Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Travel Range Thread Type Availability Price
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 300 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$9,760
8 Weeks
300 mm 1/4-20
8 Weeks
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 400 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$10,431
400 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 500 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$11,198
In Stock
500 mm 1/4-20
In Stock
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 600 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$11,957
600 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 800 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$13,023
800 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1000 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$14,356
3 Weeks
1000 mm 1/4-20
3 Weeks
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1200 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable
$16,116
1200 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 300 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$9,760
300 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 400 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$10,431
400 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 500 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$11,198
500 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 600 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$11,957
600 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 800 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$13,023
800 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1000 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$14,356
1000 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1200 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6
$16,116
1200 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 800 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable, Stand Alone
$12,404
800 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1000 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable, Stand Alone
$13,770
1000 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1200 mm Travel, 1/4-20, No Cable, Stand Alone
$15,433
1200 mm 1/4-20
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 800 mm Travel, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6, Stand Alone
$12,404
800 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1000 mm, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6, Stand Alone
$13,365
1000 mm M6
Motorized Linear Stage, Linear Motor, 1200 mm, XPS-D/RL, No Cable, M6, Stand Alone
$15,433
1200 mm M6

Stepper Motor and DC Motor versions are also available.

Specifications

Features

Reliable Straightness Over Long Travel Ranges

The IMS-LM stages employ straightness compensation methods to offer improved straightness performance over long travel ranges of up to 1.2 meters. They are designed for self-supporting applications and are a cost-effective solution for precision industrial and laboratory systems.

FEM Optimized Extremely Stiff Aluminum Body

The IMS-LM series utilizes an extremely stiff, FEM optimized extruded aluminum body which minimizes the bi-metal bending effect caused by different thermal expansion coefficients of aluminum and steel. The unique, rigid body design of the IMS-LM provides high motion performance over long distance and reduces deflection under load without compromising on weight.

The high stiffness of the IMS-LM stages results in very short settling times that improve the performance and throughput of many stepping, scanning, and continuous machining processes.

20 nm Minimum Incremental Motion

Precision position feedback is supplied by a highly repeatable linear scale mounted inside the stage. The encoder signals are interpolated by Newport’s XPS motion controller with 20 nm minimum incremental motion for outstanding repeatability and stability. Absolute home position and limit signals are incorporated in the linear scale to improve repeatability and reliability, without additional electronics or mechanical parts for optimal precision.

IMS-LM stages are capable of performing very small incremental motions with high accuracy and reliability.

Non-Contact Drive Linear Motor

The high efficiency, iron-core linear motor has the advantage of higher speed, acceleration and system responsiveness with no wear of motor brushes or drive screws, significantly reducing heat generation. The IMS-LM is the optimum solution for applications that require high-throughput, high reliability, and ultra-quiet operation even when traveling long distances.

Recirculating Ball Bearings 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.

Hard Stoppers

IMS-LM stages use electrical end-of-run and elastomer bumper hard stops to stop the carriage as smoothly as possible past the end-of-runs. The overtravel allowed by the hard stops is 8 mm, and when used with Newport XPS controllers, any commanded motion out of the travel range is not allowed.

Stand Alone Versions

The IMS-LM-SA-S stand-alone versions are for high speed applications over a non-flat mounting surface with a smaller load. Unlike the regular higher load IMS-LM-S versions, the stand-alone stages include 4 mounting pads for non-flat mounting surfaces to maintain its pitch and yaw performance and while supporting up to a 10-kg centered load capacity. They are available in 800, 1000 and 1200 mm travel ranges, English and metric versions.

Error Mapping Services

For critical positioning applications, Newport offers error mapping upon request for these linear motor 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.

Metrology Report Included at No Additional Cost

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.

IMS-LM Motor Force

IMS-LM Load Characteristics

Compatible Controllers

For 1000 mm/sec maximum speed, the compatible motion controllers, driver module and cable kit are:

For 500 mm/sec maximum speed, the compatible motion controllers, driver module and cable kit are: