SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems - Application example

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Customer advantages with SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems

SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems are suitable especially for applications in lab technology in industry and research. In addition to the semiconductor industry, this is an important area of application for our positioning systems. For this purpose, we will gladly show you the example of FluidFM®BOT from Cytosurge, which demonstrates how a SCHNEEBERGER positioning system is used in microscopy.

Customer advantages with SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems:

SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems feature precise nanometer motions in three axes, with the greatest level of repeatability and minimal drift from the target position. SCHNEEBERGER linear technology, in combination with linear drives and optical encoders, ensures smoothness and precision over long strokes. Together with the axis control through a single controller, this results in decisive advantages for users and customers.

Scanning force microscopy and microfluidics combined:

SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems are used in a wide variety of industrial sectors, including research and laboratory technology. One example of this is the FluidFM®BOT from Cytosurge, which is equipped with an XYZ positioning system from SCHNEEBERGER. The unique combination of scanning force microscopy and microfluidics opens up entirely new possibilities for applications in single-cell technology and surface analysis. FluidFM®BOT enables an extensive expansion of experimental applications with a high degree of automation in comparison with traditional micropipettes made of glass.

Precision in the lab:

Specifically, samples are moved in the xy direction, and the smallest syringes with structures and channels in the range of a few nanometers to several centimeters in the z-direction. The efficiency and precision of the SCHNEEBERGER positioning system come into play here. The precise and force-sensitive positioning of the tips of the nano-syringes is now carried out completely automatically, for the first time ever. FluidFM®BOT is therefore becoming the first system of a new generation of tools that combines scanning force microscopy and microfluidics. Other applications are also possible, such as a new type of micro 3D printing process. For the first time ever, tiny, complex metal components can be manufactured directly in the simplest way.

SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems - Application example

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