Motorized Linear Stage Guide

The Widest Range of Precision Linear Stages Offered in the Industry

Motorized Linear Stages from Newport are designed and built using many decades of experience in providing solutions to many markets including research and academia, industrial, semiconductor, aerospace and defense. We also offer Nanopositioning Linear Stages based on piezo motor technology.

Motorized Linear Stage Basics

A motorized linear translation stage is used to precisely position an object along a single axis. Motorized linear stages include a moving platform and stationary base joined by a bearing system. Position is controlled electronically with the use of a motion controller. Motorized stages are preferred for high load/high speed applications, as well as applications where manual adjustment may be difficult. See Motion Basics and Standards for more information. We also offer manual Linear Translation Stages that can be positioned using a micrometer head, adjustment screw or linear actuator.

Travel Requirements

A good place to start when narrowing your selection of a motorized linear translation stage is with the travel requirements of your application.

Less than 1 mm 1 to 25 mm 25 to 300 mm 300+ mm
MC-AG-LS25_1 MC-VP25XA-S MC-ILS wo Strap_2 MC-IMS-LMX

Miniature Linear Stage Selection

Series Travel Range
(mm)
Minimum Incremental Motion
(µm)
On-Axis Accuracy, Guaranteed
(µm)
Maximum Speed
(mm/s)
Normal Load Capacity (Cz)
(N)
MC-VP25XA-S VP-25X
Precision Compact Linear Stages
25 XL:
0.01
XA:
0.1
2 (± 1.0) 25 60
MC-MFA-3-S MFA Series
Miniature Steel Linear Stages
25 0.1 6 (± 3.0) 0.3
1.0
2.5
50

Mid-range Travel Linear Stage Selection

Series Travel Range
(mm)
Minimum Incremental Motion
(µm)
On-Axis Accuracy, Guaranteed
(µm)
Maximum Speed
(mm/s)
Normal Load Capacity (Cz)
(N)
MC-XMS160 XM Series
Ultra-Precision Linear Motor Stages
XMS:
50
100
160
XML:
210
0.01 XMS:
1.5 (± 0.75)
XML:
3 (± 1.5)
300 XMS:
100
XML:
300
MC-GTS150 GTS Series
High-Precision Linear Stages
70
150
0.1 2 (± 1.0) 50 100
MC-ILS-LM ILS-LM Series
High-Performance Mid-Range Travel Linear Motor Stages
100
200
300
0.01 5 (± 2.5) 500 250
MC-ILS-S ILS Series
High-Performance Mid-Range Travel Linear Stages
50
100
150
200
250
HA:
0.3
CC, PP:
1.0
HA:
2 (± 1.0)
3 (± 1.5)
CC, PP:
4 (± 2.0)
5 (± 2.5)
PP:
50
CC, HA:
100
250
MC-FCL100_0 FCL Series
Intelligent Stepper Motor Linear Stages
50
100
200
0.15 4 (± 2.0)
5 (± 2.5)
10 (± 5.0)
20 250
MC-FMS 001 FMS Series
Linear Metrology Stages
100
200
300
CC:
0.5
PP:
1.0
1 (± 0.5)
2 (± 1.0)
3 (± 1.5)
6 (± 3.0)
10 (± 5.0)
13 (± 6.5)
PP:
20
PPHA:
50
CC:
100
150
MC-MTN200CC MTN Series
Mid-Travel Steel Linear Stages
100
200
300
PP, PPV6:
0.1
CC:
0.6
5 (± 2.5) PPV6:
20
PP:
40
CC:
100
1000
MC-UTS Series UTS Series
Mid-Travel Steel Linear Stages
50
100
150
0.3 CC:
4.5 (± 2.25)
5.5 (± 2.75)
6.5 (± 3.25)
PP:
6 (± 3.0)
7 (± 3.5)
8 (± 4.0)
PPV6:
10
PP:
20
CC:
40
100
200
MC-IDL225-300LM_5 IDL Series
Long-Travel Industrial Linear Stages
200 0.25 3 (± 1.5) 2000 1000
ONE-XY ONE-XY Series
Mid-Travel Integrated XY Linear Stages
60
100
200
0.1 0.6 (±0.3)
0.8 (±0.4)
6 (±3.0)
8 (±4.0)
300
400
500
100
120
150

Long-range Travel Linear Stage Selection

Series Travel Range
(mm)
Minimum Incremental Motion
(µm)
On-Axis Accuracy, Guaranteed
(µm)
Maximum Speed
(mm/s)
Normal Load Capacity (Cz)
(N)
MC-IMS-LMX IMS-LM Series
High-Performance Long-Travel Linear Motor Stages
300
400
500
600
800
1000
1200
0.02 9 (± 4.5)
11 (± 5.5)
15 (± 7.5)
20 (± 10)
25 (± 12.5)
30 (± 15)
1000 100
600
MC-IMS300-S IMS Series
High-Performance Long-Travel Linear Stages
300
400
500
600
CCHA:
0.2
CC and PP:
1.25
8 (± 4)
10 (± 5)
11 (± 5.5)
12.5 (± 6.25)
15 (±7.5)
20 (±10)
PP:
100
CC and CCHA:
200
600
MC-XMS160 XM Series
Ultra-Precision Linear Motor Stages
350 0.01 3 (± 1.5) 300 300
MC-IDL225-300LM_5 IDL Series
Long-Travel Industrial Linear Stages
300
400
500
600
700
750
1000
0.25 3 (± 1.5)
4 (± 2)
5 (± 2.5)
2000 1000
1500
2000
ONE-XY ONE-XY Series
Mid-Travel Integrated XY Linear Stages
300 0.1 1.2 (±0.6)
12 (±6.0)
300 350

Key: PP = Stepper Motor, PPHA = High Accuracy Stepper Motor, CC = DC Motor, CCHA = High Accuracy DC Motor

Linear Stage Special Collections, Configurations and Options

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