Q-521 Q‑Motion® Miniature Linear Stage

Smallest Linear Stage with Position Control, High Resolution and Affordable Price

  • Only 21 mm in width and 10 mm in height
  • Direct position measurement with integrated incremental encoder
  • Encoder resolution up to 1 nm
  • Minimum incremental motion up to 2 nm
  • Multi-axis system setups with adapter plate or bracket (available as an option)
Q-521 Q‑Motion® Miniature Linear Stage
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Piezoelectric inertia drive

Piezo inertia drives are space-saving and affordable piezo-based drives with relatively high holding forces and a virtually unlimited travel range. The inertia drive principle is based on a single piezoelectric actuator that is controlled with a modified sawtooth voltage provided by special driver electronics. The actuator expands slowly and moves the runner. Due to its inertia, the runner is unable to follow the subsequent fast contraction of the actuator and remains at its position. With an operating frequency of up to 20 kHz, the drives acting directly on the runner and achieve velocities of max. 6 mm/s.

Direct-measuring principle

The linear stages are equipped with a noncontact measuring optical linear encoder and a reference switch. Resolution 4 nm or 1  nm, depending on the version.

Application fields

Microassembly. Photonics. Optical alignment. Microscopy. Beamline instrumentation. Semiconductor technology. Testing.

Specifications

Datasheet

Datasheet Q-521

Version / Date
2020-06-24
pdf - 508 KB
Version / Date
2020-06-24
pdf - 507 KB
Version / Date
2021-01-14
pdf - 621 KB

Downloads

Product Note

Product Note

Product Change Notification Q-xxx; N-765

Version / Date
2019-03-26
pdf - 435 KB
English

Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet Q-521

Version / Date
2020-06-24
pdf - 508 KB
Version / Date
2020-06-24
pdf - 507 KB
Version / Date
2021-01-14
pdf - 621 KB

Documentation

Documentation

Short Instructions MP139EK

Q-Motion® Positioners: Q-5xx, Q-6xx

Version / Date
4.2.0 12/2019
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
4.2.0 12/2019
pdf - 1 MB
Documentation

User Manual MP145

Q-521 Q-Motion Miniature Linear Positioning Stage, Piezoelectric Inertia Drive

Version / Date
1.1.2 2020-07-29
pdf - 2 MB
Version / Date
1.1.2 2020-07-29
pdf - 2 MB

3-D Models

3-D Models

Q-521 3-D model

zip - 2 MB

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