The P series stations have a wide range of accessories and options. Below are some of the most commonly used.
The P series stations are designed to support a wide range of microscopes. Typically used for analytical probing are Mitutoyo FS70, US Microscope Company, Seiwa, Motic, Thales-Optem A-Zoom, and Sterozoom microscopes. All of these microscopes are available through Micromanipulator. Special versions of microscopes may be required for laser cutting, micro-motion analysis and emission detection systems.
Ambient chucks include high isolation stainless steel vacuum chucks with lift pins (9000EVS-12SSLFT) and without lift pins (9000EVS-12SS).
Thermal chuck systems are available with and without lift pins and in coaxial and triaxial versions. Low noise DC or AC power supplies are used depending upon the specific application. The triaxial chuck and DC power supply combination is used for the most demanding low current measurements.
A range of temperatures are available:
Single Die or Wafer Pieces Holder
- 10 to 15° above room temperature to +300°C
- 0° to +300°C chiller system
- -55° to +300°C chiller system
The P series stations may be used with a single die or small wafer pieces vacuum holder. This holder sits on the vacuum chuck and concentrates the vacuum into small vacuum holes on the holder surface. An electrical connection may be made through the station chuck connections and the VAC-PUC.
Joystick control for the P Series Models is standard.
Down-stop control for the P series can be accomplished by using either a contact sense probe (44-8000-CS-1) or a contact sense probe on a probe card.
Computer control can either be through the “OpenDoor™” command set (user programming required) or through the Micromanipulator NetProbe™ software package.
Probe Card Holders
An Adjustable probe card holder (9000-FPC-ADJ12) or top loading probe card holder (9000-FPC-TL) is available to hold cards from 4.5” to 6” (11.4 to 15.2 cm) wide.
Vibration isolation tables are available for the P300J model stations in a variety of sizes and are built into the base of the P200-300A models.
The P series station microscope bridges are designed to support the weight of industry standard laser cutters. Micromanipulator distributes the New Wave Research wavelength selectable laser cutters.
The P series station microscope bridges are designed to support the weight of micro-motion analysis systems from Polytec Inc. The bridge design dampens vibrations which may interfere with highly sensitive motion analysis.
Video and Image Enhancement Systems
A number of video systems are available for use with the P series probe stations. These range from independent basic video camera/monitor combinations to video systems integrated with NetProbe™ software to provide advanced control of the station.
A number of image enhancement systems are available which provide real-time processing of video images. These provide advantages especially when very high 200x objectives are used or when low light conditions prevail.
A number of options are available for light/EMI/RFI shielding. Top-hat assemblies are available to provide shielding for the chuck/stage area with open access to manipulators and the P series station controls. Roll-top Light Tight Enclosures (LTEs)are available for the P300J.
Emission Microscope Systems
The P series probe stations may be used with emission microscope systems such as the Micromanipulator FA-2000™. The massive microscope bridge is designed to support the weight of emission microscopes and cameras.