Alio high-precision microscope focusing stage

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Credit: Alio Industries

Alio Industries has recently released a high-precision focusing stage, the AI-VC-600-Z-SCB, which is used in applications such as super resolution microscopy, atomic force microscopy, digital pathology, surface metrology, and industrial manufacturing and inspection applications. This focusing stage provides nanometer-level resolution and extremely fast millisecond-range response for critical applications.

Bill Hennessey, president of Alio Industries says, ‘While microscopes have long been invaluable tools in biological research, a key drawback has been resolution limitations, making it impossible to use them as a tool to examine sub-cellular or sub-organelle details. Recent advances in fluorescence microscopy, a type of light microscopy in which one wavelength of light is absorbed and another omitted, allows super-resolution microscopy to observe living sub-cellular structures and activities.’

Alio’s AI-VC-600-Z-SCB high-precision focusing stage provides closed-loop precision and extremely fast response to achieve sub-atomic resolution, critical in high-resolution microscopy. The result is higher quality images at a much faster rate of speed. With a 6 mm travel range and a 500g payload, the AI-VC-600-Z-SCB can achieve 4G 100 per cent S-curve peak acceleration (which is equivalent to 2G trapezoidal acceleration) and 300mm/sec with 5nm resolution and can achieve 1nm resolution by reducing the speed capability to 30mm/sec.