New Positioning Stage Available with Sliding Contact Bearing System

Press Release Summary:

  • VMS06-008-LB-01 features high acceleration and compact footprint
  • Available with 0.60" stroke, generates 1.12 lbs of continuous force and 3.36 lbs of peak force
  • Ideal for applications that require quick, short moves with fast settling times

Original Press Release:

Low Profile Voice Coil Positioning Stage

H2W Technologies introduces a high acceleration, voice coil driven, positioning stage with a sliding contact bearing system, which allows for high lifetime, high cycle, and a desirable MTBF in the system. The voice coil stage (VMS06-008-LB-01) is a closed loop positioning system that can be used for positioning applications. The stage utilizes a custom low-profile design that utilizes a unique electromagnetic circuit design. This design allows for a minimal cross section of 1.20 inches [30.5 mm] by 1.00 inches [25.4 mm]. The stage has a 0.60" [15.2 mm] stroke; generates 1.12 lbs [5.0 N] of continuous force and 3.36 lbs [15 N] of peak force. Each axis is guided by sliding contact bushing assemblies. It includes a one-micron resolution magnetic linear encoder. This design utilizes a moving magnet, which has no moving wires, and has anti-rotation elements built-in to prevent shafts from slipping. Voice coil positioning stages are ideal for applications that require quick, short moves with fast settling times.


  • Low-profile
  • Long bearing life in a high cycle environment
  • No moving cables
  • Anti-rotation
  • High acceleration
  • Compact footprint
  • Custom strokes and force configurations available

H2W Technologies is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages. Other motion control products include: limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control requirements. For additional information please contact Sales at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Court, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-291-1626, E-Mail: or visit the website at

Contact This Company Download Spec Sheet

More from Communication Systems & Equipment

All Topics