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  • Closed loop servo/drivers for all Mad City Labs piezo nanopositioning systems
  • Proportional-Integral feedback
  • Analog or digital (USB 2.0) positioning control
  • High power models available for continuous high speed scanning
  • ROHS and CE compliant

Product Description

The Nano-Drive® Series of controllers are complete electronic packages for sub-nanometer positioning. All Nano-Drive® controllers include low noise, low drift amplifiers, absolute position control, bandwidth selection, and closed loop feedback. Closed loop feedback ensures that the displacement as a function of input voltage is highly linear and free of positioning errors caused by inherent creep and hysteresis in the piezo actuators. Standard analog control inputs are via a BNC. The standard analog position command signal is configured for a 0-10V input with other ranges available upon request. A sensor output BNC provides access to the real-time position sensor signal. The Nano-Drive® is also available with higher power output and custom configurations upon request.

Nanopositioners combined with a Nano-Drive® controller form a calibrated system which is optimized for the specific motions requested by the customer. Factors such as load (sample mass), type of motion (steps, scanning, etc.), and required positioning speed are all factored into the setup.

Optional USB Interfaces

An optional USB 2.0 digital control interface is available as a daughter board plug-in. Our USB interface is available as a 16-bit or 20-bit digital control interface to provide true "Plug & Play" connectivity for your OEM application.

  • "Plug & Play" 16-bit and 20-bit digital USB interfaces are Windows® Vista,7, 8 and 10 compatible, for both 32-bit and 64-bit PC's. USB drivers are included with a Windows® .dll software interface.
  • C++ and LabVIEW compatible.
  • Computer waveform generation and position data logging with internal memory for up to 10,000 positions.
  • Daughter board assembly for easy installation.
  • Custom firmware available upon request.

Technical Specifications

Board Specifications

Power Input 12W @ 24 VDC
Amplifier Output Voltages -20V to +165V
Power Output (continuous) 10W
Maximum Drive Current (continuous) 50 mA
Sensor PicoQ®
Closed Loop Feedback Proportional Integral
Analog Input 0V to +10V (others by request)
Sensor Output 0V to +10V
Output Short Circuit Protection YES
Steady State Power Consumption <0.5W
Current Consumption (max.) 0.5A
Command Signal Input Impedance 10kΩ
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C

Interface and Standards

Power Input 4 pin pigtail
Stage and Sensor Connector DB-9, board mounted
Analog Input/Sensor Output BNC
USB Interface (option) Daughter board
Dimensions 7.625" x 6.75" x 2.5"
(193.68mm x 171.45mm x 63.5mm)
Standards ROHS Compliant
CE Directives:

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