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ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 300 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, 1/4-20
$7,179
300 mm 1/4-20 Rotary Encoder
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 300 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, 1/4-20
$9,898
6 Weeks
300 mm 1/4-20 Linear Encoder
6 Weeks
Motorized Linear Stage, 400 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, 1/4-20
$7,637
5 Weeks
400 mm 1/4-20 Rotary Encoder
5 Weeks
Motorized Linear Stage, 400 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, 1/4-20
$10,218
400 mm 1/4-20 Linear Encoder
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 500 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, 1/4-20
$8,181
5 Weeks
500 mm 1/4-20 Rotary Encoder
5 Weeks
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 500 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, 1/4-20
$10,762
6 Weeks
500 mm 1/4-20 Linear Encoder
6 Weeks
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 600 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, 1/4-20
$8,725
600 mm 1/4-20 Rotary Encoder
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 600 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, 1/4-20
$11,380
6 Weeks
600 mm 1/4-20 Linear Encoder
6 Weeks
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 300 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, M6
$7,179
300 mm M6 Rotary Encoder
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 300 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, M6
$9,898
6 Weeks
300 mm M6 Linear Encoder
6 Weeks
Motorized Linear Stage, 400 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, M6
$7,637
5 Weeks
400 mm M6 Rotary Encoder
5 Weeks
Motorized Linear Stage, 400 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, M6
$10,218
400 mm M6 Linear Encoder
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 500 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, M6
$8,181
5 Weeks
500 mm M6 Rotary Encoder
5 Weeks
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 500 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, M6
$10,762
6 Weeks
500 mm M6 Linear Encoder
6 Weeks
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 600 mm Travel, DC Motor, Rotary Encoder, M6
$8,725
600 mm M6 Rotary Encoder
ims300 long-travel motorized linear stage
Motorized Linear Stage, 600 mm Travel, DC Motor, Linear Encoder, M6
$11,380
6 Weeks
600 mm M6 Linear Encoder
6 Weeks

Stepper Motor and Linear Motor versions are also available.

Specifications

Features

FEM-Optimized Aluminum Body

Finite element method (FEM) was used to optimize the structural design of the IMS Series stage aluminum body allowing for extreme stiffness and minimizing bi-metal bending without compromising weight. The rigid body design reduces deflection under load allowing for the highest performance possible in an aluminum stage design. FEM optimized ILS stages are also available which offer shorter travel ranges, lower load capacities, and smaller moving platforms.

DC Motor for High Speed and Repeatability

DC Motors are best characterized by their high speeds, smooth motion, good efficiency and a high power/weight ratio. As such, they are preferrable to stepper motor stages for applications requiring high dynamic speed and tight repeatability.

Rotary or Linear Encoder Options

IMS-CC stages feature a 4000 pts/rev. encoder mounted directly on the screw in order to prevent screw/motor coupling errors, consequently boosting stage motion accuracy. For more demanding precision positioning requirements, the IMS-CCHA versions utilize an integrated linear scale that provides 0.1 µm resolution feedback and delivers 0.2 µm minimum incremental motion.

Rotary Encoder

Linear Encoder

Recirculating Ball Bearing Slides

The recirculating ball bearing slides provide excellent payload capabilities and longer life with accurate linear trajectory. It mitigates the issue of ball cage migration, which is typically found on linear ball bearings or crossed roller bearings.

Backlash-free Precision Ground Ballscrew

These motorized linear stages include a preloaded, backlash-free, precision ground ball screw, which provides smooth, rapid motion with short step and settling time. The screw profile is designed to reduce heating effects, extending the life of the stage.

Other IMS Stage Features

A rigid top cover prevents damage to the drive train and protects it from dust and debris. IMS Series stages also feature a motor-end mounted origin for repeatable initialization, limit switches to prevent over travel, and elastomeric end-of-run dampers for smooth emergency braking.

Individual Stage Metrology Report is Included

Newport guarantees specification values which are measured and recorded following ASME B5.57 and ISO 230-2 standards. The typical performance values are two times better than the guaranteed specifications.

Error Mapping Services

For critical positioning applications, Newport offers error mapping upon request for IMS-CCHA stages driven by our XPS advanced motion controller. We will measure, implement, and verify the results of this error map that will individually optimize each stage's position accuracy. In addition, multi-axis error mapping is also available. Measurements are made at 20.0 ±0.2 °C. A certificate of calibration will be provided with your stage. Actual data may also be provided upon request.

Multi-Axis Assemblies

Newport's standard motorized stages and components can be easily combined to create hundreds of possible multi-axis systems. Depending on the products and application, our standard assemblies are available with the following precision alignments:

  • Orthogonality to 50 μrad
  • Axes Coincidence to 20 μm

Precision Integrated Systems

Newport can design and build high performance, cost-effective solutions for precision industrial and laboratory applications. This video shows an optical metrology system using all Newport products: IMS300CCHA and IMS-LM linear stages for two axes of travel, rails for straightness and stability, cable management, granite base with vibration isolation, and workstation.

XY Assembly

An IMS300 linear stage (X-axis) and ILS150 linear stage (Y-axis) mounted directly to each other for high precision and accuracy in two axes of linear motion.

XZ Assembly

An IMS300 linear stage (X-axis) and a GTS30V vertical stage (Z-axis) mounted directly to each other for high precision and accuracy in two axes of linear motion.

X-Θz Assembly

An IMS300 linear stage (X-axis) and a URS150 rotation stage (Θz angle) mounted directly to each other for high precision and accuracy in one axis of linear motion and one axis of rotary motion.

X-Θy Assembly

An IMS linear stage and an RV rotation stage mounted on an EQ180 right angle bracket for high precision and accuracy in one axis of linear motion and one axis of rotary motion.

XYZ Assembly

An IMS linear stage (X-axis), an ILS linear stage (Y-axis) mounted directly to the IMS, and an ILS linear stage mounted on an EQ120 right angle bracket (Z-axis) provide high precision and accuracy in three axes of linear motion.

XY-Θz Assembly

An IMS300 linear stage (X-axis), an ILS150 linear stage (Y-axis) and a URS100 rotation stage (Θz angle) mounted directly to each other for high precision and accuracy in two axes of linear motion and one axis of rotary motion.

IMS Stage Horizontal Load Characteristics

IMS Stage Vertical Load Characteristics

Compatible Controllers

Compatible motion controllers for these stepper motor driven stages are shown below: