lately, our lab did install the PI PIFOC piezo z stage to our microscopy set up. We control this stage with the E-709 Digital Piezo Controller it is connected with mini B to usb A cord to our Windows 10 PC. The PIFOC is the only stage connected. We control the whole microscopy set up (iXon3 Andor camera and AOTF control unit) with the µManager 2.0. I did implement the new piezo z stage to it useing the PI_GSC_2 plug in. At first, everything worked fine but just last week, error messages started to occur. Now, taking a z stack via the multi dimensional acquisition panel in µManager results in either error, because the device (USB - E-709 Digital Piezo Controller) could not be found or in a very slow, delayed acquisition. Controlling the z stage ‘manually’ via a slide control in the property browser of the µManager works without any problems. As well, the E-709 Digital Piezo controller is recognized by the PC at all times. Is someone operating with a similar set up and can help me with this?
I am grateful for any suggestions!