XYZ-Axis Nanopositioners

XYZ-Axis Nanopositioners

XYZ-axis nanopositioners   

Mad City Labs XYZ-Axis Nanopositioners   

Series Summary

Nano-MET3 High-speed ultra-low noise XYZ precision nanopositioning system
Nano-HS3M High-speed XYZ precision nanopositioning system
Nano-HS High-speed XY or XYZ nanopositioner with picometre precision
Nano-M350 Compact nanopositioning system with ¼" aperture
Nano-3D200   3-axis, high-res nanopositioner at a very competitive price
Nano-3D500 Long range, 3-axis nanopositioning system
Nano-PDQ Extremely high-speed 2/3-axis nanopositioners with a large centre aperture
Nano-T Multi-axis nanopositioning systems with sub-nm resolution
Nano-LP Low profile nanopositioner for use with inverted optic microscopes
Nano-LPMW Low profile nanopositioner with 168 mm extra large aperture for use with inverted optic microscopes
Nano-LPS Lowest profile 83 mm apertured nanopositioners for optical microscopy
Nano-LPQ Ultra-low profile, high-speed nanopositioning system


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 Documents menu to the right.

Nano-MET3

Ideal for applications in High-speed and High-resolution positioning, Metrology, AFM, and SPM

The Nano-MET3 is an ultra-low noise, high-precision XYZ nanopositioning system with picometre positioning resolution. Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement under closed loop control. The ultra-low position noise (4 pm/Hz in XY and 400 fm/Hzv in Z) of these nanopositioning systems make them ideal for demanding metrology applications, and the resonant frequency of 13.5 kHz in the z-axis of the Nano-MET3 offers the ultra-fast response needed for demanding AFM applications. Related products include the Nano-MET2, Nano-METZ, Nano-MET10 and Nano-MET20 nanopositioning systems.

Specifications
Range of XY Motion (µm)  75
Range of Z-axis Motion (µm)  5
XY Resolution (nm) 0.15
Z Resolution (nm) 0.005
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*

X & Y: 1.6
Z: 13.5

Load Capacity (kg) 0.1

Mad City Labs Nano-MET3

  • High-speed, multi-axis
  • XYZ configuration
  • Closed loop control
  • Ultra-low noise performance
  • Picometre positioning resolution
  • High stability

Nano-HS3M

Ideal for applications in High-speed and High-resolution positioning, Metrology, AFM, and SPM

The Nano-HS3M is a High-speed, XYZ precision nanopositioning system with picometre positioning resolution. Offering maximum versatility, the Nano- HS3M is designed for demanding metrology applications. Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ®technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement under closed loop control. The compact footprint, ultra-low noise characteristics, and a Z-axis resonant frequency of 13.5  kHz make it ideal for metrology applications that require picometre noise floors and High-speed performance.

Specifications
Range of XY Motion (µm)  10
Range of Z-axis Motion (µm)  5
Resolution (nm) 0.01
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*

X: 1.6
Y: 1.5
Z: 13.5

Load Capacity (kg) 0.1 Horz. & Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-HS

  • High-speed
  • Low noise floor - <2 pm on all axes
  • Closed loop control
  • Picometre positioning resolution
  • High stability
  • Compact design

Nano-HS

Ideal for applications in Precision Positioning, Metrology, AFM and SPM

The Nano-HS Series is a high-speed, multi-axis, precision nanopositioning system with picometre positioning resolution. Offering maximum versatility, the Nano-HS can be configured to provide XY or XYZ motion. Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement under closed loop control. The compact footprint, ultra-low noise characteristics, and a Z-axis resonant frequency of 5  kHz make it ideal for metrology applications that require noise floors less than 10 picometres and/or High-speed performance.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm)  10
Resolution (nm) 0.01
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   HS2 (XY): 1.5
HS3 (XY&Z): 1.0 & 5.0
Load Capacity (kg) 0.1 Horz. & Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-HS

  • High-speed, high-stability, multi-axis
  • XY and XYZ configurations
  • Z-axis step response time down to 2 ms
  • Z-axis scans up to 300 Hz
  • Closed loop control
  • picometre positioning resolution

Nano-M350

Ideal for applications in Alignment, Nanolithography, MEMS, and Scanning Microscopy

The Nano-M350 is a compact three axis (X, Y, Z) nanopositioning system of aluminium/titanium construction or Invar™, for the highest degree of thermal stability.
 
The compact design of the Nano-M350 allows it to be easily integrated into existing instrumentation for applications such as nanolithography or SEM. Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement with picometre accuracy under closed loop control.
 
The Nano-M350 is also available in high-vacuum non-bakeable compatible models.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) X & Y:50
Z: 25
Resolution (nm) X & Y: 0.1
Z: 0.05
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   X: 1.0
Y & Z: 0.7
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.
Custom systems available

Mad City Labs Nano-M350

  • Compact size with three axis motion
  • 50 x 50 x 25 µm ranges of motion
  • 6.4 mm (0.25") aperture
  • Closed loop control

Nano-3D200

Ideal for applications in Optical Fibre Alignment, Hybrid Positioning Systems, and Nanofabrication

The Nano-3D200 is a compact three axis (XYZ) nanopositioning system constructed from aluminum. The compact design of the Nano-3D200 allows it to be easily integrated with coarse positioning stages (as shown left) and standard optical fixturing accessories.
 
Independent flexure guided motion for each axis provides mechanical isolation and ensures that alignment adjustments can be done with minimum crosstalk between axes. A wireless 3-axis joystick controller is available as a convenience for fast, precise manual alignment without computer programming.
 
Internal position sensors combine with the closed loop controller to provide absolute, repeatable position measurement and long term stability.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) 200
Resolution (nm) 1
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   X & Y: 0.15
Z: 0.5
Load Capacity (kg) 0.50 Horz.
0.2 Vert.
Custom systems available

Mad City Labs Nano-3D200 atop a coarse positioning stage

  • Compact and affordable
  • 200 µm three-axis motion (XYZ)
  • True flexure guided motion
  • Closed loop control

Nano-3D500

Ideal for applications in Optical Fibre Alignment, Hybrid Positioning Systems, Micromachining, and Micromanipulation

The Nano-3D500 is a long-range, three-axis (XYZ) nanopositioning system constructed from aluminum. Ideally suited for optical alignment applications and high precision static positioning, the Nano-3D500 uses unique internal flexures to produce independent, isolated movement in all axes.
 
High resolution position sensors combine with the closed loop controller to provide absolute, repeatable position measurement and long term stability. The 12.7 mm (0.5") diameter center aperture provides a potentially useful optical path through the stage.
 
For a convenient, fast and precise manual alignment without computer programming, a wireless 3-axis joystick controller is also available.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) 500
Resolution (nm) 1
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   X & Y: 0.150
Z: 0.20
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.
Custom systems available

Mad City Labs Nano-3D500

  • True flexure guided motion
  • 12.7 mm (½") central aperture
  • 500 µm three-axis motion (XYZ)
  • Compact footprint
  • Closed loop control

Nano-PDQ

Ideal for applications in Fast Multi-Axis Scanning, Optical Trap Calibration and Particle Tracking

The Nano-PDQ Series are High-speed multi-axis precision nanopositioning systems offering a compact footprint with a large centre aperture.
 
The Nano-PDQ Series are ideal for applications that demand high scan rates or large load capacities as they fast performance and a resonant frequency greater than 2 kHz. When used with the Nano-Drive®85 controller (model numbers with the HS suffix) step response times down to 2 milliseconds are achievable, nearly 10 times the speed of comparable systems!
 
The Nano-PDQ Series features parallel, uncoupled motion in up to three axes and fully integrated position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology to provide absolute, repeatable position measurement and picometre accuracy under closed loop control.
 
Users of inverted research microscopes may do well to consider the low-profile Nano-LPQ. It has similar 3-axis high-speed positioning performance, but is sized to be more convenient to use.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) XY: 50 or 75
Z: 50
Resolution (nm) 0.1 or 0.15
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   X: 2.5
Y: 1.5
Z: 1.0
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-PDQ

  • High-speed, direct drive
  • Large aperture and load capacity
  • Two (XY) or three (XYZ) axis motion
  • 50 or 75 µm ranges of motion
  • Closed loop control

Nano-T

Ideal for applications in Multi-Axis Alignment, Fluorescence Imaging, Closed-loop AFM Scanning, and Super Resolution Microscopy

The Nano-T Series are economical, multi-axis nanopositioning systems which are available in a variety of configurations. They offer up to 200 microns range of motion in X and Y, and up to 50 microns in Z, while the large centre aperture accomodates lenses and probes without compromising performance.
 
The Nano-T Series is well suited to applications in which precise positioning is required but the overall stage height is not critical. If extremely low profile systems are required, both the Nano-Bio2 and the Nano-LP Series should be considered.
 
Internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement and picometre accuracy under closed loop control.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm) XY: 100 or 200
Z: 20 or 50
Resolution (nm) XY: 0.2 or 0.4
Z: 0.04 or 0.1
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   X: 0.45 or 0.40
Y: 0.25 or 0.20
Z: 0.45 or 0.35
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-T

  • Economical multi-axis nanopositioner
  • Large aperture
  • Two or three axis motion
  • 100 or 200 µm XY ranges of motion
  • 20 or 50 µm Z range of motion
  • Closed loop control

Nano-LP

Ideal for applications in Optical Trapping & Microscopy, Fluorescence Imaging, Alignment, and Single Molecule Spectroscopy

With its extended ranges of motion, the Nano-LP Series is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel (100, 200 or 300 microns), fast scan rates, and three axes of motion. The low height of the Nano-LP Series allows it to be easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes.
 
The Nano-LP Series' internal position sensors utilise proprietary PicoQ® technology to provide absolute, repeatable position measurement with picometre accuracy under closed loop control.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm)  LP100: 100
LP200: 200
LP300: 300
Resolution (nm) LP100: 0.2
LP200: 0.4
LP300: 0.6
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   See datasheet
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-LP Series

  • Lowest profile 3-axis nanopositioner available
  • Large aperture, highly stable system
  • Broad choice of motion ranges
  • Closed loop control

Nano-LPMW

Ideal for applications in Optical Trapping & Microscopy, Fluorescence Imaging, Alignment, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super Resolution Microscopy

The Nano-LPMW is a unique 3 axis nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwell plates, slides, dishes and environmental chambers. The Nano-LPMW has a low profile and extra-large center aperture with 200 micron range of motion in all three axes. The low height of the Nano- LPMW Series allows it to be easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes and is compatible with a large range of microscope stages.
 
Like the related Nano-LPS Series, the Nano-LPMW is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel, high stability, and three axes of motion. The Nano-LPMW is the only 3 axis nanopositioning system which can hold multiwell plates and incubators.
 
Precise and repeatable motion is made possible through closed loop control combined with PicoQ® position sensors.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm)  200
Resolution (nm) 0.4
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   X: 105 Hz
Y: 90 Hz
Z: 195 Hz
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-LPMW Series

  • Low profile 3-axis nanopositioner
  • Extra-large aperture, highly stable
  • Ideal for multiwell plates and incubators
  • Closed loop control

Nano-LPS

Ideal for applications in Optical Trapping & Microscopy, Fluorescence Imaging, Alignment, and Single Molecule Spectroscopy

The Nano-LPS Series are ultra-low profile, three axis nanopositioning systems with 100, 200, and 300 micron ranges of motion in all three axes. The low height of the Nano-LPS Series allows it to be easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes.
 
Like the related Nano-LP Series, the Nano-LPS Series is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel, fast scan rates, and three axes of motion. Uniquely suited for biological samples, the Nano-LPS has a large center aperture which is large enough to hold full size 76 mm (3") standard slides.
 
Precise and repeatable motion is made possible through closed loop control combined with PicoQ® position sensors.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm)  LPS100: 100
LPS200: 200
LPS300: 300
Resolution (nm) LPS100: 0.2
LPS200: 0.4
LPS300: 0.6
Resonant Freq. (kHz)*   See datasheet
Load Capacity (kg) 0.5 Horz.
0.2 Vert.

Mad City Labs Nano-LPS Series

  • Lowest profile 3-axis nanopositioner available
  • Large aperture for standard 76 mm (3") slides
  • Highly stable system
  • Broad choice of motion ranges
  • Closed loop control

Nano-LPQ

Ideal for applications in Optical Trapping & Microscopy, Fluorescence Imaging, Particle Tracking, and Single Molecule Spectroscopy

The Nano-LPQ is an ultra-low profile, High-speed, three axis nanopositioning system with 75 microns of travel in XY and 50 microns in Z.
 
Designed to minimise the moving mass, lightweight sample holders are integrated into the stage and represent the only moving component. This unusual design allows the three axes of motion to have matched resonant frequencies and step response times. Equal 3-axis speed is particularly useful for applications like 3D particle tracking.
 
The Nano-LPQ uses internal position sensors utilising proprietary PicoQ® technology to provide absolute, repeatable position measurement with sub-nanometre resolution under closed loop control.
 
Another system to consider: the Nano-PDQ Series offer similar High-speed positining performance with a larger sample mounting area and higher load capacity.

Specifications
Range of Motion (µm)  XY: 75
Z: 50
Resolution (nm) XY: 0.2
Z: 0.1
Resonant Freq. (kHz)* XYZ: 1.0
Load Capacity (kg) 0.1

Mad City Labs Nano-LPQ Series

  • Low profile, High-speed, XYZ motion
  • Built-in sample holders
  • Equal speeds on all three axes
  • Closed loop control


* All resonant frequency measurements have a ± 20% margin of error

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