Motorized XY Microscope Stage features max speed of 85 mm/s.

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Designed to replace manual stages on upright and inverted microscopes, ASR Series features 100 x 120 mm travel with 0.15 µm resolution, 12 µm full travel accuracy, and 2 µm repeatability. Unit is equipped with adjustable non-contact hall sensor limit switches, and crossed roller bearings on hardened stainless steel rails for smooth movement. Suitable for use with stage, A-MCB2 Stepper Motor Controller drives up to 2 axes of bipolar stepper motors or actuators, up to 2.5 A/phase.



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Zaber Releases ASR Microscope Stage and A-MCB2 Controller



Vancouver, BC – Zaber Technologies, a manufacturer of precision positioning devices, has introduced two new additions to its product offering: The ASR Series motorized XY microscope stage, and the A-MCB2 Series stepper motor controller.



The ASR microscope stage is designed to replace manual stages on upright and inverted microscopes. These stages can be used with many common microscopes such as Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss, or for stand-alone operation as scanning stages. Their low profile and flatness make them suitable for many applications and allow them to be incorporated into many different types of systems. The ASR is available with the following standard features:



• 100 x 120 mm travel with 0.15 µm resolution

• 12 µm full travel accuracy and 2 µm repeatability

• Low profile: 42 mm overall height

• Crossed roller bearings on hardened stainless steel rails for smooth movement

• Easily adjustable non-contact hall sensor limit switches

• 85 mm/s maximum speed



The A-MCB2 controller is a stepper motor controller capable of driving up to two axes of bipolar stepper motors or actuators, up to 2.5 A/phase. An intuitive ASCII interface allows the user to easily communicate with the device through Zaber Console, Zaber’s free software, as well as third party terminal programs. Consistent syntax makes it easy to program and script for the A-MCB2, and an event-driven trigger system allows the device to be programmed for stand-alone operation based on I/O, time, or movement stimuli.



The A-MCB2 controller can be used for stepper motor control of many other Zaber devices, including the ASR stage. Pairing the ASR stage with the A-MCB2 controller and Zaber’s software allows users to easily control the speed and position of the unit, adjust device settings, and write custom scripts for automation tasks. For LabVIEW users, Zaber also offers a free LabVIEW certified driver. 



Both the ASR microscope stage and A-MCB2 controller are available for purchase through Zaber’s website, www.zaber.com. For more product information, please call toll-free 1-888-276-8033, or 1-604-569-3780, or email contact@zaber.com.



About Zaber Technologies, Inc.

Zaber Technologies designs and manufactures high-precision positioning devices. In the late 1990's, Zaber introduced the world’s first precision linear actuator with all control and drive electronics integrated into one compact package. Since then, their product line has grown to include a wide range of motion devices, most with optional built-in controllers and drivers. Zaber’s devices are used worldwide by researchers, engineers, systems integrators, and OEMs in any industry that requires precision positioning, including photonics and optics, microscope, biomedicine, industrial automation, material science, and measurement and instrumentation.



For more information on the ASR: http://zaber.com/products/product_group.php?group=ASR&name=ASR_Stages



For more information on the A-MCB2:

http://zaber.com/products/product_group.php?group=A-MCB2&name=Stepper_Motor_Controller

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