The Pifoc vertical positioning system for microscope objectives by Physik Instrumente (PI) has been completely revised. It now offers higher dynamics, travel ranges up to 800µm and easier handling. The focus is on three systems with travel ranges of 100, 400 and 800µm. In addition, a vertical positioner with 800µm travel is in the portfolio for the first time. A set of adapter rings allows the use of objectives up to thread size M34.
The Vial Scanner by Schäfter+Kirchhoff (www.sukhamburg.com) was developped for the in-situ imaging of Drosophila pupae and for automated measurement of their size.