Motion Control • Stages

Designed to restrict an object to a single axis of motion. These stages can be computer controlled for extreme precision.

Stages are used to provide stability, positioning and smoothness for various motion control applications. There are a variety of stage types available including: linear motor, vertical lift, direct drive, worm drive rotary, motorized, manual translation, micro, fiber alignment, compact XY, lifted, ball slide, crossed roller, and side drive.

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  • Allen-Bradley, a Rockwell Automation Brand

    Allen-Bradley manufactures linear stage actuators for use in automation machinery. Features include full setup and programming support through RSLogix 5000 software, integrated linear stage-type actuator eliminates separate adapters, belts, gears, as well as assembly labor. 150 mm, 200 mm, and 250 mm frame sizes (based widths) available for 230 and 460-Volt operation with stroke lengths up to 2 meters.

  • Abtech, Inc.

    ABTech offers Mini X-Y Linear Motor stages that combine Copley Controls, Thrust Tube "Micro" series linear motors with non-contact linear encoders and precision mechanical guideway bearings to produce a unique lightweight, low mass and low profile, linear motor positioning stage. These mini X-Y stages are ideally suited for pick-and-place or point-to-point positioning applications such as biomedical sample handling or inspection.

  • Aerotech, Inc.

    Aerotech manufactures a large selection of linear tables/slides/stages that utilize our own brushless linear direct-drive servomotors, as well as ball screw models driven with Aerotech brush or brushless rotary motors.Travel range from 25 mm to 1.5 meters. Used in high-performance applications in industrial robots, fiberoptics and photonics, vision systems, machine tools, assembly, semiconductor equipment, medical component laser machining, electronic manufacturing, and other industrial automation applications.

  • Isotech Inc

    Isotech is a manufacturer's representative and distributor of proprietary mechanical and electromechanical products to the industrial, medical and military OEM and in-plant markets. Offers a variety of positioning stages including ball slide stages, crossed roller stages, side drive stages, and ulta fine differential linear positioners.

  • Alio Industries, Inc.

    Alio Industries manufactures advanced motion systems for Nano-Precision applications. Product line includes Hexapods, air bearing stages, Linear stages, Rotary stages, Vacuum stages, as well as Custom stages. These applications can be used in normal atmospheric environments, clean rooms, and vacuum chamber environments. Alio’s design of the rotary stages can be utilized for stand-alone motion or stackable for various serial kinematic structures.

  • American Linear Manufacturers

    Manufactures precision Linear Crossed Roller Ways, Components and Assemblies. Products include motor ready crossed roller positioning stages and industrial grade motor ready linear positioning stages. ALM also offers close tolerance and high volume CNC machining capabilities, "J.I.T." control programs and a dedicated design and applications engineering staff

  • Baldor

    Baldor offers a Single Bearing Positioning Stage designed for long-stroke, high-acceleration closed position loop servo applications. It features a moving coil 3-phase cog-free brushless motor with single rail, two integral linear bearings and encoder. Single bearing positioning stages can be stacked on top of each other to provide a multiple axis positioning system.

  • Asi Inc.

    Applied Scientific Instrumentation offers LS-series stages that can be used in a wide range of applications and offer superior automated control when used with their MS-2000 control electronics. Available for 50 mm (2") and 100 mm (4") travel, and also 150 mm, 200 mm, and 300 mm versions upon request. These stages are designed to be stacked to provide complete versatility.

  • Ball Slides Inc

    The BSI positioning stage offer stability and smoothness for both scientific and manufacturing applications. Their patented linear slide combines the line contact advantages of a cross-roller bearing with the stability and damping of the pure friction, dovetail design. Available in Stage widths of 2 in. (50 mm), 3 in. and 5in, and Stage height: 0.75 in. (metric models:20mm).

  • Beijing Winner Optical Instruments

    Manufacturer of motorized positioning stages, manual translation stages, fiber alignment stages, mirror mounts and related products. Products include Linear Stages designed for self-supporting applications with travel ranges from 50 mm to 500 mm., Rotary Stages that feature an enhanced, lower profile package providing easier top down mounting, and X,Y Linear Stages that can realize linear motion of X and Y axis simultaneity.

  • CVI Laser Corp.

    Manufacturer of precision positioning stages. Offers a variety of products including linear translation stages, tilt-rotation stages, motorized stages, as well as adapter plates and brackets.

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation

    Parker Motion Control Systems offers precision rotary stages. The primary components in these stages are: a stationary base; main bearing; drive mechanism and rotating top (load platform). The base houses the main bearing, which is a high-precision, low-friction ball bearing that supports the rotating top. The rotating top is driven by the drive mechanism which controls the rotational velocity and positional accuracy of the top.

  • Del-Tron Precision, Inc.

    Del-Tron offers a wide range of micrometer driven ball and crossed roller positioning stages with travels ranging from .25” to 2.0”. All units are available in X, XY and XYZ configurations and can carry load ranging from 4 lbs on miniature ball slide series all the way up to 160 lbs on our crossed roller positioning stages. Positioning accuracies range from 0.0005” per inch of travel straight line accuracy on ball slide positioning stages to 0.0001” per inch of travel straight line accuracy on crossed roller positioning stages.

  • Dover

    Manufacturer of a variety of motion control products such as X-Y tables, single axis tables, rotary tables, spindles, linear motor stages, air bearing stages, grantry stages and electronics.  

  • Eksma Optics

    Eksma Optics is a manufacturer and global supplier of precision optical components, crystals and mechanics, used in lasers, laser laboratories and other photonic applications. Offers Stainless Steel Single to Multi-Axis Stages that feature low profile, increased stability and precision. The stages can be stacked immediately to other units, or to their own type (e.g. in X-Y configuration).

  • Feinmess

    Feinmess Dresden offers a broad range of linear and rotary stages as well as the corresponding electronics to meet the requirements of research, science and industry. Products include linear stages, micro stages, compact XY stages, rotary stages, goniometer and lifted stages.

  • General Microtechnology & Photonics (GMP)

    General Microtechnology & Photonics offers rotary air bearing stages, direct drive rotary stages, linear motion stages, air bearing stages, as well as related products.

  • Griffin Motion LLC

    Manufacturer of stage products specifically focusing on the high precision OEM stage market. Offers a variety of stage applications including Semiconductor manufacturing, Aerospace, Medical applications and research, University research, automotive testing and manufacturing, and Military projects. Product line also includes vacuum rated stages, Class 100 clean room stages and harsh environment stages.

  • H2W Technologies, Inc.

    H2W Technologies designs and manufactures linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. Products include high speed and high precision linear motor driven positioning stages ideal for both single and multi-axis closed loop servo applications. Also offers a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

  • Ibex Engineering

    Ibex Engineering develops and manufactures advanced ultra high precision positioning systems. Products include a variety of direct drive stages and screw stages from the simplest of OEM screw driven stages to the most demanding Nano based, Ultra High Vacuum stages.