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XY stages for microscopy

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The M-971 motorised mechanical stage is used in automated optical microscope systems for materials testing, inspection or biotechnology. Physik Instrumente (PI) offers manufacturers of automated microscope systems for material testing, inspection or biotechnology an XY table, which is characterised by stability. Its design is largely standardised in order to save cost, but still offers the possibility of customer-specific adaptations such as flexible travel ranges or versions with apertures.

The C-663 Mercury Controller or standard stepper motor controls can be used to control the stage. For microscopy, PI not only offers XY stages but also focusing units, fast scanners for tracking applications, or sample scanners with six degrees of freedom and positioning accuracies in the range of single nanometres, for example for atomic force microscopy.