Translation Stage measures 60 x 86 x 20 mm.

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M-122 precision translation stage includes servo motor direct drive providing up to 20 mm/sec travel and 0.1 µm resolution, non-contacting optical linear encoder. Servo motor and drive screw are placed side-by-side in folded drive train. Offering travel range up to 25 mm, device also features cross-roller bearings and recirculating ball screw. It can be driven with networkable C-862 Mercury(TM) servo motor controller/driver.

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Smallest 25 mm Translation Stage w/ Ballscrew Drive & Optical Linear Encoder

August 2007, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. - a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for bio-nanotechnology, photonics and semiconductor applications - introduces the M-122 palm-top-sized precision translation stage which combines compact dimensions, high dynamics & speed and very high accuracy at a competitive price.

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Features & Advantages:
o Long Travel Range: 25 mm (1 inch)
o Very Compact: Smallest Ballscrew Stage w/ Linear Encoder: 60x86x20mm
o High Dynamics & Speed: Servo Motor Direct Drive provides up to 20 mm/sec, Significantly Better Dynamic Response than Stepper Motor Drives
o Precise: 0.1 µm Resolution Optical Linear Encoder for Higher Linearity & Repeatability
o Cross-Roller Bearings for High Load Capacity & Excellent Guiding Accuracy
o Long Life & Low Maintenance: Recirculating Ball Screw has much lower Friction than Conventional Leadscrews.

Typical Applications: Metrology, Quality Assurance Testing, Micromachining, Photonics packaging, Fiber Positioning.

Smallest Ballscrew-Driven Stage with Linear Encoder
The M-122 features a space-saving, folded drive train with the servo motor and drive screw side-by-side. Equipped with a non-contacting optical linear encoder and a preloaded, precision-ground, ball-screw, these stages can provide much higher accuracy, better repeatability and dynamic performance than conventional stepper motor stages or rotary encoder-equipped servo motor stages.

Cost Effective Controllers
M-122 stages can be driven with the low-cost, networkable, C-862 Mercury(TM) servo motor controller/driver. For multiaxis applications, the C-843 PC Board is available.

Compact XY and XYZ Combinations
M-122 stages can be combined to form very compact XY and XYZ systems.

Low Friction, High Speed, Maintenance-Free
Due to its low-friction, the backlash-free ball screw yields significantly higher mechanical efficiency than leadscrews, and allows maintenance-free, high duty-cycle operation at high velocities -- up to 20 mm/sec.

About PI
PI is a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for photonics, nanotechnology, semiconductor and life science applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoelectric and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM

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