Low-Cost Precision Linear Stage: Compact and Smooth Running Stepper/Servo Motor Solution, by PI

High precision positioner now available for loads up to 22lbs.

The L-406 compact linear stage is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning systems industry expert PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. Providing high precision linear motion with minimized runout, this compact positioner delivers performance and reliability at minimized cost. It has applications in research and industrial applications, including bio-nanotechnology, microscopy, micromanipulation, inspection and metrology, beamline systems, and photonics instrumentation.

High Travel Accuracy, Up to >22lb Payload
Despite its compact size, this stage can handle payloads up to 22 lbs. Available with travel ranges of 1" (26mm), 2" (52mm) and 4" (102mm) and velocity to 0.8"/second (20mm/sec), the L-406 delivers high accuracy and smooth motion with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.2 microns. Long service life and excellent guiding accuracy with minimum backlash are guaranteed by recirculating ball bearings.
Which Motor Meets Your Needs?
A compact DC servo motor with gearhead is offered for high torques and resolution, while a 2-phase direct-drive stepper motor delivers higher velocity. Position feedback is provided by an integrated rotary encoder sensor mounted on the motor shaft.
Noncontact, optical limit switches and reference point switches with direction sensing in the middle of the travel range simplify use in automation tasks.
Specifications, Datasheet, More Information
Standard and Custom
PI has in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.
Applications of the L-406
Fields of applications include bio-nanotechnology, microscopy, micromanipulation, inspection and metrology, beamline systems, and photonics instrumentation.
Features & Advantages
Travel Range from 26 to 102 mm (1" to 4")
Position Repeatability to 0.2 microns
Velocity up to 20 mm/sec
Load Capacity to 10kg (22lbs)
Integrated Optical Limit Switch

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