Prior Scientific offers several high precision motorized stage product lines - the ProScan™, OptiScan™ and the NanoScanZ Piezo motorized stage systems. ProScan™ systems provide the highest precision in the industry and are designed to provide solutions for the most challenging applications. OptiScan™ provides an economic solutions to microscope automation,
while providing high accuracy for many applications. NanoScanZ positions slides and petri dishes with nanometer resolution and is an ideal solution for researchers utilizing deconvolution
and 3D imaging. Prior also manufacturers a full range of Z axis motorized stages which are ideal for transmitted and reflected light applications.
ProScan™ Motorized Stage Systems
The ProScan™ series is a highly accurate range of
stages for research microscopy and applications where
accuracy and repeatability are paramount. The XY Stages
have a well deserved reputation for being the best available.
A choice of motors, ball screw pitch and encoders combined
with a fully configurable controller makes
the range highly flexible. A wide range of specimen
holders are available. The ProScan™ range can also
be adapted to fit other optical inspection systems and
for this we can adapt and redesign stages to suit your
needs. Several models of the ProScan™ motorized stage line are enabled with the patented Intelligent Scanning Technology (IST) which allows each stage to be pre-programmed with a unique set of operating characteristics to that particular stage to ensure optimum performance.
OptiScan™ Motorized Stage Systems
The OptiScan™ series has been designed to be
a one stop solution for an economic microscope automation
system for both inverted and
Prior offers the ES107 stage for inverted scopes and the ES111 stage for upright microscopes. The OptiScan™ controller is
supplied with 5 axis control (two filter wheels and focus
drive),including the motorized stage. OptiScan™ is an ideal
option for use in optical inspection systems where the
level of accuracy and repeatability is balanced with cost.
NanoScanZ Piezo Stage Systems
The NanoScanZ Piezo Stage System is specifically designed for researchers utilizing deconvolution and 3D imaging, the NanoScanZ offers 400µm of travel model, one nanometer repeatability and closed loop control utilizing a sub-angstrom resolution Piezo resistive sensor.
Z Axis Motorized Stage Systems
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.