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MCL NanoDrive

Summary: Controls Mad City Labs (MCL) Nano-Drive™ XY(Z) and Z stages
Author: Mad City Labs
License: BSD
Platforms: Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32 bit)
Devices: XY Stage, Z Stage
Example Config File: Example Config File (Sets up the Nano-Drive ™ with the DemoCamera.)
Since version 1.2.36

Controls the XY(Z) and Z stages of Mad City Lab's Nano-Drive™ series of controllers with USB digital interface installed.

The Nano-Drive™ series of controllers are a complete electronic solution for precision positioning using Mad City Labs nanopositioners. All controllers are closed-loop feedback enabled, which is essential for high-repeatability and sub-nanometer resolution for a nanopositioner.

Using this device adapter requires the correct version of the Jungo WinDriver that is installed from the MCL installation CD. You can check the version of the driver in the Windows Device Manager. The required versions are 10.10 for Micro-Manager 1.4.15 and 11.20 for Micro-Manager 1.4.16 and later.

The following properties are currently implemented in the Micro-Manager MCL Nano-Drive™ adapter:

Property Description
Settling Time This value can be changed for each axis to set the time (in ms) the Nano-Drive™ waits after moving before reading the current position. The default time is 100ms. Choosing an unreasonably small settling time will result in measurement errors. Mad City Labs nanopositioner settling times are typically 1ms or greater, depending on system model and calibration settings. Please contact MCL if you are unsure what are safe settling time values to input for your particular system model.
Set Origin Sets the current position as the origin. After setting the origin, you must exit the Device/Property Browser and then re-enter it to make sure the position slidebar takes the new origin into account. In order to set the origin to the original orgin, click on the "Calibrate" button on the XY(Z) Position List.
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