Motorized Linear Translation Stage Selection Guide

The Widest Range of Precision Linear Stages Offered in the Industry

Motorized Linear Stages from Newport are designed and built using many decades of experience in providing solutions to many markets including research and academia, industrial, semiconductor, aerospace and defense. We also offer Nanopositioning Linear Stages based on piezo motor technology and Custom Multi-Axis Stack Solutions.

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.

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-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) 0.3, 1.0, 2.5 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-XML210 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 ILS-LM Series High-Performance Mid-Range Travel Linear Motor Stages 100
200
300
0.01 5 (± 2.5) 500 250
MC-ILS-S ILS Series High-Performance Mid-Range Travel Linear Stages 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 FCL Series Intelligent Stepper Motor Linear Stages 50
100
200
0.15 4 (± 2.0)
5 (± 2.5)
10 (± 5.0)
20 250
MC-FMS 001 FMS Series Linear Metrology Stages 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-MTN200CC MTN Series Mid-Travel Steel Linear Stages 100
200
300
PP, PPV6:
0.1
CC:
0.6
5 (± 2.5) PPV6:
20
PP:
40
CC:
100
1000
MC-UTS Series UTS Series Mid-Travel Steel Linear Stages 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
MC-IDL225-300LM_5 IDL Series Long-Travel Industrial Linear Stages 200 0.25 3 (± 1.5) 2000 1000
ONE-XY ONE-XY Series Mid-Travel Integrated XY Linear Stages 60
100
200
0.1 0.6 (±0.3)
0.8 (±0.4)
6 (±3.0)
8 (±4.0)
300
400
500
100
120
150

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
MC-IDL225-300LM_5 IDL Series Long-Travel Industrial Linear Stages 300
400
500
600
700
750
1000
0.25 3 (± 1.5)
4 (± 2)
5 (± 2.5)
2000 1000
1500
2000
ONE-XY ONE-XY Series Mid-Travel Integrated XY Linear Stages 300 0.1 1.2 (±0.6)
12 (±6.0)
300 350

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