A linear stage, also known as a translation stage, is a mechanical device designed for controlled and precise linear motion. It consists of a stationary base, a moving carriage, and a drive mechanism.
Maximize precision in your experiments with micrometer-level positioning and streamline your research processes with reduced errors. Experience a seamless motion profile, quiet operation, and reduced vibrations with advanced motor control technology, and handle demanding applications with ease.
Our linear stage collection includes a range of different lengths, specifications, and axis combinations to suit your specific requirements and budget. Each model is designed to be great value and excellent quality. With a precision ball screw drive and intelligent stepper motor controller, you can take advantage of excellent positioning characteristics. Every system is individually calibrated and tested according to ISO 230-2:2014 standard.
Linear Stage Collections
Explore our range of long travel stages for positioning tasks across longer distances.
Implement precise and repeatable motion control with high precision linear stages.
Browse our range of compact stages for applications where space is at a premium.
Take advantage of precise two-directional motion with our range of XY stages.
Take a look at our range of XYZ stages for precise three-directional movement.
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The Core Features
Engineered for precise and repeatable positioning control. Achieve excellent positioning accuracy in your research with the precision ball screw drive and intelligent stepper motor controller.
Simple to Use
Ready to move straight away and with an integrated motion controller, no external hardware is needed. Use the integrated rotary encoder, or our free software via USB.
Built to Last
Each model boasts a sturdy and durable design. Constructed with high quality materials, you can look forward to longevity and reliability in your operations.
Designed for every laboratory. Our linear stages easily integrate into your existing systems through a serial command library. And you can get moving quickly with free user-friendly software.
Customize Your Axis Motion
Combine any two or three stages together with the modular design. Expand your range of motion with a multi-axis system that meets your specific travel and precision requirements.
With free motion control software, you can easily home your stage, move to absolute positions, move by relative distances, and set the movement speed.
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How Does a Translation Stage Work?
A translation stage converts rotary motion, using a drive mechanism, into precise linear movement. The carriage, which holds the object, moves smoothly along a straight path. Feedback systems ensure accurate positioning, and a controller enables user input to control the motion. The movement can be controlled using bespoke software, serial commands, or a manual control knob.