Simplifying Motion Control

Customer Applications

WITec GmbH
Published on October 8, 2009

WITec GmbH: Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope

Customer Use Application

WITec integrates three of Zaber's T-LA28A-S actuators in their Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope alpha300 S for moving the inverted microscope's objective in three axis. An additional actuator is used for conveniently moving a filter slider. The T-LA28A-S gives a resolution of 100 nm, perfectly matching WITec's demanding requirements in high-resolution microscopy.

About WITec GmbH

WITec is a manufacturer of high performance optical and scanning probe microscopy systems solutions for scientific and industrial applications. A modular product line allows the combination of different microscopy techniques such as Raman, NSOM, or AFM in one instrument for flexible analyses of optical, chemical, and structural properties of a sample. The instruments are distributed worldwide and are mainly used in materials sciences, life sciences, and nanotechnology. WITec's headquarters are based in Ulm, Germany, and Knoxville, TN, USA.

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alpha300 S Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope

"We favour the Zaber actuators because they can be easily activated by our microscope control electronics and software also allowing to excellently connect several actuators in one system."

— WITec GmbH