Precision Linear Stage, Motorized Stages, Linear Motion, by PI USA
Precision Linear Stage,  Motorized Stages, Linear Motion

Motorized Linear Stages for Precision Motion Control


Motorized Linear Stages, Minimized Angular Errors
A motorized linear stage is a positioning device providing high precision linear motion with minimized runout. This behavior is critical to the success of industrial and scientific applications from beamline systems to semiconductor manufacturing and photonics instrumentation.

From Cost-Effective to Ultra High Performance
Stage designs vary from cost-effective open-loop stepper-motor systems to closed-loop, direct-metrology equipped positioners with linear electromagnetic motor drives.

Air Bearing Linear Stages for the Highest Performance Requirements
When the highest precision is required, Air Bearing Linear Stages are recommended. PI USA provides air bearing linear and rotary stages based on on over 200 man-years of in-house air bearing experience.
More information on Linear Air Bearings

Vertical and Multi-Axis Motion
In addition to the linear translation stages shown on this page, vertical (lift) positioners as well as XY-systems and multi-axis stages, for high-precision motion applications are also available.

Vacuum, too
As a specialist for vacuum motion systems, PI miCos also offers HV and UHV vacuum compatible linear positioning stages.


Low Cost Compact High Precision Voice Coil & Linear Motor
Hybrid Air Bearing High Load Ultra Compact




Low-Cost Motorized Linear Stages




Low-Cost Linear Translation Stage: VT-80 Series

 
Low-Cost Linear Translation Stage: VT-80 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 25 to 300 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 5 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 20 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.2 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.4 micrometers unidirectional +/ 10 micrometers bidirectional



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Low Cost Precision Motorized Linear Translation Stage, Long Travel: VT-75 Series

 
Low Cost Precision Motorized Linear Translation Stage, Long Travel: VT-75 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 50 to 600millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 5 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 100 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.4 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.4 micrometers unidirectional +/- 0.6 micrometers bidirectional




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Compact Motorized Positioning Stages




M-122 Fast Miniature Linear Translation Stage, Optical Linear Encoder, 25mm

 
M-122 Fast Miniature Linear Translation Stage, Optical Linear Encoder, 25mm
  • Travel Range 25 mm
  • 0.1 µm Optical Linear Encoder for Highest Accuracy & Repeatability
  • Min. Incremental Motion to 0.2 µm
  • Max. Velocity 20 mm/s
  • Cross-Roll Bearings
  • Recirculating Ball Screw Drives Provide High Speeds & Long Lifetimes



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M-110/11/12 Miniature Translation Stages, High-Resolution, Lead & Ballscrew, 5-25mm

 
M-110 /11/12 Miniature Translation Stages, High-Resolution, Lead & Ballscrew, 5-25mm
  • Travel Ranges 5, 15 and 25 mm
  • Very high resolution to 0.05 µm, and Cost Effective
  • MTBF 5000 h
  • Max. Velocity 2 mm/s
  • Closed-Loop DC Motors and Stepper Motors
  • Non-Contact Limit and Reference Switches
  • Choice of Leadscrew and Ball Screw for Higher Speeds & Longer Life
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions Available to 10-6 hPa



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Miniature Piezo Motor Linear Stage: Q-545 Series

 
Miniature Piezo Motor Linear Stage, Q-545 Series
  • 13 mm and 26 mm Travel
  • Closed-Loop, with Stick-Slip Piezo Motor
  • Vacuum Versions and Non-Magnetic Versions available
  • Optical Encoder, 2nm Resolution
  • Velocity of 10 mm/sec
  • Load capacity up to 1 kg




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Precision Miniature Translation Stage: MTS-65 Series

 
Precision Miniature Translation Stage: MTS-65 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 13 to 52 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 2 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 10 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.05 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.1 micrometers unidirectional 0.2 micrometers bidirectional
  • Linear Position Feedback Encoder: Optional



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Compact Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-40 Series

 
Compact Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-40 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 13 to 52 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 2 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 5 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.1 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.1 micrometers unidirectional 3 micrometers bidirectional



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Additional Miniature Motorized Positioning Stages
with Stepper, Servo and Piezo Motor Drives







High Precision Motorized Linear Stages




Precision Linear Positioning Stage: L-509 Series

 
Precision Linear Positioning Stage: L-509 Series
  • Compact, High Precision Stage
  • Stepper Motor and DC Motor Options
  • 1, 2 and 4” Travel (26mm, 52mm and 102mm
  • Repeatability to 0.05 µm
  • Linear Encoder Option
  • Direction-Sensing Home Switch
  • Optical Limit Switches



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High Precision Linear Translation Stage: L-511 Series

 
High Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-110 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 52 mm (2“), 102 mm (4“), 155 mm (6“)
  • Maximum Load: 10 kg (22 lbs)
  • Maximum Velocity: 45 mm/second
  • Maximum Linear Encoder Resolution: 1 nanometer
  • Minimum Incremental Motion: 0.02 µm
  • Vacuum Compatible Version Available

High Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-110 Series
Highly repeatable 20 nm steps performed by L-511 with linear encoder driven by SMC Hydra controller.


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High Precision Linear Ball Screw Stages: M-500 Series

 
High Precision Linear Ball Screw Stages: M-500 Series
  • Travel Ranges to 306 mm (12")
  • Velocity up to 125 mm/sec.
  • ActiveDrive™ Motors
  • Choice of Motion Controllers
  • Linear-Scale Encoders for Highest Accuracy
  • Stress-Relieved Aluminum Stage Base for Highest Stability
  • Zero-Backlash Recirculating Ballscrews
  • Non-Contacting Origin and Limit Switches
  • PIIntelliStage™ Version with Integrated Controller
  • Load Capacity 100 kg
  • >20000 Hours MTBF


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Ultra High Precision Linear Stage: UPM-160 Series

 
Ultra High Precision Linear Stage: UPM-160 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 205 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 15 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 100 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.001 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.035 micrometers unidirectional 0.035 micrometers bidirectional
  • Linear Position Feedback Encoder: Optional



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High Accuracy Linear Positioning Stage: HPS-170 Series

 
High Accuracy Linear Positioning Stage: HPS-170 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 52 to 305 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 35 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 90 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.05 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.05 micrometers unidirectional +/- 0.05 micrometers bidirectional
  • Linear Position Feedback Encoder: Optional



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Affordable Linear Motor Stages / High Speed



V-522, V-524, V-528 Compact High-Speed Linear Motor Stage, 5, 10, 20mm Travel

 
V-522, V-524, V-528  Compact High-Speed Linear Motor Stage, 5, 10, 20mm Travel

These compact, voice-coil linear motor-driven positioning stages were designed for high-dynamics precision motion applications, like those in biotechnology; laser beam control; optics scanning; lens testing; and fiber optics. V-522 translation stages / scanning systems achieve significantly higher dynamics than stepper or servo motor-driven positioners; scanning frequencies of several 10Hz can be achieved, depending on load and scanning range. The drive system is also not subject to wear and tear or particle generation

  • No Moving Cables
  • Fast Voice Coil Linear Motor for Rapid Scanning and Positioning
  • Scanning Frequency 10s of Hz
  • Travel Ranges 5, 10 and 20mm
  • Velocity up to 250 mm/sec
  • Linear Encoder, 0.1 Micrometers Resolution
  • Crossed Roller Bearings


Voice Coil Linear Motor: How Does It Work?



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High Accuracy Linear Motor Stages: Speed & Precision




PIMag® Precision Linear Motor Stage, with Absolute Encoder V-551

 
PIMag<sup>®</sup> Precision Linear Motor Stage, with Absolute Encoder V-551
  • Travel to 230 mm
  • Maximum Velocity: 500 mm/s
  • Integrated absolute-measuring encoder with <2nm resolution
  • 200 N peak force
  • Compact:160 mm width
  • Crossed Roller Bearings with Anti-Creep Cage Assist
  • Straightness/Flatness 1µm/100mm
  • Ironless non-cogging motor

Read Article: Performance of Linear Motor Stages in Precision Positioning Applications


Linear Motor Working Principle Animation



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Ultra High Accuracy Linear Motor Positioning Stage, High Speed & High Accuracy: UPS-150 Series

 
Ultra High Accuracy Linear Motor Positioning Stage, High Speed & High Accuracy: UPS-150 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 52 to 305 millimeters
  • High Speed Linear Motor
  • Maximum Load: 15 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 600 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.001 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.015 micrometers unidirectional +/- 0.025 micrometers bidirectional
  • Center Mounted Linear Position Feedback Encoder


Linear Motor Working Principle Animation



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High Speed, High Precision Linear Stage, Linear-Motor-Driven: LMS-230 Series

 
High Speed, High Precision Linear Stage, Linear-Motor-Driven: LMS-230 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 52 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 15 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 400 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.001 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.01 micrometers unidirectional +/- 0.02 micrometers bidirectional
  • Center Mounted Linear Position Feedback Encoder


Linear Motor Working Principle Animation



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High Speed, High Precision Linear Stage, Linear-Motor-Driven: LMS-180 Series

 
High Speed, High Precision Linear Stage, Linear-Motor-Driven: LMS-180 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 155 to 508 millimeters
  • Linear Electromagnetic Motor
  • Maximum Load: 45 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 500 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.015 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.05 micrometers unidirectional +/- 0.1 micrometers bidirectional
  • Linear Position Feedback Encoder: Included


Linear Motor Working Principle Animation



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Three Phase Linear Motor Working Principle




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Ultra High Precision Motorized Air Bearing Stages




A-110 PIglide LC Low Cost Air Bearing Stage Series

 
PIglide A110
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 400mm
  • Maximum Velocity: 1 m/s
  • Maximum Resolution: 1nm
  • No Exposed Cables or Air Lines (100mm Travel)


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A-201 PIglide AT3 Linear Air Bearing Stage Series to 750mm

 
Atlas 201
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 500mm
  • Maximum Load: 35kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 2 m/s
  • Maximum Acceleration: 2 G's
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.25µm, straightness/flatness
  • Table Size to 210mm x 210mm


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Hybrid High Accuracy Motorized Stages (Servo + Piezo)




M-511.HD Ultra-High Precision Hybrid Piezo+Servo Nanopositioning Stage, 2nm, 100mm

 
High Speed, High Precision Linear Motor Positioner: LMS-80 Series
  • Hybrid System Combines Advantages of Electromagnetic and Piezo Drives
  • 2 Nanometer Linear Encoder Resolution
  • 100 mm Travel
  • Velocities to 125 mm/sec
  • Active Compensation of Stick/Slip During Startup and Settling
  • Active Backlash Compensation
  • Excellent Velocity Control
  • Millisecond Settling to Nanometer Accuracy
  • Reliable Execution of Minimal Increments
  • High Drive and Holding Forces with Minimal Power


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M-714 Ultra-High Precision Hybrid Piezo+Servo Motor Nanopositioning Stage, for Vertical Use, 2nm, 7mm

 
High Speed, High Precision Linear Motor Positioner: LMS-80 Series
  • Hybrid Sytem Combines Advantages of Piezoelectrics and Electromagnetic Drives
  • 2 Nanometer Linear Encoder Resolution
  • High Holding Forces with Minimum Power Consumption, without Counterbalancing the Load
  • Active Compensation of Stick/Slip During Startup and Settling
  • Active Backlash Compensation
  • Excellent Velocity Control
  • Millisecond Settling to Nanometer Accuracy
  • Reliable Execution of Minimal Increments


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Ultra-Smooth Hybrid Technology


Hybrid Actuation
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High Load, Long Travel Motorized Linear Stages




High Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-180 Series

 
High Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-180 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 155 to 508 millimeters
  • Maximum Load: 100 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 200 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.05 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.05 micrometers unidirectional 0.1 micrometers bidirectional
  • Linear Position Feedback Encoder: Optional



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Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-270 Series

 
Precision Linear Translation Stage: LS-270 Series
  • Motorized Positioning Range: 155 to 1016mm
  • Maximum Load: 150 kg
  • Maximum Velocity: 150 mm/second
  • Maximum Positioning Resolution: 0.05 micrometers
  • Position Reproducibility: 0.05 micrometers unidirectional +/- 0.04 micrometers bidirectional
  • Linear Position Feedback Encoder: Optional



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