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June 2019 newsletter now online

June 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2019 Newsletter: In this issue we welcome nPoint and their range of piezo-actuated nanopositioning flexure stages, and Microscope Heaters who do what it says on their tin – heat microscopes with fanless incubation systems. We also announce that our Optical Tweezer systems now come with Microsoft’s Windows 10, and that EXFO have launched the Optical Xplorer – the world’s first OFM. Plus Laser World of Photonics in Munich next week and a whole host of materials science and microscopy trade shows coming up next month.

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nPoint Piezo Nanopositioners now available through Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that it has been selected by nPoint, Inc. to be the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of their nanopositioning solutions.

nPoint specialises in piezo actuator driven flexure stages available in one, two or three axes of motion. In conjunction with their ultra-precision motion control scanners and controllers, users can achieve the highest levels of performance available in the marketplace. Typical application areas are:

Life Science / Microscopy – piezo stages provide accurate, fast, and repeatable motion that enable high-throughput data acquisition and processing for techniques such as super resolution microscopy, sample scanning, autofocus, and cell tracking.

Semiconductor / Data Storage – nanopositioners are used in production, development, and inspection of silicon wafers and hard disk recording heads.

Optics – high speed nanopositioners enable movement of an optic for a multitude of precision applications such as scanning, laser beam steering, phase shifting, dithering and focusing.
AFM / Materials Science – piezo stages have been traditionally used as closed-loop scanners for Atomic Force Microscopes, offering extremely low out-of-plane motion, no piezo drift, exceptional scanning linearity, and longer travel ranges.

Photonics Packaging / Communications – in fibre optics, nanopositioning stages have become critical for speedy and optimal alignment duties.

Elliot Scientific will be demonstrating nPoint technology at various UK trade events this year, and looks forward to enabling researchers and OEMs achieve significant benefits from incorporating nPoint systems within their applications.

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Photonics West opens today – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4660

The annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics – opens today and runs till Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting in Booth 4660 – look out for our banner (right) and new background (below).

 

We will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli3 alignment system, as well as showing our Optical Tweezers add-on for professional microscopes.

More information can be found out about Photonics West 2019 here


December 2018 newsletter now online

December 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue we start offering WITec confocal Raman imaging solutions within the UK and Ireland, Mad City Labs say Nano-ZL is ideal for high-speed multiwell plate imaging, Rugged Monitoring introduce multi-channel capability with new T301 module, and Seebeck coefficient measurement is explained in a video from DEMCON|kryoz, plus our winter holiday schedule.

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We’re @PhotonicsWest in San Francisco from tomorrow: Visit Elliot Scientific in Booth 4953

16022016241Tomorrow, Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in Booth 4953 at Photonics West ( #spiephotonicswest ) where we will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli 3 alignment system, and our optical trapping laser tweezer add-ons and upgrades for professional microscopes.

San Francisco’s Moscone Center is once again be the venue for this show and conference series organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

The exhibition runs from January 30th to February 1st and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2018  website

Tweet a picture of our booth to @elliotsci and we’ll send the best photographer, as chosen by our panel of experts, an Elliot Scientific tee-shirt!

@elliotsci @PhotonicsWest #spiephotonicswest

 

 


Laser World of Photonics next week – Automated Alignment, Optical Tweezers, Flexure Stages and more

E1100_1001Messe München will be hosting next week’s Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference from June 26th for 4 days, and Elliot Scientific will be on Stand 232 in Hall B3.

We will be showing our new DAli 3 Device Automatic Alignment Systems with USB interface, demonstrating live particle trapping using our popular Optical Tweezers system, and giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality and precision of our Elliot|Martock range.Laser Tweezer System for Optical Trapping So come and see XYZ Flexure Stages, smooth miniature positioning slides, and more!

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and a myriad other products that we distribute in the UK and Ireland can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 232 in Hall B3


Photonics West opens next week – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4554

16022016241San Francisco’s Moscone Center will once again be the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in Booth 4554, demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli 3 alignment system, and our optical trapping laser tweezer add-ons and upgrades for professional microscopes.

The exhibition runs from January 31st to February 2nd and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2017  website here


November 2016 Newsletter Out Now

November 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue, Energetiq Technologies is all aglow with the launch of their latest and most powerful EQ-77 Laser Driven Light Source, Mad City Labs engineer a range of UHV-friendly piezo-driven nanopositioning stages, IPG Photonics release continuous wave Raman fibre lasers, and Neoptix determines if industrial processes are hot or not with Reflex.

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Long-range Z-axis nanopositioning stage is especially designed to hold multiwell plates

The Mad City Labs‘ Nano-ZL Series are long range, Z-axis nanopositioners specifically designed to hold multiwell plates used in biomedical research. High-throughput single cell fluorescence microscopy and high speed, high resolution confocal imaging can be accomplished while simultaneously adjusting the Z-axis position to remove the effects of multiwell plate irregularities.

The Nano-ZL Series has true flexure guided motion and contains internal position sensing for a resolution of better than 1 nm over the full 500 µm travel range, and sub-nanometer for the shorter 100 µm travel range. In addition to high resolution spatial imaging, the Nano-ZL step response allows entire Z-section acquisitions with minimal photo bleaching. For more information, please contact us.


DAli 3 Automatic Alignment Systems available with MDE piezo-driven XYZ Positioners

Elliot Scientific is offering the DAli 3 Automatic Alignment Systems with a choice of MDE123 or MDE125 Elliot Gold™ Series piezo-actuated XYZ flexure stages.

Two systems are available. The E2323 comprises a model E2300 2-axes automated feedback piezo controller plus MDE123 Elliot Gold™ Series XYZ flexure stage fitted with piezo actuators providing 25 µm of piezo adjustment in each of the three axes, or the E2325 with 100 µm of piezo adjustment. Both systems also offer 2 mm of manual adjustment in each axis.

E2323_1200AThe Elliot Scientific DAli 3 is the latest version of our popular automated photonic device alignment system for the following applications:

  • Fibre-to-laser diode alignment
  • Fibre-to-waveguide alignment
  • Fibre-to-fibre coupling
  • Fibre array-to-device alignment
  • Compensation for epoxy drift during pigtailing
  • Compensation for drift during long-term characterisation
  • Simultaneous alignment of input & output fibres (or arrays) to waveguide device

A typical E2300 DAli 3 system now consists of our new 3-channel E1100 piezo controller, the USB-equipped DAli 3 interface, and a customer-supplied PC or laptop for driving the easy to use software. Although designed to complement the piezo-driven versions of the Elliot Gold™ Series range of flexure stages, such as the MDE123 and MDE125 described above, it is also suited to other piezo devices working on 0 to 150 volts.

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March 2016 Newsletter Out Now

March 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we take a protected look through NoIR LaserShields extended range of laser safety spectacles, enjoy the cool experience of Elliot|Martock waveguide holders manufactured from heat dissipating copper, sample the unique Nano-LPMW 3-axis nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwell plates and slides from Mad City Labs, experience orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing with EXFO’s latest CW laser source, plus the Photonex London Roadshow and more.

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February 2016 Newsletter Out Now

February 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we look forward to Photonics West with the launch of our latest DAli 3 automated alignment system, and cover Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages and precision miniature linear and rotary slides, plus Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers and more.

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New DAli 3: Latest in automated alignment for fibre optics and waveguides

E2300SQ500The Elliot Scientific DAli 3 is the latest version of our popular automated photonic device alignment system for the following applications:

•  Fibre-to-laser diode alignment
•  Fibre-to-waveguide alignment
•  Fibre-to-fibre coupling
•  Fibre array-to-device alignment
•  Compensation for epoxy drift during pigtailing
•  Compensation for drift during long-term characterisation
•  Simultaneous alignment of input & output fibers (or arrays) to waveguide device

A typical DAli 3 system now consists of our new 3-channel E1100 piezo controller, the USB-equipped DAli 3 interface, and a PC or laptop for driving the easy to use software. Although designed to complement the piezo-driven versions of the Elliot Gold™ Series range of flexure stages, it is also suited to other piezo devices working on 0 to 150 volts.

DAli 3 incorporates the latest in electronics and uses complex software algorithms to quickly deliver precision automated alignment. It does this by locating and optimising an optical feedback signal derived from the components being aligned. It then adjusts their relative position to optimise the signal and therefore their accurate alignment.

The software and hardware package includes many features to enhance use, while also providing the necessary flexibility to allow it to be incorporated into a wide range of photonic alignment tasks for development, test and production applications.


Photonics West opens next week: Elliot Scientific to launch DAli 3 in Booth 4555

MDE141 Riser Blocks with MDE330 XYZ Flexure Stage

San Francisco’s Moscone Center will once again be the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in the North Hall’s Booth 4555, giving visitors the chance to experience our world-renowned range of XYZ flexures, precision engineered compact slides and stages, and optical tweezers for laser trapping systems.

We will also be launching our new E2300 automated alignment system, the latest of our renowned DAli controllers for piezo-driven flexure stages.

The exhibition runs from February 16th to 18th and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2016 website here


Mad City Labs leads sub-nanometre positioning revolution

Mad City Labs is a leading manufacturer of flexure-based nanopositioning systems capable of sub-nanometre positioning resolution. Their product line covers the entire spectrum of nanopositioning capabilities while maintaining a leadership role in multi-axis stages for high speed optical microscopy imaging. As Elliot Scientific is the exclusive distributor for Mad City Labs products in the UK and Ireland, contact us for more details about:

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  • Nanopositioners
    • Single Axis
    • XY-Axis
    • XYZ-axis
    • Rotational and ‘Tip & Tilt’
    • Z-Axis
  • Microscopy
    • Focusing Elements
    • Micropositioning Systems
    • RM21™ Platform
    • MicroMirror TIRF Accessory
  • Systems
    • Nano-Cyte™ LC: Motion Controller
    • SPM-M closed loop, scanning resonant probe
    • MadPLL for tuning forks and Akiyama probes

Laser World of Photonics next week – Piezo Control, Optical Tweezers, Flexures and more

E1100_1001Messe München will be hosting next week’s Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference from June 22nd for 4 days, and Elliot Scientific will be on Stand 260 in Hall B3.

We will be showing our new E1100 3-Channel Piezo Actuator Controllers, demonstrating live particle trapping using our popular E3500 Optical Tweezers system, and giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality and precision of our Elliot|Martock range.Laser Tweezer System for Optical Trapping So come and see XYZ Flexure Stages, smooth miniature positioning slides, and screw adjuster sets with up to 508 TPI !

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and a myriad other products that we distribute in the UK and Ireland can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 260 in Hall B3


May 2015 Newsletter Out Now

May 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce our new E1100 3-channel piezo actuator controller, look at Gamma Scientific’s high volume Thin Film Measurement Systems, get a taste of Vescent’s ICE laser controllers, pump up the diodes with IPG Photonics fibre amplifiers and lasers, and more…

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New 3-Channel Piezo Controller from Elliot Scientific

E1100_1001The all new E1100 Piezo Controller is an open loop, three channel amplifier suitable for driving low voltage (up to 150 V) piezo actuators and stacks. The E1100 as been especially designed to incorporate the latest technologies, and combines low noise and outstanding stability with a high power output. This makes it ideal for open loop, high resolution control of piezoelectric devices, in particular, the Elliot|Martock MDE123 and MDE125 Piezo-driven Flexure Stages.

Key features

  • Voltage control by BNC, potentiometer, or USB interface
  • Output noise: < 50 µVRMS
  • Output stability: <0.01% over 16 hours
  • Includes software drivers, LabVIEW examples & tutorial, and C# GUI
  • Rack mounting option

Please contact us for full specifications and pricing information.


Countdown to Photonex 2014 – only 4 weeks to go!

Photonex2013_1Next month sees the opening of Photonex 2014 – the showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue, and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

We will be displaying the Mad City Labs nanopositioning range, our own portfolio of Elliot|Martock micropositioning systems and accessories, and other piezo-driven systems from mechOnics.

Lasers from IPG Photonics, Integrated Optics, and FEMTOLASERS will be on show, along with Honeywell Sperian and NoIR Laser protective eyewear. In addition, the latest version of the popular laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq will be demonstrated alongside Spatial Light Modulators and diffractive optics from Holoeye.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand on October 15th or 16th, where you will also discover an exciting new range of products we are introducing.

For information about the Show, visit the Photonex website.


September 2014 Newsletter Out Now

September 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at the new MMP precision micropositioning stage series from Mad City Labs, cover Ato ID’s cost-effective high-performance Gold SERS substrates for an enhanced Raman signal, reveal that Lake Shore’s new Model 372 AC Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controller is now shipping, explain how BOTDR enhances the Foresight™ DSTS from OZ Optics, and look forward to Photonex 2014 in October.

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August 2014 Newsletter Out Now

August 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue Vescent’s videos show lock robustness, Mad City Labs aid microscopists along with Optical Tweezers from Elliot Scientific, and Lake Shore still has some Option Cards for its Model 340. Plus a whole lot more.

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May 2014 Newsletter Out Now

May 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this latest issue Raman spectroscopy is significantly enhanced by new SERS/SEF substrates, piezo-stage specialists mechOnics reveal their new DSP50 Multiphase Linear Stage, in-house instrument verification and automated connector testing is enabled by EXFO’s TKS-CAL, CRAIC Technologies offer new software for microspectroscopists, and we look forward to CLEO and the Photonex Roadshows next month.

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New DSP50 Multiphase Linear Stage from mechOnics

The new mechOnics DSP50 linear stage, designed for the latest generation of NOVA-controllers, can handle up to 16 N blocking force over a travel range of 10 mm.

In conjunction with its specialist multi-phase controller, the stage can operate at a speed of up to 1 mm/s and offer an extremely uniform movement due to the use of multiple piezo inertia drives.

The linear stage is available as a single, dual or three-axis positioning system with a precision of 1 nm and high repeatability courtesy of its optical movement sensor. A vacuum ready model is available to order.

The outstanding precision and very compact design offers advantages in many applications, so do contact us for more details about this or other mechOnics products.


Photonics West opens next week – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4827

Elliot Scientific will be in San Francisco’s Moscone Center next week, once again the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

We will be demonstrating our renowned ranges of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides for you to try in Booth 4827,  plus our fully automated DAli2 alignment system and our optical tweezers – which can be bought as a complete system or as an upgrade for a quality microscope.

The exhibition runs from February 4th to 6th and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2014 website here