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    Translation Stages and Slides

    Translation Stages are used to provide varying degrees of movement to mounted optical components for a range of optical applications. Translation Stages are mounting surfaces that feature movement capabilities across one or more axes. Translation Stages use a number of different methods to achieve movement including ball bearings, rack and pinion, crossed roller, or leadscrew. Translation Stages allow optical components to be easily moved or repositioned without the need for removal or recalibration. Translation Stages are ideal choices for use in a number of optical systems.

    Edmund Optics offers a wide range of Translation Stages suited for many optical needs. Translation Stages are key additions to any optical system that requires fast or precise movement of components. Some Translation Stages may also be linked together to provide additional axes of movement beyond their individual capabilities for increased versatility. A selection of mounting adapters is also available for integrating with additional types of work surfaces.

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    TECHSPEC® components are designed, specified, or manufactured by Edmund Optics. Learn More

    Crossed-Roller Bearing Linear Translation Stages (Standard-Top Model)
    • Four Sizes Ranging from 30 x 30mm to 125 x 125mm
    • English and Metric Hole Patterns Available
    • Micrometer and Lead Screw Drive Options
    • Easily Configured into X-Y and X-Y-Z Configurations
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    Crossed-Roller Bearing Linear Translation Stages (Thru-Hole Model)
    • Four Sizes Ranging from 30 x 30mm to 125 x 125mm
    • Thru-Hole Design for Optical Path Transmission
    • English and Metric Hole Patterns Available
    • Micrometer and Lead Screw Drive Options
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    Crossed-Roller Bearing Pre-Assembled Z-Axis Translation Stages
    • Pre-Assembled Z-Axis Configuration
    • High Accuracy and Rigidity
    • Compatible with 30mm, 40mm, 70mm and 125mm TECHSPEC® Crossed-Roller Bearing Translation Stages
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    Vertical Translation Stages
    • Mechanically Compatible with our TECHSPEC® Stages
    • Class 100 (ISO 5) Cleanroom Compatible
    • Fine Micrometer Movement
    • Locking Screw on Stages
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    Rotary Stages
    • Low Profile Design
    • Precision Micrometer Drive
    • Slide-Fit Guide System
    • 360° Coarse Rotation, ±5° Total Fine Rotation
    • Mechanically Compatible to Other TECHSPEC® Stages
    • Locking Screw on All Stages
    • Class 100 (ISO 5) Clean Room Compatible
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    Tip-Tilt Stages
    • Metric and English Hole Pattern Versions Available
    • Tilt Control in Two Axes (Kinematic Movement)
    • Precision Micrometer Drive
    • Mechanically Compatible to Other TECHSPEC® Stages
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    Goniometers
    • Metric and English Hole Patterns Available
    • Stackable for Two-Axis Rotation
    • Mechanically Compatible with our TECHSPEC® Stages

    Metric Z-Axis Stages
    • Fine Micrometer Movement
    • Available in Four Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum
    • Locking Knob

    Metric Rotary Stages
    • Precision Micrometer Drive and Manual Drive Options
    • 360° Coarse Rotation
    • Micrometer Drive Models Provide ±5° Fine Rotation
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

    Metric Tilt Platform
    • Tilt Control in Two Axes (±2.5°)
    • Multiple Tapped and C’bored Holes for Easy Mounting
    • Black Anodized Aluminum

    Metric Goniometers
    • Stackable for Two-Axis Rotation
    • Durable Brass Construction

    Metric Lab Jacks
    • Rugged Construction
    • Fine Lead Screw for Precise Movement
    • Black Anodized Aluminum
    • Large Knob for Ease of Adjustment
    • Locking Knob Secures Jack in Desired Position

    English Ball Bearing Translation Stages
    • Preloaded Ball Bearing Design for Low-Friction Linear Adjustment
    • Solid-Top and Thru-Hole Versions
    • English or Metric Micrometer Drive and Fine Screw Drive Available
    • Stackable for 2-Axis or 3-Axis Movement

    Metric Ball Bearing Translation Stages
    • Preloaded Ball Bearing Design for Low-Friction Linear Adjustment
    • Solid-Top and Thru-Hole Versions
    • English or Metric Micrometer Drive and Fine Screw Drive Available
    • Stackable for 2-Axis or 3-Axis Movement

    Micro Manual Rotary Stage
    • Small Footprint
    • 17 Degrees of Fine Adjustment
    • 360 Degrees of Coarse Adjustment

    Manual Micro Positioning Stages
    • Two Micro Sizes Available
    • Versions with Covered Rails
    • Three Travel Selections
    • X, XY, and XYZ Axis Models

    Leadscrew Drive Stages
    • Locking Knobs for Secure Positioning
    • 0.5mm Travel per Knob Rotation
    • Available with up to 15mm Travel in X and Y with 12mm Travel in Z

    Rack and Pinion Stages
    • Aluminum Stage with Brass Rack and Pinion
    • 20mm Travel per Knob Rotation
    • Scale Features 1mm Increments with Locking Lever
    • Basic Rack and Pinion Stages Also Available

    Basic Rack and Pinion Stages
    • Multiple Configurations Available
    • High Load Capacity
    • Ideal for Applications Requiring Long Travel
    • Additional Rack and Pinion Stages Available

    X-Y-Z Positioning Movement
    • 50mm Diameter Optical Mount
    • Includes Durable Mounting Base
    • Helical Rack and Pinion Drive Mechanism

    X-Y Positioning Stage
    • Fine Rack and Pinion Movements
    • Solid Top Design
    • ±35mm Travel in Both X and Y

    X-Y Positioning Platform
    • 200mm Travel in Both X and Y
    • Ball Bearing Slides with Nylon Thumb Screws

    Long Travel Rack and Pinion Stages
    • Carriers Feature One or Two Knobs, with English or Metric Mounting Hole Patterns
    • Available with English Tracks in 6”, 12”, and 24” Lengths, or Metric Tracks in 125mm, 250mm, and 550mm Lengths
    • Common Carrier and Track Combinations are Available Preassembled
    • Vernier Scales of 0.01” or 0.1mm Resolution

    Dovetail Optical Rail Systems
    • Rails and Carriers Available
    • Low Profile Design with Smooth Movement
    • Increased Stability and <1mrad Straight Line Accuracy

    Compact Optical Rail Systems
    • Rails and Carriers Available
    • Mount on English and Metric Breadboards
    • Low Profile Design

    Stainless Steel Positioning Lifts
    • Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel
    • Ideal for Basic Height Adjustments
    • Multiple Stage Sizes Available

    Accessories for Manual Stages and Slides | View All

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    Stage Adapter Plates and Accessories
    • Compatible with 30mm, 40mm, 70mm and 125mm TECHSPEC® Crossed Roller Translation Stages
    • Compatible with Rotary and Tip-Tilt TECHSPEC® Stages
    • Used to Configure Stages into X-Y-Z Configurations
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

    Drive Mechanisms
    • Micrometer, Fine Screw, Digital and Differential Options Available
    • Compatible with our Ball Bearing Stages

    Zaber™ Linear Actuators
    • Used to Automate Manual Stage Drives
    • No Separate Controller Board or Driver Required
    • 0.1μm Resolution

    Zaber™ High Accuracy Linear Actuators
    • Miniature, Robust Design
    • Integrated Motor and Controller
    • Controlled Manually or via RS-232 Serial Interface

    90° Angle Brackets
    • Metric, English and Common Slotted Versions
    • Standard ¼-20 or M6 x 1.0 Holes/Slots or AllSlots
    • Large and Small Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

    Top Plates for Ball Bearing Stages and Slides
    • Mounts English/Metric Post or Post Holders to Translation Stages
    • Center ¼-20, M6 x 1.0 or M16 x 1.0 Threaded Hole
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

    Metric/English and English/Metric Adapter Plates
    • Connects Metric/English Components to English/Metric Breadboards
    • Standard ¼-20 or M6 x 1.0 Holes and Slots
    • Center C’bore Can Be Used for ¼ or M6 S.H.C.S.
    • Large and Small Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

    Thread-to-Thread Adapters
    • Male to Female Thread Design
    • Ideal for Mating Optical Mounts and Components
    • For use with ¼-20 or M6 Breadboard Applications

    Ball-Point Hex Driver Sets
    • English and Metric Driver Sets
    • Up to 25° Angled Entry into Fasteners
    • Ideal for use with the TECHSPEC® Cage System

    Allen Wrenches
    • English and Metric

    Socket Head Cap Screws

    Socket Head Cap Screw Kits
    • English and Metric Kits Available
    • Comes with Storage Case
    • Comes with Most Popular Sizes and Lengths

    Socket Head Set Screws

    Socket Head Set Screw Kits
    • English and Metric Kits Available
    • Includes Most Frequently Requested Socket Head Set Screws

    Motorized Stages | View All


    Zaber™ High Precision Motorized Stage Systems
    • High Accuracy, Compact Designs
    • Integrated Motor and Controller
    • Easily Configurable in X-Y or X-Y-Z Configurations

    Zaber™ Vacuum-Grade Motorized Linear Stages
    • Daisy Chain With Other Vacuum-Grade Devices Inside Vacuum Chamber
    • Built-In Controller Minimizes Integration Time
    • Vacuum Compatible to 10-3 torr

    Zaber™ Long Travel Motorized Stages
    • 150mm and 300mm Travel Options
    • Controlled Manually or via RS-232 Serial Interface
    • No Adapter Required for X-Y-Z Configurations

    Zaber™ Motorized XY Microscope Stage
    • 100 x 120mm Travel
    • 12μm Full Travel Accuracy, 2μm Repeatability, and Up to 85mm/s Speed
    • Supported by μManager Open-Source Microscopy Software

    Zaber™ Vertical Translation Stage

    Zaber™ Motorized Rotary Stage System
    • High Resolution with 360° Continuous Rotation
    • Integrated Motor and Controller
    • Controlled Manually or via RS-232 Serial Interface

    Zaber™ Motorized Goniometers
    • Lightweight, Compact Designs
    • Provide Precise Rotational Movement
    • Includes Required Accessories

    High Precision Compact Motorized Stages
    • Closed Loop Design Provides High Repeatability and Accuracy
    • Sub-Micron Resolution Translation
    • Can Be Stacked Using Adapter Kit

    Piezo Positioning Stages
    • High Precision Piezo Stages
    • Stick-Slip Designs
    • Ultra-Fine Control

    Microscope Objective Nanopositioning System
    • 100μm Range of Motion
    • 1.5nm High Resolution Positioning
    • Interchangeable Quick Mount Adapters

    Accessories for Motorized Stages | View All


    Compact Motorized Stage Controller
    • RS-232 Serial Interface
    • Daisy-Chain up to 16 Controllers
    • 2 Limit-Switches per Axis (Software Configurable)
    • <0.1μm s to 13 revolutions s (200 step motor) speed range>
    • 300,000 Positions/ Revolution Maximum Resolution
    • 1nm Linear Resolution
    • 24V, Short-Circuit and Temperature Protection Amplifier
    • Up to 1.2A Phase Current

    Metric/English and English/Metric Adapter Plates
    • Connects Metric/English Components to English/Metric Breadboards
    • Standard ¼-20 or M6 x 1.0 Holes and Slots
    • Center C’bore Can Be Used for ¼ or M6 S.H.C.S.
    • Large and Small Sizes
    • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction

    Thread-to-Thread Adapters
    • Male to Female Thread Design
    • Ideal for Mating Optical Mounts and Components
    • For use with ¼-20 or M6 Breadboard Applications

    Ball-Point Hex Driver Sets
    • English and Metric Driver Sets
    • Up to 25° Angled Entry into Fasteners
    • Ideal for use with the TECHSPEC® Cage System

    Allen Wrenches
    • English and Metric

    Socket Head Cap Screws

    Socket Head Cap Screw Kits
    • English and Metric Kits Available
    • Comes with Storage Case
    • Comes with Most Popular Sizes and Lengths

    Socket Head Set Screws

    Socket Head Set Screw Kits
    • English and Metric Kits Available
    • Includes Most Frequently Requested Socket Head Set Screws

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