The P-737 PiFOC Piezo-Z stage from Physik Instrumente L.P. (Auburn, MA) uses deconvolution and 3D imaging techniques. It provides up to 250 micrometers of travel, millisecond response, and nanometer precision motion under closed-loop control. The stage achieves 10 to 50 times faster response than conventional stepper motor drives. It is available with a choice of analog and digital piezoelectric controllers and accepts digital and analog input signals. The stage is compatible with many image acquisition packages and includes LabView drivers.

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