Mad City Labs Nano-Drive 2 Dual Axis Positioning Controller
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Mad City Labs Nano-Drive 2 Dual Axis Positioning Controller

X and Y Axis cables included. Positioners and actuators are sold separately.

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Mad City Labs Nano-Drive Series Positioning Controller

  • Closed Loop Servo/Drivers
  • Proportional-Integral Feedback for High Resolution
  • Analog or Digital (USB) Positioning Control
  • High Speed USB 2.0 Interface
  • High Power Models Available


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 piezoactuators. All Nano-Drive models provide standard analog control inputs (0-10V) via front panel BNC’s. Optional 16-bit or 20-bit USB 2.0 digital control interfaces may also be included to provide true “Plug & Play” connectivity. Both single and multi-axis versions of the Nano-Drive allow the user to switch select a reduced system bandwidth - providing an extra margin of stability for high load setups. Front panel output BNC’s provide access to the real-time position sensor signal and the actuator drive signal (HV/10). The standard analog position command signal is configured for a 0-10V input with other ranges available upon request (see options). The AR-10 option (-10V to +10V command signal) is compatible with Veeco Bioscope/Nanoscope IV controllers when interfaced to a breakout box (see options). The Nano-Drive is also available in circuit board form for OEM or custom applications.

Piezo nanopositioners combined with a Nano-Drive controller form a calibrated system which is individually adjusted and 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 customized setup. A high power version, the Nano-Drive 85, is available for applications which demand continuous, high speed scanning and fast step responses.

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