Left to right: SDS40 , M-SDS25 , SDS65
The SDS Series Linear Translation Stages incorporate maximum performance in the lowest possible profile. Especially designed for industrial OEM system integration, the stainless steel construction features higher rigidity, superior clean room acceptability, and better long-term stability than aluminum stages.Our novel manufacturing methods, based on fewer machined parts, allows for a low-profile design with higher performance. Specialized profiled bearing ways provide extended contact with the ball bearings and achieve higher stiffness and load capacity than classical V-groove bearing ways or steel rod guidance.The side-mounted micrometer minimizes the overall stage envelope and unlike most center-drive stages, does not increase the stage height. An easy access locking mechanism located on the same side as the micrometer secures the stage position with negligible motion when the lock is engaged or disengaged.SDS Stages are available in three sizes, 25 x 25, 40 x 40, and 65 x 65 mm, and are supplied with a BM Series Micrometer already installed. They can be directly stacked into an XY-configuration, and an XYZ assembly can be built using the available 90° angle brackets. For mounting M-SDS25 and SDS40 stages to optical tables with a 1 in. (25 mm) grid or to other larger scale components, use our Slotted Bases. For rotational movement, these stages are compatible with the RS Series Low-Profile Rotation Stages and GON Series Anti-Backlash Goniometric Rotation Stages.