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New piezo objective scanner offers market leading accuracy and resolution

Nanopositioning expert, Queensgate, has announced the launch of the NanoScan OP800 piezo objective scanner. Its unique mechanical design together with integral capacitive feedback sensors offer users market-leading positioning accuracy, while its stiff construction allows the standard selectable tuning pre-sets to support a range of objectives from 150 g to 500 g. This makes it highly versatile for use […]

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 […]

Prior Scientific introduces the H189 Motorized XYZ Deck

Prior Scientific has announced the launch of the H189 Motorized XYZ Deck.  Prior Scientific’s new motorized XYZ Deck is the latest in the Deck series from Prior.  As a natural progression from the original ZDeck the new XYZ Deck is purposely designed to match the increased size and versatility of the latest generation of 2P/3P/Multiphoton/Confocal microscopy systems […]

New website for Queensgate

Relaunched nanopositioning.com showcases Queensgate nanopositioning products and key applications We are pleased to announce that the new Queensgate website – nanopositioning.com – is now live. The site has been redesigned to help customers easily find high-performance nanopositioning piezo stages, piezo-driven actuators and translators and learn more about Queensgate’s customization and design services for OEM customers.   […]

Queensgate showcasing high-precision nanopositioning range at SPIE Photonex

We will be exhibiting at SPIE Photonex at the NEC in Birmingham from 6th to 7th of December 2022. The event features a technical program with the latest research in the field, plus a free-to-attend exhibition where visitors can see cutting edge photonics products. Visit us on booth 519 and see Queensgate’s NanoScan OP400 Piezo […]

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 […]

How to care for your automated microscope stages

Maintain the efficiency of motorised microscope stages Our precision microscope automation and nanopositioning systems are manufactured to the highest standards.  They are backed by comprehensive technical support, repair services and warranties, so that if you have a question about initial setup or subsequent use you can be sure of a fast and effective resolution.  In […]

Prior Scientific is pleased to introduce its newest automated slide loader, the SL160.

Prior Scientific is pleased to introduce its newest automated slide loader, the SL160.  This 160 slide capacity loader combines reliability, easy set up, and high capacity to provide automated slide loading to a wide variety of existing upright microscopes or with the use of Prior’s OpenStand microscope.  This SL160 will be the standard for OEMs […]

Introducing a new high-load Piezo wafer Z stage

Queensgate, a brand of Prior Scientific, introduces a new high-load Piezo wafer Z stage Queensgate’s wafer Z stage is a new addition to its product line, achieving fast response and settle times using Queensgate’s leading digital closed-loop controllers. Queensgate, a brand of Prior Scientific, has announced the launch of the WP-Z-120A Wafer Stage. Millisecond response […]

Prior Scientific introduces motorized nosepieces for use with OpenStand microscopes

Prior Scientific introduces motorized nosepieces for use with OpenStand microscopes Prior’s motorized objective changer nosepieces are the latest addition to the OpenStand product family to provide customers with additional automation for OEM optical solutions and one-off custom microscopes Rockland, MA. USA – 21 July 2022: Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd., a manufacturer of microscopy solutions and […]

Prior Scientific introduces CS200 joysticks and touchscreen to control Prior stages and focus drives, and motorized accessories

Prior Scientific release the new CS200 series of joysticks and TS200 touchscreen display to control their ProScan™ and OptiScan™ products. Prior Scientific, a manufacturer of microscopy solutions and precision optical and electromechanical equipment, today announced the launch of the CS200 line of joysticks. These joysticks offer a simple, ergonomic, and cost-effective way to manually control your […]