The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages, which address the unique needs of scanning microscopy, wafer and printed circuit board inspection, automated assembly, and a wide range of specimen and sample scanning in many types of imaging techniques and applications.
Very precise positioning and control is easily achieved through the combination of a stable, closed-loop control system and an associated joystick option. In addition, the open-center XY stages can be combined with our Z stages to form an XYZ stage ideally suited for laser scanning microscopy.
These stages can be motorized with stepper motors or with brushless servo motors with encoders
An optional high-resolution, non-contact linear encoder is available. This non-contact encoder offers exceptional repeatability and stability over a range of operating conditions. Both digital and analog output versions are available, with resolutions in the sub-micron range.
- XY stroke: 100, 200, 300, 400, or 600 mm
- Aperture: 188, 288, 450, 488, or 800 mm
- Repeatability: 3 μm
- Resolution: 1 μm
- Stepper, servo, or smart motor
- Linear encoder option
- Joystick option