MS-2000 XYZ Automated Stage
About the MS-2000 XYZ
The MS-2000 flat-top XY stage has been designed to provide a high resolution, and highly repeatable means of controlling the XY position of the microscope stage. It 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 servo motors 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 flat-top XY stage utilizes crossed-roller slides, a high-precision lead screw, and zero-backlash miniature geared DC servo motors for smooth and accurate motion. The microprocessor-controlled MS-2000 control unit provides for RS-232 and USB communication with a host computer.
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
- Microprocessor control with RS-232 serial and USB communications
- Proven operation with many popular software packages