra-low profile piezo nanopositioner
  • Closed loop control
  • Easy sample holder exchange
  • Compatible with many microscope stages

Typical Applications
  • High speed confocal microscopy
  • High throughput fluorescence microscopy
  • Super resolution microscopy

Product Description

The Nano-Z Series are high precision Z-axis piezo nanopositioners specifically designed to hold slides, chambered slides, cover slips and 35mm petri dishes. The Nano-Z series nanopositioning systems are ideal for single cell fluorescence microscopy, super resolution microscopy and high resolution confocal imaging. The nanopositioning stages have true flexure guided motion and contains internal position sensing. Utilizing proprietary PicoQ® technology, the position sensors provide absolute, repeatable position measurement for closed loop control with sub-nanometer resolution. The Nano-Z series offers smooth, continuous travel with superior resolution and stability for advanced microscopy techniques.

Over the years, Mad City Labs has produced Nano-Z stages to fit most microscope stages available, from manufacturers such as Olympus, LEP, Prior Scientific and Marzhauzer. For additional information please consult the following table of available models.

The Nano-Z Series are compatible with many microscope stages. For a combination stepper motor XY microscope stage and piezo Z stage, see the MCL-MOTNZ. For a combination of manual micrometer XY microsope stage and piezo Z stage, see the MCL-MANNZ. For a piezo Z stage with a longer travel option and an aperture sized for multi-well plates, see the Nano-ZL Series.

Compatible Software Packages:


Technical Specifications

Range of motion (Nano-Z100) 100 μm
Resonant Frequency (Nano-Z100)
380 Hz ± 20%
Range of motion (Nano-Z200)
200 μm
Resonant Frequency (Nano-Z200)
250 Hz ± 20%
Resolution (100/200 μm) 0.2/0.4 nm
Recommended max. load (horizontal)* 0.5 kg
Body Material Aluminum
Controller Nano-Drive®/Nano-Drive®85
75mm slide holder PN 158027
35mm Petri dish holder PN 158037
* Larger load requirements should be discussed with our engineering staff.

Additional Information

Nano-Z Series Drawing

Nano-Z Series Catalog Pages
The Nano-Z Series is a featured product on our Piezo Stage website, which highlights our high-speed z-axis positioners. Additional information and resources are available there.


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