Prior Scientific announces the opening of its new office in China

Prior Scientific a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision positioning devices, automated solutions and components. Is today pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Suzhou, China to give local presence with support and sales. CEO Tom Freda said: “The opening of this new office in China marks another milestone […]

We are pleased to announce that Queensgate Instruments, formerly a brand of Elektron-Technology Ltd has been acquired by Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd

Prior Scientific Instruments are global leaders in delivering high precision motorized stages, microscope automation products and specialty opto-mechanical automation systems. Queensgate designs and produces leading performance nano positioning and measurement systems used in a wide range of applications from atomic force microscopy, hard disc testing, lithography and metrology. Both companies have significant experience delivering customised solutions […]

New – Dual Sensor Technology from Queensgate

Queensgate Instruments new Dual Sensor Technology™ is a ground­breaking new objective scanning mechanism and analogue controller, offering faster, more accurate and more stable microscope objective focusing than ever before. Dual Sensor Technology is a pioneering control technique that represents a step change in nanopositioning technology, overcoming the limitations of traditional controllers and allowing faster step responses, […]

New Z-Stage – faster, more responsive with unbeatable control

Queensgate launches the 500µ Z-Stage at Photonics West in San Francisco. The NPS-Z-500A is a piezo driven, flexure guided stage featuring Dual Sensor Technology which delivers a displacement of up to 500μm in the vertical axis with an unbeatable step and settle. Dual Sensor Technology is a pioneering control technique which overcomes the limitations of […]

Digital Piezo Translators are the ultimate solution for nanopositioning tasks

Digital Piezo Translators are the ultimate solution for nanopositioning tasks, delivering cutting-edge performances in terms of stability, linearity and repeatability. The seven models in the series incorporate Queensgate’s renowned Super Invar NanoSensors® – non-contact, state-of-the-art capacitive sensors for outstanding performance – and have a travel range of up to 120 μm. Full interchangeability of actuators […]

Queensgate introduces 3 exciting new products at Laser World of Photonics

Speed and precision without compromise – Nanopositioning from Queensgate Queensgate Instruments – introduced three exciting new nanopositioning products at Laser World of Photonics. Queensgate’s latest family of low voltage Digital Piezo Translators (DPT), a range of state-of-the-art closed loop piezo actuators with integrated capacitive NanoSensors®, the new NS-A-1100 Sensor Controller, a single channel interface that […]

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) – Testing nanopositioning devices for Queensgate

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has a long standing collaboration with Queensgate Instruments in the area of provision of metrology for nanopositioning. NPL and Queensgate recently completed an Innovate UK project in which NPL developed optical interferometry to enable Queensgate to verify the performance of the next generation of its nanopositioning stages. Queensgate’s nanopositioning devices […]

Subnanometre positioning in a vacuum – the NC Nanosensor capacitive sensor series

The NC NanosensorTM capacitive sensor series, has been specially developed to meet the requirements of partial accelerators. The NCG-1-AL-UHV Capacitive Sensors are the longest range sensors in the Queensgate range. Designed for high resolution positioning in harsh environments. The NanoSensors are non-heating and maintain their zero position when powered down. Originally developed for magnet positioning inside vacuum, it offers […]

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 […]

No compromise: precision, accuracy and speed

Choosing the right nanopositioning system for your application requires
 an understanding of the resolution, accuracy and range required, in addition to cost and reliability. Increasingly, dynamic issues dominate applications, with requirements for real-time/high- dynamic applications. Typical examples of applications include, large mirror positioning/bending, crystal rotation, grating positioning, lithography, optical disk manufacturing, and laser beam tracking […]