FTP-2000 Focusing Translation Platform

FTP-2000 Focusing Translation Platform

About the FTP-2000

The FTP-2000 Focusing Translation Platform has been specifically designed to provide a high resolution, and highly repeatable, means of controlling the X, Y and Z position of the stage. The unit is ideal for use with fixed stage microscopes, or any application where ultra precise XYZ positioning is required. 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 FTP-2000 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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FTP-2000 Features
  • Closed-loop DC servo control of the X, Y, and Z-axes for precise positioning and highly repeatable focusing
  • Wide dynamic speed range with XY joystick control
  • Utilizes ASI’s proven LS series linear positioners for Z axis control
  • 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 16½ cm)
  • Microprocessor control with RS-232 serial and USB communications
  • Proven operation with many popular software packages
FTP-2000 Linear Encoder Options
Axis Resolution Scale Accuracy
XY 10 nm ± 3 μm per length of scale
Z (12 mm and 25 mm stroke) 50 nm 0.025 µm per mm