The new NanoCeramic sensor from Queensgate provides nanoscale precision in highly demanding environments

The NanoCeramic (NC) series from Queensgate offers high precision positioning in demanding applications. The sensor’s materials and construction make it suitable for use in ultra-high vacuum environments (to 1010 Torr), in a range of temperatures from cryogenic at 80 K/193 °C up to 423 K/150 °C.  The NC series offer measurement ranges from 20 µm to 1250 µm, with frequency […]

NPL and Queensgate collaboration improves spatial correction for multi-axis nanopositioning

New research paper available As part of the Analysis for Innovators program round 6, Queensgate, in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), were awarded funding for a project to investigate parasitic motion/off-axis errors in multi-axis nanopositioning stages, and develop a unique and practical correction methodology. All moving systems have a certain amount of unwanted […]

Prior Scientific Food Donation at Jimmy’s

Prior Scientific wanted to support our local community, and one of our employees thought a food donation at Jimmy’s homeless shelter in Cambridge would be amazing, as Christmas is a time of giving and they would be very grateful. To find out how we helped and how you can also get involved click on the article

100 Years under the microscope

At the end of our 100 year our CEO, Tom Freda talks to Inside Industry Magazine about Prior’s history and how the company has evolved over the course of 100 years into the business it is today.

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Recently Prior Scientific’s CEO Tom Freda, was interview by Microscopy & Analysis editor Rebecca Pool this will be published in the latest edition of the magazine (Sept/Oct 2019).

More on the article can be found here.

Prior go head to head in the Chariots of fire

3 teams from Prior entered this years chariots of fire race, raising money for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). Find out how they got on and more importantly which team won!

Prior Scientific sponsors local football team

Prior Scientific are proud to sponsor Cambourne FC U10 tigers for the 2019/20 season, the team play in the Cambridgeshire FA mini league and will be playing in their 3rd season together.

Queensgate Instruments 40 year anniversary

This year makes the 40th anniversary of Queensgate instruments since its founding in 1979, today the company continues to manufacture high precision nanopositioning devices.

Prior exhibit at the Cambridge Museum of Technology

Prior is exhibiting at the Cambridge Museum of Technology which has just reopened after a major refurbishment supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The temporary exhibition will allow members of the public to see Priors history over the last 100 years.

A hive of activity for Prior Scientific!

Spring offers many surprises as things come out from hibernation during the winter period. This week Prior received an old PriorLux 100 series microscope from the Southport & District beekeepers who found themselves in possession of a donated microscope from the widow of the late Trevor Willets, a former pathologist. The branch is part of […]