Precision Motion Control Linear Stages

Precision linear motion stages without backlash or hysteresis

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Single Axis Stages


Kensington’s precision linear stages have addressed the needs for precision motion control for more than a quarter century. The stages are versatile and used individually, combined in X Y Stage Systems for multiple functions, and integrated to make precision multi-axis X-Y-Z-Θ stages, enabling a wide range of precision motion control applications. Kensington’s precision linear stages position substrates, silicon wafers and photonic devices, quickly with precision and repeatably.


  • Smooth rapid movement immune to linkage backlash
  • Hysteresis and wear eliminated by non-contacting read-head design
  • Real-time force-sensing with programmable soft limits for safe operation
  • EMO features halts motion immediately
  • System initialization not required to restart after EMO
  • Quiet operation without resonances or excessive heat
  • No PID parameter tuning with high step-and-settle performance via mechanical controls and design Easy to use command     structure
  • Resolution of 100nm, 50nm and 25nm
  • Bi-directional repeatability of 200nm, 100nm and 50nm
  • Acceleration: 0.001 to 0.25g
  • Velocity range: 0.01 µm/s to 100 mm/s, top speed of 200 mm/sec
  • Precision Linear Stage Travel Distances
    • Linear– from 1″ (25 mm) to 16″ (400 mm)
    • Vertical – 1″ (25 mm) Mini-Z

Contact Kensington today for technical details and to obtain a quotation for precision linear stages from the precision motion control product portfolio