Linear StagesNanor AB offers translation stages available with a number of different drive options, from stepper and DC motors to ceramic ultrasonic linear motors. Travel ranges from 5 - 1000 mm providing nanometer resolution. Speeds reach up to 400 mm/sec. Motor driven stages can be equipped with direct drive, gear box using ball screw and lead screw options depeding on the application.
Linear encoders are used for high resolution applications and most stages can be adapted for Vacuum and/or non-magnetic compability. Almost any stage can be configured for XY or XYZ setups.
Piezomotors offer miniature and small linear stages with direct position measurement. This technology enables form factor much smaller than motor-spindle driven stages. Ultrasonic stages can reach 400 mm/s and the equipped linear encoders offer a resolution in the nanometer range. Piezomotors do also offer self-locking devices, non-magnetic drive and Vacuum compability for most stages.