Linear Slide, Precision Stages and Positioners by PI-USA
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Linear Slide Precision Positioning Systems

Linear slides are positioning systems consisting of a moving platform and a stage base, usually with linear bearings or crossed-roller bearings. For precision positioning applications the slides are motorized. PI provides a large varity of innovative linear slide systems with a variety of drives from stepper motors to servon motors and piezo linear motors.

Motorized slides typically provide resolutions from 1 micron to 10 nanometers. Some systems can achieve even higher precision. In addition to standard motorized positioners, PI also provides a wide selection of piezoelectric flexure guided nano-positioners to meet the highest precision requirements in motion control.

Benefits of working with PI: Access to the broadest and deepest portfolio of precisoin motion technologies in the world; engineers who understand your applications and match it to the appropriate motion technology, be it a stepper motor driven lead screw system or a compact piezo linear motor drive.

Linear Slide Overview

U-521 / M-663 High-Speed Miniature Linear Slide

Linear Miniature Translation
  • Very Compact with Linear Encoder
  • 18 mm Travel Range
  • Fast: Velocity to 250 mm/sec, Acceleration to 20g's
  • Resolution to 0.1 Micron
  • Integrated Direct-Metrology Linear Encoder
  • AutoLock Feature
  • XY Combinations Available
  • 20,000 h MTBF
  • Vacuum Versions Available
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

LPS-45 Piezo Motor Slide

Miniature Linear Stage with NEXACT® Drive
  • 13mm and 26mm Travel
  • Self Locking at Rest, no Heat Generation, no Servo Dither
  • Compact Design
  • Very compact Piezo Inertia Drive, Ideal for Micro- and Nano-Manipulation
  • Integrated Linear Encoder Option for Highest Accuracy with Nanometer Resolution
  • Up to 10 N Force Generation
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote

M-664 Miniature Motorized Slide / Piezo Motor

Miniature Slide Closed-Loop Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motors
  • Travel Range 25 mm
  • Fast: Velocity to 400mm/sec
  • Ultra-Low Profile, 15 mm
  • Linear Encoder, 0.1 µm Resolution
  • High Guiding Accuracy with Crossed Roller Bearings
  • Compact XY Combinations
  • Piezo Linear Motor with 6 N Drive Force
  • Self Locking at Rest
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet
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N-664 PiezoWalk Motor-Driven Nanopositioner

High-Resolution Translation Stage
  • Travel range 30 mm
  • Encoder resolution 0.5 nm
  • Minimal incremental motion 2 nm
  • Excellent guiding accuracy
  • Max. velocity 10 mm/s
PDF Datasheet

M-683 Low-Profile / High-Speed Stage, Piezo Motor

PILine Low Profile Positioner Closed-Loop Ultrasonic Motor
  • 50 mm Travel, Low Profile: 21 mm Height
  • Fast: Velocity to 350mm/sec
  • Compact XY Combination Possible
  • Direct Metrology Linear Encoder, 0.1 µm Resolution
  • Crossed Roller Bearings for Excellent Guiding Accuracy
  • Non-Magnetic and Vacuum-Compatible Motor Working Principle
  • Self-Locking at Rest
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

Voice Coil-Driven High-Speed Slide

Voice Coil Scanning System
  • High Dynamics for Fast Scanning and Positioning
  • Fast: Velocity to 240mm/sec
  • Scanning Frequency 10s of Hz
  • Travel Range to 20mm
  • 0.1 µm Resolution Linear Encoder
  • PCI-Card Controller with On-Board Amps Availalble
PDF Datasheet
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M-126 Motorized Stages

Positioner with Motor and Crossed Roller Bearings
  • 25mm Travel
  • Choice of Manual, Closed-Loop Servo and Stepper-Motors
  • Low-Cost, High-Performance Motor Controller Available
  • Crossed Roller Bearings
  • <0.1 Micron Resolution
  • XY and XYZ Combinations
  • Direction-Sensing Origin Switch
  • Non-Contact Limit Switches
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

M-406 Series Motorized Positioning Slide

High Precision Slide with Crossed Roller Bearings
  • Choice of Travel Range: 50mm, 100mm, 150mm
  • Precision Crossed Roller Bearings Stress-Relieved Aluminum Base
  • Choice of Manual, DC-Servo & Stepper Motors
  • Low Cost, High-Performance Motor Controllers Available
  • Manual Position Adjustment, even for Motorized Versions
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

M-400 Series of Low Cost Motorized Slide

High Resolution Motor Slide with Stepper and Servo Motor Drives
  • Cost-Effective Design: Low Cost yet Resolution to 0.017 Microns, MIM to 0.1 Microns
  • Modular System: Travel Ranges from 25 to 300 mm, Base: 80mm & 120mm
  • Preloaded Recirculating Ball Screws Or Long LifeLead Screw Drives
  • Low-Cost, High-Performance Motor Controllers Available
PDF Datasheet
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M-686 Two-Axis Slide with Low-Profile Piezo Motor

Low Profile XY Piezomotor with Linear Encoder
  • Ideal for Microscopy Applications, High Stability with Self-Locking Design
  • Direct Drive Piezomotors Provide High Velocity to 100mm/sec
  • Travel 25x25mm
  • Precision Linear Encoders Integrated
  • Large Clear Aperture
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

M-122 Fast Motorized Miniature Positioning Slide

Miniature Linear Slide direct Encoder
  • Servo Motor, Max. Velocity 20mm/sec
  • 25mm Travel
  • 0.1µm Linear-Scale
  • Crossed-Roller Bearings
  • Low Friction, Long Life Recirculating Ball Screw
  • Low-Cost, High-Performance Motor Controllers Available

Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

M-110 Motorized Miniature Linear Stage

High Resolution Mini Linear Slides, Ballscrew Drive
  • Three Travel Ranges: 5mm, 15mm 25mm
  • Precise, yet Cost Effective
  • 50 Nanometers Resolution
  • Choice of Closed-Loop DC servo Motor / Stepper Motor
  • Low-Cost, High-Performance Motor Controllers Available
  • Vacuum Option
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet
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Q-522 / LPS-22 Miniature Piezo Slide

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  • Extremely Compact
  • Open and Closed-Loop Piezo Drives for Nanometer Precision
  • X, XY and XYZ Combinations and Rotation
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

LS-40 Compact Motorized Slide

Ultra-High-Precision, Side-Drive, Magnetic-Kinematic Bearing
  • 13 to 52 millimeters Travel
  • 2 kg load
  • 0.1 micron resolution
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet
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