Two Basic Stage Designs: Folded and Inline
Two basic designs of the miniature linear translation stages are offered: A 60mm wide, shorter, lower profile (21mm) version with a folded drive train (motor side-by-side with the platform) and a longer, narrow (36mm) inline version, 25mm profile. Both come in two travel ranges of 1/2” (13mm) and 1” (26mm).
XY-Linear Stage and XYZ-Linear Stage Combinations
Miniature XY-stage combinations can be assembled without adapter plates, for XYZ-linear stage assemblies a Z-bracket is available (see image).
L-505 miniature stages are available as stepper motor linear stages and servo motor linear stages, both with gear-head and direct drive configurations.
High Resolution Linear Encoder Feedback for Closed-Loop Positioning Operation
All but the open-loop stepper motor stage variants come with integrated linear encoders. Linear position encoders provide direct position measurement at the positioning table platform and provide better accuracy and repeatability compared to motor shaft-mounted rotary encoders. The encoder resolution is 5 nanometers for stepper motor stage versions and 50nm for servo motor stage versions.
Velocity: Linear Motion Up to 15mm/sec
The direct drive motor versions of these compact linear translation stages can achieve velocities up to 15mm/sec, the gear-motor versions up to 1mm/sec. When high-speed motion is required, direct-drive stages are recommended.
Combination with Piezo XYZ Actuators / Scanners for Photonics Alignment
For the most demanding motion and positioning applications, such as the fast and precise alignment of optics and photonics components, a piezoelectric XYZ actuator / scanner option can be added to the L-505 miniature linear translation stages.