The beauty of the Z-INSERT resides in the fact that it fits every standard 160mm x 110mm opening (K-type frame). Those type of opening are used on most motorized stages provided by third party manufacturers.  The Z-INSERT’s 128.5 mm by 86.5 mm opening suits every multi-well microplates with an SBS Standard 127.5 x 85 mm footprint (5″ x 3 1/3”) (e.g. 96-well microplate).

As an option, universal sample holders, rotary slide holders or Petri dish holders can be provided.

The Z-INSERT is compatible with the following stages:

  • ASI – MS-2000 Flat Top XY/XYZ motorized stage (a special version is needed for non-flat top stage)
  • Marzhauzer – Scanning Stage SCAN IM 120×80
  • Prior – K type Frame
  • Ludl – BioPrecison2
  • Zeiss – K type Frame
  • Nikon – Ti XY motorized stage (Nikon Adapter plate required to reduce the aperture)
  • Olympus – IX3-SSU (Olympus Adapter plate required to reduce the aperture)
  • Leica – Regular 3-plate stage

The Z-INSERT is also compatible with most top-mounted incubation chambers (Digital Pixel, Tokai Hit, Okolab…).


  • Features :

    • Travel range up to 500 µm
    • Low profile for easy integration
    • Closed loop control
    • Silicon sensor technology
    • Less than 50pm noise floor

    Applications :

    • Z-stack
    • Autofocus system
    • Confocal microscopy
    • Super resolution microscopy
    • Biotechnology
  • 1 axis Contoller mini1 Axis Controller
    Our Z-INSERT will be used with a 1 axis controller but it may be used with ASI Imaging Controllers
    plaque NIKONAdapter plate
    This adapter plate offer the possiblility to mount the Z-INSERT on a Nikon – Ti XY motorized stage
    SH-WP-UNIWell-Plate sized Sample Holders
    See the available sample holders for the Z-INSERT
  • downloadTechnical Drawing
    Z-INSERT dimensions
    PDF -
    336 Ko

Range of motion Z100200300500µm
Resolution Z0.
Typical noise floor Z0.
Full range repeatability Z0.20.40.61nm
Linearization Z 0.02%0.02%0.02%0.02%(typical)
Resonant frequency Z500400350250Hz
Stiffness Z0.µm
Maximum Load* :
- horizontal use1kg
- vertical use0.5kg
SensorSilicon HR sensor
Size W x L x H218.5 x 148 x 27.3mm
Cable length**2m

*Higher load on request

*Higher length on request

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