offer several options for Z movement (focus) on microscopes Please click the links below to find
out more about these products.
Prior Scientific has introduced a new focus only control system for modern microscopes. Ideally suited to those applications involving extended focus or
Z-stacking, the ES10ZE offers a low cost, compact, yet powerful system to automate a microscope focusing mechanism. The controller provides a clear
display showing the current position at all times while separate controls are provided for rapid movement up or down along with the facility to change the speed of the focus movement. A manual focus knob is also provided for manual fine focusing and ease of
Simple easy and to fit Z solutions for most microscopes.
Most microscopes can be retro-fitted with a motorized focus
option, the standard motorized focus control from Prior
Scientific provides step sizes as small as 0.002µm
and provides excellent resolution for precise focus and
repeatable positioning in the Z-axis. For large movements
when high speed is required, the ProScan™ focus
motor can be driven at speeds of up to 20 revs/s. The H122
range of focus motors are compatible with both rotary encoders
and linear encoder probes.
Prior Scientific’s new co-axial coarse and fine focusing block, designed for OEM applications where
precise fine focus adjustment is required. Rack and pinion mount allows smooth, precise focusing over 29 mm 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. Motorized control is also available and is easily interfaced with Prior’s
standard line of focus
controllers. The focus block can be easily adapted to various mounting configurations.
Prior Scientific offers several specialty focus drive options including the H122ROT focus drive which is designed with an innovative rotating connector which prevent cable twisting and windup. Prior also offers the H122BFT focus motor which is specifically designed to be bolted to any vibration isolation optical tables, eliminating the need for a specific adapter sleeve.
NanoScanZ Piezo Stage Systems
The NanoScanZ Piezo Stage System is specifically designed for researchers utilizing deconvolution and 3D imaging, the NanoScanZ offers 400µm travel, one nanometer repeatability and closed loop control utilizing a sub-angstrom resolution Piezo resistive sensor.
LF210 Autofocus System from Prior Scientific combines the
latest in intelligent microprocessor control and advanced
optics to provide the fastest and most reliable laser autofocus
available. Its compact module incorporates precision optics
that easily adjust to different microscopes and optical
systems. It even contains the microstepping drive for the
focus motor. The new optical design eliminates the need
to manually adjust the focus trim and loop gain, which
is done automatically in the processor.
Z Axis Motorized Stages
The Z axis motorized stages offer a wide range of positioning solutions
for a variety of applications. Many
configurable options are available from a simple motorized linear axis to a full three axis stage system. This flexibility is ideal for the requirements of
customized solutions, particularly for OEM applications. Available in several versions, the Z axis motorized stage compliments the accuracy and repeatability expected from Prior
positioning systems and is capable of supporting any of Prior Scientifics upright range of stages.