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Astronomy and space science nanopositioning solutions

Space and space challenges Over the decades, Queensgate Instruments has undertaken various one-off space-borne projects as subcontractor and in collaboration with companies working for NASA and ESA. These included precision capacitance micrometers used in the “force
moment sensor”, part of the robot-arm mechanisms used on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle.
The capacitive sensing systems […]

The incredible world of nano positioning

Queensgate Instruments specialize in creating nano positioning and sensing solutions for high-technology industries, with variants suitable for precision measurement in UHV, radiation environments and cryogenic temperatures. Positioning control With data and processing demands increasing year on year, there is a constant drive to make technology ever smaller. This presents new challenges for manufacture and inspection […]

Smaller Worlds – John Andrew Clarke of Queensgate Instruments looks at the shrinking world of nanopositioning

In most fields of engineering, working to micrometre accuracy is considered to be the standard, with typical high-quality bearings having tolerances within hundreds or even tens of microns. But pioneers working in nanopositioning are now operating at tens of picometres – a million times smaller. For comparison, an atom is around one to five-hundred picometres […]

NPL Poster: Performance verification of a dual sensor stage

Abstract: The current trend for nanopositioning with increased speed has led to the development by Queensgate of a dual sensor system for servo control of single axis displacement stages. The stage and control system is currently being evaluated using optical interferometry developed at the National Physical Laboratory. Preliminary results show the performance of the optical interferometer […]

Prior Scientific Launches New Website

Prior Scientific Launches New Website Rockland, MA. (December 11, 2017) – Prior Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website. As the global leader in the design and manufacture of precision positioning devices, optical systems, automation solutions and components, we have undergone a full brand refurbishment. We specialize in end to […]

Fluorescent tags and Nanoparticles compared as biological imaging tools using Prior stage

A Prior stage has been used in a ground-breaking study comparing traditional fluorescent tags to Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Nanoparticles (SERS NPs), which found there were significant differences between the two imaging methods. Prior Scientific’s H117 motorized precision stage  was used in a study comparing the characteristics of traditional fluorescent probes with SERS NPs, in […]

Prior Scientific raises £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Prior Scientific raised two hundred and fifty pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 29 September. Employees at Prior Scientific baked dozens of delicious cakes, raising over £120, an amount matched by the company, towards this very good cause. The winner of the bake-off was our Chief […]

Prior Scientific will be at Laser World of Photonics

Representatives from Prior Scientific will be present throughout the show at Booth 116 in Hall A2, to talk both about our standard range of products for automated microscopy, as well as our customised design and manufacturing facilities.

Prior Scientific, releases new warranty;

Prior Scientific announces an enhanced warranty for their  products. Our new improved warranty for motorized stages is five (5) years from the date of purchase (only when used with a Prior controller) for controllers three (3) years and for Prior Scientific’s custom-built products one (1) year.  This reflects Prior Scientific’s strong commitment to quality, precision […]

Prior Scientific Announces Enhanced Warranty Policy

Prior Scientific announces an enhanced warranty for their products. Our new improved warranty for motorized stages is five (5) years from the date of purchase only when used with a Prior controller, for controllers three (3) years and for Prior Scientific’s custom-built products one (1) year.  This reflects Prior Scientific’s strong commitment to quality, precision […]