Prior Scientific has announced the FB201 co-axial coarse and fine focusing block, designed for OEM microscopy applications where precise fine focus adjustment is required.
Rack and pinion mounting allows the FB201 to produce smooth, precise focusing over 29mm of travel. A large coarse focus mechanism incorporates a slip clutch and tension adjustment. Fine focus adjustment control is graduated in two micron divisions throughout the coarse focus range. The focus block can be easily adapted to various mounting configurations and can support up to 5kg.
The company has also released the Pro Z, a motorised microscope stand offering an extensive travel range of 254mm and extremely fine resolution control (0.25 microns). Designed for use with Nikon (LV, AZ100, and SMZ) and Olympus (BX2/BX3 and MVX10) microscopes, high quality encoders on the Pro Z ensure the very best in accuracy and reliability.
Benefiting from a 508 x 508mm base the Pro Z provides a stable platform to view large samples which are normally difficult to mount under conventional microscope systems. For the largest samples, Pro Z stands with larger bases are also available on request.
XY stages from Prior Scientific can be simply mounted onto the Pro Z base, allowing you to achieve exceptional accuracy in positioning samples in the X, Y, and Z axes.