Scale Technologies Introduces M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage with Embedded Control Electronics

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The M3-LS-3.4 Linear Positioning Stage is designed for use in-vitro diagnostics, digital cell morphology and pathology, 3D imaging, cell sorting and counting and microelectronics inspection applications. The unit accepts high-level motion commands through direct digital interface. It is offered in 32 x 32 x 11 mm dimensions and is operated on 6 VDC.

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Smart Stage with Embedded Controller is New, Compact Solution for Automated Microscope Focus

Ideal for rapid development of automated microscope-based instruments needing small size, high precision

Victor, NY – Sept. 25, 2018 – New Scale Technologies, Inc. ( has introduced a compact linear positioning stage targeting embedded microscopes in automated instruments for in-vitro diagnostics, next-generation sequencing, digital cell morphology and pathology, 3D imaging, cell sorting and counting, microelectronics inspection, and other applications where small size and high precision are essential.

The M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage has all control electronics embedded inside the stage. No external controller is needed, resulting in the smallest system size for instrument designers. The controller accepts high-level motion commands via direct digital interface, for fastest system integration and time to market. 

The complete stage including controller is only 32 x 32 x 11 mm. The reduced-voltage piezoelectric microstage operates on 6 VDC and requires no high-voltage isolation. 

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M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage developer’s kits are available now from New Scale Technologies.

About M3 Micro-Mechatronic Module Technology

New Scale’s M3 Smart Modules incorporate patented piezoelectric Squiggle® micro motors, position sensors, drive electronics, firmware and patented control technologies in miniature housings with precision bearings, slides and other mechanisms. The internal controller operates on 3.3 VDC or 6 VDC and connects directly with a system processor. They enable designers to embed precision motion in handheld, portable and battery-powered instruments with fastest time to market and lowest total cost.

About New Scale Technologies, Inc.

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems with built-in controllers – are easy to integrate into handheld and portable instruments. They enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.


Heidi Quinliven, New Scale Technologies

(585) 924-4450

Lisa R. Schaertl

Tech Savvy Marketing and Public Relations

Phone 585 289 6762

Mobile 585 329 6869

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