Slide Scanner Piezo Stage suits high-resolution microscopes.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 5 msec step and settle, and travel ranges up to 200 µm with sub-nanometer closed-loop resolution, P-736 high-speed microscope slide Z-scanner piezo stage is suited for microscopy and imaging applications. Unit features 0.8 in. profile and is designed for inverted microscopes from Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss. Stage is packaged with digital controller, which includes USB, analog, and RS-232 interfaces for compatibility with different control signals.

Original Press Release:

Piezo-Z Slide Scanner for 3D / Super Resolution Microscopy

San Francisco, CA, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. will introduce the new P-736 high-speed microscope slide Z-scanner piezo stage at this year's BIOS / Photonics West show.

Fast, Cost Effective Piezo Z-Stage for all Major Microscopes

The new PI nano(TM) piezo-Z stages are optimized for very fast step and settle and easy integration into high-resolution microscope applications. They feature a very low profile a large aperture, and travel ranges of up to 200 µm with sub-nanometer closed-loop resolution-ideal for leading-edge microscopy and imaging applications. The piezo stages are designed for inverted microscopes from the four major manufacturers: Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss. The low profile design of 20 mm (0.8") facilitates the integration. The large aperture accommodates microscopy accessories such as slide holders, Petri dish holders, etc.

Features & Advantages

  • Extremely Fast Step & Settle, From 5 msec

  • Cost Effective due to Piezoresistive Sensors

  • Optional 25x25 mm long travel stage serves as a stable basis

  • Low Profile for Easy Integration: 20 mm (0.8")

  • 100 and 200 µm Travel Ranges

  • Longest Lifetime with Ceramic Encapsulated PICMA® Piezo Technology

  • Compatible w/ Leading Image Acquisition Software Packages

  • Closed-Loop Control for High Repeatability and Accuracy

  • Digital Piezo Controller & Software Included

    Higher Performance at Lower Cost: Packaged with Digital Controller

    A compact digital piezo controller improves linearity and allows fast adaptation to changing load / settling / speed requirements and simple tuning from the controlling computer. It comes with three interfaces (USB, Analog and RS-232) for seamless compatibility with different control signals. The controller is also compatible with all major image acquisition packages and comes with a wide variety of software drivers and programming examples. The use of piezoresistive sensors allows for reduced cost despite the high performance.

    Keywords & Application Examples

    3D Imaging, Autofocusing, Bio-Nanotechnology, SR-Microscopy; Piezo-Stage, Super-Resolution Microscope Stage, Piezo stepper, Deconvolution Microscopy, Autofocusing, Scanning Microscope, Biotechnology.

    Datasheets, Image, More Information:

    USA / Canada:

    East: David Rego

    Tel: (508) 832-3456

    Fax: (508) 832-0506


    Midwest: Joe McGonagle

    (815) 793-3776


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    Tel: (949) 679-9191

    Fax: (949) 679-9292



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    Japan: +81 (6) 6304 5605

    China: +86 (21) 687 900 08

    About PI

    PI is a leading manufacturer of piezo systems, stages, linear motors & precision motion-control equipment for microscopy, bio-nanotechnology, photonics & semiconductor applications. The company has 4 decades of motion control experience with OEM and research customers. PI was ISO 9001 certified in 1994 and is present worldwide with eight subsidiaries and a total staff of over 500.

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