Piezosystem jena GmbH debuts nanopositioner

The nanoMIPOS400 provides nano-scale positioning with capacitive measurement. (Photo: piezosystem jena)

July 11, 2007 – The German firm piezosystem jena GmbH, provider of piezo and piezoelectric actuator based positioning systems for micro- and nanopositioning and nano-automation, has introduced the nanoMIPOS400 CAP, a new product that complements the company’s MIPOS 500, a lens positioning system for microscopes. The nanoMIPOS400 provides nano-scale positioning with capacitive measurement, and targets the high-precision needs of biology, medicine, and laser technology.

The nano positioner provides a travel of 450 µm with a resolution in the range of nanometers. Its proprietary bidirectional nanoX gear design promises guidance accuracy without parasitic motion. The company says that an integrated damping system negates the effect of external vibrations (generated, for example, by a motor-driven microscope tripod) — and that positioning sensors guarantee long term stable positioning fidelity, free of drift.

The nanoMIPOS 400 CAP can be employed in upright and inverse microscopes.


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