Tools for Microscopy & Imaging Catalog
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Physik Instrumente (PI)
16 Albert St.
Auburn, MA, 01501
Press release date: October 1, 2008
Precision Piezo Scanning Stages, Fast Nano Focus Drives & High Resolution Actuators
Oct, 2008, Auburn, MA -- Nanopositioning specialist PI has released a new catalog entitled "Tools for Microscopy & Imaging", available for download in PDF format.
The catalog focuses on high resolution, high speed specimen positioning devices (e.g. for microscope slides, well plates, etc.) and microscope lenses. In addition, compact tip/tilt mirror scanners and ultra-low-profile planar scanners for applications such as image stabilization, sub-pixel stepping and CCD sensor resolution enhancement are also featured.
Products and Applications:
o Piezo-Driven Microscope Z-Stages for Fast Focusing and 3-D Imaging (Z-Stack Acquisition)
o XYZ Piezo Scanning Stages for Single Molecule Microscopy & Spectroscopy Applications
o Microscope Objective Z-Positioners for Fast Focusing
o Motorized Long-Travel Stages for Coarse XY Positioning (0.1 Ám)
o Low Profile XY Planar Scanners for Image Dithering, Stabilization & Resolution Enhancement
o High Stability, Mirror Tilters & Scanners for Optical Trapping Applications and Image / Laser Beam Stabilization
o High Resolution Linear Motors and Actuators for Microscope Stage Automation
o Piezo Drivers & Closed Loop Controllers with High-Speed Interfaces for Microscopy Automation, Compatible with all Major Image Acquisition Software Packages
All systems are available with closed-loop control and a variety of position feedback sensors to match different precision requirements from 0.1Ám down to the sub-nanometer range.
Controllers feature various digital interfaces (USB, Ethernet, RS-232) in addition to broadband analog input for seamless control from D/A converter cards and come with a variety of software drivers. Systems are compatible with all major image acquisition software packages such as Metamorph(TM), SlideBook(TM), Compix(TM), Simple PCI(TM), NIS Elements(TM), ImagePro(TM), In-Vivo(TM), ÁManager(TM).
Catalog Download at: http://www.pi-usa.us/products/Microscopy_Imaging/?prl
PI is a leading manufacturer of piezo systems, piezo stages, linear motors and precision motion-control equipment for bio-nanotechnology, photonics, & semiconductor applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eight subsidiaries and total staff of 500
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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.
16 Albert St.
Auburn, MA 01501