Motorized Linear Stage Guide

The Widest Range of Precision Linear Stages Offered in the Industry

Motorized Linear Stages from Newport and New Focus are designed and built using many decades of experience in providing solutions to many markets including research and academia, industrial, semiconductor, aerospace and defense.

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-NPXYZ100SG 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-NPXYZ100SG NPX Series NanoPositioning Linear Stages 0.1
0.2
0.4
0.0002 to 0.008 NA 10
30
75
100
MC-AG-LS25_1 Agilis Series Piezo Motor Driven Linear Stages 12
27
0.05 to 0.1 NA 0.5 3
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) 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 High-Performance Mid-Range Travel Linear Motor Stages ILS-LM Series 100
200
300
0.01 5 (± 2.5) 500 250
MC-ILS-S High-Performance Mid-Range Travel Linear Stages ILS Series 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 Intelligent Stepper Motor Linear Stages FCL Series 50
100
200
0.15 4 (± 2.0)
5 (± 2.5)
10 (± 5.0)
20 250
MC-FMS 001 Linear Metrology Stages FMS Series 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-mtm_series-S Mid-Travel Steel Linear Stages MTM Series 100
150
200
250
0.3
1.0
5 (± 2.5) 0.2
1
2
4
20
40
500
1000
MC-UTS Series Mid-Travel Steel Linear Stages UTS Series 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

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

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

Linear Stage Special Collections, Configurations and Options

FCL Series Intelligent Stepper Motor Linear Stage CONEX Integrated MFA-CC Linear Stage Motorized Actuators for Manual Linear Stages Vacuum Compatible Linear Stages Picomotor Linear Stages
MC-FCL Family MC-CONEX-MFA-CC MC-561D-XYZ & PZA12-S MC-MFA_1-Silver stage_000322