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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, 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 […]

Prior Scientific Attending FOM in Bordeaux

Drawing microscopists and imaging specialists from all over the globe, the FOM series of conferences are major events in the microscopy calendar. Prior Scientific is proud to be exhibiting at this show, and we can be found at stand 46 Please feel free to drop by to discuss your imaging requirements and future projects, or […]

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 […]

Prior Scientific attending major UK and European microscopy conferences

Prior Scientific has announced that it will be exhibiting its latest motorised stages, focus motors, sample loading systems and other equipment for precision microscopy, at the forthcoming Focus on Microscopy (Bordeaux) & Microscience and Microscopy Congress (Manchester) microscopy meetings. Knowledgeable specialists from Prior Scientific will be available on FoM stand 46 and MMC stand 629 […]

Prior Introduces Translation Stage

Providing a method to precisely move microscopes whilst allowing the sample to remain stationary, the Microscope Translation Stage from Prior Scientific is compatible with all modern research microscopes. It is particularly useful for electrophysiological and neuroscientific applications, where it is essential that the sample remain as vibration-free as possible to allow accurate analysis. Download datasheet

Microscope Stage for Productive Microplate Imaging

Offering precise movement (repeatability 0.7 µm) in the X and Y axis (280 x 80 mm), the H139 is the perfect tool for labs tasked with precise microscopic examination of larger numbers of microplates or microscope slides, and gives users a uniquely powerful combination of precision, speed and convenience. Designed for use with leading models […]

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 […]

Meeting the demands of positioning and sensing in UVAC environments

UVAC versions of the Queensgate Series NanoSensors and our DPT-D and DPT-E ranges of Digital Piezo Actuators are widely used in Synchrotrons and Beamline applications. NX/NZ NanoSensors The NX/NZ non-contact position measuring systems are based on the principle of capacitance micrometry with superior resolution and stability performance. Two sensor plates (the target sensor and probe […]