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Linear Stages


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.

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Linear Stage Collections


Long Travel Linear Stage Collection

Long Travel

Long Travel Linear Stages

Explore our range of long travel stages for positioning tasks across longer distances.

High Precision Linear Stage Collection

High Precision

High Precision Linear Stages

Implement precise and repeatable motion control with high precision linear stages.

Compact Linear Stage Collection

Compact Design

Compact Linear Stages

Browse our range of compact stages for applications where space is at a premium.

XY Linear Stage Collection

XY Systems

XY Linear Stages

Take advantage of precise two-directional motion with our range of XY stages.

XYZ Linear Stage Collection

XYZ Systems

XYZ Linear Stages

Take a look at our range of XYZ stages for precise three-directional movement.

Measurement Equipment

Lab Equipment

All Lab Equipment

Looking for something different? Explore our full range of lab equipment.

Browse All Linear Stages


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The Core Features


Achieve precision in positioning tasks

Achieve Precision

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.

Easy to use with an intergrate 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.

The robust design is built to last

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.

Each linear stage easily intergrates into your existing systems

Easy Integration

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.

The modular design lets you customize the axis motion

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.

Access free software with each system

Free Software

With free motion control software, you can easily home your stage, move to absolute positions, move by relative distances, and set the movement speed.

Resources and Support


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.

Linear stage in semiconductor manufacturing What Are Linear Stages Used For?

Linear stages are used to achieve precise and controlled linear motion. They are integral to scientific research, the technology sector, industrial manufacturing, medicine, and more.

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Close up of Ossila linear stage platform Do You Need a Linear Stage?

Whether you are involved in microscopy, spectroscopy, or metrology, a linear stage can be an invaluable tool. The decision to invest in a linear stage depends on the specific requirements of your application.

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An Ossila linear stage How to Choose a Linear Stage

Based on your research needs, there are key factors to consider when selecting a linear stage.

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Linear stages can be combined to move in three directions Types of Linear Stage

There are lots of different types of linear stages which vary in drive mechanism, axis, precision, and length. With this, linear stage motion can be implemented into a wider variety of applications.

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