Aerotech’s MPS50SV and MPS75SV lift stages can be used in applications ranging from light-duty laboratory research to high-duty cycle production processes. The compact elevation stages use precision-ground ballscrews and preloaded crossed-roller bearings for smooth, accurate geometric performance with 0.05 micron minimum incremental motion. The MPS50SV is also offered with a lead screw. Motor options include a DC servomotor with rotary encoder or a stepper motor. A precision-machined wedge design and lateral constraint system enables high stiffness and load capacity while constraining lateral motions.
The stages are available with vacuum preparation ranging to 10-6 Torr and a vacuum-rated connector. An optional mounting plate enables direct mounting to both English and metric optical breadboards. According to Aerotech, multi-axis configurations can be assembled using linear, rotary and lift MPS stages in conjunction with adapter brackets.