MS-2000 XY Automated Stage

About the MS-2000 XYZ

The MS-2000 XYZ stage has been specifically designed to provide a high resolution, and highly repeatable, means of controlling the X, Y, and Z position of the microscope stage. All axes derive their precise control through the use of closed-loop DC servomotors employing high-resolution rotary encoders for positioning feedback. By using closed-loop control of the stage position, there is no chance that the stage will become lost, as can occur with open-loop micro-stepped stages after a number of moves and direction changes. The MS-2000 XY stage utilizes crossed-roller slides, a high-precision lead screw, and zero-backlash miniature geared DC servomotors for smooth and accurate motion. The Z-axis drive also uses ASI’s proven line of closed-loop motor drives, each custom fitted to the microscope. The microprocessor-controlled MS-2000 control unit provides for RS-232 and USB communication with a host computer.

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Features
MS-2000 XYZ Features
  • Closed-loop DC servo control of the X and Y axes for precise positioning and highly repeatable focusing
  • Wide dynamic speed range with XY Joystick Control
  • Utilizes ASI’s proven Z-axis drives
  • Z-axis clutch for easy switching between manual and motor-driven focus control
  • Backlit LCD display shows X, Y, and Z coordinates
  • “Zero” and “Home” button for simple stand-alone operations
  • Compact ergonomic tabletop control unit size is 6”D x 9”W x 3”H (9 x 23 x 16½ cm)
  • Microprocessor control with RS-232 serial and USB communications
  • Proven operation with many popular software packages
Specifications
MS-2000 XYZ Specifications for Standard Configuration
XY axis range of travel 120 mm x 75 mm
XY axis resolution (encoder step) 22 nm
XY axis RMS repeatability < 700 nm
XY axis maximum velocity 7 mm /sec
Max Recommended Load (*higher loads available upon request) 5kg

*Shown with 6.35 mm pitch Lead Screw

Options
MS-2000 XYZ Options
  • Linear Encoders for high-accuracy positioning
  • Larger stage top plate for attachment of micromanipulators, microinjectors, etc.
  • Stage Wings for even more room for attachments
  • Auto-Focus for stages with ASI Z-axis drives (requires NTSC, PAL, or S-Video analog signal)
  • Other lead screw pitches are available
Datasheets
MS-2000 XYZ Datasheets

MS-2000 XYZ Automated Stage Datasheet