Focusing Elements - Mad City Labs

Focusing Elements - Mad City Labs

Piezo-driven nano-focusers for microscope objectives   

Mad City Labs Focusing Stages   

Series Summary

Nano-F Series   Objective lens focusing elements with 100 or 200 µm of travel
Nano-F25HS High speed nanopositioner focusing element with 25 µm travel
Nano-F3D Objective lens nanopositioner with 3-axis (XYZ) motion up to 100 µm per axis
Nano-F450 Longest travel range (450 µm) piezo focusing element available for research microscopy


Each Mad City Labs nanopositioning stage is delivered with a factory-paired Nano-Drive controller. This ensures a calibrated system which is optimised for the chosen stage and other factors such as load and positioning speeds.

PDF 2D line drawings for the following nanopositioners and the full 132-page Mad City labs catalogue can be downloaded from the Related Documents menu to the right.

Nano-F Series

Ideal for applications in STORM, PALM, Confocal & Fluorescence Imaging, and Super Resolution (SR) Microscopy

The Nano-F Series are nanopositioner focusing elements with 100 or 200 microns of travel. Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement and for precise closed loop control.
 
Extensive computer modeling (FEA) of the Nano-F Series mechanical structures has resulted in designs with very low off-axis motion - which means that microscope images will remain stable throughout the entire range of motion. The Nano-F Series can be used as stand-alone systems or in conjunction with other Mad City Labs nanopositioning stages.
 
Quick mount adapters thread directly into the microscope turret and the nanopositioner can then be clamped onto the adapter without having to rotate the entire assembly with the attached cable. A variety of quick mount adapter threads allow the Nano-F Series to be used on all microscopes - Nano-F100S and Nano-F200S are available with RMS†, M25, or M26 threads, while Nano-F100W and Nano-F200W are M27 or M32 - please specify at time of ordering.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) 
  -F100S & -F100W
  -F200S & -F200W
 
100
200
Resolution (nm) 
  -F100
  -F200
0.2
0.4
Resonant Freq. (Hz)*   500

Mad City Labs Nano-F Series

  • Compact objective lens focusing element
  • Interchangeable, quick mount adapters
  • 100 or 200 µm ranges of motion
  • Compatible with all microscopes
  • Closed loop control

Nano-F25HS

Ideal for applications in High Speed Z Stack Imaging and High Speed Focus Adjustment

The Nano-F25HS is a high speed nanopositioner focusing element with 25 microns of travel that's twice as fast as standard longer range objective lens nanopositioners. The Nano-F25HS uses a compact direct drive flexure design to reduce the step response time while maintaining a size that easily adapts to microscopes or other optical systems.
 
Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology provide aboslute, repeatable position measurement for precise closed loop control. The Nano-F25HS can be used as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with other Mad City Labs nanopositioning stages.
 
Quick mount threaded adapters are available for RMS†, M25, and M26 lens threads. Adapter threads are specified when the system is ordered. Customised mounting arrangements can also be provided for non-microscope installations.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) 25
Resolution (nm)  0.05
Resonant Freq. (Hz)*   450 (Typical)

Mad City Labs Nano-F25HS

  • High speed objective lens focusing element
  • Interchangeable, quick mount adapters
  • 25 µm range of motion
  • Compatible with all microscopes
  • Closed loop control

Nano-F3D

Ideal for applications in 4Pi Microscopy, Custom Scanning microscopy applications and Optical Inspection

The Nano-F3D is an objective lens nanopositioner designed to provide the unique capability of moving a lens in all three axes (XYZ). Simultaneous, three axis motions of up to 100 microns can be accomplished with sub-nanometer positioning resolution.
 
As with all Mad City Labs nanopositioning systems, the Nano-F3D uses proprietary position sensors on each axis to provide feedback for closed loop control.
 
Compatible with RMS†, M25, and M26 lens threads, the Nano-F3D can be used with most commercially available objective lenses. Threaded adapters are specified for each system when it is ordered. Extra adapters can be ordered separately.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) 100 (All axes)
Resolution (nm)  0.2
Resonant Freq. (Hz)*   (X/Y/Z): 300/200/400

Mad City Labs Nano-F3D

  • XYZ objective lens positioning
  • 100 µm range of motion in all three axes
  • Interchangeable, quick mount adapters
  • Closed loop control

Nano-F450

Ideal for applications in Long Range Focus Adjustment and Long Range Z Stack Imaging

The Nano-F450 is the longest travel range piezo focusing element available for research microscopy. Ideally suited to high speed, long range confocal imaging, the Nano-F450 utilises proprietary PicoQ® position sensor technology for absolute, repeatable position measurement and precise closed loop control.
 
Quick mount adapters thread directly into the microscope turret, allowing the lens nanopositioner to be clamped onto the adapter without having to rotate the entire assembly with the attached cable. Compatible with RMS†, M25, and M26 quick mount threaded adapters, the Nano-F450 can be used on many different microscopes. The desired threads on the quick mount adapter are specified for each system when it is ordered. Extra adapters can be ordered separately.
 
The Nano-F450 can be used as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with other Mad City Labs nanopositioning stages.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) 450
Resolution (nm)  0.9
Resonant Freq. (Hz)*   < 160 (Typical)

Mad City Labs Nano-F450

  • 450 µm travel - long range objective lens
  • Interchangeable, quick mount adapters
  • Compatible with all microscopes
  • Closed loop control


* All resonant frequency measurements have a ± 20% margin of error
† RMS thread is ⅘ inch with a 36 tpi pitch (0.8"-36)

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