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Positioning systems from ITK

Modular, reliable, accurate

Gantry and microscope stages form the foundation of all ITC positioning systems. Gantry tables are usually of classic gantry design and are used wherever relatively light workpieces and specimens have to be positioned with high precision and dynamically.
The same components are used in microscopy, but in a much more compact design. The latest microscope stages have five active axes to provide the best possible support for fully automated laboratory operation. Our product portfolio thus ranges from small dimensions under the microscope and samples in the gram range to four-square-metre scanning systems with up to eight active positioning axes.

Gantry

Gantry System PT15

The products of the PT15 series, available in various basic versions, form the basis for positioning with systems from ITK. Optimising each system flexibly and according to customer requirements – that is our speciality. Thanks to the modular design and the use of our own components, we can offer you a customised solution based on your specifications. All the systems we use have one thing in common: they are 100 percent cleanroom compatible and absolutely reliable – even in continuous 24/7 operation. Scanner areas of up to 4 m2 are available as standard, larger areas are available on request.

 

Accessories 
Of course, our PT15 positioning systems can be optionally extended with various Z-axis modules. The axis modules are driven by linear motor or spindle. In addition, we offer corresponding measuring systems. The assembly of the required Z-axes can be done by the customer.

ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany.

Comparison of positioning system series with base granite plate

PT-15 Variant

Repeatability

Positionioning accuracy

Resolution

Travel speed

Acceleration

Max. capacity [kg]

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2-8

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2-10

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2-8

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2-10

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Gantry System FBS

The FBS series (flatbed scanner) is the cost-effective entry-level model in ITK’s 3D positioning world. Available in various basic versions, the FBS series offers an easily configurable, cost-effective basis for three-dimensional X-Y-Z scanning movements.
The X-direction is driven by a highly dynamic linear motor, the Y-direction is optionally driven by a linear motor or stepper motor with spindle and the Z-direction by a spindle drive with shaft joint and stepper motor. In particular, the use of linear motors in combination with magnetic length measuring systems and the modern control system (ITK Andromeda or Hydra) enables outstanding dynamic properties and extremely fast computer access. Special accessories, such as a joystick and/or a handwheel (both based on CAN bus communication), ensure easy and ergonomic operation. The 100 MBit/s Ethernet interface allows fast access to the data stream from the scan sensor.

Optimising each system flexibly and according to customer requirements – that is our speciality. Thanks to the modular design and the use of our own components, we can offer you a customised solution based on your specifications.

Accessories 
Of course, our FBS positioning systems can be optionally operated with various accessories such as handwheels and joysticks.
ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany.

LMT

Microscope stage LMT - with extremely flat design

Microscope stages from ITK are equipped with various features that make them particularly user-friendly and enable reliable positioning. These include easy parameter setting and precise repeatability of travel patterns. The operator can choose between manual and automatic operation. The microscope stage can be operated by hand wheels or joysticks, which are optionally available from ITK. The high spatial accuracy and resolution in image generation is ensured by a special, extremely fast trigger function in the control unit developed to match the stage. Robust sensors based on the magnetoresistive (MR) effect ensure high precision and dynamics. The equipment includes a highly dynamic linear motor with a new design that ensures maximum performance in the smallest space. Silent, fast and wear-free.

LMT-Nomenclature

Product

W = Design

X = Upright/Inverse

Y = OEM-Variant

Z = Variant

LMTWXY-Z

2 = Standard version

3 Plates; (120 x 80) mm

0 = Invers

0 = Leica

T = Titan


3 = Microdissection

5 = Upright

1 = Zeiss

F = Frontloader


8 = 8 inch (203 mm) Travel path

6 = Stereo

2 = Olympus

HS = High Speed Trigger




3 = Nikon

VX = Version 1, 2, 3, etc.

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Gantry Positioning System PT15

Gantrysystem

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Travel speed in X

m/s

0,5 … 2,5

Travel speed in Y

m/s

0,5 … 0,8

Acceleration in X

m/s2

5 … 50

Acceleration in Y

m/s2

0,5 … 5

Repeatability bidirectional

µm

≤ ±0,5 … ≤ ±2,5

Positioning accuracy bidirectional

µm

≤ ±10 … ≤ ±50

Resolution 

nm

50 … 500

Gantry Positioning System FBS

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Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Load capacity

kg

0,5 … 5

Travel speed in X & Y

m/s

0,25 ... 1

Acceleration in X & Y

m/s2

0,5 … 10

Repeatability bidirectional

µm

≤ ±1

Positioning accuracy bidirectional

µm

≤ ±20 … ≤ ±80

Resolution

nm

500

LMT Microscope Stages

LMT

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance features

Travel speed 

mm/s

0,1 … 500

Acceleration

m/s2

0,1 … 10

Repeat accuracy

µm

0,25 … 0,5

Position resolution

nm

5

Travel range

mm

50x50 … 205x205