MS-2000 Flat-Top XY Automated Stage

About the MS-2000 FT

The MS-2000 Flat Top XY stage has been specifically designed to provide a high resolution, and highly repeatable, means of controlling the X, Y position of the microscope stage. The stage can be used in conjunction with ASI’s proven line of Z-axis motor drives, each custom fitted to the microscope, for complete X, Y, and Z positioning. 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 microprocessor-controlled MS-2000 control unit provides for RS-232 and USB communication with a host computer.

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MS-2000 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
  • Travel range will scan full well plate in most circumstances
MS-2000 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)

*Shown with 6.35 mm pitch Lead Screw

MS-2000 Options
  • Piezo Top Plates with Z ranges of 150, 300, and 500 µm
  • X and Y axes 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
Linear Encoder Options
MS-2000 Linear Encoder Options
Axis Resolution Scale Accuracy
XY 10 nm ± 3 μm per length of scale
Lead Screw Options
MS-2000 Lead Screw Options
Lead Screw Pitch Options Rotary Encoder Resolution Maximum Speed
25.40 mm (Ultra-coarse) 88 nm 28 mm/sec
12.70 mm (Super-coarse) 44 nm 14 mm/sec
6.35 mm (Standard) 22 nm 7 mm/sec
1.59 mm (Fine) 5.5 nm 1.75 mm/sec
0.635 mm (Extra-fine) 2.2 nm 0.7 mm/sec
Product Compatibility
MS-2000 Product Compatibility
  • Leica – DMI3000, DMI4000, DMI5000, DMI6000, DMIRB, DMIRBE, DMIRE, DMIRE2
  • Nikon – Diaphot Eclipse TE2000, Eclipse Ti
  • Olympus – BX50WI, BX51WI, BX61WI, IX70, IX71, IX81
  • Zeiss – Axiovert 200, Axio Observer