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The digital SteppingStage is designed to have a very low profile so that it can fit easily on existing rotary stages.
Control and data capture with PETROG software
Visit the gallery to see images of the SteppingStage.
Its slim design allows it to maintain a low profile when placed on the rotary stage of a polarising microscope. The slide is then held in place with a spring loaded arm and can then be moved in variable increments in two axes controlled by a computer via a control cable.
It makes the task of point-counting considerably easier and more efficient, with greater statistical validity, providing :
This versatile stage can be used for so much more than just point-counting:
As the SteppingStage is digitally controlled, compatible software is required to use it.
The SteppingStage can be mounted on any* make of microscope rotary stage including Leica, Meiji, Nikon, Olympus, Prior and Zeiss. The mounting configuration for your stage is configured to match your rotary stage.
The SteppingStage is also sometimes referred to as a stepper stage, slide stepper, slide stage, microstepper or digital stepper.
The stepping stage has gone under many names in its history and is often referred to as Prior, Hacker or Swift stage.
It's also called a stepper stage, a stepping stage, a micro-stepper or a point counter.
We call ours the SteppingStage.
The digital stepping stage has been designed to replace or upgrade electro-mechanical stepping stages. It is an ideal upgrade from the Prior Swift electro-mechanical stage , a popular device used to point count, that is no longer manufactured. You can also upgrade from other automatic point counting systems to take advantage of the stepper accuracy and the PETROG or PetrogLite software.
|Academic and Research|
|Papers Referencing PETROG|
|Who Uses Petrog ?|
|Upgrade from PetrogLite|
|Custom Work Flow and Protocols|
|Data Capture & Analysis|
|Data : Storage & Exchange|
|Area of Interest|
|Set Area of Interest|
|Compositional Analysis Methodology|
|Qualifiers and Relationships|
|Microporosity and XRD|
|SteppingStage Manual Control|
|Compositional Data Entry|
|Textural Data Capture|
|Quantitative Composition Data Entry|
|Textural and Compositional Data Entry|
|Composition Data Capture|
|Colour Space Analysis|
|Grain Size Annotation|
|Data Editing and Review|
|Point counting Application|
|Compositional Data Entry Image|
|Quantitative Composition Summary|
|Concentric Pie Chart|
|Grain Size Analysis|
|Where is Petrog ?|
|Replacing a point counter|
|10 years of the SteppingStage|
|PETROG 4 Installation|
|The Imaging Source Installation|
|Zeiss (Axiocam) Installation|
|Zeiss (ICc) Installation|
|Installation With No Camera|
|PETROG 3 Upgrade|
|PETROG 3 Installation|
|PetrogLite 3 Upgrade|
|PetrogLite 3 Installation|
|Windows 7 Installation|
|Control Box Chip Upgrade (2009)|
|USB - Serial connection|
|Nikon Small World 2013|