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27 - 28-January 2018
San Francisco, CA, United States

New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies
121 Victor Heights Pkwy
Victor, NY
United States
Company Description
Featured Product: M3-LS Linear Smart Stage: Piezo microstage has embedded controller for small size, fast integration

We help medical device makers transform large, complicated-to-use systems into small, easy-to-use instruments and devices. We also create complete manipulator systems for research automation. Our tiny beam steering systems and motion modules adjust micro optics or mechanical parts with micrometer precision. They work on battery power, perform at any orientation, and resist shock, vibe and extreme temps. With all controls built in, they are your smallest, easiest-to-integrate motion solution.
Product Announcements
29 August 2017
M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage - piezo microstage with embedded controller
Newest M3-LS Linear Smart Stage has longer travel, higher load capacity for embedded microscopes, other precision micro positioning tasks
Latest addition to “all-in-one” microstage stage family moves >100 gram loads with 500 nm resolution over 15 mm travel
New Scale Technologies' M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive precision piezoelectric micro stage with embedded controller designed for integration into compact OEM instruments. The newest smart stage is a higher-force, longer-travel addition to the company’s M3-LS line of all-in-one micro stages with built-in controllers.

New Scale will demonstrate the M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage at SPIE BiOS (booth #8709) and Photonics West (booth #225) in San Francisco 27 Jan. - 1 Feb., 2018.

The M3-LS-3.4-15 has a 100-gram capacity for vertical loads and 200-gram capacity for horizontal loads. It has a 15 mm travel range and 500 nm position resolution for precise, repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors and more.

It features absolute encoding so that there is no need to home the stage on power-up, eliminating errors and disruptions in processes and experiments. The stage has high stiffness with no gears or backlash.

With low acoustic noise no internal high voltage, the M3-LS smart stage is superior to piezo inertia (stick-slip) stages, especially when embedded in near-patient instruments and wearable devices.

All electronics are completely integrated in the 32 x 32 x 11 mm stage housing. No external controller is needed, making the overall system size significantly smaller than traditional piezo stages. The embedded controller also simplifies integration of the smart stage into OEM instruments. The user provides simple high-level motion commands directly to the stage from the system controller via standard serial interface (I2C or SPI). An optional USB adapter allows direct connection to a PC.

With 6 VDC input, the M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage can be powered by batteries or any low-cost DC supply. The internal SQUIGGLE® motor holds position with no power, and a sleep mode further reduces power consumption by the electronics.

M3-LS Smart Stages are ideal for adding embedded motion to hand-held, mobile, portable and battery-powered instruments including embedded microscopes and spectroscopy systems. These tiny stages can add smart positioning to automation tools, biomedical probes, sampling systems, unmanned air vehicles, micro optics, miniature camera systems and more.

M3-LS stages are easily assembled into two-axis and three-axis systems.

About New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules with built-in controllers are easy to integrate with handheld and portable instruments. We enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.