Motion Control Product Line Overview

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PRECISION MOTION CONTROL FOR BASIC
RESEARCH,INDUSTRIAL R&D,AND HIGH
PRECISION MANUFACTURING
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Motorized Single-Axis Stages
A range of motorized linear translation
stages covering travel
lengths from 0.5" (12mm)
up to 6" (150mm). Both
low and high power DC
servo and stepper driven
models are available with
varying footprints and load
carrying
capabilities.
See Pages
261-276
Motion Control Electronics
A wide range of motion control electronics solutions in a variety of architectures and
footprints. Our new T-Cube motion controllers have a highly compact format, ideal
for mounting directly to optical tables and allowing easy and convenient control of
optomechanical devices right at the heart of the experiment. For higher speed
motion control, we offer a range of stepper, DC servo, and piezo
benchtop controllers with 1, 2, or 3 channels. For high axis count
applications, our 12 channel apt™ 19" rack system is ideal. Fully
automated high-precision optical alignment is possible using our
highly successful NanoTrak™ control loop technology, available in
T-Cube, benchtop, and 19" rack-based formats.
See Pages 347-379
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Compact Positioning Stages
A range of compact dovetail, bearing
and flexure-based stages
for a wide variety of
applications. Stages
are available with
simple leadscrews,
differential
micrometers, and piezo
electric actuators. Travel
ranges start at 0.06" (1.5mm) using
high-performance flexure mechanisms.
See Pages 253-260
Multi-Axis Positioning
A wide variety of flexure stages provide the ultimate nanopositioning
performance. These systems have satisfied the high-performance position
requirements of our customers for years.
See Pages 277-317
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Pages 253-276
Flexure-Based Translation Stages

Compact, Steel Construction

0.06" (1.5mm) to 0.20" (5mm) of Overall Travel

Optional Internal Piezo Drives

Stackable 2-Axis and 3-Axis Configurations
See Pages 253-255
Compact Translation Stages

Compact, Aluminum Design

Entry-Level Translation Stages

Manual and Motorized Versions

Stackable 2-Axis and 3-Axis Configurations
See Pages 256-266
2 Inch TravelMax

Crossed Roller Bearings for High Load Capacity

Large Selection of Drive Options

Manual and Motorized Versions

Designed for Industrial Applications
See Pages 267-275
Long Travel Stages

Utilize Recirculating, Ball-Bearing Linear Rails

Shielded Enclosure

Ideal for Industrial or Research Applications
See Page 276
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Specifications

Travel:1.5mm (0.06")

Load Capacity: 1.1lbs (0.5kg)

Piezo Travel: 25µm

Piezo Resolution: 25nm

Coarse Adjust: 0.25mm per
Revolution of Thumbscrew

Piezo Drive Voltage: 0-75V
Features

Flexure Design, No Static
or Kinetic Friction

Thumbscrew and Piezo
Adjustment

Steel Construction, Black
Paint Finish

All Cables Included
Features

Piezo Positioning Kit (Power
Supply Not Included)

Compact Footprint

Manual Operation via Front
Panel

PC Control for Remote
Operation (USB)

Software Control Suite Included
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1.5mm Travel Flexure Stage, 25µm Piezo Actuator
1.5mm Flexure Stage and Driver Bundle
This NanoFlex™ flexure stage is versatile and
compact, offering 1.5mm of overall manual
travel and 25µm of piezoelectric movement. It is
designed to carry loads up to 1.1lbs (0.5kg).
Optical components can be mounted to the
moving platform and translated precisely and
smoothly along a single axis with minimal
arcuate motion. The manual actuator offers
0.25mm of travel per revolution, and the
piezoelectric actuator provides 25nm resolution.
The stage can be driven by the TPZ001 drive,
which is sold separately (see page 356) or
bundled with the stage (see below).
The TPZ001 T-Cube Piezo
Driver (see page 356 for full
details) is the ideal driver for the
NF15AP25 stage. This bundle
includes everything needed for a
complete piezo positioning
system and saves 10% on the
combined product price.
NanoFlex™ Stage With Embedded 25µm Piezoelectric Movement
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
NF15AP25 NF15AP25/M $ 690.00 £ 434.70 € 641,70 ¥ 6,589.50 Thumbscrew & 25µm Piezo Drive Single Axis Stage 1.5mm
NF15P1 NF15P1/M $ 49.00 £ 30.90 € 45,60 ¥ 468.00 Mounting Plate for the 1.5mm NanoFlex™ Series
NF15P2 NF15P2/M $ 49.00 £ 30.90 € 45,60 ¥ 468.00 Angle Bracket for the 1.5mm NanoFlex™ Series
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
TPZNF15 TPZNF15/M $1,239.00 £ 780.60 €1.152,30 ¥ 11,832.50 NanoFlex™ 1.5mm Travel Stage & TPZ001 Piezo Driver
TPS002 TPS002 $ 110.50 £ 69.60 € 102,80 ¥ 1,055.30 Dual T-Cube ± 15/V, 5V Power Supply
NF15AP25 Accessories
The NF15P2 angle bracket allows our
NanoFlex™ compact stages to be
integrated into XY, XZ, and XYZ systems.
The NF15P1 base plate provides a
convenient way to attach the stages
to an optical system or table.
NF15AP25
SMC Piezo Connector
NanoFlex™ Accessories
SAVE 10%
1.18”
(30mm)
0.39” (10mm)
TYP
1.18”
(30mm)
SMC PIEZO
CONNECTOR
0-75V
COUNTERBORE FOR
#6-32(M3) CAPSCREW
3 PLACES
#8-32 UNC THRU
1 PLACE
#4-40 UNC THRU
5 PLACES
1.96”
(50mm)
0.28”
(7.0mm)
0.49”
(13mm)
0.39” (10mm)
TYP.
M2 THROUGH
5 PLACES
FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB
0.10” (0.25mm)/ REV.
NF15P2
NF15P1
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When stability is of the utmost
importance, the NanoFlex™ 5mm
travel, single-axis stages provide
ultra-smooth translation for
applications that are intolerant to
the errors inherent in linear
bearings. The compound linear
flexure design ensures true linear
motion over the full range of
translation. This is achieved without the use of parts that
require controlled contact to maintain their function; all the
motion results from the flexing of various structural
components within the translator.
Features

Flexure Design, No Static or Kinetic Friction

Differential Micrometer Drive

Open-and Closed-Loop Piezo Options

Compact Size

XYZ Configurable
5mm Travel Single-Axis Flexure Stages
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NF5D
What is a Strain Gauge?
A strain gauge is a thin piece of conductive
metal that is attached directly to the body
of the piezo stack. When the stack is
extended (or contracted), the strain gauge is
stretched (or compressed), causing a change
to the electrical impedance of the metal.
Using a high-precision bridge circuit and
voltmeter, these changes can be correlated
to changes in mechanical displacement of
the piezo, thereby providing precise
position feedback.
5mm Travel NanoFlex™ Stages
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
NF5D NF5D/M $ 814.00 £ 512.80 € 757,00 ¥ 7,773.70 Differential Adjuster Single-Axis Stage 5mm Travel
NF5DP20 NF5DP20/M $ 995.00 £ 626.90 € 925,40 ¥ 9,502.30 Differential Adjuster and 20µm Piezo
Single-Axis Stage 5mm Travel
NF5DP20S NF5DP20S/M $1,335.00 £ 841.10 € 1.241,60 ¥ 12,749.30 Differential Adjuster and 20µm Closed-Loop Piezo
Single-Axis Stage 5mm Travel
NF5DP20
NF5DP20S
SMC Piezo
Connector
Position Feedback
Stage Specifications

Travel:5mm (0.20")

Max Load:2.2lbs (1kg)

Course Adjustment:0.5mm
per Revolution

Fine Adjustment:50µm per
Revolution

Fine Adjustment Range:
300µm
Piezo Specifications

Drive Voltage:0-75V

Drive Connector:SMC

Feedback Connector:LEMO

Travel Range:20µm Range

Resolution:20nm (Open
Loop) 10nm (w/ Feedback)
The stages are supplied with a differential
micrometer drive. An optional piezo drive is
available, with or without strain gauge feedback.
The NF5 series stage is ideal for a variety of
applications, including interferometry,
microscopy, and other precision nanopositioning
applications. The extra stability offered by these
stages means that they are suitable for stacking in
XY, XZ, and XYZ configurations when precise
planar movement is required. These stages can be
mounted in an XYZ configuration using the base
plate (NF5P1) and angle bracket (NF5P2) – see
next page.
Counterbore for
1/4"-20 UNC (M6)
screw, 2 places
#8-32 UNC (M4)
through 8 places
1/4"-20 UNC (M6)
through, 2 places
#6-32 UNC (M3)
through, 4 places
0.65"
(17mm)
1.18"
(30mm)
2.95" (75mm)
Typ.
5.28"
(134mm)
Nom
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NF5P1
NF5P2
These accessories allow our compact NanoFlex™ stages to be
assembled into X-Y, X-Z, and X-Y-Z systems. The base plate
provides a convenient means for attaching a stage to an optical
system or table.
5mm NanoFlex™ Accessories
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
NF5P1 NF5P1/M $ 49.00 £ 30.90 € 45,60 ¥ 468.00 Mounting Plate for the 5mm NanoFlex™ Series
NF5P2 NF5P2/M $ 99.00 £ 62.40 € 92,10 ¥ 945.50 Angle Bracket for the 5mm NanoFlex™ Series
TPZNF5 Bundle
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
TPZNF5 TPZNF5/M $1,513.35 £ 953.40 € 1.407,40 ¥14,452.50 NF5DP20 5mm Travel Stage & TPZ001 Piezo Driver
TPS002 TPS002* $ 110.50 £ 69.60 € 102,80 ¥ 1,055.30 Power Supply
5mm NanoFlex
TM
Accessories
TSGNF5 Bundle
SAVE 10%
5mm Travel Stage, Strain Gauge Feedback & Driver Bundle
For higher bandwidth piezo control, see the
BPC series of controllers starting on page 370.
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are Equivalent.
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
TSGNF5 TSGNF5/M $2,041.20 £1,286.00 € 1.898,30 ¥ 19,493.50 NF5DP20S 5mm Travel Stage, TPZ001 Piezo Driver,
TSG001 Stain Gauge Reader
TPS002 TPS002* $ 110.50 £ 69.60 € 102,80 ¥ 1,055.30 Dual T-Cube ±15V/5V Power Supply
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
Features

Open-Loop Piezo
Positioning Kit (Power
Supply Not Included)

Compact Footprint

Manual Operation via Front
Panel

PC Control for Remote
Operation (USB)

Software Control Suite
Included
Features

Open-Loop Piezo Positioning Kit
(Power Supply Not Included)

Compact Footprint

Manual Operation via Front Panel

PC Control for Remote Operation
(USB)

Software Control Suite Included
SAVE 10%
The TPZ001 T-Cube Piezo Driver (see page 356 for full details) is the ideal driver for
the NF5DP20 stage. This bundle includes everything needed for a complete open-loop
piezo positioning system and saves 10% on the combined product price. The power
supply is sold separately.
This bundle has been designed for
customers who require precise, closed-loop
control. The NF5DP20S stage, together
with the T-Cube Piezo Controller
(TPZ001 – see page 356) and Strain
Gauge Reader (TSG001 – see page 358),
provides an immediate, “out of the box”
high-precision, closed-loop positioning
solution. Furthermore, this bundle saves
10% on the combined product price.
The power supply is sold separately.
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Specifications

Maximum Stage Travel:1/4" (6.4mm)

Angular Deviation:150µrad

Horizontal Load:7lbs (3.2kg) Max

Vertical Load:2.5lbs (1.1kg) Max

Orthogonality:<2mrad (With Alignment Pins)

Bearing Type:Ball Bearing

Material:Aluminum Body With Hardened Steel Linear Guides

Adjuster:M3-0.25 Fine Adjustment Screw; Provides 250µm/rev

Mounting Holes: #8-32 (M4)
0.50"
(12.7mm)
0.45"
(11mm)
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1/4" Travel Translation Stage
MS102
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
MS1 MS1/M $ 172.40 £ 108.60 € 160,30 ¥ 1,646.40 1/4
"
(6.4mm) Travel Mini Translation Stage
MS3 MS3/M $ 509.00 £ 320.70 € 473,40 ¥ 4,861.00 1/4
"
(6.4mm) XYZ Mini Translation Stage
MS101 MS101* $ 19.40 £ 12.20 € 18,00 ¥ 185.30 Base Plate
MS102* MS102* $ 29.60 £ 18.60 € 27,50 ¥ 282.70 Angle Bracket
MS103 MS103/M $ 26.50 £ 16.70 € 24,60 ¥ 253.10 MS Series Adapter Plate
The MS1 series translation stage features a ball-bearing design for precise motion and
long life. Its compact size makes this stage ideal where space is limited. The modular
design allows the user to reconfigure the stages quickly if an application
changes. This quick-change design is achieved by utilizing precision-aligned
dowel pins to ensure orthogonality
between stages.
MS101
Mounting Options
The photograph below shows the MS3 with a rotation mount
for Ø1/2" optics, which provides continuous rotation; in
addition to this accessory, there are a number of other mounts
that can be attached to the MS series translator using the
MS103 adapter plate.
MS103
See Page 241 for Additional
Accessories
Features

Compact and Lightweight

Lockable Design

Modular Construction

Good Performance at a
Moderate Price
MS1
MS3
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
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(51mm)
2.0"
(61mm)
2.4"
(66mm)
2.6"
BACK VIEW
#8-32 (M4)
MOUNTING HOLE
MOVING DECK
1/2" (12.7 mm) TRAVEL
ALL THREE AXIS
(14.5mm)
0.57"
LOCK
(25.4 mm)
1"
(45mm)
1.8"
(25.4 mm)
1"
#8-32 (M4)
MOUNTING
HOLE
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1/2" Travel Dovetail Stage
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
DT12 DT12/M $ 65.00 £ 41.00 € 60,50 ¥ 620.80 0.5" (12.7mm) Dovetail Translation Stage
DT12XY DT12XY/M $ 130.00 £ 81.90 € 120,90 ¥ 1,241.50 0.5" (12.7mm) XY Dovetail Translation Stage
DT12XZ DT12XZ/M $ 150.00 £ 94.50 € 139,50 ¥ 1,432.50 0.5" (12.7mm) XZ Dovetail Translation Stage
DT12XYZ DT12XYZ/M $ 220.00 £ 138.60 € 204,60 ¥ 2,101.00 0.5" (12.7mm) XYZ Dovetail Translation Stage
DT12A DT12A* $ 20.00 £ 12.60 € 18,60 ¥ 191.00 Angle Bracket for DT12 Stages
DT12B DT12B* $ 20.00 £ 12.60 € 18,60 ¥ 191.00 Base Plate for DT12 Stages
The DT12 dovetail translation stage is a miniature, entry-level positioner, ideal
for use in applications where space is limited. It is 1.0" square yet provides a
travel length of 0.5". The design uses a precision-rolled M3 x 0.35mm pitch
leadscrew for smooth linear positioning along the entire range of travel. The
moving platform is lockable to guard against accidental movement. The
modular design allows them to be assembled into 2 or 3-axis configurations.
The 3-axis versions are supplied preconfigured with a right angled bracket.
Slotted base plates are available for mounting on an optical table. Alternatively,
the stage can be mounted to an #8-32 (M4) threaded post.
Features

Modular and Compact Design

Dovetail Mechanism

Lockable Moving Platform

Rapid and Smooth Positioning
Specifications

Travel Range: 0.5" (12.7mm)

Maximum Load: 1.2kg (2.5lbs)

Actuator Travel: 0.35mm per
Revolution

Construction: Aluminum With
Precision-Steel Leadscrew
DT12
DT12XYZ
DT12XYZ
DT12A
DT12B
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
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Features

Miniature Design

Unibody Construction

Low Drift

Hardened Steel Linear Guide Rail

High Load Capacity

Smooth Motion Over Entire Range
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1/2" Travel Miniature Translation Stage
The T12 Series Translation Stage features a hardened steel linear rail and recirculating ball-
bearing carriage for precise linear motion and high load capacity. The compact form factor
of this design has been achieved without sacrificing the precision of the translator.
In an effort to realize the most compact form, we have chosen to introduce four models in
this series. The first model is a simple one-axis translator. The second is a two-axis
translator with the perpendicularity between the two axes of motion set by machining the
movable carriage of the first axis and the body of the second axis out of one part.
This design approach minimizes the overall size of the translator and ensures the long-term
stability and perpendicularity of the two axes of motion. The same design approach has
been utilized in the XY as well as the XZ Translator.
The XYZ translation stage design has been implemented so as to minimize the number of
parts; this approach provides the best long-term stability as well as ensures the
perpendicularity of each axis.
Specifications

Travel Range:0.5" (12.7mm)

Dynamic Load:100N

Static Load:8lbs (3.6kg)

Adjustment:25µm per Revolution

Parallelism:3µm Over 12mm (0.5")

Straightness:4µm Over 12mm (0.5")

Static Moment Ratings:
• Roll: 3Nm
• Pitch: 12Nm
• Yaw: 11Nm
T12B
Precision
Linear rail provides
smooth,low
friction motion
over the entire
range.
Stability
Compact XY stage
is built from just
three main
components.
Rigidity
One piece
construction of vertical
support maximizes
rigidity while
minimizing drift.
Perpendicularity
The complete XYZ stage
is assembled from just four
main components; this
ensures perpendicularity
between the three axes.
T12X
T12XY
T12XZ
T12XYZ
The T12 Series features a miniature M3-0.25mm
stainless steel adjuster and phosphorous bronze mating
nut. This combination provides 250µm of
displacement per revolution of the adjuster
screw. Incremental movements on
the order of 0.4µm are readily
achievable with this design.
T12B
Adapter Base
T12XYZ
Right-Handed
Configuration
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1/2" Travel Miniature Translation Stage (cont.)
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
T12X T12X/M $ 260.00 £ 163.80 €241,80 ¥ 2,483.00 Miniature 1/2
"
Linear Translator
T12B* T12B* $ 24.00 £ 15.10 € 22,30 ¥ 229.20 T12 Base Plate
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
T12XY T12XY/M $ 520.00 £ 327.60 €483,60 ¥ 4,966.00 Miniature 1/2
"
XY Translator
T12B* T12B* $ 24.00 £ 15.10 € 22,30 ¥ 229.20 T12 Base Plate
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
T12XZ T12XZ/M $ 536.00 £ 337.70 €498,50 ¥ 5,118.80 Miniature 1/2
"
XZ Translator
T12B* T12B* $ 24.00 £ 15.10 € 22,30 ¥ 229.20 T12 Base Plate
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
T12XYZ T12XYZ/M $ 786.00 £ 495.20 €731,00 ¥ 7,506.30 Miniature 1/2
"
XYZ Translator
T12B* T12B* $ 24.00 £ 15.10 € 22,30 ¥ 229.20 T12 Base Plate
T12B
T12XY
T12XYZ
T12X
T12XZ
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
* Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
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Features

Hardened Steel, Linear Bearings

Modular Design for XYZ Configuration

Field Configurable, Right or Left
Handedness
1/2" (12.7mm) Travel Translation Stage
METRIC
ITEM#ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
MT1 MT1/M $ 272.00 £ 171.40 €253,00 ¥2,597.60 1/2" Translator Stage With Micrometers
MT3 MT3/M $ 816.90 £ 514.60 €759,70 ¥7,801.40 1/2" XYZ Translator Stage With Micrometers
MT401 MT401* $ 18.90 £ 11.90 € 17,60 ¥ 180.50 MT Series Base Plate
MT402* MT402* $ 35.70 £ 22.50 € 33,20 ¥ 340.90 MT Series Right Angle Bracket
MT405 MT405* $ 52.00 £ 32.80 € 48,40 ¥ 496.60 MT Series Side Clamp
MT406 MT406* $ 31.50 £ 19.80 € 29,30 ¥ 300.80 MBT Series Adapter Plate
For greater stability, see our
unibody 3-axis stages in the Roller
Block™ section.
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The MT1 Series Translation Stage features
hardened steel linear bearings for precision
motion and long life. We have taken a
modular approach to allow the user to
quickly reconfigure these stages as
applications change.
Our quick change modular design is achieved
by utilizing precision aligned dowel pins to
ensure orthogonality between stages. The
stages can be purchased individually or as
preconfigured multidimensional translator;
see price box below for details.
Specifications

Travel Range: 0.5" (12.7mm)

Orthogonality:<2mrad
(With Alignment Pins)

Precision Hardened Steel V-Groove Design

Angular Deviation:<150µrad

Horizontal Load Capacity:90lbs (41kg)

Vertical Load Capacity:20lbs (9kg)
Micrometer Drive:
0.025"/rev (0.001"
per Graduation)
MT1
MT1
MT401
MT402
MT1
This modular, easily
reconfigurable design is aided by
precision alignment pins that
make the building process simple.
MT406
Fiber Coupling Applications: The MBT series adapter
allows our extensive line of fiber launch accessories (see
page 319) to be used with the MT series stages.
MT405 Side
Actuator Clamp Set
Allows for Left-
and Right-Handed
Compact Configurations
MT405
Two Piece Side
Clamp Set
*Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent
RB13M
MT3
Right-Handed
Configuration
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MT402
For More Details,
See Page 352

A T-Cube Series Controller

USB 2.0 Compliant

Graphical Computer

On Unit Manual Controls
The T-Cube series of controllers is an
expanding line of modules used to control
automated lab processes.
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Specifications

Travel:0.5" (12mm)

Max Vertical Load:10lbs (4.5kg)

Max Horizontal Load:20lbs (9kg)

Orthogonality:<2mrad

Angular Deviation:<150µRad

Bearing Type:Ball on Hardened V-Grooves

Motor Type:DC Servo

Motor Drive Voltage:12V

Lead Screw Pitch:0.5mm

Resolution:~40nm

Encoder Counts per Revolution of Leadscrew:12,288

Planetary Gear Head Ratio:256:1

Speed Range:100nm/s to 0.4mm/s
Linear Displacement per Encoder Count:There are 48 encoder counts per revolution of
the motor. The output shaft of the motor goes into a 256:1 planetary gear head. This
requires the motor to rotate 256 times in order to rotate the 0.5mm pitch leadscrew one
revolution. The end result advances the leadscrew by 0.5mm. To calculate the linear
displacement of the actuator per encoder count:
• 48 x 256 = 12,288 encoder counts per revolution of the leadscrew
• 0.5mm/12,288cnts = 4.069 x 10
-5
mm linear displacement of the leadscrew
per encoder count.
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
MT1-Z7 MT1/M-Z7 $ 659.00 £ 415.20 € 612,90 ¥ 6,293.50 Single-Axis Motorized Translation Stage, 1/2" Travel
MT3-Z7 MT3/M-Z7 $ 1,978.00 £ 1,246.10 € 1.839,50 ¥ 18,889.90 Three-Axis Motorized XYZ Translation Stage, 1/2" Travel
Features

DC Servo Motor & Optical Encoder

High Torque Gear Head

Built-In Mechanical Limit Switches

Right- or Left-Handed Configuration
1/2" (13mm) Motorized Translation Stages
MT3-Z7
The MT3-Z7 provides 1/2" of motorized motion in the X, Y, and Z axes. The
motorized actuators use a 0.5mm pitch leadscrew, a 256:1 gear head, and a built-in
optical encoder that provides 12,288 counts per revolution to ensure sub-micron
positioning. The motor is a 12V DC servo motor with an integral gear head that
offers both high resolution and high torque; see page 404 for more information on
our DC motors.
NEW
T O O L S
O F T H E
T R A D E
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Flexure Stage
Accessories
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Mirror Mounts
Rotation Stages
Drive Electronics
& Auto-Alignment
Actuators &
Adjusters
Brief Tutorials
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The DT25 dovetail translation stages are economical, entry-level positioners, ideal
for use in general positioning applications. They provide a travel range of 25mm
(1.0"), with 1mm (0.04") travel per revolution of the adjuster.
The design uses a precision rolled M6 x 1.0mm pitch leadscrew for smooth linear
positioning along the entire range of travel. The moving platform is lockable to
guard against accidental movement.
The modular design allows them to be assembled into 2-axis configurations.
Dowel pins are included to maintain perpendicularity when constructing an XY
configuration. The base plate DT25A can be used to get extra height when
mounted to an optical table.
Features

Modular and Compact Design

Dovetail Mechanism

Lockable Moving Platform

Rapid and Smooth Positioning
Specifications

Travel Range:25mm (1.0")

Maximum Load:2.4kg (5.0lb)

Actuator Travel:0.04" (1mm) per
Revolution

Construction:Aluminum With
Precision Steel Leadscrew
HOLES FOR 3mm
ALIGNMENT PINS
(4 PLACES)
1/4”-20 (M6 x 0.7)
MOUNTING HOLES
(9 PLACES)
1“
(25mm)
1“
(25mm)
2.95“
(75mm)
0.77“
(19.5mm)
4.7“
(120mm)
Two Mounting
Options
CL6
See Page 82
Four 1/4"-20
(M6) CBore
Mounting Holes
on 2" (50mm) Spacing
DT25
Two DT25 Stages
in an XY Configuration
with DT25A Riser Plate
*Universal Design, Imperial and Metric Compatible.
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
DT25 DT25/M $ 125.00 £ 78.80 € 116,30 ¥ 1,193.80 1.0" (25mm) Dovetail Translation Stage
DT25A DT25A* $ 19.00 £ 12.00 € 17,70 ¥ 181.50 Riser Plate for DT25
DXF
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& Auto-Alignment
Actuators &
Adjusters
Brief Tutorials
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Features

Modular Design

Easily Configured in XZ and XYZ
Orientations

Wide Range of Compatible Actuators
and Adjusters

1/4"-20 (M6) Mounting Holes

Lockable Coarse Adjustment
Specifications

Max Vertical Load:20lbs (9kg)

Max Horizontal Load:90lbs (41kg)

Orthogonality:<5mrad

Angular Deviation:<250µRad

Left- or Right-Hand Configurable:Yes

Bearing Type:Ball on Hardened V-Grooves
1" (25mm) Travel Translation Stage
The PT Series translation stage features hardened steel linear bearings for precision
motion and long life over the full 1" (25mm) travel range. The modular design
allows for quick XZ or XYZ configuration as the application requirements develop.
This quick-change design is achieved using precision-aligned dowel pins to ensure
orthogonality between stages.
These stages are also easily reconfigured from right-handed to left-handed use.
They can be purchased individually (PT1) or as preconfigured 3-axis XYZ
translators (PT3). The 3/8" mounting barrel allows for a wide
range of manual and motorized actuators to be interchanged
effortlessly with a single screw – see next page for details of the
PT1-Z7 motorized option.
*All prices include micrometers as noted in the description box.
Single Axis Translator Plus Accessories
XYZ Stages
*All prices include micrometers as noted in the description box.
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
PT3 PT3/M* $ 829.90 £ 522.80 € 771,80 ¥ 7,925.50 XYZ 1" Travel Translation Stage with Micrometers
PT3A PT3A/M $1,038.00 £ 653.90 € 965,30 ¥ 9,912.90 XYZ 1" Travel Stage With Differenctial Adjusters
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
PT1 PT1/M* $ 259.00 £ 163.20 € 240,90 ¥ 2,473.50 1" Travel Translator Stage, Micrometer Drive
PT101 PT101 $ 15.60 £ 9.80 € 14,50 ¥ 149.00 Base Plate for PT Series
PT102 PT102/M $ 68.60 £ 43.20 € 63,80 ¥ 655.10 Angle Bracket for PT Series
PT1A PT1A/M $ 357.80 £ 225.40 € 332,80 ¥ 3,417.00 1" Travel Translator Stage With Differential Adjuster
PT102
PT1
Alignment Pins Ensure
System Orthogonality
PT101
PT1A
PT3
Micrometer Drive

Adjustment Range:1.0" (25mm)

Graduation (per Division):0.001" (10µm)
Differential Drive

Course Adjustment Range:1.0" (25mm)

Fine Adjustment Range:250µm

Fine Adjustment Graduation (per Division):0.5µm
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Features

Optical Encoder with 12,288 Pulses/Rev & 256:1 Gear Head for High
Torque

Built-In Limit Switches

Right-Handed Configuration, Field Changeable to Left Handed
The PT3-Z7 and the PT1-Z7 motorized stages provide a 1" (25mm) total
travel range. The motorized actuators allow sub-micron control and provide
position feedback via an optical encoder. A 12V DC servo motor and gear head
rotate the 0.5mm pitch leadscrew that drives the stage, built-in limit switches
provide overdrive protection. Thorlabs’ motorized actuators are one of the
smallest that are commercially available – see below for details. Combining
these actuators with our compact high-precision translation stages results in an
extremely compact sub-micron translator.
PT3-Z7
Z706
Z725B
Specifications

Maximum Stage Travel:1"
(25mm) per Axis

Angular Deviation:<200µrad per
Axis

Horizontal Load:20lbs (9.0kg)

Vertical Load:10lbs (4.5kg)
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ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
PT1-Z7 PT1/M-Z7 $ 675.00 £ 425.30 € 627,80 ¥ 6,446.30 Single-Axis Motorized Translation Stage, 1" Travel
PT3-Z7 PT3/M-Z7 $ 2,070.00 £ 1,304.10 € 1.925,10 ¥ 19,768.50 Three-Axis Motorized XYZ Translation Stage, 1" Travel
Motorized Actuators, DC Servo-Motor
Our new Z-series motorized actuators provide reliable motion control in a lightweight, durable,
and compact package. Three travel options – 6mm (0.24"), 12mm (0.5"), and 25mm (1.0") – allow
the Z-Series actuators to serve as drop-in
replacements for manual actuators in
many of our popular optomechanical
mounts and positioners. The Z-Series
motorized actuators utilize a 12V DC
servomotor and gear head for the drive
elements. These features, along with a
high-resolution optical encoder (12,288
counts/rev), ensure extremely small
incremental movements (approximately
0.05µm). Vacuum versions are available
(see page 404).
Specifications

Models:Z706, Z712, Z712B, and Z725B

Travel Range:6, 12, and 25mm
(0.24", 0.5", and 1")

Minimum Incremental Motion: ~0.05µm

Motor Type:12V DC Servo-Motor

Encoder:
• Motor-Mounted Rotary Encoder
• 12,288 Counts/Rev of Leadscrew

Limit Switches:Electromechanical

Backlash:<8µm

Speed Range:50-425µm/s

Gear Reduction:256:1

Leadscrew Pitch:0.5mm

Axial Load Capacity:45N
1" (25mm) Motorized Translation Stages
For More
Details See
Page 352
NEW
TDC001 MOTOR
DRIVER
PT1-Z7
Z712B
Features

3 Travel Ranges Available

High-Precision Rotary Encoder

12V DC Servo-Motor

Precision-Limit Switches to Prevent Damage

Compatible With Most Standard
Controllers/Drivers
ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
Z706 $ 467.50 £ 294.50 € 434,80 ¥ 4,464.60 1/4"-80 Threaded Barrel, 6mm Travel Motorized Actuator
Z712 $ 469.50 £ 295.80 € 436,60 ¥ 4,483.70 1/4"-80 Threaded Barrel, 12mm Travel Motorized Actuator
Z712B $ 460.00 £ 289.80 € 427,80 ¥ 4,393.00 3/8" Mounting Barrel, 12mm Travel Motorized Actuator
Z725B $ 490.00 £ 308.70 € 455,70 ¥ 4,679.50 3/8" Mounting Barrel, 25mm Travel Motorized Actuator
Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
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1" & 2" Motorized Translation Stages (Page 1 of 2)
The compact, motorized MTS Series stages feature a dual set of linear rails with continuously
recirculating ball bearings on a moveable carriage. This mechanism provides smooth, low-
friction movement and ensures high loads.
The drive power is provided by a DC servo motor with a 256:1
gear head. A built-in optical encoder provides 12,288
counts per revolution resulting in a minimum
incremental motion of less than 50nm.
The addition of limit switches on the stage itself
ensures controlled motion within the parameters of
the unit and prevents overdriving in both directions.
Two travel ranges are available: 1" (25mm) and 2"
(50mm). The stages are configurable in XY, XZ, and XYZ
in both left- and right-handed configurations using the Angle
Brackets. The included adapter plates allow them to be bolted
directly to an optical table. For added flexibility, both sizes of
travel stages can be configured together.
The MTS bundles include the TDC001 Controllers and
necessary cables for fast “out of the box” setup and operation.
For further details on the TDC001 T-Cube™ controller, see
page 352.
Features

Compact Modular Design

Bundle Offer Includes TDC001 T-Cube Driver
and Power Supply

High-Load Linear Guide Rails

Modular Design Allows Multi-Axis Configurations

Built-In Limit Switches on the Stage

Optically Encoded DC Servo Motors
(43mm)
1.70"
#4-40 (M3) TAP
(17 PLACES)
#8-32 (M4) TAP
HOLES FOR 3mm
ALIGNMENT PINS
(4 PLACES)
(38mm)
1.50"
(25mm)
1"
(13
mm)
0.50"
(13 mm)
0.50"
(25 mm)
1"
(38 mm)
1.50"
(43 mm)
1.70"
ENCLOSED MOTOR DRIVE
WITH 256:1 GEAR HEAD
(19 mm)
0.75"
(135 mm)
5.31"
MTS25X
MTS25X
Alignment Pins
(4 Places)
Holes for 3mm
#8-32 (M4) Tap#4-40 (M3) Tap
(17 Places)
(13mm)
0.50"
(25mm)
1"
(38mm)
1.50"
(43mm)
1.70"
(13mm)
0.50"
(25mm)
1"
(38mm)
1.50"
(43mm)
1.70"
Enclosed Motor Drive
With 256:1 Gear Head
(19mm)
0.75"
(161mm)
6.33"
MTS50X
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Mirror Mounts
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& Auto-Alignment
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Adjusters
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1" & 2" Motorized Translation Stages (Page 2 of 2)
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
MTS25X MTS25X/M $ 850.00 £ 535.50 € 790,50 ¥ 8,117.50 Compact Motorized 1" (25mm) Travel Translation Stage
MTS25X-E MTS25X-E/M $ 1,390.00 £ 875.70 € 1.292,70 ¥ 13,274.50 MTS25X Translation Stage Plus TDC001 Controller
MTS25XY MTS25XY/M $ 1,700.00 £ 1,071.00 € 1.581,00 ¥ 16,235.00 2-Axis Compact Motorized 1" (25mm) Travel Translation Stage
MTS25XY-E MTS25XY-E/M $ 2,780.00 £ 1,751.40 € 2.585,40 ¥ 26,549.00 MTS25XY Translation Stage Plus TDC001 Controllers
MTS25XYZ MT25XYZ/M $ 2,550.00 £ 1,606.50 € 2.371,50 ¥ 24,352.50 3-Axis Compact Motorized 1" (25mm) Travel Translation Stage
MTS25XYZ-E MTS25XYZ-E/M $ 4,170.00 £ 2,627.10 € 3.878,10 ¥ 39,823.50 MTS25XYZ Translation Stage Plus TDC001 Controllers
MTS25B MTS25B* $ 50.00 £ 31.50 € 46,50 ¥ 477.50 1" (25mm) Right Angle Bracket for MTS25 Series
MTS50X MTS50X/M $ 950.00 £ 598.50 € 883,50 ¥ 9,072.50 Compact Motorized 2" (50mm) Travel Translation Stage
MTS50X-E MTS50X-E/M $ 1,490.00 £ 938.70 € 1.385,70 ¥ 14,229.50 MTS50X Translation Stage Plus TDC001 Controller
MTS50XY MTS50XY/M $ 1,900.00 £ 1,197.00 € 1.767,00 ¥ 18,145.00 2-Axis Compact Motorized 2" (50mm) Travel Translation Stage
MTS50XY-E MTS50XY-E/M $ 2,980.00 £ 1,877.40 € 2.771,40 ¥ 28,459.00 MTS50XY Translation Stage Plus TDC001 Controllers
MTS50XYZ MTS50XYZ/M $ 2,850.00 £ 1,795.50 € 2.650,50 ¥ 27,217.50 3-Axis Compact Motorized 2" (50mm) Travel Translation Stage
MTS50XYZ-E MTS50XYZ-E/M $ 4,470.00 £ 2,816.10 € 4.157,10 ¥ 42,688.50 MTS50XYZ Translation Stage Plus TDC001 Controllers
MTS50B MTS50B* $ 60.00 £ 37.80 € 55,80 ¥ 573.00 2" (50mm) Right Angle Bracket for MTS50 Series
TPS001 TPS001* $ 25.50 £ 16.10 € 23,70 ¥ 243.50 ±15V Power Supply for Single T-Cube
TPS008 TPS008* $ 187.00 £ 117.80 € 173,90 ¥ 1,785.90 ±15V Power Supply for up to 8 T-Cubes
*Both Imperial and Metric parts are equivalent.
Lab Automation
Modular • Compatible • Flexible • USB 2.0 Compliant
Stepper Motor Driver
TST001
Page 350
Piezo Driver
TPZ001
Page 356
Solenoid Controller
TSC001
Page 354
Made Simple
Strain Gauge Reader
TSG001
Page 358
NanoTrak™ Auto-
Alignment Controller
TNA001
Page 360
Specifications

Travel:MTS25X 1" (25mm) or MTS50X 2"
(50mm)

Max Horizontal Load:25lbs (12kg)

Max Vertical Load:10lbs (4.5kg)

Orthogonality:<4mrad

Angular Deviation:<250µrad

Bearing Type:Recirculating Ball Bearings

Leadscrew Pitch:0.5mm

Bidirectional Repeatability:<2µm

Motor Type:DC Servo

Motor Drive Voltage:12V

Feedback:Hall Effect Encoder

Encoder Counts per Revolution of the
Leadscrew:12,288

Planetary Gearhead Ratio:256:1

Speed Range:100nm/s to 0.4mm/s
• Plug and Play Graphical Computer Interface • Basic Manual Interface
T-Cubes
T-Cubes
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LT1 LT1/M $ 356.00 £ 224.30 € 331,10 ¥ 3,399.80 Single-Axis Translation Stage
LT101 LT101/M $ 23.00 £ 14.50 € 21,40 ¥ 219.70 LT Series Base Plate
LT102 LT102/M $ 79.60 £ 50.10 € 74,00 ¥ 760.20 LT Series Angle Bracket
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LT3 LT3/M $1,018.00 £ 641.30 € 946,70 ¥ 9,721.90 XYZ Travel Translation Stage
2" (50mm) Travel Translation Stages
The LT Series translation stages
feature a large mounting surface
with a generous supply of 1/4-20
(M6) tapped mounting holes.
These stages are intended for
general purpose laboratory
applications that often benefit
from a high degree of
adaptability. A dual action
coarse/fine actuator design
provides both rapid motion via a
coarse pitch leadscrew (18 TPI)
and high resolution via an ultrafine leadscrew (100 TPI) that is placed in series
with the coarse adjuster.
Each of the mounting surfaces have a series of 1/4"-20 (M6) mounting holes
along with precision alignment holes that
allow the individual stages to be
assembled into multi-axis systems.
Fine Adjuster
LT102
LT1
LT1
Coarse Adjuster
XYZ Translators
Single-Axis Translators
Combined Coarse
and Fine Adjustment
LT101
LT1
LT3
The LT series translator is easily configured into XY, XZ, YZ, or XYZ assemblies,
with the adjusters in either left- or right-handed orientations. The LT101 base plate
and LT102 angle bracket both use 1/4-20 (M6) mounting screws. All the necessary
hardware is included with the accessories.
LT3
LT1
3.75" (95mm)
Features

Dual Resolution Coarse/Fine
Drive System

High Load Capacity

Large Mounting Surface with
Numerous Mounting Features

Modular Design Allows Assembly
of 2- or 3-Axis Stage Within
Minutes
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Specifications

Travel:2.0" (50mm)

Max Vertical Load:40lbs (18kg)

Max Horizontal Load:70lbs (31kg)

Coarse Adjustment:0.055" (1.4mm)
per Revolution

Fine Adjustment:0.010" (0.25mm)
per Revolution

Fine Adjustment Range:0.5"
(12.7mm)

Fine Thread Pitch:100 TPI

Orthogonality:<2mrad

Angular Deviation:<150µrad

Coarse Thread Pitch:18 TPI
3.75"
(95mm)
1.0"
(25.4mm)
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TravelMax™ Cross Roller Bearing Stage
When stability, long travel, and high load capacity are
crucial, the TravelMax™ series stages provide an ideal
solution. The high-quality, cross roller bearing rails can
carry loads up to 10 times more than equivalent-sized
ball slides. The precision ground shafts provide excellent
straight line accuracy and the alternately crossed rollers
can handle force in any direction. The performance is
further enhanced by utilizing thermally matched
materials that ensure stability, even in less-than-ideal
conditions. The rigidity of
the all stainless steel
construction, along with
the heavy-duty cross
roller bearings, provides
uniform performance over the
entire 2" (50mm) range of motion.
Two drive options are available depending on application
requirements. The lockable standard micrometer supplied
with the LNR50M provides a 2" (50mm) range with a thread
pitch of 0.1mm. The vernier provides graduations every 10
microns. The LNR50D is equipped with a patented differential
drive. The coarse adjustment provides 0.5mm per revolution while
the fine adjustment provides 25µm per revolution.
Features

Heavy Duty Cross Roller Bearings

Thermally Matched Stainless Steel Construction

Right-or Left-Handed XYZ Configurable

Micrometer or Differential Drives

Optional Piezo Actuators

Extremely Long Life
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2" (50mm) Travel: Cross Roller Bearing Stage and Micrometer Drive
LNR50M
All-Stainless Steel
50mm (2") Travel
Translation Stage With
Cross Roller Bearing
Guides
Micrometer Lock
Static Pin or Optional Piezo (See Page 400)
Stage Specifications

Travel:50mm (2")

Horizontal Load Capacity:30kg (66lbs)

Vertical Load Capacity:10kg (22lbs)

Weight with Drive:2.2kg (5.0lbs)

Runout Over Full Range:±10µm
Upgradeable to high-performance steppers
Simply by removing two screws, the manual drive can be replaced with a high-
performance stepper motor offering 50nm resolution. This
"quick-change" feature makes this a versatile stage, allowing it
to be upgraded for applications that require automation.
Complete specifications for our TravelMax™ stages
outfitted with stepper motors can be found on page 270.
Upgradeable to piezoelectric-assisted drives
Referring to the photograph at the top, the LNR50M stage includes a “static
pin” that provides a stop for the manual drive. This pin is easily removable and
can be replaced with a piezoelectric transducer to complement the manual
drive, as shown on the left. Details of compatible piezo actuators can be found
on pages 400-401.
Coarse Control
0.5mm/Revolution
LNR50D
Fine Control
25µm/Revolution
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In Field, Left or Right Handed, and XYZ Configurable
The TravelMax™ was designed with flexibility and
functionality in mind. The top and bottom surfaces of the
LNR series stages are equipped with a wide array of 1/4-20
(M6) tapped holes to maximize the mounting flexibility of
components. The LNR50P1 base plate and LNR50P2 and
angle bracket allow the LNR series to be configured in left- or
right-handed XY or XYZ systems using six cap head screws.
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ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50M LNR50M/M $1,271.00 £ 800.70 € 1.182,00 ¥ 12,138.10 50mm TravelMax™ Stage, Micrometer Drive
LNR50D LNR50D/M $1,296.00 £ 816.50 € 1.205,30 ¥ 12,376.80 50mm TravelMax™ Stage, Differential Drive
LNR50P1 LNR50P1/M $ 59.50 £ 37.50 € 55,30 ¥ 568.20 20mm Thick TravelMax™ Series Adapter Plate
LNR50P2 LNR50P2/M $ 93.50 £ 58.90 € 87,00 ¥ 892.90 TravelMax™ Series Angle Mounting Bracket
Micrometer Drive TravelMax™ Stage
TravelMax™ Stage Outfitted With
Differential Adjusters Built Into XYZ
Assembly
See Page 275 for Accessories
Micrometer Drive Specifications

Travel:2" (50mm)

Venier Graduations:10µm

Micrometer Pitch:0.1mm

Micrometer Locking Mechanism:
Collet Style
Differential Adjuster Specifications

Coarse Travel:50mm (2")

Coarse Adjustment:0.5mm per
Revolution

Fine Control:25µm per Revolution
9.0"
(229mm)
NOMINAL
25
20
15
10
25 20 15 10
5
0
5
0
(13) 1/4"-20 (M6)
MOUNTING HOLES
1/2" (12.5mm) CENTERS
0.98"
(25mm)
1.12"
(28mm)
3.94"
(100mm)
3.94"
(100mm)
LNR50P1
See
Page
275
See Page 275
Angle Bracket,
TravelMax™
Series
Base Plate,
TravelMax™ Series
LNR50P2
LNR50M
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Multi-Axis Stages
Flexure Stage
Accessories
Motorized
Mirror Mounts
Rotation Stages
Drive Electronics
& Auto-Alignment
Actuators &
Adjusters
Brief Tutorials
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2" (50mm) Travel: Cross Roller Bearing Stage and Stepper Motor
Motorized TravelMax™ Cross Roller Bearing Stage
Combining the TravelMax™ stage with our DRV014 high-
performance stepper motor based actuator provides true
nanopositioning capability. The stepper motor actuator uses a
trapezoidal-shaped 1mm/rev pitch leadscrew that provides a high
load carrying capability. Using the BSC101 stepper motor driver
with its micro-stepping capabilities
provides a step size of less than
50nm.
The exceptional performance of
the LNR50S is a result of the rigid
all-steel construction of the stage
combined with the sophisticated
design of the DRV014 actuator.
When stability, long travel, and
high load capacity need to be
combined with automated control,
the motorized TravelMax™ series
stages are the perfect solution. The high-quality, cross roller bearing
rails can carry loads up to 10 times larger than equivalent-sized ball
slides. The precision-ground shafts provide excellent straight line
accuracy, and the alternately crossed rollers can handle force in any
direction. The performance is further enhanced by using thermally
matched materials that ensure stability and uniform performance
over the entire 50mm (2") range of motion.
The modular design of the LNR50 family of stages allows optional
elements (such as piezo actuators – see page 401) to be added to the
platform within minutes.
In Field, Left or Right Handed, and XYZ Configurable
The TravelMax™ was designed with flexibility and functionality in
mind. The top and bottom surfaces of the LNR series stages are
equipped with a wide array of 1/4-20(M6) tapped holes to maximize
the mounting flexibility of components. The LNR50P1 baseplate
and LNR50P2 angle bracket allow the LNR series to be configured
in left- or right-handed XY or XYZ systems – see page 261.
Features

Solid Stainless Steel Construction

Stepper Motor Drive with Precision Ground
Trapezoidal Leadscrew

Heavy-Duty Cross Roller Bearings

Thermally Matched Stainless Steel Construction

Right-or Left-Handed XYZ Configurable

Offers Excellent Dynamic and Static Torque
Performance

High-Precision, Home-Position Sensor Provides 0.5µm
Repeatability

Optional Piezo Actuators

Extremely Long Life
General Specifications

Travel:2" (50mm)

Horizontal Load Capacity:66lbs
(30kg)

Vertical Load Capacity:22lbs (10kg)

Weight with Drive:5.0lbs (2.2kg)

Runout Over Full Range:10µm

Resolution: Better Than 50nm if Used
With the BSC101 Motor Controller
Stepper Motor
Static Pin or Optional Piezo (See Pages 400-401)
LNR50S
Removable Base Plate
Included with the LNR50S
& LNR50K1 Packages
50mm TravelMax™ Stage with Stepper Motor Actuator
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50S LNR50S/M $ 2,548.30 £ 1,605.40 € 2.369,90 ¥ 24,336.30 50mm TravelMax™, Stepper Motor Drive
Upgradeable to Piezoelectric-Assisted Drives
Referring to the photograph at the
top, the LNR50S stage includes a
static pin that provides a stop for the
motor drive. This pin is easily
removable and can be replaced with
a piezoelectric transducer to
complement the manual drive, as
shown on the left. Details of
complete piezo actuators can be
found on pages 400-401.
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Single Axis Stages
Multi-Axis Stages
Flexure Stage
Accessories
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Mirror Mounts
Rotation Stages
Drive Electronics
& Auto-Alignment
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Adjusters
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Motor Drive Specifications

Leadscrew Pitch:1mm

Limit Switches:Ceramic Tipped
Electro-Mechanical Switches

MicroStepping Resolution:<50nm
(25,600 Microsteps Per 1mm of
Translation )

Speed Range:200nm/s to 4mm/s

Recommended Controllers:
BSC101 (Single Channel),
BSC103 (3 Channels)

Controller Interface:USB

Single- and Three-Channel Models Available

Supports 2-Phase Bipolar Steppers up to 50W

Differential Encoder Feedback (QEP Inputs
for Closed-Loop Positioning)

Auto-Configure Function for All Thorlabs
Stages

USB Plug and Play Plus Multi-Axis
Expansion

Motor Control I/O Port (Jogging, Interlocks)

Full Software GUI Control Suite

High-Resolution Micro Stepping Control
(For Very Fine Positioning Applications)

Stable and Predictable Low-Speed Operation
(for Velocity Sensitive Applications)

ActiveX
®
Software Graphical Panels

ActiveX
®
Programming Interfaces

Seamless Software Integration With
apt™ Family
The BSC series apt™ stepper-motor controllers are designed to
drive larger framed 2-phase bipolar stepper motors, with and
without encoder feedback. Single-and three-channel models are
available. These units are capable of delivering powers up to
48V/50W peak (25W average) and are compatible with most of
the stepper-driven nanopositioning actuators & stages in the
Thorlabs range.
The controllers combine the latest high-speed digital signal
processors (DSP) with low-noise analog electronics and ActiveX®
software technology for effortless one, two, or three-axis motion.
Additional axes can be driven by connecting one or more
benchtop units via a standard USB hub. The controllers are
supplied with a full suite of software support tools. An intuitive
graphical instrument panel allows immediate control and
visualization of the operation of the stepper controllers, and any
other controllers that are installed in the system. See page 380-382
for a full description of the apt™ system software.
apt™ System: 3-Channel Stepper Motor Controller
50mm TravelMax™ Stage and apt™ Controller Package
Save 10% on the Complete Package: Includes Stage, Actuator, Controller, Cables, and Software
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LNR50K1 LNR50K1/M $ 3,509.00 £ 2,210.70 € 3.263,40 ¥ 33,511.00 50mm TravelMax™, Stepper Motor Drive & BSC101 Controller
Mechanical and Electrical Data

Step Angle:1.8º (50 poles and 2
Phases for 360º Divided by 200, or
1.8º)

Step Accuracy:10% (Nom)

Rated Phase Current:1A

Phase Resistance:4.6Ω

Phase Inductance:10.6mH

Holding Torque:23.1N-cm

Detent Torque:1.7N-cm

Operating Temperature:-20ºC to
+40ºC (Motor Specification Only)
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Combining the TravelMax™ all-stainless steel stage with an integrated linear optical encoder provides the ideal solution for
when stability, long travel, and high load capacity also need to be coupled to absolute position accuracy. When combined
with the Thorlabs BSC series stepper motor controller, the high resolution encoder helps ensure a fully operational solution
out of the box.
The LNR50SE features a high, sub-micron resolution linear scale that is directly attached to the moving platform of the
stage. This linear optical encoder provides the necessary feedback to the drive electronics to ensure true nanopositioning
capabilities. This means that mechanical positioning errors associated with backlash can be removed as the encoder provides
a direct readout of the absolute position.
The glass scale encoder system has a resolution of 20nm and provides absolute position accuracies on the order of 5µm over
the full 50mm (2") of travel. The bidirectional repeatability is of the order of 0.1µm.
Specifications

Travel:50mm (2") @ 4mm/sec

Home Location Accuracy:<0.5µm

Grating Pitch:20µm

Interpolated Resolution:20nm

Linear Accuracy: ±3µm
(Over Full 50mm Travel)

Bidirectional Repeatability: 100nm

Operating Temperature:0-70°C

Load Capacity:
• Horizontal <30kg (66lbs)
• Vertical Load <10kg (22lbs)

Construction: Thermally Matched Stainless Steel
for Stability

Storage:-20 to 70°C

Humidity:10-90% RH Non-Condensing
Note: All measurements were made with our BSC series stepper motor controller,
see page 366 for details.
Linear Position Encoder
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50SE LNR50SE/M $ 3,687.30 £ 2,323.00 € 3.429,20 ¥ 35,213.70 50mm Linear Encoded TravelMax™ Stage, Stepper Motor Drive
The LNR50SE is the 50mm TravelMax™ Stepper Motor Drive
combined with linear optical encoder software that provides true
nanopositioning with absolute accuracy. The stepper motor based
actuator utilizes a trapezoidal-shaped leadscrew with 1mm/rev
pitch that provides a high load carrying capability. Using these
products together provides a true micro-stepping resolution and
position accuracy of 50nm.
The exceptionally high performance of the LNR50SE is a result of
the combination of rigid all-steel construction, optical linear
encoder, and the sophisticated design of the DRV014 actuator.
The ability to automatically control and set the absolute position
of the stage with accuracies and repeatabilities in the range of
100nm means that the LNR50SE stage can be used in a wide
variety of automated analytical scanning characterization and test
applications.
The stage comes with a control unit that can be connected directly
to an BSC series stepper motor controller, which then allows the
fast development of sophisticated automated routines via the
comprehensive ActiveX programming environment. See page 366
for more details on the BSC series controllers.
LNR50SE
2" (50mm) Travel:Linear Position Encoder and Stepper Motor
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ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50SEK1 LNR50SEK1/M $ 4,535.00 £ 2,857.10 € 4.217,60 ¥ 43,309.30 50mm Linear Encoded TravelMax™ Stage,
Stepper Motor Drive, and BSC101 Controller
50mm Travel: Linear Position Encoder and Stepper Motor Drives
LNR50SEK1 – This fully configured single-axis system incorporates the
LNR50DE TravelMax™ all-steel stage with the DRV014 trapezoidal stepper motor
actuator and the powerful BSC101 single-APT channel benchtop stepper motor
controller.
Save 10% With This Complete Package
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BSC101
Controller Details,
See Page 366
LNR50SEK1
Linear Encoded TravelMax™ Package With apt™ Controller
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The BSC103 benchtop 3-axis stepper motor controller
(page 367) combines the latest high-speed digital signal
processor, low-noise analog electronics, and ActiveX
®
software technology to provide effortless one- or three-
axis control. Additional axes can be controlled by
connecting one or more benchtop units via a standard
USB hub or by utilizing the new midi-rack
controller.
BSC103
3-Channel Stepper Motor Controller
apt™ System: Multi-Channel Stepper Motor Controllers
Rack System Available
See Page 376
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Motorized TravelMax™ Cross Roller Bearing Stage
This combination of TravelMax stage and high-performance DC servo motor
actuator has been designed for a combination of high speed 100m/s and high
load capacity and is ideally suited for applications that require high speed,
precision motion control. The design incorporates a 1024-lines (4096
effective) rotary encoder for accurate and repeatable
positioning, especially when combined
with the BDC101 DC motor
controller (page 369).
The exceptional performance of the
LNR50V is a result of the rigid all-
steel construction of the stage
combined with the rugged design of the DRV414 actuator (page 406).
When stability, long travel, and high load capacity need to be combined with
automated control at high speeds, the DC servo-driven TravelMax™ stage is the
perfect solution. The high-quality, cross roller bearing rails can carry loads up to
10 times larger than equivalent sized ball slides. The precision-ground shafts
provide excellent straight line accuracy and the alternately crossed rollers can
handle force in any direction. The performance is further enhanced by using
thermally matched materials that ensure stability and uniform performance over
the entire 50mm range of motion.
The modular design of the LNR50 family of stages allows optional elements
(such as piezo actuators – see pages 400-401) to be added to the platform
within minutes.
In Field, Left, or Right-Handed and XYZ Configurable
The TravelMax™ was designed with flexibility and functionality in mind.
The top and bottom surfaces of the LNR series stages are equipped with a
wide array of 1/4-20 (M6) tapped holes to maximize the mounting flexibility
of components. The LNR50P1 baseplate and LNR50P2 angle bracket allow
the LNR series to be configured in left-or right-handed XY or XYZ systems.
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Drive Electronics
& Auto-Alignment
Actuators &
Adjusters
Brief Tutorials
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2" (50mm) Travel: Cross Roller Bearing Stage with DC Motor
General Specifications

Travel:2" (50mm)

Horizontal Load Capacity:66lbs (30kg)

Vertical Load Capacity:22lbs (10kg)

Weight with Drive:5.0lbs (2.2kg)

Runout Over Full Range:±0.0004" (10µm)
Motor Drive Specifications

Travel:2" (50mm)

Maximum Speed:100mm/sec

Leadscrew Pitch:1mm

Resolution:250nm (With BDC101 Controller)

Hall Effect Home Switch Accuracy:<1µm

Rotary Encoder:1024 Line (4096 Effective QEP)

Recommended Controllers:BDC101 (Single Channel),
BDC103 (3 Channels)

Controller Interface:USB
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50V LNR50V/M $ 2,703.30 £ 1,703.10 € 2.514,10 ¥ 25,816.50 50mm TravelMax Stage, DC Servo Motor Drive
LNR50VK1 LNR50VK1/M $ 3,649.30 £ 2,299.10 € 3.393,80 ¥ 34,850.80 50mm TravelMax Stage, DC Motor Drive, BDC101 Controller
LNR50VK3 LNR50VK3/M $ 9,950.00 £ 6,268.50 € 9.253,50 ¥ 95,022.50 3-axis 50mm TravelMax Stage, DC Motor Drive, BDC103 Controller
50mm Travel: DC Servo Motor Actuator
Features

High Speed Operation

Solid Stainless Steel Construction

Heavy-Duty Cross Roller Bearings

Thermally Matched Stainless Steel
Construction

Right- or Left-Handed XYZ
Configurable

High Quality DC Servo Motor Offers
Excellent Dynamic and Static Torque
Performance

Hall Effect Limit Switches

Magnetic Rotary Encoder

Precision Ground Leadscrew

Optional Piezo Actuators

Extremely Long Life
LNR50V
BDC103
LNR50VK3
Specifications on the
BDC101 and BDC103 Controllers
can be found on page 369.
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LNR50 TravelMax™ Mounting Plate
The LNR50P1 provides additional mounting options for the TravelMax™ series stages. The plate is 10mm (0.47") thick by 100mm
(3.9") wide by 195mm (7.7") long. Tapped holes match up to the two mounting counterbored clearance holes of the LNR50 stage. The
set of four slots located in the middle of the plate allow the angle bracket shown below to be directly attached to this plate; these four slots
are counterbored for either 1/4"-20 or M6 socket head screws.
LNR50P1
Features

This Mounting Plate is Included With All LNR50 Stages
That Come Equipped With Stepper Motors

Mounting Slots Allow Coarse XY Positioning of the System

Assortment of Mounting Screws Included
Base Plate, TravelMax™ Series
Angle Bracket, TravelMax™ Series
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50P2 LNR50P2/M $ 93.50 £ 58.90 € 87,00 ¥ 892.90 TravelMax™ Series Angle Mounting Bracket
LNR50P2
Features

Designed to Support the Construction of
XYZ Stage Assemblies

Attaches Directly to an Optical Table for
Applications Requiring One Axis of
Vertical Translation

Reconfigurable for Right- or Left-Handed
Applications

Assortment of Mounting Screws Included
This right angle mounting bracket allows the
TravelMax™ family of stages to be mounted
vertically. This right angle bracket is useful for
building XYZ stage assemblies; it can also be used
to build XY and XZ configurations.
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50P1 LNR50P1/M $ 59.50 £ 37.50 € 55,30 ¥ 568.20 10mm Thick TravelMax™ Series Adapter Plate
Spacer Block for Stacking Motor Driven TravelMax™ Stages
LNR50 TravelMax™ Mounting Plate
The LNR50P3 is specifically designed to allow the TravelMax™ stages outfitted with
motor drives to be stacked into an XY orientation, assuming Z to be the vertical
dimension. The plate is 24mm (0.94") thick and comes complete with all the
mounting hardware to attach two LNR50 stages to its top and bottom surfaces.
LNR50P3
ITEM#METRIC ITEM#$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
LNR50P3 LNR50P3/M $ 47.60 £ 30.00 € 44,30 ¥ 454.60 Motor Drive TravelMax™ Stage Spacer Block
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The stepper motor used in the NRT stage has 50 individual magnetic teeth and is ideally suited for
microstepping applications. Aside from the obvious increase in resolution provided by increasing the
steps per revolution from 200 to 25,600, microstepping ensures smoother low-speed motion by
allowing the discrete 1.8º step size, which produces vibrational noise, to be reduced to much smaller
steps, resulting in lower vibrational noise.
The use of a trapezoidal leadscrew in the NRT series also provides a number of benefits over the more
common Acme-style thread. The benefits include improved durability, lower friction due to improved
surface quality, and very little backdrive, which eliminates the need for a braking mechanism commonly
required with ball screws.
See page 366 for our Benchtop Stepper Motor Controller.
Mechanical and Electrical Data
Stepper Motor-Based Actuator

Step Angle:1.8º (50 poles and ±2 Phases for
360º Divided by 200)

Step Accuracy:5%

Rated Phase Current:1A

Phase Resistance: 4.6Ω

Phase Inductance:10.6mH

Holding Torque:23.1N
.
cm

Detent Torque:1.7N
.
cm

Operating Temperature:
-20ºC to +40ºC (Motor Specification Only)
NRT Series Motorized Long Travel Stages
The NRT positioning stages are ideally suited for applications that require long
travel, high precision, and high load capacity such as measurement and inspection.
The main platform is supported by four recirculating ball carrier bearings mounted
to precisely aligned linear guide rails. A backlash-free leadscrew produces smooth
translation, directly driven with a two-phase stepper motor capable of 25,600
microsteps per revolution, and positioning resolution of less than 100nm. Magnetic
limit switches allow homing and as overdriving protection in both forward and
reverse directions.
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NRT100 NRT100/M $ 2,021.11 £ 1,273.30 € 1.879,60 ¥ 19,301.60 100mm Travel Motorized Linear Stage
NRT150 NRT150/M $ 2,247.77 £ 1,416.10 € 2.090,40 ¥ 21,466.20 150mm Travel Motorized Linear Stage
NRT150P1 NRT150P1/M $ 119.00 £ 75.00 € 110,70 ¥ 1,136.50 Vertical Mounting Bracket For NRT Series Stages
Specifications

Load:44.1lbs (20kg)

Velocity:up to 20mm/s
(12mm/s using apt Controller)

Resolution:<40nm

Unidirectional Repeatability: 2µm

Uncalibrated Accuracy:30µm (RMS
Error Over Full Length)
Features

Low Profile

Lightweight Aluminum Body

Microstepping Resolution

XYZ Configurable
NRT100
100mm Travel
NRT150
150mm Travel
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Multi-Axis Flexure Stage Selection Guide
Pages 277-310
Two-Axis Stages

Versatile and Compact

0.12" (3mm) of Travel

Precise and Smooth Translation due to Flexure Design
See Page 278
Three-Axis Stages

PiezoBlock™
• Compact Design
• 90µm of X, Y, and Z Translation

MicroBlock™
• Provides Ultrafine Movement
• 0.16" (4mm) of Frictionless X, Y, and Z Travel
• Preconfigured Fiber Launch Systems Available

NanoMax™
• Unmatched Stability
• High Resolution Over 0.16" (4mm)
• Patented Flexure Design – All Actuators are Connected to Base
• Preconfigured Fiber Launch Systems Available

RollerBlock™
• Features Cross Roller Bearings
• 0.5" (13mm) of Travel
See Pages 279-297
Four- and Five-Axis Stages

Four or Five Degrees of Freedom Offer Precise Static Positioning

Can be Combined With 3-Axis Stages to Build Couplers
See Pages 298-301
Six-Axis Stage

NanoMax™
• Unmatched Combination of High Stability and Resolution
• Common Point of Rotation
• Ideal for Fiber Alignment and Positioning Tasks

apt™ 600 Series
• Multiple Mounting Surfaces
• Small Footprint
• Ideal for Fiber Alignment and Positioning Tasks
See Page 303
www.thorlabs.com
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3mm Travel NanoFlex™ Stages with Differential Adjusters & Piezoelectric Actuators
3.0mm Travel XY Flexure Stage, Differential Drives & Piezos
Features

High Stability
Flexure Design

Differential Drives

Piezo Actuators

Compact Size

XYZ Configurable
ITEM#METRIC ITEM #$ £ € RMB DESCRIPTION
NF3D2P50 NF3D2P50/M $ 1,379.00 £ 868.80 € 1.282,50 ¥ 13,169.50 Differential Adjuster and 50µm Piezo
Dual Axis Stage with 3mm Travel
NF3P1 NF3P1/M $ 49.00 £ 30.90 € 45,60 ¥ 468.00 Mounting Plate for the 3mm NanoFlex™ Series
NF3P2 NF3P2/M $ 99.00 £ 62.40 € 92,10 ¥ 945.50 Angle Bracket for the 3mm NanoFlex™ Series
A very compact single channel controller and driver for easy
manual and automatic control of a wide range of piezo
stacks and actuators.
NF3D2P50
The NanoFlex™ dual-axis flexure stage
provides 3mm (0.12") of manual displacement
along two orthogonal axes without kinetic or
static friction. Differential drives provide 300µm
of precision adjustment with 0.1µm resolution,
while the piezoelectric elements provide 50µm
of travel with approximately 50nm resolution.
The central apertures on the top and bottom
plates have 0.8"-36 TPI RMS threads to allow
the use of standard microscope objectives or
RMS to SM1 series adapters – see page 193.
The piezo can be controlled by two TPZ001
drivers (see page 356) or our dual channel
BPC202 controller (see page 371).
0.49” (13mm)
TYP.
3 PLACES
M6 THRU
4.18” (106mm)
NOM.
±3mm TRAVEL
4.46” (113mm)
NOM.
±3mm TRAVEL
1.28” (33mm)
TYP.
1.34” (34mm)
TYP.
0.79” (20mm)
TYP.
2.56” (65mm)
TYP.
4 PLACES
#8-32 UNC THRU
4 PLACES
#4-40 UNC THRU
4 PLACES
M4 THRU
4 PLACES
M2 THRU
RMS THREAD
FINE ADJUSTER
COARSE ADJUSTER
SMC PIEZO
CONNECTOR
See Page 356
NEW
TPZ001 Single
Channel
Controller
Specifications

Load Capacity:1.1lbs (500g)

Coarse Mechanical Range:0.12" (3mm)

Fine Mechanical Range:300µm

Piezo Travel:50µm (0-75V)

Resolution:2µm Coarse Control, 0-1µm
Fine Control, 50nm Piezo
Accessories for the Dual-Axis NanoFlex™ Flexure Stages
NanoFlex™ Translation Stages
These accessories allow the 3mm travel compact
NanoFlex™ stages to be integrated into XY, XZ,
and XYZ systems. The base plate provides for a
convenient means of attaching the stages to an
optical system or table.
NF3P1
NF3P2
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PiezoBlock™ 90µm XYZ Translator
The PiezoBlock™ 3-axis translator provides a unique solution to 3-axis piezo driven
nanopositioning. This compact translator measures just 55mm (2.2") on each side and
offers 90µm of piezoelectric controlled displacement in three orthogonal directions.
The relatively long piezoelectric controlled travel is accomplished using a large
displacement piezo stack that is mechanically multiplied to provide a full 90µm of
travel. This internal mechanism is flexure-based; it intrinsically possesses very low
friction and high stiffness, allowing the PiezoBlock™ to be positioned with low settling
time and high repeatability.
25nm Positioning Resolution
The drive voltage required for the full range of travel is 75V,
while the displacement resolution is typically limited by the
piezoelectric driver that is used to power the actuators. The
PiezoBlock™ has been tested interferometrically to verify the
25nm resolution specification; the test was performed with
Thorlabs' Model BPC201 piezoelectric driver (page 370).
Thorlabs offers a number of other drive options, from simple
open-loop drivers to closed-loop auto-alignment systems that
allow automated control for a nanopositioning applications.
All of these options are featured in the Drive Electronics
section that begins on page 347.
PiezoBlock™ Innovation
The stage is fitted with the same grooved top plate as our
MicroBlock™ and NanoMax™ stages to allow for rapid
system reconfiguration. An extensive selection of accessories
for the PiezoBlock™ can be found on pages 319-335. A base
plate to allow fixing to the work surface is also supplied as
standard. The overall package gives a standard deck height of
62.5mm (2.46"), matching our other stage products.
90µm XYZ PiezoBlock™ Translator
Specifications

Piezoelectric Travel:90µm (x, y, z)

Deck Height:62.5mm (0.25")

Optical Height: 75mm (2.95")

Load Capacity:2.2lbs (1kg)
Centered on Top Surface in
Horizontal Orientation

Resolution:25nm (With
Displacement Sensor)

Resonant Frequency:>150Hz

Repeatability:50nm (Closed-Loop)

Stiffness:0.3µm/N

Thermal Stability:1µm/°C

Electrical Connectors:3 SMC

Piezo Drive Voltage:0-75V

Weight:0.7lb (0.3kg)

Dimensions:55 x 55 x 55mm (2.2 x
2.2 x 2.2in) Excluding Adapter Plate

Transfer Function:1.33µm/V
Features

Three Mounting Surfaces – Each
with an Array of 9 Mounting Holes

Grooved Top Plate for Full Range
of Mounting Accessories

Small, Compact Package

Flexure-Based Design Offers
Smooth Continuous Motion
and High Stiffness

High Resonant Frequency Provides
Immunity to External Vibrations

Optional Strain Gauge
Displacement Sensor
0.16"
(4.0mm)
0.79" (20.0mm)
2.46"
(62.5mm)
3.54" (90.0mm)
2.36" (60.0mm)
2.36"
(60.0mm)
9 Tapped Holes Through
#8-32UNC (M4)
4 Tapped Holes Through
#4-40UNC (M2)
16 Tapped Holes Through
#6-32UNC (M3)
1.34"
(34mm)
1.57"
(40mm)
1.77"
(45mm)
0.79"
(20.0mm)
1.34" (34mm)
1.57" (40mm)
1.77" (45mm)
RB13P1 Adapter Plate:
1/4"-20 & #8-32
This optional
mounting plate has a
generous array of both
1/4"-20 (M6) and #8-32 (M4) mounting
holes to adapt the PiezoBlock to general
purpose optical table applications.
See Page 320 for Details
APB302
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APB302 APB302/M $ 2,057.00 £ 1,295.90 € 1.913,00 ¥ 19,644.40 Piezo Block 3-Axis Translator Without Feedback
APB301 APB301/M $ 3,264.00 £ 2,056.30 € 3.035,50 ¥ 31,171.20 Piezo Block 3-Axis Translator With Feedback
APBP2* APBP2* $ 59.50 £ 37.50 € 55,30 ¥ 568.20 Adapter Plate for Mounting to NRT Linear Stages
The fiber launch application photo above
shows an APB301 PiezoBlock mounted
on an NRT 150mm long travel stage
(using an APBP2 adapter plate). The top
plate of the PiezoBlock can be replaced
with one of our platform extension plates
(AMA005 shown, see page 320). This
extended mounting surface is convenient
for attaching extra components and allows
easier access into smaller spaces.
Application Example
APB301
*Compatible with Metric and Imperial
Single Axis Stages
Multi-Axis Stages
Flexure Stage
Accessories
Motorized
Mirror Mounts
Rotation Stages
Drive Electronics
& Auto-Alignment
Actuators &
Adjusters
Brief Tutorials
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Specifications

Travel:0.16" (4mm) of XYZ Travel

Deck Height:2.46" (62.5mm)

Optical Height:2.95" (75mm)

Crosstalk:<20µm/mm

Thermal Stability:1µm/°C

Differential Adjusters:
• Coarse Adjust 0.5mm/rev
• Fine Adjust 50µm/rev

Thumbscrew Drives:0.5mm/rev

High Resolution Actuators:50nm
Over the 300µm Fine Adjustment
Range – Provided by Our Patented
Concentric Conical Drive Design

Mechanical Stability:Flexure Design
Utilizes Nested Flexure Plates to
Minimize Mechanical Drift

Load Capacity:2.2lbs (1kg)

Weight:1.65lbs (750g)

Dimensions:
2.95" x 2.95" x 2.46" (75mm x