New Scale Technologies’ latest Linear Smart Stage, M3-LS-3.4-15, is a direct-drive precision piezoelectric micro stage with embedded controller designed for integration into compact OEM instruments. The new stage is a higher-force, longer-travel addition to the company’s M3-LS line of all-in-one micro stages with built-in controllers.
Able to be assembled into two-axis and three-axis systems, the stage has a 100-gram capacity for vertical loads and 200-gram capacity for horizontal loads. It has a 15 mm travel range and 500 nm position resolution for precise, repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors, etc. All electronics are completely integrated in the 32 x 32 x 11 mm stage housing. An embedded controller eases integration of the smart stage into OEM instruments.
The device is targeted for adding embedded motion to hand-held and battery-powered instruments including embedded microscopes and spectroscopy systems. The compact stages can add smart positioning to automation tools, biomedical probes, sampling systems, UAVs, micro optics, miniature camera systems, etc.
The DK-M3-LS-3.4-15 developer’s kit includes M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage, USB adapter / breakout board, power supply, software and accessories. It will be available in Q3 for $2,500.