News | September 25, 2018

Smart Stage With Embedded Controller Is New, Compact Solution For Automated Microscope Focus


Microstage is ideal for rapid development of automated microscope-based instruments needing small size, high precision

New Scale Technologies, Inc. has introduced a compact linear positioning stage targeting embedded microscopes in automated instruments for in-vitro diagnostics, next-generation sequencing, digital cell morphology and pathology, 3D imaging, cell sorting and counting, microelectronics inspection, and other applications where small size and high precision are essential.

The M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage has all control electronics embedded inside the stage. No external controller is needed, resulting in the smallest system size for instrument designers. The controller accepts high-level motion commands via direct digital interface, for fastest system integration and time to market.

The complete stage including controller is only 32 x 32 x 11 mm. The reduced-voltage piezoelectric microstage operates on 6 VDC and requires no high-voltage isolation.

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M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage developer’s kits are available now from New Scale Technologies.

About M3 Micro-Mechatronic Module Technology
New Scale’s M3 Smart Modules incorporate patented piezoelectric Squiggle® micro motors, position sensors, drive electronics, firmware and patented control technologies in miniature housings with precision bearings, slides and other mechanisms. The internal controller operates on 3.3 VDC or 6 VDC and connects directly with a system processor. They enable designers to embed precision motion in handheld, portable and battery-powered instruments with fastest time to market and lowest total cost.

About New Scale Technologies
New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules with built-in controllers are easy to integrate with handheld and portable instruments. We enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.

SOURCE: New Scale Technologies, Inc.