Category Archives: Positioning Stages

Motion Control – Precision Manual XYZ Stage from OES!

Motion Control – Precision Manual XYZ!

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Van Nuys, CA —– Motion Control – This manual crossed roller XYZ-axis positioning stage is made of aluminum alloy with an black anodized coating. The table size is 25 x 25 mm has a body weight of 0.16 Kgf. The maximum load of this super thin table is 1 Kgf. The movement accuracy is Straightness 5µm ,Vertical yawing 30″ and Parallel yawing 25″.

Motion Control – Low Cost, High Precision Vertical Lift Stage from OES!

Motion Control – Vertical Lift Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – The AT10-120 Motorized Vertical Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, low profile, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into almost any application. The large 220 mm x 140 mm (8.7 in. 5.5 in.) drilled and tapped platform has a vertical travel of 110 mm (4.3 In.).

Motion Control – Measure Very Small Angular Displacements of Very Small Components with Low Cost Digital Autocollimator!

Motion Control – Miniature Autocollimator

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Forestville, CA,   —  The AC201 Digital Autocollimator is a high performance 2-axis non-contact digital angular displacement sensors. This new series of digital autocollimators builds on the field proven AC400 digital autocollimators previously offered. Like the AC400 series this new generation of autocollimators were specifically developed for companies that produce instrumentation or tooling requiring high precision alignment.

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The AC201 Digital Autocollimator is a high performance 2-axis non-contact digital angular displacement sensors. This new series of digital autocollimators builds on the field proven AC400 digital autocollimators previously offered. Like the AC400 series this new generation of autocollimators were specifically developed for companies that produce instrumentation or tooling requiring high precision alignment.

Motion Control – 1, 2, 3 and 4 Axes of Motion Controllers for Servos and Steppers are Low Cost and Plug-and-Play!

Motion Control – Motion Controllers for Servos and Steppers!


Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Need a quick and easy solution to install a single or multi-axis Plug-and-Play motion controller? The answer: The MCC Series of stepper and servo motor controllers from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) which are designed to control from one to four axes of motion for users without prior motion control experience. These MCC controllers integrate a motion control card and operator interface in one package. Having a user-friendly interface, they allow the user to operate the motion controller, without the need for a PC, PLC, host controller, or programming.

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The modes of operations are: Set Acceleration, Set Velocity, Set Position, Absolute Move, Relative Move, Find Home, Reset Position Counter, Go to Position Zero, Joystick Operation and Stop All Motors. The MCC Controllers feature a 4-Line LCD, 32-button keypad, STEP and DIRECTION outputs for each axis.

Motion Control SPS15 Power Supply from Equipment Solutions for Voice Coil Actuators!

Motion Control – Voice Coil Motor Power Supply!

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Forestville, CA, – — The motion control SPS15 power supply will power any Equipment Solutions Linear Focus Actuator. With its universal instrumentation cord power entry module you will be able to run power from literally anywhere in the world anywhere.

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Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions!

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator

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motion control - Miniature actuatorsForestville, CA – The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The LFA-1205 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.

Motion Control – The Engineering Edge – FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Linear Motion Bearings!

Motion Control – USDA/FDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Linear Motion Components

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LM76 offers Metric FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant self-lubricating linear bearings for: Food Processing, Packaging, Bio/Pharmaceutical, and Medical Systems!

Automation – High Force Air Bearing XY Voice Coil Positioning Stage!

Motion Control – Air Bearing-Stage
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Santa Clarita, CA —– Linear Motion – H2W introduces its latest custom XY voice coil positioning stage (VCS08-700-08/350-AB-01-MC-XY) which is guided by precision air bearings. This minimizes the amount of friction and reduces the pitch, yaw, and roll in the system. The stage is driven by three NCC series moving coil type linear actuators which are guided by parallel air bearing shafts. It is operated under closed loop position control. This system was designed specifically for an accelerometer testing application.

Motion Control – High Precision Motorized Vertical Elevator Stages Are Available from OES!

Motion Control – Elevator Stages
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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control- Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has released two new high precision Z-Axis Elevator Stages. The AZV9010 and the AZV9020 Motorized Z-Axis Linear Positioning Stages have vertical travels of 10 mm and 20 mm respectively.

The vertical motion of each Z-Axis Stage is driven by an 8 mm diameter ball screw with a 1 mm lead, and guided by cross roller bearings. Very high resolutions of 0.1 micron or 0.05 microns with 10/20 micro-steps per step motor drive, and repeatability of +/- 0.5 microns makes these two Z-Axis Stages ideal for: Microscopy, inspection, metrology, positioning, photonics, sampling, and laser drilling and machining.

Motion Control – High Precision, Compact 300 mm, Hollow Core, Motorized Rotary Stage!

Motion Control – Rotary Stage

Motion Control -Rotary Stage

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – The new AY110-300 Motorized Rotary Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a large 180 mm (7.087 in.) open aperture. This precision, large open aperture (hollow core), low profile stage is just 65 mm (2.559 in.) high and it’s foot print is only 303 mm by 319 mm (11.929 in. by 12.559 in.) not including the motor. The rotary table of the stage has a precise pattern of threaded holes for mounting custom tooling and fixtures, and holes in the base for easy integration into new and existing applications. The diameter of the rotary table is 300 mm (11.811 in.) and the range of travel is a full 360o, and it is capable of continuous rotation.

Motion Control – Linear Servo Controller for Non-Commutated Motors!

Motion Control – Linear Servo Controller

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Forestville, CA, – Motion Control – The SCA814 Linear Servo Controller was specifically designed to control single phase, non-comutated devices like voice coil motors. like it’s field proven predecessor the SCA754 is a high performance single axis DC motor controller and amplifier system. It is comprised of a highly integrated single PC board level product with a cohesive interface.

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This card provides current amplification and analog servo control interfaces. The single-phase characteristic of the current amplifier makes it particularly well suited for DC motors such as galvanometers and voice coils.

Motion Control – Linear Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Acceleration!

Motion Control – Sub-micron Positioning Linear Stage!
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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

Motion Control – Open Aperture XY Stages from OES Feature: High Resolution and High Repeatability!

Motion Control – Open Aperture XY Stages!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Two new high resolution, high repeatability XY stages have been released by Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES). The AU200-15×15-01 Motorized Stage (pictured) and the AU200-15×15-04 Motorized Stage are powered by Two-Phase Stepper Motors and have high 0.25 micron resolution and high 1.5 micron repeatability.

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The AU200-15×15-04 stage includes Quadrature encoders for position verification. Both stages have a large 3.54 in. x 3.54 in. (90 mm x 90 mm) platform with large open aperture and feature standard 1 mm-per-turn ground lead screws, and precision V-grove and Cross Roller guides.

Motion Control – Compact, Four Axis YY’ZZ’ Linear Motor Driven Stage Features High Speed and 1.0 Micron Resolution!

Motion Control – YY’ZZ’ Linear Motor Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – When an application requires fast motion with a stroke over a couple of inches, a brushless linear motor stage will meet the needs of long travel and fast motion when coupled with a motion control system with servo amplifiers and a motion controller. Brushless linear motor stages can be coupled as a gantry for pick-and-place manufacturing or inspection equipment. The fast motion allows for high throughput when manufacturing or examining parts.

Motion Control – Get Zero Cogging and High Throughput from Low Cost Moticont Linear Actuators!

Motion Control – Electric Cylinder!

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Van Nuys, CA — Moticont has introduced their highest force linear actuator in their DDLM Linear Actuator Series. The DDLM-038-051-01Linear Actuator is a low cost non-commutated linear actuator that is easily integrated into new and existing applications, and is the ideal choice when upgrading from a pneumatic system. Compact, clean, and quiet, this fully enclosed linear actuator, also referred to as an electric cylinder, is 1.500 in. (38.1 mm) in diameter with a housing length of 2.00 in. (50.4 mm) long.

Motion Control – Joysticks for Controlling the X, Y, and Z Axes of 1, 2 and 3 axis Stages and Actuators are Plug-and-Play, and Low Cost!

Motion Control – Joysticks

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Van Nuys, CA – — OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has expanded its line of Joysticks for 1, 2 and 3 axis Stages and Actuators. These are easy to use, single-handed, ergonomic joysticks that provide proportional control of the X, Y, and Z axis of from one to three actuators. Low, medium, and high speed ranges are button selectable. The X, Y, and Z axis speeds are controlled by the tilt angle of the handle and the angle of rotation of the knob.

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The maximum speeds may be set by the user via the supplied, easy to use GUI.

Motion Control White Paper – Unlocking the Linear Motion Specification Query

Motion Control – White Paper – Linear Motor Specifications

Understanding the specifications needed to properly size my motion control application –  

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control Tutorial – Every motion control problem begins with a need to move a certain payload over a certain distance. However, there are many types of moves possible, and determining the right motion control solution may require some calculations to match the specifications found on a given motors data sheet. Most sales engineers will ask you for three basic questions when directing you to the proper motor or motion control solution. What is the stroke or displacement required What is the force or thrust required? At what duty cycle do you plan on operating the motor? Travel Distance The travel distance is the first piece of information needed to unlock any specification, because a solution to move a few microns would utilize different motion technology from an application requiring several meters of travel.

Motion Control – Metric Dimensioned Linear Voice Coil Motors are Now Available from Moticont!

Motion Control – Metric Dimensioned Linear Voice Coil Motors!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – Moticont has added Metric dimensioned motors to their popular LVCM Series of Linear Voice Coil Actuators! An example is the miniature LVCM-022-013-01M Linear Voice Coil Actuator. At 22.2 mm (0.875 in.) in diameter and at mid-stroke just 20.7 mm (0.81 in.) long, this new metric miniature voice coil actuator has a continuous force of 4.0 N (14.5 oz) and a peak force of 12.7 N (45.7 oz), and features a 6.4 mm (0.25 in.) stroke.

Motion Control – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) Introduces New, Motorized, High Resolution Pan-Tilt Stages!

Motion Control – Pan-Tilt Stage
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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – High Resolution, Motorized, Pan-Tilt Stages have been added to the extensive line of OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) motion control products. These motorized Pan-Tilt Stages are available in two sizes. The PT60-1 Pan-Tilt Stage is a combination of two 60 mm (2.362 in.) rotary stages and the PT100-1 is a combination of two 100 mm (3.937 in.) rotary stages, set at a 90O angle to each other.
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The rotary stages of each Pan-Tilt stage features a high repeatability of 0.005O (18 arc-sec), a positional accuracy of 0.005O (18 arc-sec), and a resolution of 0.001O = 3.6” (10 Micro-steps per Step Motor Driver in use).

Motion Control – ADVANCED Motion Controls 60Amp Micro-Sized FlexPro Servo Drives are available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Micro-Sized Servo Drives!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — ADVANCED Motion Controls has released 7 new micro-sized FlexPro servo drives rated to output 60A continuous. The 60A continuous current rating is 33% higher than previous models for the same size making these our highest power-density servo drives to date. This offering includes PCB Mount, Machine Embedded, and Development Board-factors.