MS-9500 XY Automated Stage

About the MS-9500

The MS-9500 XY motorized stage system has a travel range of 9” by 5” (225 mm x 125 mm) and has been specifically designed to scan eight 25 x 75 mm slides at a time while providing a high resolution, and highly repeatable, means of controlling the X and Y 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. Optional linear encoders improve repeatability to less than 300 nm (typical) compared to the standard 700 nm rms rating, and improve resolution to 50 nm. 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 microprocessor-controlled MS-2000 Control Unit provides for RS-232 and USB communication with a host computer.

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MS-9500 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
  • Can be used with ASI’s proven Z-axis drives
  • Backlit LCD display shows X and Y 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
  • Suitable for stand-alone, OEM, and specialty applications as well
MS-9500 Linear Encoder Options
Axis Resolution Scale Accuracy
XY 20 nm 0.5 μm per 10 mm
1.5 μm per 100 mm