Left to right: SDS40 , M-SDS25 , SDS65
SDS Series linear translation stages feature the lowest profile while supporting single- and multi-axis linear travel of moderate load capacities on a specialized groove profile for the stainless steel ball-bearings. Designed with industrial OEM systems in mind, the stainless steel body provides sturdy motion and long-term stability using a minimal number of machined parts.
Our novel manufacturing methods, based on fewer machined parts, allows for a low-profile design with higher performance for moderate load capacities up to 36 lbs. (160 N). They can be stacked into multi-axis configurations with 90° angle brackets available for vertical motion. (To mount M-SDS25 and SDS40 stages to optical tables having 1 in. (25 mm) or larger grid, Slotted Bases are needed and sold separately.)
Unique bearing way profiles provide extended contact with the stainless steel ball bearings to achieve improved stiffness and load capacity over classical V-groove profiles.
Side-mounted micrometers minimizes the overall stage footprint while maintaining a low profile. These stages also feature an easy access locking mechanism for each axis. SDS Stages are available in three square sizes with sides measuring 25 mm, 40 mm, and 65 mm, and are supplied with a BM Series Micrometer already installed.
Slotted base plates are available for versitile mounting of SDS stages to optical tables or breadboards. Please see the accessory section for more information.
90 degree angle brackets can be used to build XYZ stage stacks like the one shown. lease see the accessory section for more information.