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The NPXY60-258 and the NPXY60Z20-257 piezo stages are the latest additions to nPoint's nanopositioning lineup. These stages are designed for advanced research markets in need of UHV and non-magnetic positioning capabilities.

Two New Piezo Stages from nPoint Inc.

Middleton, WI | Posted on May 13th, 2014

The NPXY60-258 and NPXY60Z20-257 nanopositioners are piezo driven, flexure guided stages, designed for high speed and nanometer precision. With a position noise of 0.4nm in X and Y axis and 0.2nm in the Z, both stages provide the accuracy necessary for today's advanced applications. When paired with the LC.400 series DSP controllers, the system provides closed-loop capability via capacitive sensors. Both stages have a travel of 60µm in both the X and Y axis and there is an optional Z with 20µm stroke. The aperture (30mm in diameter), creates a great deal of flexibility for incorporation in optics and nanotechnology systems. A resonant frequency of 750Hz in XY and 2000Hz in Z, allows for fast scanning and settling times less than 5 milliseconds. Both stages are designed to be UHV compatible and have non-magnetic properties, allowing researchers to test under specialized conditions.

As the latest addition to nPoint's piezo stage offering, the NPXY60-258 and NPXY60Z20-257 can be used in a variety of areas including research, manufacturing, and as an OEM system component.

Application examples include: near-field scanning optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, optical microscopy, lithography, nanometer-scale manipulation, metrology, materials testing, and optical fiber alignment.


nPoint focuses on developing solutions for high specification nanopositioning needs. Located in Middleton, WI nPoint is an industry leader in precision nanopositioning in the global market. nPoint’s piezo driven flexure stages, piezo drivers, and closed-loop DSP controllers are used in research, aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, optics, and automotive industries.

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