Physik Instrumente (PI) has introduced a new PInano super resolution (SR) microscope stage series, available in two variations: high precision with piezoresistive position feedback sensors, and high precision with high stability based on capacitive feedback sensors. The high stability models are equipped with direct-measuring capacitive sensors, which can provide higher linearity and long-term stability than the lower cost piezoresistive sensor-equipped stages.
The large aperture accommodates microscopy accessories, such as slide holders and Petri dish holders. The recessed bottom slide mount allows full rotation of the turret, without in and out Z-motion, protecting valuable objectives from crashing into the stage on turret rotation. An optional 25 x 25mm positioning stage with self-clamping ultrasonic ceramic motors serves as a stable basis for the piezo scanning stage and allows imaging of large samples. Furthermore, the microscope stages are compatible with all major image acquisition software packages, such as Micromanager and Metamorph.