Motorized Microscope Stage with High Resolution Encoders

XY Microscope Stage with High Stability Piezo-Motor and with Linear Encoders

M-686  XY linear stages for microscopy are mainly designed for automated positioning applications. The form factor of the M-686 stage is optimized for a low profile height of 27 mm, footprint and mounting pattern fit directly together with many PI standard nanopositioning systems.


  • Very high Stability
  • Integrated Closed-Loop PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotor Drives Provide High Speed to 100 mm/s
  • Integrated Linear Encoders with 0.1 µm Resolution
  • 25 x 25 mm Travel Ranges
  • Low Profile
  • Large Clear Aperture
  • Self-Locking at Rest
  • Compatible with PI Piezo Nanopositioning / Scanning Stages


Space Saving Piezo Linear Motors
Compared to conventional motorized linear translation stages, the M-686 provides a lower profile and smaller footprint. The compact PILine® piezoelectric linear motors and high-resolution linear encoders make both, the lead screw duct and the flanged, bulky stepper motor employed in traditional stages obsolete. In addition, the piezomotors are self-locking at rest and hold the stage in a stable position without heating up.


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