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Compact, robust linear stages

13 June 2016

The new linear stages in the L-406 series from PI (Physik Instrumente) offer high levels of performance, particularly when faced with a compact installation space. Despite a width of just 65mm, travel accuracies of up to 0.5µm are said to be possible over a travel range of 25mm.

Intended for loads up to 10kg, the linear stages are equipped with recirculating ball bearings and leadscrews. The stress-relieved aluminum base ensures high stability.

The L-406 is available for strokes of 26, 52, and 102mm. In addition, they can be easily mounted to XY set-ups without using an adapter or operated vertically using a bracket. A high-resolution, integrated rotary encoder takes care of the position metrology in the versions with DC gear motor.

 
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